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Entries Tagged as 'Kahlil Gibran'

The Elephant and The Rider

December 29th, 2013 1 Comment

I first read about the concept of the rider and the elephant in Switch by Chip and Dan Heath. From that book I traced the source back to a guy called Jonathan Haidt, the author of The Happiness Hypothesis. He has been teaching psychology using this concept for more than a decade now. Please follow […]

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When Phobos Strikes Again, Racism and the Return of Hope

June 27th, 2013 No Comments

Croesus is a rich king in ancient Greece who is quite enamored with his own wealth. When the wise man Solon comes to visit his kingdom, Croesus asks Solon if he had ever seen greater opulence than his own. Solon replies that birds like peacocks are incomparable in their beauty. Croesus disagrees, and he tries […]

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