Extreme views provide us with the opportunity to examine polar opposites. The Startup Economy teaches it is ok to fail. Most things are not wrong but right in most ways. Political correctness provides the means for us to tolerate things we actually oppose and children learn that they can resist exams until they pass. The mindset of talking rather than doing pervades everyday life is enhanced by the ease which any
PTSD is living in the debilitating world of reliving cycles of trauma. Symptoms may include nightmares and insomnia, violent or emotionally extreme responses to everyday occurrences and being unable to form or maintain relationships. This umbrella list includes thousands of variations. No two cases are exactly the same and two people who experience the same situation may respond totally differently.
Sydney DelugeSevere rain in Sydney has caused major disruptions to traffic, public transport and communications infrastructure. In the first 3 days of winter, the total average June rainfall was dumped on a city that had been basking in the warmest May weather in history.
The sculptor Rodin produced The Thinker over a 25 year period - from the creation of the first plaster mould in 1880 until it's casting in 1902 and the bronze's public unveiling in 1904. Artists study the details of the work of the master. Essays focus on single limbs and the emotion conveyed. It was part of the undergraduate program at the RMIT School of Movement Sciences. It launched my love of the role movement plays in thinking, memory, behaviour and performance. A presentation in my first week at RMIT changed by life. The opening slide of the impact of muscle activity and the implications of movement on thinking, brain cell growth, hormone balancing, stress reduction and total well-being was the Rodin's quote,
"What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back, and legs, with his clenched fist and gripping toes."