“Remember When…”: What Makes Us Happy in Life?

Whenever we hear the opening lyrics of the famous Broadway song “Memory” of “Cats” we would probably feel nostalgic because of the fleeting nature of life. Time flies. Only memories remain in our busy minds: Memory All alone in the moonlight I can smile at the old days I was beautiful then I remember A …

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Easter as Wisdom: Seeing the Ups and Downs of Life

Understanding the meaning of Easter Season for Christians is wisdom. Wisdom is different from knowledge, although wisdom needs knowledge. But this type of knowledge called wisdom is neither technical nor scientific about the world or life. A wise person may not be highly educated. He or she can even be illiterate. Wisdom has something to …

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How to Overcome Material Traps

Once we are born in the material world and become members of society, we are thrown into a sea of social norms. These norms can be laws, rules, regulations, customs, traditions, and other forms of behavioral regimes. Social norms when effectively enforced can be coercive to people. Each norm has coercion and sanction. This sanction …

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Chasing the Ultimate Meaning of Life & Happiness

       Do we really know where we are going to in life? The following lines of the song of Diana Ross entitled “Do You Know Where You’re Going To” are loaded with philosophical and sociological meanings which can challenge us to find the ultimate meaning and happiness of our life:      “Do you know where you’re …

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What is the Relationship between the Material and the Spiritual?

INTRODUCTION Whether we believe it or not, life has two dimensions: the material and the spiritual, the real and the ideal. Life is more than what we eat. That is why religions are born to give meaning to the great tragedies of life such as sickness, accidents, and death, as well as to the realization …

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Why Marital Commitments Change?

There is only one important reason why people’s commitments in marriage or romantic relationship change. Commitments transform because people and situations always alter through time which are often beyond human control. Married couple’s commitment to love one another, for instance, can deteriorate because one or both partners gradually dislike each other due to physical change. …

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Why Marital Commitments Change?

There is only one important reason why people’s commitments in marriage or romantic relationship change. Commitments transform because people and situations always alter through time which are often beyond human control. Married couple’s commitment to love one another, for instance, can deteriorate because one or both partners gradually dislike each other due to physical change. …

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Why People Commit Suicide?: 3 Creepy Notes on Extreme Loneliness

In the 50’s and 60’s, a Catholic who committed suicide is not allowed to be blessed inside the Church before burial. It was believed during this period that suicide is a great sin and a violation of God’s  greatest commandment to love one’s self before loving others: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” But …

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In what ways is society keeping us from our full potiential?

Before answering this question, let us bear in mind that there are different types of society and each one has its own culture and social structure that can actualize and hinder people’s potential and goal. It is really difficult to generalize to answer this question. Achieving one’s potential in primitive societies is different when done …

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What is the Relationship between the Material and the Spiritual?

INTRODUCTION Whether we believe it or not, life has two dimensions: the material and the spiritual, the real and the ideal.  Life is more than what we eat. That is why religions are born to give meaning to the great tragedies in life such as sickness, accidents, and death, as well as to the realization …

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