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I MUST LOSE IN ORDER TO GAIN?

SADHU SUNDAR SINGH and a companion were travelling through a pass in the Himalayas when they came across a body lying in the snow. They found he was barely alive. Singh wanted to stop and help the man but his … Continue reading

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NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM

According to the ancient philosopher Aristotle, “Nature abhors a vacuum.” Aristotle’s conclusion was based on his observation that nature requires every space to be filled with something, even if that something is invisible, colourless, and odourless air.

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GOING NOWHERE – stop rocking the boat!

A man, attempting to sail the Atlantic Ocean, found his boat becalmed for a day. Finally, frustrated by lack of progress, he tried to make the boat move by pushing against the mast and rocking it.

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HIS HAND ON MINE

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was born in 1860 in a Polish village.  He had piano lessons with a private tutor, and at 12 years old he went to Warsaw and was admitted to the Warsaw Conservatorium.

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GO WITH THE FLOW

A common phenomenon in nature is the “path of least resistance”  explained in the dictionary as ‘the easiest course to follow’ In physics, the path of least resistance is always taken by objects moving through a system, so we see … Continue reading

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THE HUMAN FLY – an impossible way

I was talking to a very good living man who does a lot of charitable work and I asked him WHY he did so much.  His reply?  “Well, it’s a step up the ladder.” Further conversation confirmed that he thought … Continue reading

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