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Dana Toerien
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Lifestyle
by Dana Toerien
6 years ago
Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Whether it is an interaction with a boss, an argument with a mother, or a debate between two politicians, a power dynamic occurs in every human relationship. We always know who has the power in an interaction, whether we notice it openly or subconsciously. Power manifests itself everywhere: in...

Lifestyle
by Dana Toerien
6 years ago
The Line

On the 6th August 2009, the Innovative Women Exhibition took place at Constitutional Hill to display the art of upcoming female talent in South Africa. The Minister of Arts and Culture, Lulu Xingwana, took offence to one of the pieces of artwork by Nandipha Mntambo, and stormed out of...

Entertainment
by Dana Toerien
6 years ago
Constantly Risking Absurdity

Without absurdity, where would we be? If Thomas Edison hadn’t thought of turning something as natural as light into something technological, we would all be sitting in the dark. If Robin Hans hadn’t thought of inventing chairs, you would all be sitting cross legged on the floor. And if...

Lifestyle
by Dana Toerien
6 years ago
The Degeneration of Language in Everyday Society

‘'Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be...' Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact, you will never get...

Lifestyle
by Dana Toerien
6 years ago
The Road Not Taken

Given the option, most people would take the easier path. It requires less effort, less work, and will probably prevent you from suffering. But, it will also prevent you from growing. Buddhists see suffering as an undeniable facet of life. Therefore, without suffering, one lives a limited and meaningless...

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