The personal is political

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Different strokes for different folks

We treat someone with more resources in the home more respectably and others less so. This can be how a parent deals with his children or a child deals with his parents. We go out into the wide world and do the same. We end up having different yardsticks for relating to different sets of people Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 30, 2008

On the highway of life come many side-roads about differnt lives

Confirmation of sticking to the highway of deciding to branch of on a particular road or making one's own road is a decision one must take. It's about being decisive. This same trait reflects itself in decisions at home and in the world (in the public arena that is). If one is indecisive, it's the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

why is it that I get fewer clicks on this blog? Is its caption unappealing?

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Friday, April 25, 2008

We have a lenticular political vision often. We see things from where we

are and care little about seeing things from the point of view of others in whose shoes we should put ourselves. Consequently we have a vision that see things in a lenticular way. For instance we see an open space and think we can make a park out of it. We don't think that the same open space could... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Someone is on a documentation trail and wants to know what part you've

played on something. The tendency if you are selfish would be to enlarge your role and trivialise or render insignificant the roles of others. It's easy to slip into being judgemental. This can happen in terms of how we perceive how our homes are functioning and our roles in them and it can happen... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Back-biting is a habit that we carry with us from our milieu's such as

family, school Church, social spaces, etc. into the public arenas. And vice-versa. If it's becoem a trait with us, then it is so much a part of us that it doesn't kow boundaries. So many people who bitch about their wives are seen doing the same thing in other spaces such as work-spaces, public... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Engaging in doublespeak

Some people habitually engage in doublespeak. They tell their children that they should be honest and straightforward and are themselves glaring examples of doshonesty (stealing from office or public property) or encouraging anything but straightforwardness in practice (as for example rapping their... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

When I seek help from people who are otherwise vulnerable,

I have to be conscious that I would be putting them in a situation by virtue of their vulnerability on account of which they cannot refuse to help, even if they are not in a position to help. Hence the request has to be placed in a way as to give them a door to refuse. Or else what difference... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

When we say that the ill amongst our near and dear ones should get priority

over others simply because they are our folks, there is the real test. Cos if we really and truly respect democracy. we should accept the queue system and the same should reflect in decisions pertaining to our personal lives. What say? Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The way we relate to domestic helps in our homes is a lot shaped by how we

perceive work and specially survival and by the financial advantage we have over them. In fact in most households it is mothers/women who do the survival work, which because of its lack of commercial value is tagged as natural and not given value. This then shapes how we treat and perceive people... Sign in to see full entry.

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