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Why Imperfect Relationships Matter

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Read time: 5 minutes   I have always felt that life was meant to be a journey of discovery, of experiencing and exploring the different facets of existence. A long time ago, I discarded the labels ‘good’ and ‘bad.’ Life just is. It has its rhythms, its ups and downs, its ins and outs, and provides many learning opportunities when we embrace the fact that things are perfect in their imperfection. I have extended this philosophical approach to relationships.    One of my favourite sayings is: ‘We meet people for a reason, a season, or a lifetime’.  I have bumped…

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Is Siri to Blame for the Disappearance of Good Manners?

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Read Time: 5 minutes   The other day on the bus, I asked an approximately fifteen year old school boy, who was completely absorbed in playing on his phone, if he was of advanced age. He looked at me as if I was crazy. Did he have a physical issue? He declined. So, I concluded, he had to be pregnant then. He raised his eyebrows, possibly doubting my sanity. “Well,” I said, “you are sitting in a seat reserved for people who need to sit more than others. And since there is an older person, who could well be your…

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