Category Archives: Self Destruction

Biting ourselves

There’s an old saying that no matter how long you nurse a grudge, it won’t get better. It reminds me of an American wildlife expert who claimed that a rattlesnake, if cornered, will sometimes become so angry it will bite … Continue reading

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Things we want to think of as friendly, but aren’t

During the Falklands War the Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Sheffield was sunk by a single missile fired from an Argentine fighter jet. It caused some people to wonder if modern surface warships were obsolete, sitting ducks for today’s sophisticated missiles. … Continue reading

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‘Our glory is the testimony of our conscience.’

Philosophers, theologians and psychologists have pondered long and hard on what conscience really is and how it is that everyone seems to have one – at least when they set out in life. But one thing is sure; conscience is … Continue reading

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You can be angry, but it doesn’t have to destroy you

Medical research has revealed that anger reduces the amount of blood that our hearts pump to our body tissues even more than does fear or mental stress. It is a well accepted fact that angry, cynical people die young. People … Continue reading

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Pins in the head

Some years ago, Zhang Meihua, a 24 year old Chinese woman, for no apparent reason began to lose the ability to move her arms and legs. Eventually her symptoms got so bad they gave her a cat scan and found … Continue reading

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Signs of a sick spirit

There’s an old Jewish story about two shopkeepers who were bitter rivals and would spend each day keeping track of each other’s business. If one got a customer, he’d smile in triumph at his rival. If the other got the … Continue reading

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The skeleton at the feast

It’s been said that of the seven deadly sins anger is the most fun. ‘To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, … to savour to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you’ve been given … Continue reading

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Today, if you hear His voice

There’s an old legend about a holy man doing his morning meditation under a tree, whose roots stretched out over the riverbank. He noticed that the river was rising and a scorpion caught in the roots was about to drown. … Continue reading

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There’s more to life than being indispensable.

One of the best things my old Dad taught me was not to take myself too seriously; as this little poem says: Sometime, when you’re feeling important, Sometime, when your ego’s in bloom. Sometime, when you take it for granted … Continue reading

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Many Happy Returns

The Hollywood mogul Louis B. Mayer used to tell the story of how as a boy he vowed to get even with an older boy who had beaten him in a fight. His mother overheard him and next day, on … Continue reading

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