Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.

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In Depth Out Loud podcast: Ritalin – the biography of a mercurial medicine

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Feelings: what’s the point of rational thought if emotions always take over?

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Morality over money – Time for financial institutions to Tell the Truth

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3D Printing of Body Parts Is Coming Fast—but Regulations Are Not Ready

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In Depth Out Loud podcast: Ritalin – the biography of a mercurial medicine

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Green ammonia could slash emissions from farming – and power ships of the future

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Is pain in your body or mind? How the answer can help guide your treatment

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Antibiotic resistance: new discovery could change the future of treatment

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The government's sudden passion for climate technology is newfound and insincere | Simon Holmes a Court

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Media Invited to Inside Look at NASA Marine Cloud Study

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