In a previous post What makes an adult I have explained that today, some basic financial literacy is necessary in order to function as an adult in a typical western capitalist society. Because in our economy driven society, knowing about money is so important, I have come up with a list of key skills/know-how this basic … More Financial Literacy (continued from What makes an adult)
Have you ever wondered what makes you adult? Is it your age (18 or 21 years on this planet are enough to be adult?)? Or is it your capacities to function and contribute as an adult member your family and of society? When you are a Maasai warrior, you used to become adult when you killed … More What makes an adult?
For an illuminating article on digital skills to tech our children see here.
June 23rd BREXIT referendum has been an earthquake. Not only the UK, but Brussels and the whole of the EU have shaken that day. With disbelief, with disappointment, with sadness that so many English people don’t believe in the benefits of a unified Europe anymore, that they don’t “like us, fellow Europeans”. However, it also seems … More Political literacy
What I do when I have something difficult, ambitious and possibly lengthy to do and don’t feel like diving into it: At the office I clean my desk. Can’t work with so many papers on my desk. Oh, here is something I forgot about… Hmmm, I have to create a new folder for this… Oh, it’s … More Procrastination and me
Kids, especially toddlers are real little monkeys: monkey see – monkey do… And that’s why we, the harried parents, have all been told over and over again by smart books, doctors, teachers, grandparents and everybody else that we need to set a good example, and that kids learn most not by listening to us, but by observing what we do and … More Monkey see – monkey do
In all areas of our lives, we live under the constant direction of expert opinions. Just read any newspapers – the headlines are quite revealing: experts comment on politics, experts give their opinion on the market, experts advise us how to raise our kids, tell us what to eat (or what not to eat), how to live … More Do what the experts say…
I had an elderly relative who insisted on telling everyone in the family “the truth” and was very proud of her “truthfulness”. Unfortunately, the truth she chose to say to everyone was “her truth”. And usually, the things she chose to say were not very nice. She was telling a chubby cousin she is fat and … More Truth and family – how much can you bear?
Have you ever thought about how outdated copyright rules or just business people thinking we still live in prehistoric times in general affect you? Well, recently, a concrete example made me think about it, as the European Insitutions are discussing geoblocking. You know, that annoying message you get when you’re in Europe and you want … More Geoblocking and similar woes
A funny little cartoon musical video… for a better friday… … More Fun friday – Dumb ways to die