Author: Ugonna Emechebe

  • SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE: HOW SOCIETY DETERMINES OUR BEHAVIOR, AND HOW TO BUCK THE TREND (Part II)

    SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE: HOW SOCIETY DETERMINES OUR BEHAVIOR, AND HOW TO BUCK THE TREND (Part II)

    We began this series by speaking about the effects of culture on behavior and how to buck the trend if the behavior isn’t favorable. We spoke about Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Theory and began to use it as a framework for analysis. We explored the 6 Dimensions and looked at 4 of them with some…

  • SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE: HOW SOCIETY DETERMINES OUR BEHAVIOR, AND HOW TO BUCK THE TREND

    SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE: HOW SOCIETY DETERMINES OUR BEHAVIOR, AND HOW TO BUCK THE TREND

    SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE: HOW SOCIETY DETERMINES OUR BEHAVIOR, AND HOW TO BUCK THE TREND Different societies, just like different individuals, have different ways they view and relate with the world. It’s the concept of the colored sunglasses at play.  We tend to view the world not the way it is but the way we…

  • WHAT HATE SPEECH IS NOT

    WHAT HATE SPEECH IS NOT

    WHAT HATE SPEECH IS NOT This will be a very simple and straight to the point kind of article. Considering that this Blog is essentially a life class module we will delve into something that is a bit discordant even though it affects all who are Nigerians reading this. The most important resource on earth…

  • THE CONCEPT OF DEJA VU (Part 2)

    THE CONCEPT OF DEJA VU (Part 2)

    THE CONCEPT OF DEJA VU (Part II): OTHER “EXPLANATIONS” We began this series on understanding the phenomenon of Deja Vu by pointing out the various potential explanations I heard a group of people giving over this phenomenon.  We first defined Deja Vu, and one of the definitions we gave of it was- “…a feeling of…

  • THE CONCEPT OF DEJA VU: MONISM, PLURALISM, AND DUALISM

    THE CONCEPT OF DEJA VU: MONISM, PLURALISM, AND DUALISM

    Deja Vu is a French term, which literally means “already seen”. It is the phenomenon of having the strong inkling that something you are currently experiencing has already been experienced before. It is a feeling of familiarity that is brought about after the sensation that a person has been through the exact same sequence of things…

  • THE LAW OF TIME PERSPECTIVE AND THE PERSPECTIVE OF TIME

    THE LAW OF TIME PERSPECTIVE AND THE PERSPECTIVE OF TIME

    THE LAW OF TIME PERSPECTIVE AND THE PERSPECTIVE OF TIME “To find the real value of anything divide it by eternity”- Dr. Ferdinand Nweke There is a law I have a certain fondness for, it is called the “Law of Time Perspective”.  The reasoning behind it is a very simple one. It very plainly states…

  • THE MONASTIC CYCLE (Part II)

    THE MONASTIC CYCLE (Part II)

    THE MONASTIC CYCLE (Part II) I had finished writing and had a few days earlier posted the first installment of the Monastic Cycle before I got into an interesting conversation that led to the writing of the second.  I was speaking with a friend of mine, an economist and senior lecturer in a private university…

  • LEADERSHIP SERIES- THE UNDERDOGS: THE REAL STANDARD FOR MEASURING THE STRONG AND THE POWERFUL (Part II)

    LEADERSHIP SERIES- THE UNDERDOGS: THE REAL STANDARD FOR MEASURING THE STRONG AND THE POWERFUL (Part II)

    LEADERSHIP SERIES (THE UNDERDOGS: THE REAL STANDARD FOR MEASURING THE STRONG AND THE POWERFUL- PART II) When we take a look at the disciples of Jesus we notice that He didn’t go in search of those with the most impressive CVs. In fact it would seem that He deliberately went for those who had very…

  • LEADERSHIP SERIES- THE UNDERDOGS: THE REAL STANDARD FOR MEASURING THE STRONG AND POWERFUL

    LEADERSHIP SERIES- THE UNDERDOGS: THE REAL STANDARD FOR MEASURING THE STRONG AND POWERFUL

    LEADERSHIP SERIES THE UNDERDOGS: THE REAL STANDARD FOR MEASURING THE STRONG & POWERFUL When we think about the strong and the powerful in society we usually think in terms of those politicians, celebrities and business moguls that have a ton of cash. The word “powerful” evokes images of glamour, stupendous wealth, fame, and complete loyalty…

  • CLASS DIVISION, SOCIAL STRATIFICATION, AND GOD’s POSITION (Part 2)

    CLASS DIVISION, SOCIAL STRATIFICATION, AND GOD’s POSITION (Part 2)

    You may choose to judge me or disregard my thoughts, but I do not believe in evolution as it is postulated by materialists, secularists and humanists. I am a creationist because I have seen more than ample evidence of the existence of God and His work. The concept of evolution as it is propagated is…