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About fliqside

This blog is called back to evolution because it is partly influenced by evolutionary psychology as a tool to explain human behavior in the modern world. It is also influenced by the belief that nothing should be taken at face value and everything should be challenged. Most importantly, it is inspired by the possibility of understanding the human psyche in order to promote the well-being of our global community as a whole. - Hridesh Gajurel

Hard work is not inherently good

Hard work has become the most lauded virtue of our time. “Work hard and you will achieve your dreams” is the mantra that every child grows up with – at home and in school – to the extent that it … Continue reading

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The Death of a Lama

Cry he did As his friend ended a life of suffering His tears did not shimmer with joy As they were taught to They sprang from a well so deep in the heart that the mind could not reach They … Continue reading

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Thinking Your Way to Happiness

What do you do when every traffic light you approach turns red when you’re running late? And when gloomy weather and rain accompany you on your island holiday? When an injury robs you of your dream to become a top … Continue reading

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Why We Seek Truth but Will Never Know It Fully

Humans are made up of a certain type of duality: free will and limitation (self-direction and fate). The free will comes from consciousness and limitation from physical existence. Thus, the free will-limitation duality is the reflection of the mind-body duality. … Continue reading

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Can We Blame Those Involved for the Atrocities in the Israel-Palestine Conflict?

As Hamas indiscriminately fires rockets into Israel from occupied territory and as Israel replies with a callous show of force, killing hundreds of Palestinian civilians in a couple of weeks, you wonder who is to blame for the massacre. Hamas … Continue reading

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The Role of Ego in Humanitarianism

Bill Gates must be the epitome of the modern individualistic man turning into a through-and-through humanitarian. When contrasted with someone like Mother Teresa, judgments regarding which form of philanthropy is the better one surface automatically. In practical terms, Bill Gates … Continue reading

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When You Become Too Smart for Evolution

(Based on the assumption that human beings are subject to evolution like any other creature inhabiting the earth) Our behaviour is controlled by evolutionary forces. Love, good taste, originality, art, charity, loyalty, principles are all geared towards making us and … Continue reading

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