Dystopias in literature

Author: Istvan Orban

May 15, 2017

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin muzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.” [...]

Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex and its implications for human evolution.

Author: Siobhan Farrar

May 13, 2017

In her book The Second Sex, published in Paris in 1949, Simone de Beauvoir writes about the female ontological experience from her perspective as a female philosopher. By the term ‘female ontological experience’ is meant the experience of being a woman at the deepest level (from Gk. Ontos= Being). The result is an illuminating description [...]

Personal Problems

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzman

April 30, 2017

What are personal problems? Evidently, they are those that afflict the personality, that is, the whole range of physical, vital, emotional and mental expressions. Without underestimating the pain associated with an illness or a more or less permanent physical disorder, emotional circumstances are the most decisive ones, to the point that they are the ones [...]

Giving meaning to our steps

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzman

April 30, 2017

Among many other psychological diseases, our time is witness to frequent crises of indecisiveness and confusion in people.  Many are those who let their lives slip by in a constant state of dissatisfaction, produced by not knowing what to do or how to do it in order achieve effective results. To escape this emptiness, there [...]

Personality Changes

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzman

April 27, 2017

In order to deal with some of the problems that afflict modern societies, a lot of research has been conducted into the changes that the human personality can undergo. Clearly, this is something that concerns us all. However, attempting to define the personality is a difficult and complex task and, for the same reason, it’s [...]

Quality of Life

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzman

April 27, 2017

As a logical consequence of the demands of our technological civilization, which is based on the quality and performance of its products, people have finally begun to look at the human being as the main factor in any model of civilization, whether technological or otherwise. It is now increasingly understood and accepted that the greater [...]

Philosophy for Living

Author: Yaron Barzilay, compiled by Harianto H Mehta

February 7, 2017

Today is a special day; it is the day that UNESCO marks as World Philosophy Day. It is great for us to be able to celebrate philosophy. Especially, since we shall also use the opportunity to launch a book written by Delia Steinberg Guzman (International President of New Acropolis), entitled Philosophy for Living. She has [...]

Saying it Right – Doing it Right

Author: Michael Lassman

July 30, 2016

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” was a little ditty chanted in the school playgrounds of the 1960s as a retort from one child to another after being teased or taunted. In truth, it should have been “…but words will really hurt me” – why? Because they can [...]

Accepting our Differences, Accepting Ourselves

Author: Gilad Sommer

June 1, 2016

We are all different. This seems like an obvious statement, but it is often the obvious statements which require the most scrutiny and investigation, exactly because they are the ones we take least time to consider. Even though we all share the essential experience of a human being, each of us filters this experience through [...]

The Pursuit of a Work-Life Balance

Author: Rahil Mehta

May 26, 2016

Human Beings have a natural need to improve and grow. Certain moments in our lives are decisive where we feel we made a breakthrough and in hindsight we may recognize the inspiration and experiences that guided us in those moments. Often we find that in such moments we are more goal-oriented and focussed, thereby able [...]

Best of the Human Potential through Sports

Author: Kurush Dordi

May 26, 2016

The year is 1936. The Olympic Games in Munich are underway and Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of Germany, publicly comments, “The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn’t separate, but unites, the combatants in understanding and respect. It also helps to connect the countries in the spirit of peace. That’s why the Olympic [...]

Habits and Automatism

Author: Natalia Lema

May 20, 2016

Amongst the many human conditions that characterise us, there is one that in a subtle way permeates who we are and what we do, not only on a physical level but also in terms of emotional and mental traits: habits or repetitive behaviour The very lack of awareness and the fact that we fall easily [...]