Friday, 13 July 2007

8 Tips For Playing Kokology

1. Say the first thing that pops into head
2. Play with other people if you can
3. Don't try to predict your answers
4. Be honest with yourself
5. Be prepared
6. Don't read ahead
7. Watch people's reactions
8. Keep an open mind

Have fun playing!

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Friday, 4 May 2007

Keeping The Peace

Parks and playgrounds are intended to be places for quiet relaxation and childhood games, but they can be the stage for some less pleasant scenes as well. Kids will be kids, and sometimes that means bad little kids. The child's world is not all hopscotch and hide-and-seek -- there are plenty of other ways to pass the time when teachers and parents aren't around.

Walking past a small playground one day, you see two young children engaged in a serious-looking fight. No other adults are around. How do you respond (if at all)?

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A fight between children is difficult to ignore -- you know it's not really your business, but still, the urge to intervene is strong. Something about the situation seems to invite the voice of reason to speak out and set things right. The same could be said of illicit love affairs between adults. The way you responded to the fighting kids shows the way you might respond if you learned that a friend was having an adulterous affair.

Friday, 13 April 2007

Make A Wish

You can't have everything. That may seem like a statement of the obvious, but it's surprising how many people seem to forget the fact when you're making their decisions. Something in human nature refuses to accept that universal rule. We want to believe we can have it all, if only because it makes for a pleasant fantasy. You can dream what you like, but even if you were the wealthiest person on the planet, there would be some things your money couldn't buy.

Imagine that you have discovered a magical lamp. A genie appears when you rub it and offers to grant you a single wish in return for setting it free. You can wish for anything in the world you want (with the standard wish granter's stipulation of no wishing for more wishes). What do you wish for?

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The things we wish for are the things we think we want most from life, but more specifically, they are things we think we cannot obtain by ourselves. The thing you wished for is something you hope to receive from someone else and corresponds to what you want most from your partner.

Did you ask for fabulous riches or treasure? That wish may someday come true, but many find in acquiring wealth by attaching themselves to another that they are forced to give up something much more valuable than they could ever hope to gain.