Author Archive: Ranjeeth Thunga

Conflict Disorder

Let’s make no mistake about it. The inability to process, let alone integrate, contradictory perspectives, is a profound mental and societal disorder. However, this is a disorder that isn’t classified as such. The immaturity in dealing with conflicting views is a blindspot in the fabric of our reality. If we were to classify failure to…
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It Takes One to Know One

It takes one to know one. Eternal wisdom I was in a cafe today listening to a group behind me gossiping about, reacting to and judging various people in their lives, as well as social figures. Some funny stuff. Some ugly stuff. But one thing was clear — they were simply, actually just describing themselves….
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What Makes a Perspective Toxic?

As I grow, I’ve become more sensitive to toxic perspectives. What defines a toxic perspective? Objectification of a person, place, or thing. Considering others as fundamentally different from us. Simply put, recognizing toxicity involves engaging the Golden Rule. How do toxic perspectives represent themselves in your life? Do you see others as inferior or superior…
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Our Institutions Need to Grow Up

It doesn’t take more than a few minutes of browsing through today’s top stories to realize human conflict issues as so very prominent, and so very ugly. Within political institutions…and between them. Within nations…and between them. On a small scale… and a global scale. Let’s face it. Our most elite education, corporate, and government institutions…
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Frustration and Conflict

We tend to think that conflict in our lives leads to frustration. But I find we have it ass-backwards, like so many things. Frustration, or rather our propensity for frustration, is actually is the precursor of the conflict we experience in our lives. To the degree we are able to manage our tendency to get…
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Christian Politics

While this site is open to various beliefs and understandings, there are two central principles that (I feel) are eternal and universal. These are: 1) love our Creator with all our heart, mind, and soul (whatever we consider or call this force) and 2) love each other AS ourselves. These of course are based on…
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Barrier vs. Boundary

To maintain healthy space and integrity, most would agree we need some sort of boundary with others . Yet, at the same time, how could we ensure that we aren’t inadvertently blocking out necessary information from ourselves, and each other, in the process (i.e. we aren’t creating a barrier)? One answer is to see a…
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