Critical Thinking: Do Some People’s Childhoods Set Them Up To Be Drawn To Politics?

It would be easy for someone to come to the conclusion that more people are into politics than ever before. One reason for this is that so much of what is spoken about on social media relates to this area.

If someone was to engage in black and white thinking, they could even believe that everyone is into this area. Yet if they were to use their ability to think, and didn’t get caught up in this type of faulty thinking, it would still be clear that this is an area that plenty of people pay attention to.

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And although some people will just share things online, there will be others that have gone even further. Some of these people will describe themselves as activists, meaning that they will spend a lot of their time attending different rallies, amongst others things.

For others, this will also … Read More

Fifty-Seven Years Old Men: The Society Expectation Theory (SET)

My father (Dad, may your soul rest in peace) built a house in Akokwa, Nigeria which had a block back fence, with the top strewn with broken glass and nails. In spite of the sharps, lizards, especially those with red heads and droopy necks, rested and crawled on top of the fence, going from one corner to the other.

On the inner side of the fence, a foot or so in front of the wall, was a lean, tall pawpaw tree. The tree was almost barren, having fed and bled for so many hungry children during the Biafra-Nigerian war. Like the red-headed lizards, we children used to stare at the pawpaw tree, hoping that it would produce one more pod. Then we would stare at the lizards with hungry eyes and I would wonder what they would do next. Would they continue crawling along the fence, or skip over to … Read More