Have you heard of musicxray? It is a website powered by AI (machine learning for those who want to get technical). Musicians upload their music, which is analysed and sorted using mathematical algorithms. With a huge database of over 3 million songs, it has identified the characteristics of the ones that became hits and organized…

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Empathy as a virtue

Is this a virtue? Can we honestly say that because we care about the welfare of others, that it makes us better people? In the case where the person is of less character than we think they should have, for instance, a thieving drug addict who just stole your phone, or politician who embezzled millions…

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Should I talk to you?

It is a beautiful World we live in. If someone says something I disagree with, I can change the channel, look for a different website, unsubscribe from a newsletter, leave a Facebook or WhatsApp group, or even set the place on fire. I have options. Someone told me that I’m thin skinned and needed to…

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Remembering 2005

I am told that my very identity seems to be defined by the relationships in my life, which insulted me at first because it insinuated that I am void of character and substance without relationships. So I was forced to look inside and take stock …

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Rule #1

I have a difficult relationship with rules. If the danger (and it has to be danger) is not explained in a way that makes sense, my brain gives instructions to my body to break those rules. If the danger is explained, but is just unconvincing, the same thing happens. Someone told me recently that it…

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