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Poisoned Ears, Brainwashing Acts and Learning to Form One’s Own Unbiased Opinion Based on Facts


Most of us have largely experienced the ill-effects of certain people who try to poison the ears of another against us. It concerns implying or speaking outright falsehoods against another person - it is an active attempt to put another person down instead of raising them up. It’s so common, it’s amazing how so many …

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A Simple Matter of Perception and Perspective


It’s a SIMPLE MATTER OF PERCEPTION AND PERSPECTIVE - it’s controversial- I know – but allow me to share it with you nonetheless. This essay is very pertinent considering the current catastrophic and difficult circumstances caused by the Corona Virus Pandemic and the widespread occurrence of natural calamities; the increasing incidence of unemployment, poverty, crime, …

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“The House of Stairs”: Probing the Depths of a Manipulative Mind


"The House of Stairs" By Ruth Rendell (Writing as Barbara Vine) (Source: http://www.penguinreaders.com/pdf/downloads/pr/teachers-notes/9781405879620.pdf) About the author ‘Barbara Vine’ is the pen name of the world-famous crime writer Ruth Barbara Rendell. Rendell was born in 1930 in London, the only child of an English mother and a Swedish father. She spent many holidays in Scandinavia and …

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The Magnificent Pearl


"THE PEARL" John Steinbeck Context (Source: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/pearl/context.html) John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 1902. He was the third of four children and the only son of John Steinbeck, Sr. and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. Growing up in a rural valley near the Pacific coast, Steinbeck was an intense reader, and both his father, a …

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