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Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

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In many parts of the world, there's no direct translation for terms like depression or anxiety. Cambodians, for example, say "the water in my heart has fallen." So how does a doctor refill a heart?
Kenneth Weene's insight:

While the maladies are serious no matter where in the world they are found, the language that may be used to describe them is so poetic as to add a new layer of understanding. This is a wonderful reminder that health professionals should not so reify and objectify people as to lose the meaning of their souls.

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Amazon tribe raids Peru village

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About 200 Mashco-Piro Indians armed with bows and arrows arrived at Monte Salvador looking for food.

They are said to have killed domestic animals and taken cooking pots and other metal goods.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

What a strange problem: Should we preserve the primitive and create a reserve as if they were animals to be contained or should we try to connect with them at the cost of their culture? But if they are killing domestic animals and seeking metal objects, haven't we already begun changing them? Anybody remember "The Gods Must Be Crazy?"

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Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Data show that for most white Americans, none of their best friends are black.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

I first saw this on Facebook, and I thought it worth sharing. Personally, I seldom think about the race of my friends unless there is a specific reason, for example when discussing Indian topics with one of my Native American friends or Indian topics with one of my Indian friends (from India) or Black related issues with one of my Black friends, or ... You get the point. But all of them, Indian, Indian, Black, Hispanic, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Euro-American, or European, etc.: all of them share two very important qualities: they are intelligent and caring people. Does anything else really matter? Oh, yeah, I love and respect them all.

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Check out these never-before-seen photos of the Beatles

Check out these never-before-seen photos of the Beatles | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Celebrity photographer Henry Grossman reveals shots from his intimate sessions with the world's greatest rock band SLIDE SHOW
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Amazing, the fab four can still get me energized. Delighted to see these photos.

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Lose Yourself In These Photos Of Europe's Most Magnificent Libraries

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Across Europe there are buildings that are nothing short of temples of literature, glorious structures where books are not just available, but placed in beautiful and honored shelves. Take a virtual tour through the stacks of some of the world's most jaw-dropping libraries.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Cathedrals built to honor not a god but books, the ultimate expression of humanism. As a writer, these are sacred places that fill my soul with awe.

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Why 25% of Millennials Will Never Get Married

Why 25% of Millennials Will Never Get Married | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
New study shows that more people under 35 will be single forever
Kenneth Weene's insight:

One thing they didn't include in the research was the effect of having parents who divorced versus parents who had stayed in marriage. My guess is that is very powerful as a moderating influence. Another interesting question for those who are not looking to get married: do they want to have children? My guess is that attitudes towards having children or putting off having children is another major moderating factor. But certainly one thing that is very key is the fact that today's young men are much less interested in holding jobs and more interested in whatever will be the new "homesteading."

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The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share

The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

The ripeness of the fruit - a short story by Kenneth Weene

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I love to read and to write stories that take me outside of my own culture and life. I hope you enjoy this one of life in Afghanistan.

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