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The Danger of Equating Marriage with happiness

From the book, The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama, I took one sentence with me:

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

The fantastic Gates announced their plan to divorce on Twitter, and we all had an opinion. I was surprised to see a great number of people relating the money and the marriage to happiness. I always thought if money doesn’t bring happiness, marriage would not bring happiness. That there is no one thing that brings happiness.

“I think that if one is seeking to build a truly satisfying relationship, the best way of bringing this about is to get to know the deeper nature of the person and relate to her or him on that level, instead of merely on the basis of superficial characteristics.”

– Dalai Lama

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Working Conditions an African can expect in Gulf Countries and why

In 2017, I wrote this article about the ongoing slave trade in Libya. If you look at Libya’s neighbors, where do you think the buyers of African bodies come? Obviously from Libya itself but can we speculate that some Gulf neighbors also drop by to buy people.
Some questions and answers
Q1: If black people are being sold in the Gulf region, what kind of working conditions can we expect in that region?
Simple answer: You can expect slave-like working conditions.

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Restoring Relationships and Community is central to Restoring Well-being

Inspiration for this post came from the numerous threads, on Twitter by Dr Louise Hansen. The threads are a deep dedication to two Australian-born children, Tharnicaa and Kopika who have been held in Australian refugee detention for more than three years.

Read more on Tharnicaa and Kopika‘s family in the media

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