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THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE - MAKING MEANING

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Making meaning to interpret and communicate the world around us is fundamental to what it means to be human. The ability to use this skill to transform the pain and suffering that are the inevitable companions to life, into something of value, is a beautiful and extraordinary quality.

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THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE

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When challenged by threatening circumstances, evolution has programmed into us the tendency to want to protect ourselves and our loved ones at any cost. While this is a completely natural reaction, when so many of us begin to feel threatened all at once, we have a duty to work much harder to overcome our natural drivers in the service of a greater good…

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ON THE VALUE OF THOUGHTFUL DESIGN

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British author, illustrator and painter, Mary Eliza Haweis, wrote a series of essays subsequently captured and elaborated on in her books titled ‘The Art of Beauty’ and ‘The Art of Decoration’ published in 1878 and 1881 respectively. What about Haweis's work is the relevance that some of her ideas still have for our current experience. In particular, her discussion on the importance of thoughtfulness in design seems as relevant today as it was 140 years ago...

 

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