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The complexity of man

(Photo is just a symbol to the concept of man, the model has nothing to do, or not related to the message this article wants to convey.)

Man is inexplicably unique by all dimensions. 
Pinch his skin and you will hear him say "ouch!" 
Challenge his ego and you may hear nothing, but inside, he is crumbling like hell. 
Agitated, just like an imprisoned bird wanting to be released from his own cage. 
He is complicated. 
He shouts from his spiritual abyss but his lips are tightly sealed. 
What separates man from his ego was not clearly explained by Freud's psychoanalysis. 
What is in fact very confusing for me is not knowing which part of man truly dominates his thoughts and actions. 
Is it his libido or unresting sexual urge that haunts him day and night? But this is not fair for all men. Not all men are victims of their carnal desire.
Man is not a capsule of sexual angst for he is more than lust. 

He must be the embodiment of a complete persona but why is he acting like a jerk? 
Of co…

Insight+Effort= Good Writing

In my writer's site, we are allowed to pick two choices. 
Which one will make a good writer, insight or effort?

Honestly, a good writer is a product of both. 
Equating effort with persistence and creativity, it is still the impetus that could sustain a writer's willingness to make a point in the literary world. 
On the other hand, an insightful mind stands above the rest. 
It sees what is hidden and hears what is unspoken. 
It is capable of delving into the unknown but surfacing afterward with a wisdom and a mission. 
I have chosen insight for the sake of discussion, as a writer's synergy to create articles of quality read. 
Although I know by heart that effort and insights are basic requirements to a sustainable writing. 
But before I say my piece and defend my stand on choosing insight to make great writers, I do not assert that insight can exist without effort. 
If I must choose which one weighs heavier in creating words with wisdom and vision, I say it is insightful thinking. 

Should lovers fight over the past?

Do not let the past control your life. 
The past and present are not interconnected on the same level for the simple reason that the past is a period and the present and future are commas of life. 
If there is a need to review the past, let those discovered from the diggings be lessons of history and have no bearing whatsoever on the present. 
This will only become a problem if the past BLOCKS the happiness that is rightfully owned by the present. 
Life memories that happened in the past are reminders that there were moments in it that should be studied well to avoid replicating such bad experience. 
But to go INTO THE DETAILS again, over and over again, is no longer healthy for it will only sabotage the present. 
A verbal disagreement between two lovers usually arises out of one's past, especially if the man or the woman has had a history of sexual promiscuity before they met. 
Hence the aggrieved partner will tend to avoid the issue and if the other party insists, conflict ensues.