Why we tend to slowly kill ourselves by eating too heavy in banquets and other festivities, celebrating our achievements or friendship? Honor self-destruction?
My forthcoming book titled “Symbolic Insult in Diplomacy: A Subtle Game of Diplomatic Slap”: http://www.brill.com/products/book/symbolic-insult-diplomacy
Power of symbol in its meaning. Meaning is the power of symbol.
Often politics and economics, or politics and security may support each other, be “friends”. Sometimes politics and law also become “allies”. But why politics and spirituality don’t tend to go hand in hand? They rarely find a common language. Whose fault is it?
I like to read nice small books. They are easier to read (to compare with big books), and one can save a lot of time. Most importantly, a small book can allow the author to write about any complicated issues. But precisely, of course. And small books can be no less influential than big ones. These are some significant small books: “Tao Te Ching” by Lao-Tzu, “One Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, and “Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E.B.White.
There is a black and white world, and there is a multicolored world. You choose, where to live.
Our article entitled “Narrative practice in international politics and diplomacy: the case of the Crimean crisis” has now been published in the paginated issue of the Journal of International Relations and Development: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/jird.2016.6
Люди богаты своими недостатками.
People are rich in their flaws.
Раздражаясь и гневаясь, проявляя нетерпение и ярость, мы становимся неустойчивыми и даем возможность оппонентам сокрушить нас.
Being irritated and angry, showing impatience and frustration, we become unstable and allow the opponent to unbalance us.
Пропустите удар – не в своё тело и или душу, а в пустоту.
Let’s take a punch – not to the body or soul but to the void.