On the core attributes of true friendship

In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul-love; the old Gaelic term for this is Anam Cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and Cara is the word for friend. So Anam Cara in the Celtic world was the “soul friend.” In the early Celtic church, a person who acted as a teacher, companion, or spiritual guide was called an Anam Cara. It originally referred to someone to whom you confessed, revealing the hidden intimacies of your life. With the Anam Cara, you…

On dealing with bad moods

A guide for those who have no idea

One morning, the employees of a notable advertising agency saw a man walk into the building. He wore a navy-blue briefcase and a grim expression that matched the stiffness of his necktie. The day was Tuesday, and the bustling walkway was dressed in gold-themed “welcome back” posters. In an unexpected turn of events, the man throws off the cheerful greeting of the receptionist, boycotts the lively lobby, and looks straight ahead through his gallant walk to an office. This was an unusual look for the middle manager.

They were looking at a new Dan — as he’s popularly called —…

A look at Nokia and human Intelligence

… that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill…

One hundred and fifty four years ago, Fredrik Idestam established a large industrial facility that converted timber, wood chips, and other wood products into wood pulp, which was further used to produce paper, cardboard or other products. In 1868, he opened another pulp mill on the banks of river Nokianvirta, a waterbody that inspired the ubiquitously echoed brand name, Nokia.

The company was a conglomerate with…

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I n the classic mafia movie, Goodfellas, we are introduced to a host of characters that represent the mechanics of a mob. Among these personas is Tommy Devito, a man with a bladed-tongue and an oven heated temper, who frightened roaches to their death.

Early in the movie, Tommy lunches with several associates, including Henry Hill with whom he creates a boiling, yet humorous tension. During their dining, the restaurant’s owner, Sonny, approaches Tommy for an overdue bill of Seven thousand dollars.

Etashe Linto

I try talking about the things that make us think. Author of Strange Notes on Etashelinto.com

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