Pacmans

Some people needed a weekly grip of godly empowerment so they could remember not to be pacmans they weren’t born to be. My God is everywhere. His omnipresence furls it’s angelic wings to calm my anxieties and armor my frailties. That’s the difference between my god and your God from the outside looking in. Believers say Jesus sets us free. Wasn’t I?

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Animosity

There is animosity between values. What is totally acceptable to one may be unbecoming to the other. Culture, tradition, exposure, all these add to the shock values depending on ones upbringing. Some are more conservative while others are liberal. Some gets upset easily while others are lighthearted. Generally it is those serious ones that get hurt and the loose tongues that got burnt. It’s really one hell of a big world out there. The devil wears suits.

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Public Policy

Religion cannot unite the people. To unite people, we need harmony and for harmony to happen, we can’t have religion as a uniting factor because in religion, too much of differences exist be it about doctrine, practice or observances and when differences exist, nothing gets united. Not unless we learn how to live with the differences by being tolerant, by being accommodative, by compromising or by opening up our heart and minds with a sincere willingness to allow peace, understanding and goodwill to come into our lives. At the extreme end, one can also convert others by duress but is that a correct thing to do? Even if only one religion is left to exist in the end, that religion itself is also divided into many, many denominations. My conclusion is we can’t use religion to unite us. We must choose something else. Like a good public policy perhaps. Or maybe sports.

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Age of Entrepreneurship

There are artists and there are those who tried to be artists. There are artists whom at 70 years old are still waiting to be discovered and there are those tried to be artists who became well known not for their art but for their controversiality. In every line, what sells is the ability to sell yourself and your ideas. And to be a smooth hand with the art of the deal. That is what that won the hearts of many a curator. There you go! I have explained it. And it has got nothing to do with how ridiculous contemporary can get. It’s called the age of entrepreneurship.

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unsubstantiated estimates

Unlike shares or stocks that are fungible, individual works of art are both distinctive and unique in medium, size, composition, quality and salability . The application of an across the board opinion to works of art by nature ignores the uniqueness of works of art, and is therefore inappropriate. At best, opinions should be tiered and salability alone by hotly demanded artist would have ruled out the fair market value compounded by unsubstantiated estimates set by irresponsible auction houses.

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