lars francis

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Antwerp, Belgium

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Dutch, English

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lars francis
Posted over 3 years ago
Why is it taking people triple the effort to laugh these days?
My answer to this question will be that people in general are just to obsessed with the pleasing of the senses, in other words gaining pleasure. Wich is quit different then the more divine and pure feeling: joy. I reckon the pleasure approach is to materialistic, fake and momentary. As human kind we should do more introspection, tutorial and discover that the kingdom is in us.
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lars francis
Posted over 3 years ago
How are we going to get out of debt?
Change our way of thinking and behavior. *Economically: We have to switch from mass consumption society to a less is more conviction. *For the moral aspect I would like to quotate the Dalai Lama: ‎"To develop a sense of universal responsibility - of the universal dimension of our every act and of the equal right of all others to happiness and not to suffer - is to develop an attitude of mind whereby, when we see an opportunity to benefit others, we will take it in preference to merely looking after our own narrow interests."
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lars francis
Posted over 3 years ago
Why is it taking people triple the effort to laugh these days?
Hi, I'm not a psychologist but I think I've got something to say about the developing technology to what you're refering to. I asume the problem with technology is that we're expecting those things to make our life drastically better from the one moment to the other, namely the moment when we purchase such a advanced device. Thereby comes that human kind always wants more, wich seems easy at first sight because every two minutes they invent a new high-tech product. Although we are mostly able to buy this new promising product, disillusionment will soon arise time after time.
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lars francis
Posted over 3 years ago
Social networksites, a good or a bad thing?
I'm with you if you're talking about organising/promoting events and keeping contact with people all over the world to arrange future meet ups etc. Here are the social sites really helpfull. But I'm not quiet sure if technology can assimilate the same sensory contacts as the real human contact. I know technology is evolving immensely quick but I just have the idea that no computer made simulation can give the same feeling to people as when they interact in the same little room where u can see, smell and feel them. Although I admit technology is pretty good in giving us this illusion. Thanks for your opinion.