Charities relieve the symptoms of social problems; they aren't set up to deal with the causes of them

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He got mugged three times in the space of two months

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Materialism has disastrous environmental consequences

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The quick fix may have undesired consequences

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Some people are driven to help others, most people are driven to earn money

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For some a day to savour, for others a day to fear

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A misguided view that the climate crisis is something that will happen elsewhere persists

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The ‘White Giant’ was mesmerising

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While society appears to be functioning, it is functioning in a dysfunctional way

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Ego and the idea of self-importance have a pathological impact on society

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Paul Abela, MSc

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