Analyzing Batman’s Idea Of Justice

Batman has long been the biggest icon of justice since Christopher Nolan rebooted the franchise to give it a realistic setting. Justice has become vigilante but he fulfills the role of someone who wishes to see justice done, his own way.

Without jurisdiction and rule of law, Batman roams the world to help administer righteous justice. But is he really righteous?

  1. Batman Is Self-Serving

Everyone knows Bruce Wayne’s history. Thugs killed his parents for their jewels. In the end, he wanted something to give himself reason to unleash all his relentless hatred against criminals. The keyword here is hate. He hates criminals. He wants to see them gone from Gotham. To rid of the beast, he became a beast himself. A very sophisticated and rich beast.

  1. Batman Is Paranoid

Bruce Wayne’s resources are endless. He could fund an entire campaign for himself and even win the elections if he showed enough intelligence and shrewdness to do so. There he could do real change. However, he fears that the system may corrupt him. The best way to force politicians to see the right way is his way. Which fortunately, Batman holds in high regard life and does away with crime. But to force one’s way into another is a crime in itself.

  1. Batman Does Not Understand Criminals

In the 1920s, gangs became famous because there was an uneven power structure in US politics. Even politicians to this day are powerless against gangs. To find solace and safety against the fear of starvation and the repercussions of some relentless actions, they grouped together. Most members of these gangs are well-meaning individuals, who were forced to go through a life of crime because they had no employment competence or any resources to save themselves.

Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne was born to a rich family.

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Why Your Facebook Life Isn’t The Same As Real Life

Everyone in the world uses about 50% of their time surfing in Facebook and it’s becoming an invisible epidemic. Living a life of “luxury and grandeur” is one thing that most Facebook users find themselves addicted to. Then they ask themselves real life is not like Facebook.

Throwing aside the idea that your profile picture is eternally beautiful and that you have the best photos online, you could get your answer from the previous phrase. People serve you only the best headlines from their lives. And so do you.

At one point before the Internet, the superficial gloss covering almost every asset and part of a celebrity’s life is now available to everyone using social media.

And why your social media profile is a better life than your real life is because little efforts go a long way. Take a great photo of yourself and you’re surrounded with people who find you lovely or attractive. Upload an image about your favourite food or place and you find people with similar interests talking to you about it.

In philosophy, you are living a life of a lie where you have control of all causalities. It becomes the ‘perfect’ life, but not too perfect because of the lack of physicality and realness to its community.

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Does Twitter’s Move to Block Internet ‘Trolls’ Block The Freedom of Expression?

Today, social network and micro-blogging website Twitter will implement a new rule to block out abusive users from their service to guarantee the safety of the social networks.

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According to Twitter Product Management Director Shreyas Doshi, multiple persons harassing an individual or a group of people would be locked out of their account.

Twitter had refurbished its anti-troll law by clarifying “direct, specific threats of violence against others as “threats of violence against  others or promoting violence against others.

Is this an implementation that potentially blocks Twitter users’ right to the freedom of expression? One could say it is a form of censorship. But then again, online harassment has never been truly a form of expression.

Get Safe Online had praised Twitter for its efforts to step up anti-harassment. Twitter had created tools that make it easier for users to report harassment or abusive tweets along with their corresponding accounts.

Twitter said in its official statement:

Twitter is also testing technology to help the firm identify suspected abusive tweets to limit their reach.

“This feature takes into account a wide range of signals and context that frequently correlates with abuse, including the age of the account itself, and the similarity of a tweet to other content that our safety team has in the past independently determined to be abusive,” Doshi explained.

“It will not affect your ability to see content that you’ve explicitly sought out, such as tweets from accounts you follow, but instead is designed to help us limit the potential harm of abusive content.”

So, we’re limited. But then again, there’s an extent to freedom of expression, despite knowing that the rules won’t ever impede on them somehow.

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Discussing Creativity in a Nutshell [Infographic]

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Three Ways To Effectively Accept Anything

Fear is our biggest enemy. It is not because it could do danger to us, but because it is somehing that we couldn’t understand. This fear could be as petty as the presence of another person as a threat, to the fear of existential doubt and crisis. All of these fears prey on us because we refuse to acknowledge their existence. Here are three ways to enable us to accept anything, including our fears.

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1. Accept All Your Shortcomings

Every human has a bit of narcissism in their veins. We feed our ego based on our life priorities. A person who loves manipulating people loves to take pride in his or her skill. A person who loves overcoming human physical or mental limits is one who takes pride and vanity in his or her own achievements. However, not everyone is perfect. We all have our shortcomings. Acknowledging the fact that we could make mistakes is the first step to accepting anything.

2. Nothing Could Be Changed in the Past

Almost every person in the world has regrets. Regrets are present because people are still attached to their choices. In the end, the world moves forward and it should include you. There is nothing one can change in the past, but one could only change things in the present and the future.

3. Everything Was Meant To Happen For a Reason.

Regardless whether you believe in causality, religion’s divine plan or the simple fact that things just happen, you must understand that everything just happens for a reason. Life is meant to exist and it is our experiences that allow us to become human. Attachments are necessary, but being detached and understanding that it is yourself who is your bestest and most understanding friend allows you to overcome your limits. Everything happens for a reason and in the future, you’ll be realizing the lessons brought to you by this fact.

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Three Ways to Avoid Being a Reactive Leader

When your underlings don’t deliver what you need, do you react negatively because they failed to achieve their targets, or because they didn’t meet your expectations? Leaders have to identify capability and efficiency and the self-made methods of their underlings before they decide to be infuriated with the situation.

  1. Objectivity

Every person has a capability. A person fails when he or she is lazy. If an employee’s method fails, is it because he or she was lazy, or his or her methods did not work? Leaders must be objective in giving their opinions by pointing out which parts of the employee’s plan did not work. However, he or she should not raise anger against failure without constructive feedback.

  1. Learn to Listen

Employees have their own reasons for their own failure. If a leader reacts, this discourages an employee to speak their mind and explore their own methods to resolve problems. A leader must learn to listen to their underlings and discuss with them a solution to progress rather than egress

  1. Leaders Must Not React Instantly

Leaders are not invulnerable. They also face hardships and difficult, leading them to react. However, a good way to keep temper and emotions in check is to not react instantly. A good leader will delay his or her reaction and then review the method rather than scold the person who delivered the bad news. Improvement is important for the leader, never the relieving of one’s self instantly.

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Three Ways How an Emotionally Intelligent Person Handles Situations

Intelligence is only secondary if emotions often cloud the judgment of an individual. Handling situations with proper emotional context is crucial if one desires to be successful in their endeavours. Here are three things that define how an emotionally mature person handles his or her own business.

  1. Not the Past or Future

For emotionally mature people, anything that happened in the past is in the past. Anything that happens in the present between two people is not to be held against each other. Emotionally mature people do not hold on to anger but instead focus on serving their efforts towards their goals the best way, even if it means forgiving another person or understanding their past failures.

  1. Do Not Amass the Large Problem

Most people would fear having a very large problem on their hands. However, emotionally intelligent people will not fold before large problems and instead, create sub-responsibilities needed to tackle the problem. These people are systematic and believe that nothing is overwhelming if one considers the small details that create them.

  1. Do Not Compare Themselves to Other People

If one roots their happiness based on the context of happiness or success of other people, then they fail to realise their own accomplishments. People must realise that they should not compare themselves to other people. They should remain appreciative of their own efforts regardless of the accomplishments of other people in the same field.

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Individuals Shall not Obsess Over their Future

I walked around in a social gathering at a friend’s house. It was the birthday of her husband and of course, it would be fun to see other people and socialise. One of her other friends was a fortune-teller, a person experienced with using Tarot cards. For fun, I decided to have him read my future.

He told me that I was going to die during my 40th birthday. He told me that I would be essentially successful in life if I continue doing the things I do in the morals and values I live by, and no one in my family, both my natal and my core family, will ever have any severe sickness as long as I live.

Any person would have panicked by the sound of dying during her 40th birthday. I was just 30, still young, socialising. Trying to understand life and the things I need to do. I am also a deep thinker; I have much time during work to think about life and existence.

Over the course of my workweek, including the previous one and today, I was obsessing with my death. I made plans to ensure all my kids were going to have a future with financial stability and my last will and testament addressing everyone who is dear to me.

For a few days, I lost myself from the reality of work into planning for the future at the expense of reality. Until I realised I lost myself from doing something tangible because I saw the whole picture.

But really, is it the whole picture?

As I obsessed over the future, I realised I forgot to be happy. I was only worried about what might happen, but not really what could happen or how to prevent anything from happening. In the end, I stopped worrying, and instead worked on my goals from the smallest part and relished the feeling of being able to do something that may or may not work until the future, if it should happen, comes to me.

Individuals Shall not Obsess Over their Future

I walked around in a social gathering at a friend’s house. It was the birthday of her husband and of course, it would be fun to see other people and socialise. One of her other friends was a fortune-teller, a person experienced with using Tarot cards. For fun, I decided to have him read my future.

He told me that I was going to die during my 40th birthday. He told me that I would be essentially successful in life if I continue doing the things I do in the morals and values I live by, and no one in my family, both my natal and my core family, will ever have any severe sickness as long as I live.

Any person would have panicked by the sound of dying during her 40th birthday. I was just 30, still young, socialising. Trying to understand life and the things I need to do. I am also a deep thinker; I have much time during work to think about life and existence.

Over the course of my workweek, including the previous one and today, I was obsessing with my death. I made plans to ensure all my kids were going to have a future with financial stability and my last will and testament addressing everyone who is dear to me.

For a few days, I lost myself from the reality of work into planning for the future at the expense of reality. Until I realised I lost myself from doing something tangible because I saw the whole picture.

But really, is it the whole picture?

As I obsessed over the future, I realised I forgot to be happy. I was only worried about what might happen, but not really what could happen or how to prevent anything from happening. In the end, I stopped worrying, and instead worked on my goals from the smallest part and relished the feeling of being able to do something that may or may not work until the future, if it should happen, comes to me.

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Learning to Appreciate the Positive Things in Life

Positivity is a trait that is virtually absent in the world today, not unless it is supported by data. The last time I read a happy news was when economists rejoiced that the market of Britain is evolving effectively, way past their expectations. You see, positivity is inclined with the fulfilment of expectations supported by raw data.

Taking the last sentence to heart, we have many expectations fulfilled daily on a small scale. The ability to type on a computer is one, and the existence and invention of the computer itself, is one. We forget to see the small achievements that allow us to complain daily about our work, our life and our purpose in life.

If we take time to appreciate the smaller things, such as breathing, blinking our eyes, writing, the capability to make a choice, the strength to make a living, the capability of emotions and getting involved in societal drama, and even being angry and furious about politics, we realise that we can do this because we are given life. Life is a privilege

Experience is everything there is to the purpose of life. We experience genuine happiness, anger, sadness, madness, emptiness. Almost everything in here is the meaning of our life. We are the authors of our own books, and our purpose is to tell a story to people, and to ourselves.

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Reality and Unreality: Why I Think We Should Not Latch Too Much In This Life

Every single day, life is quite monotonous. You get off early, get yourself prepared for work. I kiss my wife goodbye and I ride the first bus going to the subway and arrive either early, or a bit of a close-call, to my work in the office. Office work becomes quite a bore and a chore, and I go home, eat dinner, talk to my wife about my day and spill some cunning jokes, and then find time to surf the internet a bit and then sleep.

I am quite bored in this life. But during my lunch hour right now, I’m thinking about life and how it may or may not be a reality.

We work through life because of our needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. This is our prime instinct that ensures we will survive in a world full of dangers. However, we go ahead of ourselves and then satiate our insatiability as people by being materialistic and piercing through every whim and want that we want because that is what we view as what is real.

But why are people here? Why in the universe will one Earth, a tiny speck when viewed from the large body of the entire galaxy, even the universe itself, and us, the tiny-speck human, exist? The funny thing is that the universe even made us unique in our DNA, but why? What are we supposed to do?

Sooner or later, we may or may not know, or maybe beyond death, there is an answer. This is why we must be ready to lose anything, should we want our questions answered.

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