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  • Defending your ego does not make it real, so stop being defensive
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    EGO DEFENSE DOES NOT MAKE THE EGO REAL; THEREFORE, IT IS POINTLSS BEING EGO DEFENSIVE Ozodi Osuji The false needs to be defended to make it seem real in the defender’s awareness but defense does not make it real; defense merely makes the false seem real but does not make…
  • Is Donald Trump a Fascist?
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    IS DONALD TRUMP A FASCIST OR A NATIONALIST AND POPULIST? Ozodi Thomas Osuji Jay Worley: Here is the essay on whether Trump is a fascist or not that, yesterday, I promised to write for you. Enjoy. Ozodi Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritariannationalism that came to prominence in…
  • Ondo State Election and the Politics of Vote Buying
    “Politics cannot be effectively played or carried out without money. Even in those ancient days when politics started, some form of money was involved. At least, money or forms of it, was used in moving from one place to the other. In fact, people involved in moving from place to…
  • Why I am not a liberal or conservative but a social democrat
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    WHY I AM NOT AN AMERICAN LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE BUT A SOCIAL DEMOCRAT Ozodi Thomas Osuji The American liberal is a curious animal. He is found at the forefront fighting for the civil rights of minorities. The American conservative seldom thinks about the rights of minorities, certainly he does not…
  • Isn't This How Lies destroy Marriages?
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    The purpose of this essay is to correct the wrong impression many people have about Nigerian marriages. It used to be that folks blamed women for troubles Nigerian couples often experience as they negotiate the contractual agreement known as the marriage vow. I have written many essays that heap insult…
  • Are Politicians Feckless People?
    In the two countries that I have some knowledge of, USA and Nigeria, citizens have very little respect for political leaders who manage their affairs. They do not trust them because they think they are fickle. Are they feckless also? Take the case of Donald Trump’s Presidential victory and the…
  • Are You thinking About Nigeria And Your Life?
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    Let’s assume you’re from Nigeria, and you know what’s happening in the country and to your fellow countrymen and women. What do you think as you examine the statements below? Throw the statements around at dinner table as you talk with your family and friends. This Christmas season is the…

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  • A way to change your personality is for you to identify with a non physical self or idea
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    The formation of the human personality, the individual's habitual pattern of behaving, was influenced by his inherited body; I would say that the individual's biological constitution probably is responsible for over 90% of his personality while 10% is due to his social experience. Because personality is largely a product of…
  • Living Consciously and other matters
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    From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: CONSCIOUS LIVING VERSUS UNCONSCIOUS LIVING You hear that there are those living consciously and that there are those living unconsciously. What exactly does that statement mean? Let me explain what the statement means by drawing from my life. Hitherto, I lived unconsciously with forces I…
  • Improved relationships, that is, love will get you to God
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    ONLY RELATIONSHIPS WILL GET YOU TO HEAVEN LOVE IS THE ONLY RELIGION (By Tunde Kunnu on Facebook) Ozodi Osuji Tunde Kunnu, last night, you wrote the above at Facebook; I immediately recognized that you expressed a profound truth but did so in a poetic manner and I asked you to…
  • The ego invented the physcal universe
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    What is the ego and why is it so powerful in our lives? Good question. The ego is the wish that produced the physical universe of galaxies, stars, planets, plants, animals and people. The wish that produced this entire physical universe must be a very powerful wish, indeed. Because it…

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