GOSSIP: A Turkish proverb

  “Who gossips to you will gossip of you” An old Turkish proverb relating the importance of not gossiping and backbiting about other people or indulging yourself in other people’s gossip. It may be riveting and appeal to the darker side of our curiosity, but the proverbial dung can fly in all directions. You may revel in hearing about what the gossiped-about person allegedly got up to, but how do you know the gossip is not spreading your muck around too? The negative form of gossiping, as opposed to just sharing information around, is in my opinion one of the lowest … Continue reading GOSSIP: A Turkish proverb

PHOTO MOMENT: Our land, our destiny

  “When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.”   The above picture and moral saying comes courtesy of the Facebook page “The Mind Unleashed” and was shared by my friend Sevim Tonbul, a duty solicitor who went to the same sixth-form college as I did. This page is self-described as an ‘education website’ which seeks to break the chain of conventional thinking and to engineer a global change … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Our land, our destiny