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Douwe

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I left my job as coordinator of oceanographic research with the National Reseach Foundation many years ago. I had reached the limits of science more or less at the same time that I was reaching the limits of religion. Yet deep within myself I realised that there is another way. It is that which is within all of us. As member of the 'Build South Africa Foundation' for a few years, many years as wilderness trail guide and as playmate at a preschool in Pretoria I not only gained a deep insight into our human psyche, but also realised that all our pain and conflict is not necessary.My books, 'From Intellect to Intelligence: A Radical Natural Human Alternative' and 'The Power of Childhood: A Key to Life, Love and Forgiveness'. are available on Amazon.com and my website www.douwevanderzee.co.za.

I think I wrote that book mainly to sort out my own thoughts.

On the first day as teacher in a new school, the class of grade nine girls sauntered into the classroom.

The social decision to allocate educational resources preferably to those citizens who have outgrown the extraordinary learning capacity will probably appear as bizarre.

How do we get closer to an understanding of life? By understanding ourselves.

Never before in the history of the world has the world shown such universal respect and admiration for one man

Victimhood is an immense source of power even if it can do its user no real good. It is poisonous in both directions.

The experience of union, with man, or religiously speaking, with God, is by no means irrational.

Anene Booysen and Oscar Pretorius once again brought the violent nature of our society to the surface.

In our modern culture, unlike in traditional African cultures before they were influenced by the West, we have generally lost the art of listening.

What is this debate, and all the power mongering and corruption, really about? Is it not about trying to hide an underlying sense of inferiority and insecurity?

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