Many years ago, I was a guest on Tim Modise’s radio talk show on 702. We were discussing my book on fatherhood, What Nobody Tells a New Father, and the challenges and issues that fathers have to deal with.
With it becoming a case of “another week, another bunch of revelations” as the breadth and depth of the corruption of political and business leaders in South Africa becomes more evident, it is also becoming clear just how prepared certain people are to sell their souls for a pot of gold.
Ever since human beings started gathering together in couples, families, tribes, clans or nations, there have been leaders – someone whom everybody looked to for direction in terms of what the group should do.
The nature of war has changed dramatically in the 21st century. For thousands of years, until the end of the 20th century, wars were fought on a conventional basis – there was a physical battlefield upon which troops waged war with one another.
Whether we know it or not, all human behaviour can be distilled down to being driven by one of two states. Some people think of them as emotions but they’re actually the result of other emotions. These two states are love and fear.