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Uskonnon, psykologian ja filosofian opettaja. I am a teacher of psychology, philosophy and knowledge about religions. I enjoy my work. I am also a learner and quite a curious person.
Uskonnon, psykologian ja filosofian opettaja. I am a teacher of psychology, philosophy and knowledge about religions. I enjoy my work. I am also a learner and quite a curious person.

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The Inauguration Day
(an attempt for a poem)

The slight smell of sulphur from the fireworks is in the air.
I can smell other scents, black tea and vodka. No one is sharing any of it.
There is a ballroom but where are the guests?
There are shadows in the hallways, looking for their lost souls without knowing what it is they are missing. Humanity is beaten, barely breathing the poisoned air.
The augurs are not attending.
Who can read the signs?

The sky is full of tiny birds with loud voices. The blue screens are not illuminating the darkness. There are corners with beasts with broken hearts.
Who can read the signs?

The Raven is here, the Owls are gathering in desperation.
You can hear the steps of marching armies.
The music is gone with the muses. False gods
are nodding their heads,
whispering short sentences.

Everything is so ordinary. Nothing is like I imagined its to be.
The shallow ceremonies are hold as if this would be a normal time.
The earth is still here, the level of the sea still rising.
Who can't read the signs?

The Pandora's box is more open than ever.
Hope.
I hope.
It may not be the end. It might be a beginning of something else, still in its infancy.

This false king is our creation.
We the people. The human race. The golem is loose and we are to fight for it. The demons are to be exercised, not with violence but with mercy and love.

The dove shall not be sacrificed.






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What does it mean to be free? In a welfare state, it means that you have a possibility of quitting a bad work, that your freedom of choice is does not depend on your health insurance, that you can pick up your career option and education of your dreams (if you have enough talents to get in a university) even if you don't have rich parents. As a nordic citizen of middle calss, I am free in not having to think hard about saving for a bad day. I feel safe and I likea to pay my taxes, as they provide me with plaenty of good things. The nordic countries are no utopies and the globalization has weakened the system with liberalistic economics, but there is no real crises here yet.

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Argumentaatiota oppimaan. Lainarahalla tai ilman. 

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So cool! 

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The way machines can learn ethics is through stories. Narratives are powerful! 

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Charity is certainly not enough to solve the problems of poverty, inequality and climate change. But when it is difficult for an individual to act globally and change the structures that are causing the imbalance in resources, it is still possible to participate in helping somebody, somewhere. It is good to know if a special charity is also effective and well planned. This is why I appreciate this list by the ethicist Peter Singer, the utilitarian thinker who tries to live accordingly. 

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