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Are you engaged in the world's oldest profession?

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If you were asked, "are you engaged in the world's oldest profession?" what would your answer be? "No?" If you seriously think about it, though, what you are rejecting surely qualifies as a profession, if we agree that groups take on the title of profession by virtue of their professed expertise in a particular endeavour. I'm sure that this expertise that this profession claims requires much knowledge and skills, albeit a very specific set of esoteric knowledge and skills, to effectively achieve the objectives of that job. The division of work in societies If you have just a tiny bit of interest in history and the development of society (civilization?), you will remember that way back in the history of the world, our ancestors in order to survive the harshness of the environment in which they found themselves divided labour among the sexes. The males, by virtue of their perceived strength, their dexterity with a bow and arrow among the other virtues t

Five dimensions of success explained

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There are many dimensions of success but I am going to share five dimensions of success with you.  What does success mean to you? How do you go about achieving it? You, readers, fall into one of the following categories: Some of you have already achieved your version of success and are enjoying the fruits of this success. S ome of you are working toward achieving your version of success and are enjoying some of the fruits of this success. Some of you are working to achieve even more success, having to date exceeded the objectives that you have set for achieving your version of success. Eugenio Salvato in the group  Books and Writers on LinkedIn started a discussion to elicit from members their understanding of success. Here are some responses: "Getting it right." Being "happy with achievements at certain points in time." “ Success is relative.” "Achieving your own objectives." "Achieving the goal

What makes you beautiful?

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Is it something special about your features – the shape of your face, the slant of your eyes, the size of your lips and ears, the texture of your hair, the colour of your skin, your race? Is it your build – being petite rather than being plus sized or vice versa; being tall rather than being short or vice versa; having long legs rather than short ones? Is it the way you dress? Is it your personality? Is it affirmation from others? Is it your resemblance to somebody who is famous? Is it “looking good”? We may answer affirmatively or negatively to any or a number of the above questions. We learn our concept of what is beautiful from our experiences throughout our lives. Today, in Jamaica, possibly elsewhere, some men and women are bleaching their bodies because they want to be “beautiful, to have a “brighter” complexion; to become “prettier” and so on and so on. See, The skin Bleaching Phenomenon which was aired on Television Jamaica on the 19th of June 2013. Errol Miller, forme