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Category Archives: Shame

  • We need to talk about extra-curricular activities

    • November 13, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    Whenever I conduct group discussions with parents about their finances an intense conversation about extra-curricular activities follows. Our most recent study Middle Income Families: Lifestyle & Priorities was no exception. Parents lament that the cost of all their children’s various activities is simply too high and invariably uncomfortable compromises have to be made.

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  • Watching television has become shameful

    • January 28, 2014
    • Neer Korn

    Ask people about their favourite television advertisements and increasingly the response is: “I don’t watch much TV anymore.” Mention a particularly popular ad, however, and chances are they’ve all seen it more than once. Australians don’t like to admit they watch television and will readily understate how much they do. It seems to have become shameful.

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  • Shame as a great motivator

    • June 28, 2011
    • Neer Korn

    I begin with an admission. Before visiting the dentist for a thorough clean I tend to give my teeth an extra thorough clean myself, ensuring every nook and cranny are well covered with brush and floss. I do this out of shame, or in order to avoid it. After all I wouldn’t want my dentist […]

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