Misconceptions are erroneous formations or mistaken notions, views or attitudes brought about by ignorance and misunderstanding.
The world is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Alchemist, one of the most powerful spiritual books ever written - a must read for all people, especially the young, by the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho.
One of the most powerful self-development books I have read is a manual called The Concise 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. The laws are based on ancient wisdom and the writings of great thinkers, including Machiavelli, Sun-tzu and Carl von Clausewitz.
One characteristic that desperately needs to be rewired in Omanis - the absence of which is detrimental personally, socially and internationally - is lack of social responsibility. Such responsibility includes personal, moral, and environmental components.
When you work in the field of intercultural communication, you recognise, sooner or later, that Oman is different from all other Arab and Western countries.