The people casting votes are validating the value of that content

“The people casting votes are validating the value of that content by rewarding it with cryptocurrency”? – @steemitblog Is that so? Really? It doesn’t seem like things are working that way. Is that what buying votes does now? SourceI finally got around to a post I had open in my tabs, posted by the @steemitblog account: Ned Talks: Steem, Steemit, and SMTs. […]

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Being Individually Moral but Forced to Live Among Collective Immorality

In history and in the present, have you noticed somethings are wrong with what was/is socially acceptable, with what was/is deemed “legal”? The collective way of living in society and what is accepted is not decided by each individual. Some individuals can see wrongs, yet can’t change the collective way things are. Despite wanting things to be better, we can’t […]

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Developing Our Capacities to Think and Learn

I learn and look at what is valid or invalid in anything I choose to reflect upon, by comparing it to principles of truth and morality, then I try to figure out what lays underneath its manifestation, and I target the underlying causal forces that produce the effects, manifestations, symptoms or results. Study the effects, manifestations, symptoms or results to […]

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Do We Choose the Power to Do Right, or the Power to Do Wrong?

Bad things can happen. Not everything comes from the power of human actions to produce something wrong into the world, but a lot of things do come from human actions. Evil things are not an accident. The evils in our world would not exist if human consciousness did not create them into existence. If there is evil somewhere, it’s because […]

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The Love Between Homeless People and their Animal Companions

The deep emotional and psychological connection between human animals and other animals can be profound. Many people have a deep emotional valuation of nonhuman animals they connect with, and even see their animal companions as the most important others in their lives, more than other human-to-human relations they have. The nonhuman animals are their life, and often the animals share […]

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What is Cognitive Dissonance?

Cognitive dissonance is a warning signal about conflicts in our automatic or willful journey of understanding reality. How we resolve that internal disharmony is another issue. Cognitive Dissonance Cognitive dissonance happens when external information contradicts internal information, or when our own behavior conflicts with how others are behaving. We then feel that conflict, disunity and disharmony. That’s the general broad […]

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Bullies, the Tyranny of Authority and the Abuse of Power

There we are, doing our thing. But then someone doesn’t like that others like what we’re doing. They don’t want someone to challenge what they want. Some people do things that challenge the self-view and worldview of others who want to keep things as they are so they can keep their positions of power and control. They will attack others […]

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