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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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Etymology and the Magic of Words

No, not entomology the study of insects. Etymology is the study of the true meaning of words. To see what the word was created to represent. Words are created with a purpose to express meaning about something. Words are imbued with a meaning. Words symbols are created to reflect and represent aspects of being in reality, or something we imagine […]

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Wisdom of the Crowd – Is it Crowd Wisdom or Group Think?

The “wisdom of the crowd” theory states that a group of people that don’t talk to each other will be better at guessing the right answer or the outcome to an event compared to any individual expert. If they do start to share their opinions, social influences and the mere influence from exposure to other information will produce groupthink that […]

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Authority Levels Can Shift, But Individuals Are Always Subjugated

Follow with me if you’re aware that there are various authority levels that nest into each other like a Russian Doll, from international to local levels. Leaving Authority The EU nations can leave the European Union without moving location if the majority of people decide in a vote, while we as individuals can’t just leave the impositions of an external […]

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Babies Can Grasp Fairness and Correlate it with Sharing

Children have different sharing characteristics, but there is a basis for a sense of fairness and altruism in infancy. Babies (as young as 15-months-old) relate equal ration distribution with their willingness to share a toy. Some favor fairness and sharing, while others don’t. Is this nurtured from their parents and environment, or part of their specific “nature”? Cooperation Some people […]

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How to Change the World? Understand What and Why We Are Doing What We’re Doing

Do we want to target all of the individual problems one buy one, each in their own time, taking generations and generations to resolve one after the other? Or, do we want to go to the root causal source foundation that will allow us to change ourselves so that we no longer produce or support the things that we don’t […]

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