Category Archives: Psychology, Consciousness & Thinking

How Emotions Manipulate People Into Accepting or Rejecting Information

Someone once commented on a Facebook post of mine: “Research suggests that logical arguments and facts are not what drives change. What really matters is how we make others feel.” Emotions can lead us to accept or reject valid information. This is true. Most people want you to make them “feel-good” about themselves or what you’re talking about. What your […]

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Nonhumans Can Judge Human Cooperation and Reciprocity

Most of us have a common sense to prefer to deal with others who demonstrate that they are fair, reasonable and can possibly be helpful as a result. Those who demonstrate unfairness and irrationality tend to be people that will not help us find solutions because they are incapable of doing so. People who display harmful intentions, outright harmful actions, […]

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The Infatuation with “Positivity” and Doing “Good”

Much of my work focuses on the negative. Why? Because people are already focused and infatuated on the positives (positivity) at the expense of ignoring the negative (as if looking and learning about the negatives is negativity). Facing the problems in the world and ourselves isn’t something comfortable to do. It’s easier for us to keep doing what is comfortable […]

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Caring for Truth and the Responsibility to Learn

A large part of who we are as an ego-personality-identity self-construct, is socially engineered through our environment. Conformity to the standardized norms of acceptability imbues a certain pattern of thought and behavior. Our conditioning into a certain pattern and way of living produces a level of consciousness. Are we living responsibility if we continue to live through our unthinking, programmed […]

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Perceived Power and Authority from Wearing a Police Uniform Affects How We View Ourselves and Others

Do appearances matter? They sure do for most of us, unfortunately all too much. Many of us judge people on superficial qualities when we encounter their appearances: if they are groomed, shaven, have a haircut, have nice clothes, have a nice car, have a nice house, have a nice job, etc. One of the most powerful influences is what people […]

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Great Ideas? Average Events? Small People?

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” I’m sure many people have heard this, especially those who have initiated themselves into an “awakening” of looking into reality more deeply, possibly getting into “conspiracy” research to uncover the hidden machinations going on in the world. Origin Where does this saying come from? What are the meanings […]

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What is Good or Evil? The Good and Evil Continuum, Spectrum, Scale or Degrees

This is good, that’s not good. This is bad/evil, that’s not bad/evil. Good how? Bad/evil how? Depending on the contextual reality surrounding an action there are ways to determine how to categorize it. For example, the killing of another may be in self-defense against their aggression, or as an act of murder to take the life of someone that wasn’t […]

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Pets Can Provide More Companionship to Children than Siblings

There is a growing body of research that indicates a broad network of relationships is better for children, rather than a sole focus on parent-child interactions. Pets — our fellow animal companions — are included in that network of relationships. Since other interactions are important, what about interactions with the nonhuman animal companion that is a member of the family? […]

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The Four Elements and the Elemental Quaternity of Life

The human reality and world we create is a result of the consequences to our actions and deeds that are generated by our thoughts and cares or desires. This is an elemental foundation regarding our ability to create into reality. Symbolism reflects ideas and truths about reality. Truth as a concept is a synonym for reality or existence of what […]

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