“you say that people who can’t express themselves, who feel as if they can’t tell the world who they are, those people are driven to terrible sadness and can do terrible things to themselves and others… “Something else you know, something else you learned from running: That solitary, hard life you spent so much time […]
“Even at the person-to-person level, to be universally liked is to be relatively ignored. To be disliked by some is to be loved all the more by others. And, specifically, a woman’s overall sex appeal is enhanced when some men find her ugly.” ~Christian Rudder, Dataclysm
This will help explain how easily our brains can be tricked: Crazy, right? But this makes me think of a time in the future where we go without our current bodies and how we’re already built to accommodate that. And that’s not crazy – that’s genius.
Although, I can’t help thinking of that 80s movie Brainstorm with Christopher Walken whenever I think of the new virtual reality (VR) goggles, I am pretty excited about VR’s ability to change human behavior. It will do this through two main avenues: 1. Use of Avatars 2. Use of virtual reality settings Check out this […]
“If your friend makes a severe remark, either leave it unnoticed, or make your reply distinctly less severe, … and if he makes a friendly remark, tending towards ‘making up’ the little difference that has arisen between you, let your reply be distinctly more friendly.” ~Lewis Carroll
I was reading about how a challenging past can lead to a happier present when I stumbled upon this nugget: “the signs of unresolved trauma—withdrawal and isolation, feeling overwhelmed in the face of life’s ordinary ups and downs, not being able to move forward with one’s life and progress toward achieving one’s goals—and take appropriate […]
“We usually expand our capacities without changing our lives. People go off to meditation retreats and come back to their Manhattan existence; on the whole, they are not more serene, but they are much more knowing about where serenity might yet be found. People go to cooking school and don’t cook more; but they know […]