Discovering optimistic individuals and their contribution to our world

In this interconnected modern world, there are possibilities like never before. The possibility of discovering optimistic individuals who can contribute positively to our world is definitely there. It is with optimism for such a possibility that enormous efforts have been made. From a local level to the global, this possibility … Continue ReadingDiscovering optimistic individuals and their contribution to our world

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Assumptions regarding the maturity of the self

Maturity isn’t a quality of only the mind.  The simplicity of this understanding can have a transformative effect on an individual.  It need not have any such effects on society.  It might even be childish in itself to consider those ideas that can bind societies and lift them up.  There … Continue ReadingAssumptions regarding the maturity of the self

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Bipolar disorder – the inner conflicts arising from trying to reconcile the Old and New Testament writings

Bipolar disorder has become the accepted name given to the manifest inner conflicts of disturbed individuals.  While there are questions and concerns over the diagnosis of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) itself, there are special considerations that arise as a person’s beliefs are considered.  The source of those beliefs also invariably … Continue ReadingBipolar disorder – the inner conflicts arising from trying to reconcile the Old and New Testament writings

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How the diagnosis of bipolar disorder keeps a person psychologically trapped?

If you have had even a minimal contact with books on psychology and psychiatry, it is impossible that you have not heard of bipolar disorder.  It was previously known by a more sinister name, manic-depressive illness.  The words, bipolar disorder, evoke a vivid imagery; manic-depressive illness is even more evocative!  … Continue ReadingHow the diagnosis of bipolar disorder keeps a person psychologically trapped?

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Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?

What is Jumping to conclusions? Jumping to conclusions (officially the jumping conclusion bias, often abbreviated as JTC, and also referred to as the inference-observation confusion[1]) is a psychological term referring to a communication obstacle where one “judge[s] or decide[s] something without having all the facts; to reach unwarranted conclusions”.[2][3] In other words, “when I fail … Continue ReadingDoes social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?

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How can the youth protect themselves from addiction to technology?

It has been with every generation, especially in the past 100 years that addiction to technology has been a very real possibility.  Since the start of the industrial revolution, the speed of change has been tremendous.  Dependence on machines and development in technology has gone hand-in-hand.  The younger ones, more … Continue ReadingHow can the youth protect themselves from addiction to technology?

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Why I feel that religion will continue to remain a part of human thinking

The existence of religion seems as old as the human ability for imagination, and to formulate questions on the basis of our ability to have a sense of wonder.  Some believe that humans had a start as apes and this ability developed through evolution.  Others believe humans to have had … Continue ReadingWhy I feel that religion will continue to remain a part of human thinking

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Are there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 1: imaginations

This post is not about technicalities of social networking.  It is not about finding the exact IP address or other analytics data about a person.  This post is not about finding technological features to accurately geo-locate a person.  What this post is about are the limitations of human understanding, the … Continue ReadingAre there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 1: imaginations

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Why does Bipolar disorder mean different things to different people?

Bipolar disorder has been understood through its manifested symptoms.  Once it appeared consistently, clearly, and in bullet-form in books of psychology and psychiatry, beliefs about it also became more set.  This is the power of books, or one might say, of advertizing.  Bipolar disorder became a greatly advertized illness, and … Continue ReadingWhy does Bipolar disorder mean different things to different people?

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