Does having knowledge of evil cause a person to commit evil?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

One thing, though, is the repeated attempt toward good and the desire for such. Yes, one does think of finally having arrived at a place, to a state of solution from which evil no longer rises. Philosophers have wanted that; religious texts speak of it. Both of these in the ideas of Utopia, of Paradise, or of Heaven (Hell, even, as a symbol of judgment) are ideas of that finality. It is the human desire for relief, again manifest in what humans think and aspire for as societies and individuals.

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January 29, 2020

Discovering optimistic individuals and their contribution to our world


All Writings, Individual, Psychology, Society, The Young

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 drives so much human communication. […]

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January 10, 2020

Keeping some confidence in other human beings


All Writings, Blog

It is difficult to communicate with others if you do not have any confidence in them.  One of the things that make being a human special is the ability to communicate.  It is the ability to put thoughts into words that make us unique.  It is also, thus, reasonable to conclude that we alone are […]

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December 6, 2018

The experience of engaging with people – how a change in views is a fundamental need and also beneficial?


All Writings, Blog, Individual, Observations, Psychology, Society

There isn’t a greater art and more of it needed at this time than of engaging with people.  Engaging with people should be considered the end of all philosophy, systems of belief, or even the systems of society.  When a person engages in thinking out solutions to issues or attempts to foresee the end of […]

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July 8, 2018

Remembering what my father said about belief


All Writings, Blog, Psychology

I remember my father as a wise man.  He acquired a wisdom that comes from doing work with his own hands, tinkering with any machine for hours and finding a fix when many others would simply give up.  And he had the gift of interacting with people face-to-face with an uncommon familiarity.  I don’t know […]

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June 26, 2018

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


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Psychology

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 comes into question.  Aside from […]

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May 16, 2018

How to compete without being enemies?


All Writings, Blog, Observations

It seems the most common of tendencies, and almost instinctive for us to compare ourselves with another.  We are competing in appearances, in words, in wealth, education, nation, or some other reason that human society has developed to put a division in the family.  Our comparisons produce envy and jealousy, but also the aspiring to […]

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April 24, 2018

Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

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 to distinguish between what I […]

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April 4, 2018

The Guardian’s Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data story


All Writings, Government, Individual, Press This, Psychology, Society

The algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled though personal data for information on sexual orientation, race, gender – and even intelligence and childhood trauma Source: How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool | Technology | The Guardian Public data has become a means of dispassionately looking at humanity for […]

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March 18, 2018