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


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Psychology

Reading Time: 12 minutesBipolar 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 […]

May 16, 2018

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


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Individual, Psychology

Reading Time: 10 minutesIf 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!  The idea of a person […]

May 12, 2018

Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat 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 […]

April 4, 2018

The Guardian’s Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data story


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

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe 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 […]

March 18, 2018

Curiosity and a spirit of adventure for those who seek answers, not absolute certainty


All Writings, Individual, Self improvement, Society

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhile it is very desirable to be able to come to a point of certainty, it is not always possible.  The rules we set, the goals we pursue, the desires we cherish could be examples of stable reasons for actions.  However, these too can change with time.  What appeared to be certain yesterday can appear […]

January 1, 2018