What about victims with whom the perpetrator shares considerable self-other overlap? The self-other distinction is crucial for determining what counts as aggression and what doesn't. However, the distinction between the self and others becomes blurry between people in close relationships (parents and children, spouses, etc.) and people from more interdependent cultures. For many of our relationships, the self-other distinction does not hold true. So at what point does harming a close other become a form of self-harm? And does this disqualify the behavior as "aggressive"? … [Read more...] about What Counts as Aggression?
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Why Is Holi Celebrated Every Hindu festival has a spiritual significance behind it. Similarly, Holi has a legend of Lord Vishnu associated with it. Lord Vishnu had two gatekeepers named Jaya and Vijaya who were cursed by four divine kids to be born as demons on earth. Jaya and Vijaya were then born as Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha, the two demonic rulers and brothers. Hiranyaksha got killed at the hands of Lord Vishnu. This invited the fury of elder brother Hiranyakashipu who decided to avenge his brother's death. … [Read more...] about Holi 2020: Date, Pooja Timings And How It Is Celebrated