If You Have Seen A Caterpillar First, Then… According to the research done, it states that seeing a caterpillar first can have a subconscious fear of spirits or ghosts in your mind. Apart from this, you may also have a fear of paralysis and may have experienced that before. You may also fear of falling asleep after a scary movie, more than usual. … [Read more...] about Your Subconscious Fear Revealed Through A Picture
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Since experience is subjective, we must recognize that each individual’s sensitivity is their inner truth, for better or worse. As a psychiatrist, I treat individuals who are enormously sensitive to slight. The most powerful sensitivities are rooted in traumatic experiences. The answer is not in interrogating and dismissing “sensitivity” but in responding to it skillfully and compassionately. Certainly, cognitive distortions are often at work, but Lukianoff and Haidt oversimplify the challenge in their Atlantic article. The victim of trauma develops a narrative about threat, which can translate into knee-jerk reflexes and over-identification with thoughts and emotions. In trying to make sense of the world and keep themselves safe, the traumatized person can attach to a worldview that sees threat in every interaction. At worst, this can become an extreme loss of trust, paranoia, and creation of a victim identity that makes … [Read more...] about The Assault on the American Mind
In 2008, The Pew Research Center conducted a survey of 2,260 American adults. They asked participants to identify “the place in your heart you consider to be home.” Thirty-eight percent of the respondents did not identify the place that they were currently living to be “home”; 26 percent reported that “home” was where they were born or raised; 22 percent said that it was where they lived now; 18 percent identified home as the place that they had lived the longest; 15 percent felt that it was where their family had come from, and 4 percent said that home was where they had gone to high school. … [Read more...] about How Immigrants Perceive Home and Identity
Cultures evolve through interconnection with others as a result of all kinds of human motivation, not all of it very pretty, though some is very well meant: one country invades another and conquers its people; one group captures people from another and enslaves them to exploit their labor; religious groups send their missionaries to try to help people in other countries and to proselytize for their faith; corporations open factories and other businesses where it makes financial sense to do so to enhance profits; refugees fleeing horrible circumstances emigrate to places where they hope to be safe and have a chance for a better life; and now the Internet streams news and entertainment from one country into another as commerce helps bring great products to us that can enrich our lives. All these exchanges influence everyone involved in them. Even the missionaries sometimes go native, as it is called, adopting many of the practices of the people they went to save. … [Read more...] about Finding Yourself and Expanding Your Horizons
Then early humans appeared on the scene. Humans were good hunters, but were not much into maintaining sanitary conditions. That meant that whatever parts of the animal that they killed which were not needed (bones, entrails, scraps and hides) were tossed into garbage heaps outside of the village or camp. The wild canines (in most cases wolves) saw all of this wasted food which could be obtained by them without the danger of an actual hunt. So they began to hang around the human settlements in order to avail themselves of this free buffet. After a while these wild ancestors of our dogs began to consider the area around the human settlements as part of their own territory and would therefore setup a commotion whenever the village was approached by a stranger or a wild animal. This greatly improved the safety of these early human communities because it served as an early warning for potential trouble. … [Read more...] about Why Do Dogs Seem to Hate the Postman?