Category Archives: Psychology

Picked-up Quote on Love

At a reading at the Leipzig Book Fair, Ipicked up the following quote today. Falling in love is just like handing over to someone the power to seriously harm you, but only those who don’t abuse deserve it.

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The rise of necrophilia

In an IKEA ad at youtube (“IKEA Werbung: TV Spot “Gekommen um zu Bleiben” (30 Sek)”).  This women that already passed her prime time long ago complains that her husband misses his virility and it sounds as if a women … Continue reading

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Convey Stupidity

If you want to promote an irrational argument cloak it in wordiness. Or even better create a movie. Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/fatima-bhutto/cinema-can-be-powerful-and-inspiring-but-it-is-never-innocent

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Why donkeys considered stupid and dogs the preferred pet of dictators?

The answer lays with psychology, human psychology. I found this remarkable quote in an Nature article that gives us the clue. “Dogs are the only naturally occurring models of psychiatric [anxiety-]disorders.”[1] During human evolution two kinds of animals were domesticated. … Continue reading

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Peak Beard

– A social psychological explanation of rising number of bearded men. – A few years ago a study appeared that tried to explain the growing popularity of beards. In a nutshell the theory goes that men’s attractiveness to possible mating … Continue reading

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Bird flu is the Loch Ness monster of the 21st century.

In previous centuries, whenever British newspapers sensed a silly season, any evidence however spurious about Nessi the monster from Loch Ness was warmly welcome to fill the newspaper pages. It is similar with bird flu nowadays except that it is … Continue reading

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Ways to Handle Emotional Pain

In general, there are two ways to handle pain: symptomatic and causal treatment. Symptomatic is pain relief without eliminating the cause of pain while causal is eradicating the pain at its root. Whenever possible a causal therapy has to be … Continue reading

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Modern Sutlerism

People are not keen to be reminded of the limitations of their cognitive abilities. That’s a psychological problem. It’s a matter of self defense in those who are not fully conscious of what they are thinking and why, and who … Continue reading

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Western Selection for Ugliness

Quote from facebook. “OMGinger Snaps! Do you know how depressing it is to see that all the most Beautiful women in the world are either in the UKRAINE or Russia……….here in America are all these fat ass women who are … Continue reading

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Depression Is the Natural State

Some people wonder where depression originates from. There is no answer to that question because depression is the natural state. The reason is in our consciousness. If conscious enough to understand how pointless life is, you cannot but be depressed. … Continue reading

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