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Forum: The Human Condition

All things having to do with being human; Psychology issues, sociopathy, psychopathy, authoritarianism, ponerology, etc...

  1. Talent or Brain Damage?

    Talent or brain damage, or is there no clear distinction? In most cases, scientists attribute enhanced brain activity to neuroplasticity, the...

    Started by AutumnW, 17th October 2019 20:36
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  2. Very Few People Can Actually Think

    that was a quote i heard by a popular intellectual today: "very few people can actually think." and i wondered what exactly the man had meant by...

    Started by Mike, 16th October 2019 00:50
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  3. 20 Basic Tactics Used By Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths To manipulate And Silence A Prey

    The numerous tactics that narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths use to manipulate and silence you Shahida Arabi...

    Started by Hervé, 24th April 2017 14:33
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  4. Millennials and mental health

    We've had our share of "troubled youth" on Avalon. Here's a startling story: ...

    Started by TomKat, 10th October 2019 01:09
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  5. The Great Quotes thread

    I can't believe no thread on this has been started(at least I couldn't find one in the 'check if already posted option'). I collect quotes :) It's my...

    Started by Omni, 5th July 2014 13:11
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  6. Why does pornography work?

    Can logic and thinking override instinct? why does who's doing who, matter to so many people ? Go to a party , an art opening, and want to get...

    Started by thepainterdoug, 8th October 2019 02:15
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    human biology, instinct, pornography, sex, society
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    17th October 2019 11:31 Go to last post
  7. The 5 second rule that tricks your brain

    THE 5 SECOND RULE THAT TRICKS YOUR BRAIN INTO DOING THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO DO - but probably should Why do we procrastinate? Our brain is trying...

    Started by Franny, 15th October 2019 20:29
    • Replies: 1
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  8. The beauty and the pain of being human. Images.

    I discovered the immensely rich and diverse blog of the American photojournalist Steve McCurry – to go through it is kind of addicting, but it would...

    Started by Iloveyou, 21st October 2015 19:54
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  9. U.S. Corporate and State Prison System Charges Room and Board!

    Read it and Weep States, in the name of austerity, have stopped providing prisoners with essential items including shoes, extra blankets and even...

    Started by AutumnW, 13th October 2019 23:35
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  10. Lightbulb A space to live and a time to manifest

    Wrong Place to this thread.. please delete It I apologize ... . . --edit-- I'm absolutely sure I did nothing wrong, but even so, I...

    Started by rogparan, 9th October 2019 10:43
    energy, negative, positive, space, time
    • Replies: 6
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  11. The Decline of Modern Man (Masculinity)

    I feel this topic has been lightly touched on here over in the semi-recent past. I have had come things happen in my personal life that have...

    Started by TargeT, 11th August 2018 07:49
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  12. THE CRASH REEL: Different ways to be a hero

    In the astonishing rock climbing documentary Free Solo — see this thread — we see Alex Honnold, at the very pinnacle of theoretical human ability, ...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 21st February 2019 13:07
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  13. American gymnast, Simone Biles

    Can you believe this awesome American gymnast got a low score for this??? This young woman has skills galore. Check it out: 2fdp8SVOSF4 ...

    Started by Maia Gabrial, 9th October 2019 21:43
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  14. The Occult World of CG Jung

    I have submitted this fascinating article about Jung as it was his books and essays that opened up my mind years ago to "The Age of Aquarius" and...

    Started by rosie, 13th July 2010 17:52
    • Replies: 12
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  15. Sherpas on Everest: the real mountaineers who make it all possible

    A recent, alternative perspective regarding climbing Everest, and what it means to the sherpas. ( No disrespect meant to any climbers of Everest...

    Started by onawah, 30th November 2018 05:29
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  16. Cultural Critique, Social Engineering or ...?

    When is a play, movie, novel, essay, sculpture, painting, etc. a cultural critique? When is it social engineering? Is it ever solely one or the...

    Started by Cara, 7th October 2019 17:48
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  17. The Internet and The Shadow

    The 'Shadow' here refers to the concept popularized by Carl Jung: that part of us (Jung said in all of us, dormant or otherwise) that's maybe a kind...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 29th September 2019 15:43
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  18. Akiane Kramarik: an unbelievably gifted young artist

    Click this link to see this young girl's artwork, and prepare to be astonished. "God is her art teacher", she says. :sun: https://akiane.com...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 30th September 2019 14:00
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  19. Lightbulb Extraordinary People

    I would like to honour and dedicate this thread to all the extraordinary people who have ever graced this world with their presence. These may...

    Started by Constance, 8th August 2019 23:50
    • Replies: 18
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    1st October 2019 00:35 Go to last post
  20. A campfire chat with the moderators :)

    Hey there everyone :flower: There is nothing like sitting around a campfire and watching it as it crackles and glows brightly. The moderators...

    Started by Constance, 11th July 2019 02:55
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  21. Transformative Trauma

    This thread was inspired by Cara mostly, after a small exchange we had on the ask the mods thread. Her question was: what is the most...

    Started by Mike, 1st August 2019 05:19
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd September 2019 15:20 Go to last post
  22. Possible view of the big picture

    My evolving summary in 10 pictures

    Started by Ron Mauer Sr, 12th July 2018 22:28
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  23. Tales from the Taxi ?

    Hello Avalon. I'm thinking about starting this new thread called( Tales from the Taxi ). I'm driving a Taxi right now to pay the bills while I work...

    Started by jagman, 11th September 2019 23:35
    • Replies: 12
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  24. WE FALL IN LOVE WITH BODIES, not people

    I was prompted to post this after seeing the movie Vanilla Sky tonight. Has anyone seen the movie "Open your Eyes" ? or its remake, Vanilla Sky? ...

    Started by thepainterdoug, 16th September 2019 01:09
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    attraction, beauty, love . illusion, movies
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  25. Yeasting your boogo — Or, where does your ego strength come from?

    This may be an interesting topic to discuss, and share some perceptions and experiences. It's not about egotism, or narcissism of any kind. It's...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 4th September 2019 13:03
    • Replies: 15
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    13th September 2019 10:42 Go to last post
  26. Keeping an eye on Africa

    Keeping an eye on Africa This thread shall be dedicated to all topics regarding Africa. Current events, politics, history, cultures,...

    Started by Iloveyou, 30th April 2019 07:50
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  27. Stabbings—shootings—conflict: the ego connection

    The ego is the culprit. Years ago I posted a lot about the ego what it is and how to transcend--mainly based on the books by the late Dr David...

    Started by greybeard, 10th September 2019 17:53
    • Replies: 7
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  28. Survey: Left or Right?

    I notice on TV that most of the people are left-eye dominant (left bigger than the right, more personality coming through the left eye). That would...

    Started by TomKat, 8th September 2019 13:26
    • Replies: 3
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  29. Sexsomnia and you...

    Much to my dismay, I've discovered that Sexsomnia is a legitimate disorder which is affecting people. Also known as 'Sleep Sex', it's like...

    Started by petra, 1st August 2019 13:16
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