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Forum: The Human Condition

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

  1. 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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    • Views: 3,687
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  2. Exposing Yourself To Malevolence

    I've been thinking about this concept lately, and I think it holds enormous value. Why? Answer: Relativity. For example: say you did 10...

    Started by Mike, 11th August 2019 17:22
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The story of an epiphany. Should a toxic person leave a group, or hang in there and change their life?

    ------- Hi, All: This is a true story of an experience I had on a personal development training course about a dozen years ago, in the UK. Many...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 13th September 2013 15:29
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    14th August 2019 22:40 Go to last post
  6. 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: 17
    • Views: 682
    12th August 2019 21:42 Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 810
    8th August 2019 14:50 Go to last post
  8. A Barbarian And A Poet

    Be a barbarian and a poet. It sounds like the type of wisdom a mafia don might impart to a young upstart in raspy, hushed tones. But I think...

    Started by Mike, 30th July 2018 06:40
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    7th August 2019 14:39 Go to last post
  9. Love is

    Let's see some examples of what Love is.

    Started by Ron Mauer Sr, 22nd June 2019 21:57
    • Replies: 4
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    6th August 2019 13:53 Go to last post
  10. Gifts from the Dying

    I came across this presentation today. Perhaps it was the right time. It seems to have come just when I was ready for it. ~~~ Becki Hawkins...

    Started by Cara, 3rd August 2019 14:22
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 505
    4th August 2019 08:04 Go to last post
  11. Scapegoating and Guilt by association?

    How do we know when someone is guilty? If we find that someone is guilty of some infraction or crime, can we extrapolate that guilt to other people...

    Started by Cara, 31st July 2019 05:32
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 487
    3rd August 2019 22:30 Go to last post
  12. 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: 6
    • Views: 461
    2nd August 2019 17:51 Go to last post
  13. Lives Apart: Hermits, Recluses, Mystics and Saints

    Recently, I’ve come across a few short films and blogs exploring the choice made by some - both in ancient and modern times - to live their lives...

    Started by Cara, 13th July 2019 14:15
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 663
    2nd August 2019 12:31 Go to last post
  14. Cool TAKE CARE - Human Perception Can Be Misled !?

    the experiment called 'color assimilation grid illusion', with simply different colored grids laid over a greyscale photo, tricks your brain into...

    Started by rogparan, 31st July 2019 01:36
    color, human condition, human experimentation, illusion, optic
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  15. The mysterious case of the man who draws in his sleep

    What do you make of this? - http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190719-the-mysterious-case-of-the-man-who-draws-in-his-sleep Apparently my sister...

    Started by scotslad, 21st July 2019 18:47
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    31st July 2019 00:57 Go to last post
  16. Children Full of Life

    I wonder who among us had an education like this. I certainly didn't. But as a shot of hope in the arm for the future, this short documentary is...

    Started by Star Mariner, 28th July 2019 14:30
    • Replies: 3
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  17. Inner peace in a modern world (How to have)

    It seems to be a part of the human condition that we can only experience fleeting moments of inner peace. The moment that something external happens...

    Started by Constance, 27th April 2019 07:20
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    awareness, inner peace
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  18. 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
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  19. Brainscans and prisoners: Outing the sociopaths and the domino effect

    Just had a thought. The prisons systems of the world, could move from imprisonment, to actual rehabilitation. To brain-scan every entry, and...

    Started by Carmody, 14th December 2013 18:15
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  20. The intellectual middle ground is not where you go to find friends.

    Believe it or not, this is not a woe is me or "I'm taking off/demand to be unsubscribed" thread, just something on my mind. This isn't directed at...

    Started by Strat, 10th July 2019 22:23
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 341
    11th July 2019 00:08 Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. Reconnecting with alienated family members

    ------- Dear All: Here's a topic which I have no personal experience of, but have in the past been associated with friends who have had deeply...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 10th August 2012 17:34
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    • Replies: 141
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    2nd July 2019 22:38 Go to last post
  23. I want to be a better person

    I want to be a better person. I strive for this each and every day of my life. But what does it take to be THAT? What does it mean to be a...

    Started by Constance, 24th June 2019 03:20
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 634
    26th June 2019 02:08 Go to last post
  24. How does one avoid chaos in their life? What works for you?

    With all of the recent chaos playing out both on Avalon, and in the community at large, I have been pondering my own feelings. And watching others...

    Started by Denise/Dizi, 19th June 2019 22:24
    • Replies: 14
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    26th June 2019 01:01 Go to last post
  25. I shouldn't actually be alive now... :)

    The moderators last night found themselves exchanging some personal stories about all-too-close brushes with death that were really quite hard to...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 21st June 2019 14:33
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    • Replies: 50
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  26. Compartmentalized thinking: lecture by Robert Sapolsky

    Here's a really good lecture by Robert Saplosky on the fallacies of the compartmentalized thinking, they way most of us learn how to think. In...

    Started by DeDukshyn, 20th June 2019 22:51
    lecture, political, thinking
    • Replies: 0
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  27. Jordan Peterson: A Voice Uttering Horse Sense In A Desert Of Thoughts

    Jordan Peterson has been mischaracterized as alt-right Dan Sanchez Intellectual Takeout Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00...

    Started by Hervé, 25th January 2018 15:46
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  28. Question Moments you would not believe - if they weren't recorded

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    Started by Whisper, 24th December 2018 15:21
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  29. [Address] 'The Origins of Political Correctness' | Bill Lind - February 2000

    For anybody who appreciates Jordan Peterson may find this very informative and most interesting address sits very nicely in concert with his world...

    Started by Tintin, 15th June 2019 13:40
    • Replies: 0
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  30. 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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    15th June 2019 09:02 Go to last post

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