Sociology

Escape from Evil

Escape From Evil was written by Ernest Becker, the Pulitzer prize winning author of “The Denial of Death,” and is seemingly an interesting book. I haven’t really read much of the book, but was compelled by it to write a review. I’m not going to read it since I don’t have much time to read books that won’t have a direct impact on me. This book can have a direct...

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Creative marketing

The other day I was on 5th street in South Beach, and I saw an advertisement. It had a picture of a silver robot or something like that, and it was advertising Svedka vodka. The ad said “Support Socialized Plastic Surgery.” I found that interesting because vodka distorts your vision and helps you to not care what someone else looks like. So the social surgery idea is brilliant in...

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Happiness

The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 1759  “The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another. . .Some of those situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others, but none of them can deserve to be pursued with that passionate ardour which drives us to violate the rules either of...

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Work on yourself

How do you find the right person? 1. Be clear about what you want and what you don’t want. Remove the scarcity mentality; there are enough good people for you to make a good choice, and not settle, but if you don’t know what you want, you won’t know if it just walked by. 2. Be worthy of that person. Make a list of what kind of person you would have to be to attract the kind of...

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Survival and Replication

I was looking at some sites, and I stumbled upon this… It’s interesting to see the relationship of how we are similar to our ancient ancestors. We are tribal. We seek approval. The list goes on, but below, this over here is the stuff that I wanted to post. Mystery talked about how on an evolutionary scale, humans are meant to do two things, and they are: Survive and Replicate. Men are...

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