Where are you now? How are you living, right at the moment? What is this moment about? Are you really living it here and now? Too many questions to begin with: the present moment. However, the importance of it is more than one might think. The point is that the vast majority of our modern “all the time in a hurry” society tends to see life as a marathon, where every person is in a race for achievements, realization of plans, dreams and goals, etc. Eventually, upon arriving right there, at the finish of your life marathon, you start to understand that there is actually something missing. And the more you think about it, the bigger this something becomes. This is because that part is your entire life. The life that has been lost in the race. The life that will never be repeated, from the starting point.
Since creation human beings have been given a whole set of emotions and feelings. Disregarding whether the feeling is bad or good has its own reason and design. In an article published by Barbara L. Fredrickson titled “The Role of Positive Emotions in Positive Psychology. The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions”, there is a report on detailed research into the roles and effects of positive emotions. However, setting aside the positive feelings which make us more spiritually alive, it is important note that such negative feelings as fear, panic, pain, etc. have their functions as well. One of the most basic imperatives they serve is protection and the instinct for self-preservation. However, it is no less evident that if an individual becomes overly obsessed by one of those negative emotions, the flow of life, as well as all vital activities, may be in jeopardy.
Is simulacrum spreading wider and surrounding us more and more? Are we getting closer to hyperreality, than to real things? YT contributor Valeriia Tsytsyk wrote a blog post on this topic. Would you like to discuss it further? Write your comments below.
Over the past few decades, understanding of the different approaches to work has changed radically. The simple fact of progress and development in varied spheres of human life is more than evident. However, in spite of all the achievements and growth, according to Ben Eubanks, there are still some unresolved issues on such basic matters as communication and cooperation. There are examples of people who are able to handle their work in a great way as individuals but who cannot cooperate with others; and when it comes to the important matter of teamwork, this causes a huge problem or even, in some cases, outright conflict.
Have you ever wondered what is that tiny part of each human being that makes each one of more than 7 billion of us different from all the others? What makes us fall in love, hate, change our inner world, simultaneously changing the world around us? Eventually, what is that force that pushes us to ask such questions? The answer is easy and complicated at once – personality.
If history teaches us to find and keep peace, and if upon reviewing all the terrible conflicts, battles and wars, we start to feel terrified and sorry for those people who were in the middle of painful events, why do we not stop? Why do we develop and create more and more strategies, new equipment, and greater means to deliver violence to harm each other?
What is memory? An immeasurable depth, full of the most individual and unique memories based on our experience; or a system, a mechanism like a hard disk, which can be programmed and filled with data? Whatever it is, memory is unique and requires an individual approach to its exploration, organization, usage, and perfection.
Have you ever had the experience of buying something or doing something, feeling so excited and later, wondering why you did it or actually, what was the force that pushed you to do what you did? The truth is more than simple: 95% of our decisions are made emotionally and unconsciously, and rationalized later, consciously. That is the reason why emotional advertising has made many companies successful ones. Hence, does the message play any role at all, or has it has been irretrievably replaced by emotions?
Go out at any time to any place and I am sure you will not be hard-pressed to find at least one example of people trying to have power over others. Regardless of how awkward for some people it may sound, our world is based on alpha male mentality. We constantly try to take power, beginning in childhood. However, sometimes this impulse may grow into something negative or even dangerous – bullying. What is bullying, and what strategy is best for getting rid of it?