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Astrology is what I like to believe in

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Astrology is what I like to believe in

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Astrology has humble and ancient roots and it was always believed to have an element of “occult” to it.

If you’ve checked out the statistics, mobile Operators in India seem to be raking in their moolah from Value Added Services, and guess which VAS ( Value Added Service) people are subscribing to on an increasing basis at a pace that is nothing less than scorching. It is Astrology, mostly pertaining to daily, monthly and yearly horoscopes.

The world over, scientists seem to be engrossed in their pedantic debates about the fact that Astrology isn’t even a form of science directly. Opposing the traditional view which thinks otherwise, people in general really don’t care much about it. Astrology has humble and ancient roots and it was always believed to have an element of “occult” to it.

Humans have, for a long time now, wanted to take a peek into the future, to know what is coming, to foresee things and Astrology seems to be the only thing that comes close to saturating this queer little need of ours. Whether it is boxed into the “Science” category or a ‘Pseudoscience” category, it so happens that it had never failed to enthrall people by its sheer power of looking ahead into the future.

From the seemingly cute ‘Romantic Matches’, elaborate analysis on sun signs and some serious future gazing, Astrology was and still is something only the wise people who live in the mountains yonder deal with – the rest of us just ask for it.

The fact of the matter, substantiated by a number of surveys conducted over time, is that there has been a noted increase in the interest towards this subject in the general, and there could never be a solid conclusion as to the fact that Astrology almost borders on the lines of ridiculousness and is thought to be ‘dressed up’ as some kind of science.

Astrology, rests on the belief that one’s life can be predicted by courting one’s birth chart and that there are really a few levels pertaining to one’s soul. The one that is real and that can be seen and scientifically explained and the other that is somewhat mysterious and a place where ” mind and matter may reunite”.


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Skin Care Fundamentals

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Skin Care Fundamentals

Your skin displays your well being. It is your physique’s canvas and among one of its most useful belongings. For good skincare, begin growing wholesome habits that guard your valued possession from outer (and interior) forces. It is the only skin you will ever get. So your everyday habits is very important. Listed below are some

The Wrong Kind Of Power

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The Wrong Kind Of Power

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Davia had been to a firewalking ceremony, and was now hearing things and seeing shadowy figures in the corners of her eye. The experience had opened up something within her, something that had become frightening and hard to manage. “Can you take it away from me?” she pleaded. “I don’t want to have this power anymore.”

I know many people who have gone on weekend spiritual retreats that included meditation and a firewalk, and they’d found the experience fun and empowering. Though I wasn’t familiar with the group that sponsored Davia’s retreat, I’d seen their ads on the Internet, and had met several shamans whose names were associated with the event.

“Davia, tell me what you’re experiencing,” I said. “It’s like I’ve become oversensitive,” she explained. “I feel like the spirit world is squeezing me. It’s difficult to go to the mall now, or anyplace that’s crowded. I start hearing people’s thoughts.”

I recommended Psychic Protection by William Bloom, an intriguing book that’s helped several of my students when they felt overwhelmed after opening their third eye for the first time. Davia dismissed my suggestion. “That’s not what I’m looking for,” she said. “I need someone to take this thing away. It’s like a curse.”

My lips pursed when I heard that word: “curse.” I don’t believe in curses. People have the power to create their own reality, and those who believe they’re cursed do so because it’s easier to blame someone else – or something outside themselves – for their troubles.

“Perhaps what’s happened,” I began, “is that the meditation and firewalk has stimulated your psychic center, which is something new for you. You might want to think about opening your intuitive abilities more slowly and gently. Why don’t you go to meetup.com and see if there’s a meditation group near you to join? I’m sure you’ll feel more secure around like-minded people who’d like to help you.” “No,” she said, “that’s not for me.” She sounded a bit angry. “Isn’t there something you can do right now?”

I sighed and sat back in my chair. I thought of Jane Roberts’ series of books where she channelled Seth, an ascended master. In one book, she related stories of people calling with requests to interpret their dreams or solve their problems.

One man who began meditating said he was contacted by an entity who ordered him to kneel and bow in his presence. Another fellow said Plato materialized on his bedroom ceiling and he felt compelled to become Plato’s slave.

Anyone was works with spirit knows that the spirit world doesn’t make harsh or ridiculous demands on us. If anything, spirit encourages us to keep love in our hearts and, in the words of Ellen DeGeneres, “Be kind to one another.” Spirit doesn’t want power over us – it wants us to discover the power within ourselves. Nothing is stronger than self-empowerment – which is why I don’t believe in curses.

So, sadly, I knew what Davia wanted – she wanted me to solve her problem. She wanted me to snap my fingers, mumble some words and poof all her troubles away. Sorry, Davia, I thought, but I don’t do magic spells. “If you want to explore what might be happening to you, I still believe your best path is to join a meditation group,” I said. “If you want to stop negative thoughts, then stop giving energy to them, and stop letting them rule your life.”

“That’s not what I want,” she said. “Then I wish you peace,” I said, “and I hope you find what you’re looking for.” She hung up. I spoke a healing prayer that I hoped might help Davia, and then hoped that she wouldn’t look for a solution to her dilemma outside of herself, like contacting a psychic scammer who’d promise to remove her “curse” for a few thousand dollars.


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Overview Of Hypnosis

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Overview Of Hypnosis

Hypnosis is state of mind where an individual is subjected to controlled thoughts and behavior. Hypnosis involves two persons – the persons being treated to experiment is called subject while the one conducting the experiment is called hypnotist. The hypnotist takes the subject into the mental state, often termed hypnotized

Can A Dream Tell Us Of The Future?

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Can A Dream Tell Us Of The Future?

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Mankind has been fascinated with our dreams since the first dreamer awoke and wondered about what their visions meant. Much has been written regarding dreams and their meanings or purpose. Since ancient times we have looked to our dreams to find signs of what our future holds. The first written dreams we know of were in 4000 BC.

The earliest writings we have on dreams are primarily texts on their religious and spiritual significance. Most people will spend about one third of their lives asleep. Our dreams are a real part of us but too often they are disregarded. Dreams can give us insight and understanding of our personal lives.

They will help us to understand our past, present, and sometimes our future. All we need to do is to pay attention to our dreams and get to know them. Dreams can hold a message for the future. We have different types of dreams. Often our dreams consist of imagery from our most pressing thoughts and/or personal experiences. Sometimes, however, our dreams can be special.

Our dreams can communicate with us if we allow them too. All we need to is listen. I believe that there are two main types of prophetic dreams. Those that come to us from our “deeper” self, who is much more aware of certain things than we are on a conscious level, and those who may potentially have come from an “outside” source.

Here is an example from my own dream experiences.


I dreamed of death

All I could remember from the dream was seeing a hand laying in gravels. The most noticeable thing was the ring on the hand. It was my ring. I recognized it without any doubt. Even though this was the only image I could recall from the nightmare I knew that the dream was about a death. I could feel it strongly when I woke up.

I had all but forgotten the events of the dream but the emotions were still vivid. The ring was an Army Boot Camp ring made very similar to a class ring. After I had the dream I never wore it again. Eventually I sold it to a friend of mine who had attended the same boot camp. A few years later I received a call. My friend had been murdered. He was found lying in rocks and dirt with that ring on his hand.

Did my dream forewarn me of this event? I think it is a possibility. What was the dream trying to communicate to me? I had assumed that the dream was about my death. I had also assumed that the ring was somehow a participant in my death. I stopped wearing the ring as though that would prevent the warned death.

Perhaps the dream was simply telling me that my friend would die with that ring on his hand. Whenever we have a dream that we consider to be prophetic or to have a “meaning” we are faced with the difficult task of interpreting just what the dream means. Dream Symbols most often have very definite meanings but these meanings can vary widely from one person to the next.


That is why we cannot rely too much on definitions given in Dream Symbol Dictionaries. In order to understand the meaning of the symbols within our own dreams we must come to a better and deeper understanding of ourselves. We have to learn what these symbols mean to us because that is how our dreaming mind sees them.

Anything within your dream can be a symbol. An example of a symbol in a dream is a snake. A snake can have many different meanings to different people. As with all other dream symbols they can also have a different meaning for the same person at different times in their life. You also have to look at the symbol in the context that it appeared.

What other symbols were present in the dream? The best way to gain a better understanding of what your dream symbols mean to you is to develop your own dream symbol dictionary. Keep as detailed of a dream journal as you can. Don’t just write down a narrative of what occurred but record your feelings and emotions too.

As you continue to write in your journal and re-read your previous entries you will begin to see parallels with your dreams and your life. Gradually you will be able to recognize what the symbols in your dreams are really saying to you.


Youthful And Vibrant Skin By Staying Out Of The Sun

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Youthful And Vibrant Skin By Staying Out Of The Sun

Youthful And Vibrant Skin By Staying Out Of The Sun

A youthful and vibrant skin needs care and maintenance. Billions are spent each year on cosmetic products that promise to delete wrinkles, lighten age spots, and eliminate itching, flaking, or redness. But the simplest and cheapest way to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking is to stay out of the sun.

Sunlight is a major cause of wrinkles, dryness, and age spots. Your skin does change with age. For instance, you sweat less which leads to increased dryness. Aging skin becomes thinner and loses fat, so it looks less plump and smooth. Underlying structures, veins and bones in particular, become more prominent.

Your skin can also take longer to recover when injured. These changes can be drastically delayed by staying out of the sun. Although nothing can totally undo sun damage, the skin sometimes can restore itself. So, it’s never too late to protect yourself from the harmful results of the sun.

5 Ways to slow the aging process:

Wear protective clothing

A hat with a wide brim shades your neck, ears, eyes, and head. Look for sunglasses with a label saying the glasses block 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s rays. Wear loose, lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants or long skirts when in the sun.

Check your skin often

Look for changes in the size, shape, color, or feel of birthmarks, moles, and spots. If you find any changes that worry you, see a doctor. Physicians suggests that older, fair-skinned people have a yearly skin check by a doctor as part of a regular physical exam.

Avoid artificial tanning

Don’t use sunlamps and tanning beds, as well as tanning pills and tanning makeup. Tanning pills have a color additive that turns your skin orange after you take them. The FDA has approved this color additive for coloring foods but not for tanning the skin. The large amount of color additive in tanning pills may be harmful. Tanning make-up products are not suntan lotions and will not protect your skin from the sun.

Use sunscreen

Sunscreens are rated in strength according to a sun protection factor (SPF), which ranges from 2 to 30 or higher. A higher number means longer protection. Buy products with an SPF number of 15 or higher. Also look for products whose label says: broad spectrum (meaning they protect against both types of harmful sun rays UVA and UVB) and water resistant (meaning they stay on your skin longer, even if you get wet or sweat a lot). Remember to reapply the lotion as needed.

Stay out of the sun

Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is when the sun?s UV rays are strongest. Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies. Harmful rays pass through clouds. UV radiation also can pass through water, so don’t assume you’re safe if you?re in the water and feeling cool.

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Wear protective clothing

Check your skin often

Check your skin often

Avoid artificial tanning

Avoid artificial tanning

use sunscreen

Use sunscreen

Stay out of the sun

Stay out of the sun


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10 Tips For Hair Combing

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10 Tips For Hair Combing

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Most people consider hair combing a routine activity. There are people who keep a particular hair style throughout their life. On the other hand, younger generations adopt new hair styles according to new trends.

To have a healthy hair, proper nutrition is required. General health has direct relation with the quality and quantity of hair. In order to make your hair beautiful, you need regular washing, use of hair oil, proper combing, etc.

Tips for combing hair:

1. To choose the best comb, you must take into account the nature of your hair (soft or hard, short or long), convenience and style.

2. Combing hair should be done with greatest care and concentration. If you comb without any care, you can cause damage to your hair.

3. Combing hair should be done gently. A vigorous combing can encourage hair falling.

4. Do not comb wet hair. First dry your hair with a towel and then put some oil and gently massage it. After this is done, the combing will be easy and undamaging.

5. Combing hair in the opposite direction of hairs must be avoided. This will cause hair falling.

6. Vigorous combing in backward direction can cause traction baldness.

7. Frequent combing can damage the hair follicles and the scalp. Combing hair 2 or 3 times in a day is sufficient.

8. The tooth of the comb must not be sharp. The comb should not be pressed too tightly on the scalp.

9. Clean the comb before and after use in order to prevent hair and dirt from depositing in the gap. Combing hair with dirty comb can be difficult and painful.

10. Do not use other people’s combs. This will prevent fungal and bacterial infections.

 


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Cosmetic Surgery In A Nutshell

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Cosmetic Surgery In A Nutshell

Cosmetic surgery, like other forms of elective surgery, involves a physical change to one’s appearance. Also known as plastic surgery, there are two kinds: cosmetic and reconstruction. The latter involves returning an individual’s sense of self after some form of injury and/or illness. The former allows the ability to overcome the physical

A Holistic Approach To Skin Health

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A Holistic Approach To Skin Health

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Skin health is crucial for beauty and general health, even if most of us are interested in knowing how to keep skin looking healthy, rather than really keeping it healthy.

The skin is the largest organ in the body.

It defends against disease and infection, regulates temperature and even aids in vitamin production. The best way to keep skin looking healthy – young, fair, radiant, supple, soft and wrinkle free – is to keep out of the sun.

Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun bring about a healthy-looking tan, but do much damage to the skin in terms of pigmentation, sunburn and loss of elasticity.

These can lead to premature aging in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, dark skin, uneven skin tone, loss of translucency, enlarged pores and dryness. Even the best of genetics, topical skin lightening treatments and oral skin supplements would be of little use if one tans mercilessly and regularly. Keeping out of the sun helps, but if you cannot avoid it, you will have to ensure that you use a sunscreen.

This is especially crucial if sun exposure is for an extended period of time. Assuming that one is already sensible about sun exposure, how can we then further improve our skin condition? We know that certain oral supplements are effective for good skin health, but which are these supplements and how effective are they?

Supplement From Within:

The first group would be vitamins and minerals, essential for proper functioning of every organ. The vitamins and minerals that can affect skin health include the B-complex, especially B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B12 (cyancobalamine). Overt deficiencies of vitamins B1 and B2 are known to cause special forms of dermatitis (a kind of skin inflammation).

B12 deficiency is particularly detrimental to neurons and rapidly dividing cells, including skin cells. Besides the B vitamins, deficiency of vitamin C, iron and copper also affect skin health. All three are important for the synthesis of collagen, a key structural protein in the skin, which fills the skin and gives it tone.

Vitamin A is critical for the normal life cycle of skin cells. Vitamin A deficiency causes skin to become dry, fragile and prone to wrinkles. On the other hand, excessive Vitamin A intake may cause serious toxicity and should be avoided.

Vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene have been touted as anti-oxidants that reduce free radicals. (Free radicals result in skin degeneration and aging.) However, while free radicals and the role of anti-oxidants are beyond doubt, clinical results have not conclusively proved if supplementary vitamins and other micronutrients improve the skin quality and defy the aging process.

Excessive doses can be just as harmful as deficiencies, so it is best to abide by the recommended daily allowance (RDA).

Topical Help:

Oral supplements should go hand-in-hand with topical applications – sunscreen of at least SPF 30, creams (preferably with skin whitening agents) and moisturizer (preferably with skin lightening agents). Compared with topical applications, the effects of oral supplements are slower and more subtle. Consumers have to be realistic about their expectations because results certainly will not be seen in 7 days or 2 weeks.

Recommended holistic approach to skin health, comprising:

  • A healthy balanced diet comprising all food groups as well as vitamins, minerals and micronutrients.
  • Keep a happy positive mood. It is well documented that some skin conditions – such as acne and eczema – are more prevalent among the stressed.
  • If you smoke, quit smoking. Smoke causes free radicals, damages the microcirculation of skin and also causes staining of teeth and other discoloration.
  • Minimize sun exposure and use a good sunscreen on a daily basis.

That Little Green Eyed Monster

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That Little Green Eyed Monster

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What do you do when that little, green eyed monster, as it’s so often called, jealousy bites you? It can happen to the best of couples, no matter what stage your relationship is in. Sometimes, it feels like there is no defense against this ridge building phenomenon. Most people are not jealous by nature but jealousy is usually put into action by some event, situation or another person.

If you are insecure about your relationship and very dependent on your lover you are likely to be jealous. After jealousy creeps in we begin to spy on our lover, worrying about the situation and reviewing the evidence. Suspicion is a strong emotion here. If we decide there is a threat to our love, we can have a very wide range of responses like clinging dependency, violent rage at the competitor or the partner, self-criticism, and depression with suicidal thoughts.

But is there any way to conquer this feeling and overcome jealousy?  Here are some ways you can handle jealousy:

1. Isolate the cause of jealousy.

You may think that jealousy is caused by your partner looking sexy or by a certain person at work. But that isn’t the real cause. That is just a symptom.

Try to understand what the real cause is, so that you can then work on finding a solution.


2. Focus on eliminating one jealousy trigger.

You also need to realise that jealousy can be overcome easily. So start out by focusing on an activity where you work through one of the main triggers for your jealousy and try to find the cause.


3. Build up your self-esteem.

Most of the jealousy situations are caused by the jealous lovers feeling that they are not good enough for their partners. They feel inadequate and they feel that their partner would leave them for someone else, if given half a chance. So one key thing to work on is to build up your self-esteem.


 

Dealing With The After-Effects Of Cheating

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Dealing With The After-Effects Of Cheating

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When you get over the primarily stage of bewilderment after finding out your spouse is cheating on you, this is the time that you should begin going through the other healing stages.

Did this really happen?, Why me? and What did I do to deserve this? Are just some of the questions which you might be asking yourself after you determined that your spouse has cheated on you. Then comes the time when you mentally hit yourself in the head for ignoring the signs, which should have been your clue that there is something amiss with the relationship in the first place.

After you discover that your spouse has cheated on you, it is the after-effect that is more tricky to deal with.


How People come to grips with Cheating

If you are the injured person who discovered that your spouse has been cheating on you, the first thing that you must realize is that individuals deal with this particular dilemma differently. Your reaction and the questions to come filling your head will depend on how the relationship went in the first place, as well as the situations surrounding the infidelity.

There are individuals who will originally feel anger towards their spouse who cheated on them. For others, devastation and then feeling as if the world came crumbling down on them is the original response. Then, there are individuals who feel remorse or guilt, saying that they should have seen it coming or they are the ones that are at fault that resulted in cheating.


Going through the Healing Stages

When you get over the primarily stage of bewilderment after finding out your spouse is cheating on you, this is the time that you should begin going through the other healing stages. Perhaps the most essential thing that you must look at is your own best interest and that of your children if you have any.

As soon as you are past the original shock, next comes the realization and the wondering what best to do, and that is never an simple answer. The answer to this requires inner stillness and peace of mind which is difficult to see when in the middle of such shock, thus the dilemma and why some people get stuck or feel trapped.

Do you really want to remain in the relationship and work things out with your spouse? Do you think you could ever really find it in your spirit to forgive the offender? If you do decide to forgive, be certainer that you have gotten all the emotions which you have out of the way, and get the pledge from your spouse that things will be different this time around.

Yes, this is easier said than done, but achievable.


Moving on

The last – and most important stage – is the moving on stage. Whether you choose to start over solo or together, you MUST make sure you are already healed. This way, any issues that plagued your relationship will not be carried over to your new relationship or the revived one.

Be certain that you have forgiven yourself and your spouse, which is the only time that you can truly deal with the after effects of cheating – and ultimately move on.

Yes, you can forgive and split up, or forgive and then remain together.

At times parting ways is the only remedy, but does not necessarily mean that you don’t forgive, it only means that there is recognition that the relationship which once was, has served its purpose in your life and it is time to move on to higher ground.


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Find Happiness By Giving Happiness

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Find Happiness By Giving Happiness

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“There is a wonderful, mystical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life – happiness, freedom, and peace of mind – are always attained by giving them to someone else.”


Have you ever heard this quote? It’s so true, isn’t it? I don’t know who it was who first said those wise words, but I have no doubt they lived a very happy life, because they have discovered one of the secrets to happiness. In fact, the secret to success in all endeavours is found in this quote. No matter what you desire, give first and you will receive. If you want to receive love, then give love. Not exclusively to one person, but to everyone and everything.

Express love to your life, your circumstances, your friends and family, and even the people you pass in the street. If you love all, you will receive love back, and you’ll become the kind of person who attracts that special person, and those special relationships, and a life of blissful love. If you want to get rich then don’t do it through the dog-eat-dog world of competition and win-lose deals.

 

You get rich through co-operation rather than competition. You get rich through providing win-win deals. You get rich through providing others with the opportunities to improve their own lives.

Once again, give and you will receive so much more back. The same applies to happiness. If you want to be happy, give happiness.


Turn your focus around. It’s not all about you. Look out into the world and find opportunities to give happiness.


James Matthew Barrie said, “Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” The great Mark Twain said, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” Give happiness and you will get happiness. It’s the only way. Who can you make happy today? Who can you go and see, just to hang out together? Who can you phone to tell them you miss them?

It doesn’t take much. Smile to someone who is feeling down. Hold a door open for someone behind you. Compliment someone on their clothing. Thank someone for a job well done at work. Happiness is so easy. Just give it to someone else, and you’ll find more than enough is magically left behind for you. Give happiness. Be happy. And smile!


More info: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/emotional-fitness/


 

People are selfish by nature

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People are selfish by nature

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There is no such thing as an unselfish act because people are selfish by nature. Maybe that doesn’t make a lot of sense; people are always doing nice things for each other. Giving money, volunteering, donating food and supplies to a needy nation. They are all selfless acts of charity. Well, that is wrong. There is no such thing as an unselfish act. Every act is selfish.

While some acts may be more or less selfish than others, no act is purely unselfish. Many factors contribute to the selfishness of an act. Obviously, handing money to a homeless person is less selfish than killing another person for their money. The big question is, “Why is helping other people selfish?” To answer that question, another question has to be asked. That question is, “Why do we help other people?” The answer is hidden, but easily uncovered.


There are reasons why we help people

One of them is the feeling we get when we help another person, that feeling of pride, responsibility, and great generosity. When you help another person, you feel good about what you did, that you are important and unselfish and are a deserving human being. Would we do acts if we did not get this feeling? Perhaps, but there is yet another factor contributing to the need for humans to help others.

Humans feel they have to help others, in order to be good people. When one is walking down the street and encounters a homeless person, depending on the person, they will feel compelled to help that human out, by giving some money. It feels obligatory, like there is no choice. And of course, accompanying the donation comes the “generous” feeling.


In some cases, a huge factor that forces one to help another is guilt

Back to the homeless example, you might feel guilty seeing someone less fortunate then you, therefore you help them because you feel guilty. Or, you might be at a water fountain, and there is a long line behind you. While you might want more water, you stop anyway, because my staying there, the guilt grows and grows by each second, until it is unbearable. Of course, if the person doing the drinking is guiltless, that person won’t move.

For that person, their simply is no reason to move, therefore, the person doesn’t move. If a person doesn’t get a good feeling out of helping another person, they won’t help them. If somebody doesn’t feel compelled to donate to another person, they won’t donate to them. If somebody doesn’t feel guilt, they won’t have the necessity to perform any guilt-removing action. There is no unselfish act; every single thing that anybody does is at some level selfish.


Perhaps the act most thought of as unselfish is sacrificing your life for someone else

On the contrary, that is the most selfish act in the entire world, as it combines all three of the factors which contribute to a human helping another human. In the last moments before you die for another, one feels a sense of triumph, that they are doing the ultimate deed of righteousness, thereby granting them a happy death.

Perhaps they feel compelled to help that human out, because they did some great misdeed to them and must right it by sacrificing themselves. And finally, perhaps the most powerful, is the guilt. If you let someone else die in your place, you have to live with the horrifying guilt of what you did. So, it’s simply just easier to die instead of going through years of pain.

While it is noble, it is also cowardly, in order to avoid having to face the horrible life after watching someone else die because of you. And of course, if the person doesn’t get any pride, doesn’t feel compelled, and is guiltless, they will not perform the final act.

It’s that simple.


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Human Nature – The Reality

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What is the human nature in it self? In the ancient and medieval philosophy the self was synonymous with the soul and the soul was believed to be an indestructible substance which existed before its temporary conjunction with the material body and which survives the dissolution of the body.

The notion of the soul was taken over from primitive thought and was refined and elaborated by philosophers. Aristotle was the only great philosopher who rejected this view and propounded a theory more in consonance with natural science. He regarded the soul as the entelechy of the body and as it was the form of the body, it was also inseparable from it.

The soul was thus placed squarely in the system of natural phenomena. However, for centuries after Aristotle both scientists and philosophers unquestionably accepted the older view of an independent and supernatural soul. It was challenged only when modem science was well under way. In the eighteenth century the term self came into vogue.

It had advantage of being closer to nature than the term soul, which had a super naturalistic flavor. The self was regarded as the subject of experience. It was regarded as free and not subject to natural laws. Human delivered the coup de grace to the popular belief in an independent self and replaced it with empirical self as merely a succession of ideas which are related to each other externally by virtue of existing in the same or successive states of consciousness.

In the modern psychology the concept of personality has supplanted the older concept of self. The psychologist now studies the origin of personality and the process of its development as well as the process of its disintegration in abnormal cases. Personality is conceived not as an entity but as the form or pattern which the raw material of mind assumes when it was organized.

The organization of the instinctive urges, tendencies and capacities constitutes the biological equipment of the individual during the formative years of life. According to these views, two factors; the physiological and the social determine the farther course of personality development. The physiologists hold that the hormones secreted by the endocrine glands play a decisive role in the growth and normal functioning of personality.

The social psychologists tend to attach greater importance to the social milieu in which the human child grows up. Personality emerges through the process of socialization. The child internalizes the group code and the social norms which immediately begin to regulate this instinctive urges and motives. The group also assigns to him a particular role and the child develops the capacities and gives free scope to the tendencies which he meets for playing the role successfully. According to this point of view, the individual plays a negligible role in his/her own development.

They remain passive while society moulds him into the form that happens to enjoy social approval at the moment. The inadequacy of this view is obvious two children brought up in the same social environment develop different types of personality. According to psychologists view, personality develops as the result of the reactions of the individual itself.

The important thing for personality isn’t the social influence to which the individual is exposed but the way the process in which he reacts to it. Men, therefore, don’t passively receive but actively acquires personality. The biological factor operating in man is of crucial importance for personality development. However, it will not act to disregard the social factor altogether.

Man has perforce to accommodate himself to the demands of the group on which he is dependent and which provides him with security and necessities of life. According to psychological theory, personality is the product of the interaction between the heredity constitution of man and his social milieu (Blum: Theories of Personality, 1961). The psychologists first analyze personality into traits and then discover that each trait had a certain dimension.

The combined result of these traits was termed as an overall picture of personality or personality profile (King: Reading for an Introduction to Psychology, 1961).


Human Nature – The Reality

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Human Nature – The Reality

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What is the human nature in it self? In the ancient and medieval philosophy the self was synonymous with the soul and the soul was believed to be an indestructible substance which existed before its temporary conjunction with the material body and which survives the dissolution of the body.

The notion of the soul was taken over from primitive thought and was refined and elaborated by philosophers. Aristotle was the only great philosopher who rejected this view and propounded a theory more in consonance with natural science. He regarded the soul as the entelechy of the body and as it was the form of the body, it was also inseparable from it.

The soul was thus placed squarely in the system of natural phenomena. However, for centuries after Aristotle both scientists and philosophers unquestionably accepted the older view of an independent and supernatural soul. It was challenged only when modem science was well under way. In the eighteenth century the term self came into vogue.

It had advantage of being closer to nature than the term soul, which had a super naturalistic flavor. The self was regarded as the subject of experience. It was regarded as free and not subject to natural laws. Human delivered the coup de grace to the popular belief in an independent self and replaced it with empirical self as merely a succession of ideas which are related to each other externally by virtue of existing in the same or successive states of consciousness.

In the modern psychology the concept of personality has supplanted the older concept of self. The psychologist now studies the origin of personality and the process of its development as well as the process of its disintegration in abnormal cases. Personality is conceived not as an entity but as the form or pattern which the raw material of mind assumes when it was organized. 

The organization of the instinctive urges, tendencies and capacities constitutes the biological equipment of the individual during the formative years of life. According to these views, two factors; the physiological and the social determine the farther course of personality development. The physiologists hold that the hormones secreted by the endocrine glands play a decisive role in the growth and normal functioning of personality.

The social psychologists tend to attach greater importance to the social milieu in which the human child grows up. Personality emerges through the process of socialization. The child internalizes the group code and the social norms which immediately begin to regulate this instinctive urges and motives. The group also assigns to him a particular role and the child develops the capacities and gives free scope to the tendencies which he meets for playing the role successfully. According to this point of view, the individual plays a negligible role in his/her own development.

They remain passive while society moulds him into the form that happens to enjoy social approval at the moment. The inadequacy of this view is obvious two children brought up in the same social environment develop different types of personality. According to psychologists view, personality develops as the result of the reactions of the individual itself.

The important thing for personality isn’t the social influence to which the individual is exposed but the way the process in which he reacts to it. Men, therefore, don’t passively receive but actively acquires personality. The biological factor operating in man is of crucial importance for personality development. However, it will not act to disregard the social factor altogether.

Man has perforce to accommodate himself to the demands of the group on which he is dependent and which provides him with security and necessities of life. According to psychological theory, personality is the product of the interaction between the heredity constitution of man and his social milieu (Blum: Theories of Personality, 1961). The psychologists first analyze personality into traits and then discover that each trait had a certain dimension.

The combined result of these traits was termed as an overall picture of personality or personality profile (King: Reading for an Introduction to Psychology, 1961).


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