I have written extensively about the human rights concerns that are now driving the “occupy” movement. But this time, I have attempted to capture the gravity of several of these concerns in a new video production.
Most of us have our lists of people whom we regard as profoundly evil. And a number of us also think that the people on our lists are mentally ill, deranged, insane, or crazy. But is being evil really a mark of mental illness? Can moral character determine mental health?
While some occasional guilty feelings can be a spur to making constructive changes, excessive, chronic guilt can destroy the quality of your life. Paying careful attention to the factors discussed in this blog can be an important start to overcoming your irrational guilt.
Many partners who fail to reach a climax during sexual intercourse have no underlying physical problem. Instead, the problem may be due in part or whole to worrying about not being able to perform. In such cases you may need a bit of old fashioned reason rather than a Viagra pill!
This fear will not go away even when you are inebriated or tranquilized; for there is always the future, with its uncertainty, which bleeds through the flimsy veneer of all such makeshift, temporary hiding places. Tranquility is not an option unless you let it be.
It is a good thing to want your kids and other members of your family to be happy and to want to be there for them. But a problem with many moms who worry a lot is that these wants or desires do not stay at the level of wants or desires.
I have a big dilemma. I've applied and been accepted to both a history PhD and a psychology undergraduate degree. I'm really not sure which to do. My head tells me I should pursue history. But my heart tells me to pursue psychology.
How would you like to pay every time you downloaded something from You Tube or spent a while surfing the Net to find an answer to a health question you had? What if your favorite political website moved so slowly that it was near impossible to get to it?
Why does society hate fat people so much? Why is fat considered unattractive? I hate being fat. Yeah, yeah, tell me to exercise and eat less and stop making excuses. Tell me something I don't know.
I don't involve myself in romantic relationships because I am happy the way I am right now....or so I think. Either way is this type of focus on oneself too much of an extreme to better oneself? I want to have more fun than what I'm having but am not able to afford it at the moment. Is this type of extreme detrimental or is it even an extreme at all?
Based on what you say, it appears that your boyfriend has discovered the potential of philosophical thinking to expose irrational ideas and to overcome irrational emotions and behavior. However, he seems to want to use philosophy to overcome all emotions, even healthy ones. This is an extreme that no philosopher (or psychologist) could competently recommend.
It is not that the tension of keen competition is a bad thing. It is rather that feeding the needless stress of faulty thinking (especially, the self-defeating syndrome of demanding perfection/self-damnation) is a bad idea for a coach bent on winning.
Anxiety is one of the most pervasive emotional disturbances people experience. Fortunately, having some philosophical wisdom and critical thinking up your sleeve can help you to tackle this debilitating and self-defeating emotion.
The scope of constitutional safeguards has continued to narrow since the 9-11 attacks, and this slippery slope can be predicted to continue each time the specter of another terrorist attack is raised, unless Americans speak up univocally for freedom.
This blog shows how the power of reason can be used to advance human happiness in the commerce of everyday life. Accordingly, it provides enlightenment and self-help for a wide range of personal, interpersonal, and social issues that can increase our ability to do and feel better.