Choices

1 in 11 people shoplift

Does that number shock you? It shocks me. I read somewhere that 20% of the people have no conscience about committing a crime. They can mentally justify it somehow. Many don’t act on it because of the fear to get caught. Many get away with commuting crimes, and of course about 2%-3% do get caught and are serving time in our jails and prisons.

http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/the-most-shoplifted-items-of-the-season.htm

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35 Years in the making

I give full credit to this guy for tracking his evolution as an adult over 35 years. Wish I had done something like this. Whats the empirical truth in this? Perhaps, “We don’t know where we are going, if we don’t know where we are coming from.” Also would be nice to see how we grow out of old thought patters and adopt new ones based on logic than dogma.

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Chemicals affect the way we think

Here is another example of how our oral intake affects the way we think. It affects our choices, our motivations, and ultimately what we get out of life.

Now while regular food may not have this big an impact, we have strong evidence that suggest eating healthy and eating the right amounts go a long way to keep a well balanced mind.

The article I am referring to is of course:

“Birth Control Pills Affect Women’s Taste in Men”

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=birth-control-pills-affect-womens-taste 

Excerpt from that article is below:
”Recent research suggests that the contraceptive pill—which prevents women from ovulating by fooling their body into believing it is pregnant—could affect which types of men women desire. Going on or off the pill during a relationship, therefore, may tempt a woman away from her man.”

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Want super powers? Do a good or evil deed!

Quote from this interesting study:

“The mere act of kindness, or one of evil, can boost willpower and physical strength, a new study suggests.

The results, based on three experiments, show that those who performed good deeds, or envisioned themselves acting charitably, were able to hold a weight or squeeze a hand grip significantly longer than those who didn’t perform or think about such deeds.

But evil acts appeared to confer similar and perhaps even greater superpowers. “

Source of Story

http://www.livescience.com/culture/etc/090929-good-evil-the-fine-genetic-line.html 

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Stop feeling sorry for yourself – A path to Happiness?

Here is a man, Stephen Fry, who’s biggest preach is to have people stop feeling happy for themselves as a path to happiness. What do you think? I think its a good idea, and will need to do a through analysis on this as the only path to happiness.

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