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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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Dark Side of Humanity

In moments of life and death, or moments where people break the mold to unleash some dark personality they harbor we discover what humanity is capable of if left unchecked. The below url captures pictures from such moments and gives us a peek of our nature if we entertain and encourage our dark side.

Careful the pictures are disturbing.

http://www.myinterestingfiles.com/2007/05/unforgettable-photos.html

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Limitations of Human Memory

Empirical truth about memory is that it is not a reliable source of information no matter how confident one feels on how things occur. Check out your own memory and see how it fares. Note that many a historical/religious documents were written based on memory,  it is prudent to take ancient literature with a skeptical mind.

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Innocent people are capable of evil if they don’t trust their own instincts

Its possible for more assertive people to get most of the people to do many “evil” things in the proper environment. Its also possible for “stronger personalities” to force a certain dogma on anyone incapable for thinking for themselves.

It is critical that we develop our sense of right or wrong to prevent ourselves from being swayed by external forces.


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