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  • Regina shared from An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain by Diane Ackerman
    The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them a touch is a blow, a
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  • Regina shared from An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain by Diane Ackerman
    Canada geese mate for life, with the male singing one part of their song, the female the other. After a mate dies, the survivor sings both parts to keep the whole song alive.
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  • Regina shared from Mastery by Robert Greene
    You possess a kind of inner force that seeks to guide you toward your Life’s Task—what you are meant to accomplish in the time that you have to live. In childhood this force was clear to you. It directed you toward activities and subjects that fit your natural inclinations, that sparked a curiosity that was deep and primal. In the intervening years, the force tends to fade in and out as you listen more to parents and peers, to the daily anxieties that wear away at you. This can be the source of your unhappiness—your lack of connection to who you are and what makes you unique. The first move...
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  • Regina shared from Moral Blindness: The Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman, Leonidas Donskis
    Two of the manifestations of the new evil: insensitivity to human suffering, and the desire to colonize privacy by taking away a person’s secret, the something that should never be talked about and made public. The global use of others’ biographies, intimacies, lives and experiences is a symptom of insensitivity and meaninglessness.
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  • Regina shared from La fascinante historia de las palabras (Spanish Edition) by Ricardo Soca
    ¿Sabías acaso, lector, que un instrumentista vienés bautizó al acordeón, un químico alemán a la aspirina, un economista francés a la burocracia, un médico poeta italiano a la sífilis, y un navegante cartaginés al gorila?
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  • Regina shared from How Pleasure Works: Why we like what we like by Paul Bloom
    It seems an unaccountable pleasure18 which the spectators of a well-written tragedy receive from sorrow, terror, anxiety, and other passions that are in themselves disagreeable and uneasy. The more they are touched and affected, the more they are delighted with the spectacle. … They are pleased in proportion as they are afflicted, and never are so happy as when they employ tears, sobs, cries, to give vent to their sorrow, and relieve their heart, swoln with the tenderest sympathy and compassion.
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  • Regina shared from How Pleasure Works: Why we like what we like by Paul Bloom
    A simple illustration of this is pornography. Many people enjoy looking at attractive naked people, for mundane Darwinian reasons. But there aren’t always attractive naked people around when you need them. So we have created two-dimensional surrogates22 that simulate the experience, and hence inspire much the same reaction of lust that would be inspired by the real thing. You are not responding to the surrogate as an artwork, you are responding to the naked woman (or man, or couple, or threesome, etc.) that is represented. The pleasure of sham nudity isn’t limited to humans. In a recent study,...
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  • Regina shared from How Pleasure Works: Why we like what we like by Paul Bloom
    Our evolutionary history is also reflected in our minds. Human males tend to have more of an interest in sex with multiple partners and are more easily aroused by, and interested in, anonymous sex. As far as we know, this is true everywhere on Earth; the study of sex differences is one of the few areas in psychology8 in which scientists have done the relevant cross-cultural research. Prostitution exists largely to satisfy this male desire for variety, as does pornography. There are male prostitutes and depictions of male nudity and male sexuality in pornography, but, for the most part, these exist...
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