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All humans are believers (Big Think)

Big Think title: All humans are believers Big Think subtitle: Belief is not just about God or ghosts.By: Marcelo Gleiser Date: 31 August 2022 "KEY TAKEAWAYS Belief is an essential need for all humans. It is not just about God or ghosts.  Science extends its reach into all aspects of the world, but its reach is not unlimited. We have to choose how to deal...

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Saving grace heals the pains

I noticed the expression above in Cold Case (ie, Se3, Ep7), a crime-drama TV series rated 7.6 in IMDb. This unfamiliar expression raised my curiosity right away. A saving grace is "something positive in an otherwise bad situation". Hence, the addition "heals the pains". My friend's recent death (see my blog) fits the expression above. I'm relieved that his suffering...

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Happiness is (not) a choice.

Several days ago, I noticed this quote by Ralph Marston (1907-1967) again: "Happiness is a choice; not a result." If this would be true then why do so many people not make that "choice" for happiness? Given the pursuit of happiness by so many people, a result is (much) more likely than a choice. There is some truth in Ralph Marston's saying. In my view, however,...

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Depression is not a chemical imbalance in the brain.

On 21 May 2013, at about 4PM, it felt as if someone pushed a button at the back of my head during a meeting at work. My body then refused to follow my brain's instructions. Anything not work-related was not a problem (eg, driving home). After listening to my story, my doctor did not prescribe medication. On 20 July 2022, University College London published a "major...

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Quitting dating is like quitting smoking

I hesitate writing this. I prefer not to give up on Hope. Dating at my age is becoming increasingly discouraging and sometimes outright depressing. I'm not alone in my view. Several people already said the same to me. Some stopped entirely. Last Sunday, someone used my fishing in troubled waters analogy. That analogy captures various aspects like demographics,...

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Does having choice suggest free will?

Recently, I heard these phrases again: "I did not have a choice!!" and "We all have a choice." I have said latter myself as well when people claim that they did not have a choice in a given situation. Perhaps, I was wrong. Last Wednesday, this thought entered my mind: Does having choice suggest free will? Once you consciously monitor what you're doing at any given...

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