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“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time”

Chuck Palahnuick , author of the novel turned movie, fight club,  never got it so right as in the moment he had his main character explain the existential crisis his life was becoming. All people have these moments of self reflection where they begin to question everything in their lives and the impact they will have upon the world. However some take this moment to contemplate what to with said life, while other become overwhelmed by the life they see before them. These people begin to question everything they are doing and everything they want to do. They begin to question their previous life choices, and all the decisions they have made up until this point and begin to fear that perhaps they have wasted a part of their life.

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Keeping A Dream Journal Can Help You Learn To Lucid Dream

Lucid dreaming, the act of being aware of and in control of your dreams, is something that has been practiced and studied for many years. In fact, lucid dreaming has been traced back to Hindu traditions since before 1000BC. These beliefs spread to Tibet where Bonpo Shamanism claims that they have been utilizing lucid dreaming in their meditations for the past 12,000 years. Around 350BC, famous Greek philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato all believed that dreams had a solid foundation in philosophy. Aristotle wrote, “when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which tells us that what presents itself is but a dream,” in his book On Dreams. The concept of lucid dreaming continued to spread, and in 415AD, the first written record of lucid dreaming was reported. However, Judea-Christian cultures were extremely skeptical of this practice, as they believed that dreaming came from demons. Some Christian groups today continue to believe that lucid dreaming is an act of witchcraft and satanism, and most of the population won’t acknowledge the validity of lucid dreaming. It wouldn’t be until 1978 when scientists would begin to explore the possibilities of what lucid dreaming is and what it could achieve.

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Men who have more trouble controlling laughter also have more trouble controlling sexual arousal

Have ever experienced something so funny that you just had to laugh out loud? In fact it was so funny you literally could not contain your laughter; it all just came pouring out of you. Of course most people have experienced such an event at least once in their lives and can attest to the fact that sometimes laughter is uncontrollable. However, sometimes, it can be more of a proven then initially anticipated.

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On the Theory of Identity

Countless people have struggled to form their identity, specifically teens. They try on masks, all seeing if one would be the perfect fit, or maybe something they can work with. This has caught the attention of Erik Erikson, a developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on Psychosocial Development.

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We Are Drawn To People With Better Immune Systems

I know everyone talks about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, or that looks are something that people see (I can just hear my friend saying something along the lines of “that gurl was bad” in reference to a pretty girl that walked by) and gage attractiveness on. But what about other factors? Sure people go straight to things like personality and sense of humor, but does anyone ever think, smell? Well I’m sure it’s given a pre-functionary mentions, as in “if they don’t smell then that’s good, but no one ever really goes into attraction based on smell. 

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The Last Things You Do Or Think About Before You Fall Asleep Can Influence What You Dream About.

The dream world which we all experience is one that is still somewhat shrouded in mystery. No one can say anything for sure about dreams except that they really are just a whole other world. Dreams can range from anything to simple colors or long drawn out events. They could be good or bad, happy or sad, and sometimes easily forgotten. However, in every case, dreams offer an insight into the subconscious mind and another world to explore. However is it possible to alter and control your dreams in some way.

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When Our Thoughts, Feelings And Behaviors Are All Congruent We Are Happier

For creatures who pride ourselves in being spontaneous and impulsive, we are actually surprising at our happiest when there is an order or pattern to things; when things match up and make sense. It’s almost like a puzzle, you can’t really appreciate the whole picture until you put everything together. And it is literally the most infuriating thing when you’re missing a piece or two and are left with holes in the picture. Not only are we upset by the fact that we didn’t get to complete the task, but also we are upset by the fact that without those missing pieces the rest of the puzzle doesn’t seem to make sense.

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Being Able To Think About How We Think Is A Sign Of Higher Intelligence.

As a former philosophy student, I can attest to the fact that everything is under scrutiny and despite all the arguing in the world there are literally no answers. As such, there are many things to mull about, however one of the most fundamental thought exercises and or point of discussion has to do with a little thing which goes by many names; intelligence, rationality, mindfulness, and introspection. From the time of Socrates and Plato, the question of what it means to be human always seemed to revolve around the fact that we are considered rational creatures, beings which can look at their own lives and think about everything within it including the mysteries which surround us.

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Anonymous asked: Hey, I sent you a couple of pictures of where I'm from. I'm wondering what you planned to do with the stuff everyone sent you?

What can I do aside from looking at them haha? 

Thank you for sharing!