Kindness and decency are always in style (or at least should be). When she says she’s going to be less polite and more ballsy, my sense is she’s vowing to care a lot less about making other people comfortable at the expense of her own desires. No more saying yes to social invitations out of a sense of obligation or pursuing a particular life course because your parents or neighbors think you should.
— Read on www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/to-be-more-successful-follow-elon-musks-advice-redefine-word-rude.html
“The spider lives in an environment of vibrating strings,” said engineer Markus Buehler of MIT. “They don’t see very well, so they sense their world through vibrations, which have different frequencies.”
— Read on www.sciencealert.com/we-could-learn-to-communicate-with-spiders-with-music-made-from-their-webs/amp
The great divide between scientific and mystical views of reality lands on the question of our subjective awareness. It is harder to demonstrate objectively the transformative experiences that a seeker may undergo. Ultimately it comes down to how someone feels. This domain of feeling is so extraordinary and intricate in our subjectivity, and yet it has been often quite disregarded as the source of our capacity to orientate and connect with our environment.
The two researchers hypothesized that there might be a psychological explanation: when faced with a problem, people tend to select solutions that involve adding new elements rather than taking existing components away.
— Read on www.scientificamerican.com/article/our-brain-typically-overlooks-this-brilliant-problem-solving-strategy/
Reciting it once purifies the karmic obscurations that you have accumulated over one hundred thousand eons. If you recite it three times a day every day, all your misdeeds will be purified, and you will obtain the roots of virtue generated by one thousand buddhas. If you recite it twenty-one times it will purify the four root downfalls.11 If you recite it one hundred thousand times you will have a vision of Noble Maitreya. If you recite it two hundred thousand times you will have a vision of Noble Avalokiteśvara. If you recite it three hundred thousand times you will have a vision of the tathāgata Amitābha. Since the additional benefits are innumerable, this is only a brief summary.
— Read on read.84000.co/translation/toh679.html
None of this is to say we ought to eat more meat. Our evolutionary past isn’t an instruction guide on human health, and as the researchers emphasize, our world isn’t what it used to be.
But knowing where our ancestors sat in the food web has a big impact on understanding everything from our own health and physiology, to our influence over the environment in times gone by.
The experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of subjects would fully obey the instructions, albeit reluctantly. Milgram first described his research in a 1963 article in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology and later discussed his findings in greater depth in his 1974 book, Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View.
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment
Let’s back up 50,000 years or so. Imagine you’re a Neanderthal taking a leisurely stroll through the fields. Suddenly, in the nearby bushes, you hear a tiger. In a nanosecond, your entire body starts…
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Materialism becomes incoherent when it requires us to believe that we only imagine we are conscious — that’s a basic error in logic.