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Firefly, Serenity

Within Reason

Posted on 2012.01.09 at 09:20


ehowton at 2012-01-10 00:33 (UTC) (Link)
People become more entrenched in their own philosophy.

Coincidentally, the first sentence of my next post in this series, so to speak begins: "Presupposing for just a moment that everyone in the world I may ever interact with breathes air, is beholden to the laws of physics, and can articulate why they hold a belief..."

Logically I *know* voicing disagreements don't always work, but I find the psychosis psychology behind it fascinating. Perhaps I'm just lucky that my folks were always willing to discuss what they were thinking and the motivations behind their actions? At least when I asked them. And I've always been somewhat inquisitive.
michelle1963 at 2012-01-10 01:11 (UTC) (Link)
I was very fortunate in being able to discuss anything with my parents too. It was only later that I realized how unusual and what a valuable lesson I'd learned.
ehowton at 2012-01-10 01:27 (UTC) (Link)
I guess I'm still figuring that part out.
dentin at 2012-01-10 17:53 (UTC) (Link)
There's a lot of TED (www.ted.com) talks on decision making and social behavior related to this topic. If you're looking for quick overviews on various psychological bugs/features of people, those may be a fun way to accumulate info.

I often watch them with Fionna so we can talk about them during/after. There are a lot of psychological problems in her workplace.
ehowton at 2012-01-10 20:28 (UTC) (Link)
I used to watch Penn & Teller's Bullshit for the same reason. Fun!
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