All Blog Posts Tagged 'responsibility' (3)

Criticism

I know the impact of criticism, I've known it all my life. It begins with my family who expects me to fit in, to think as they do, to do the things that they do, to remain silent because I say things they don't want to hear or read. 

Sometimes the criticism is constructive, offering me a new frame of reference, pointing out a contradiction, exposing my biases and these are all valuable and important in my creative processes. 

There is another kind of criticism that is less…

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Added by Joan Denoo on June 19, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Religion, Atheism And Emotional Pain

Religion, Atheism And Emotional Pain



A while ago I defined the most fundamental difference between humans and animals as the conscious ability to choose between either breeding or not breeding as an individual preference.    This is of course also the case with the choice to override other instincts.



Animals are robots, whose behavior is driven primarily by recurrent instinctive urges to restore…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Responsible Party

I was thinking about how so many of the things that athiests/agnostics/skeptics are called seem to have a negative spin in people's minds. For example the label "Brights" instantly makes the people who just couldn't get an A+ average or even an A average feel like tearing things apart with their teeth. Something that doesn't have an arrogant or perjorative ring to it is needed... but what?

And I was also thinking... Democratic Party, Republican Party, Libertarian Party... hmmm. How about… Continue

Added by Bitsy Haywood on September 16, 2009 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

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