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Saturday, April 25, 2020

The ego's need to be right is more powerful than the fear of death

Why You Don't Need To Be Right All The Time - RI Life Coach

Question

I wonder if we reopen and things get worse will those protesters admit they were wrong. Conservatives are very reality denying, even in the face of evidence. But the reality of the pandemic is very harsh, but is it harsh enough to break through their denial mechanism?

Jim

Answer

They'd rather die first than admit they were wrong.

Remember the Vietnam Era when they said, "Better dead that red."

These folks have to die off which social Darwinism predicts will happen. Let them swarm and infect each other, but you and yours stay home and the hell away from them.

People are more than willing to die for a cause as long as they don't have to lose face and admit they're wrong. The ego is a deadly thing.

I don't say these things lightly. I have seen it clinically with people who kill themselves and kill others and then themselves. Freud is accused of calling it a death wish but that is an oversimplification. It is the tremendous need to be right which is more powerful than death.




Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What is the purpose of your life?

This idea that people benefit from a sense of purpose is not only especially true for children but for people over 60 until their death as well. What is your purpose in life?

 

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Do 12 Step Programs Really Work?

Do 12 Step programs really work?

From So Alcoholics Anonymous Is "Proven" to Work After All? Not So Fast by Stanton Peele on Filter on 03/08/20. For more click here.


Sunday, April 5, 2020

As people age do they tend to become grumpier or more mellow?

Emotion dynamics across adulthood in everyday life: Older adults are more emotionally stable and better at regulating desires.

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Burr, Daisy A.,Castrellon, Jaime J.,Zald, David H.,Samanez-Larkin, Gregory R.

Burr, D. A., Castrellon, J. J., Zald, D. H., & Samanez-Larkin, G. R. (2020). Emotion dynamics across adulthood in everyday life: Older adults are more emotionally stable and better at regulating desires. Emotion. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000734
Older adults report experiencing improved emotional health, such as more intense positive affect and less intense negative affect.
For more of the abstract click here.