Human Nature: The Caveman in all of us

We humans are a confusing species. We do crazy things, we believe in crazy things and when our emotions rise high, our craziness rises to meet them? So what’s going on here? We’re (supposedly) intelligent modern-day human beings, not prehistoric club-dragging cavemen anymore. We’ve evolved! — Haven’t we? Continue reading “Human Nature: The Caveman in all of us”

Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

Right from society’s earliest beginnings, we’ve been told many lies. Thunder and Lightning were the warnings from angry Gods, sacrifice and penance, the only means to appease. Witches steal children and cast spells of drought, disease, famine and plague. That the world itself was flat, and one would fall of the edge if wandering too close. And we all too easily believed them, living in fear while cowering in the shadows of our ignorance. Continue reading “Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!”

Is Humankind Inherently Good or Evil?

It seems to be a simple enough question, short and straight forward. Are we inherently Good or Evil? Are we born with evil (bad) tendencies or good ones? Or perhaps, an early born mixture of both? What about nature vs nurture? Are we good or bad depending on the genetic genes our parents pass on to us? Or is it how we’re raised or in what environment? Is Humankind — Good or Evil? Continue reading “Is Humankind Inherently Good or Evil?”

The Secret To Happiness: It’s not what you think!

What if I told you that your level of happiness is set at birth and no matter what happens to you during your lifetime, good or bad, it can’t be changed? That even winning millions in a Lottery, marrying the perfect mate, having the perfect family and working the perfect high paying job would still not increase your overall happiness  — Now does that sound right to you?

Or that the only way possible to increase your overall Happiness long-term, is to Manipulate your Biochemistry. That’s right! Mood altering drugs!Now that can’t be true? — Can it? Continue reading “The Secret To Happiness: It’s not what you think!”

Doomed by Human Nature

If today represents a snapshot in time of humankind’s evolution, it seems we are at this point, the very essence of contradiction. We have the dual personalities of being both caring and charitable, compassionate and humane yet with an ongoing history of violence, segregation, power and greed. Is evolution not yet through with us? — Or is this who we really are?  Continue reading “Doomed by Human Nature”