Did you also experience situations in which you didn’t have the right discussion partners and influences you sought to acquire the wisdom, inspiration, and practical know-how that would have helped you on your way forward? This can happen to all of us. When not understanding or being misunderstood, feeling alone with a particular position, or facing a seeming dilemma or unconquerable obstacle we may choose to talk with family, discuss … Continue reading
Evan Esar, a 20th-century American humorist and author aptly put that “Character is what you have left when you’ve lost everything you can lose.” When you have lost everything you can lose and therefore are being left without any proof of material or social power, you can’t identify yourself other than with your mere actions and with how you treat people. Would that be a frightening expropriation and dis-empowerment or … Continue reading
Abstract Self-esteem seems to play a significant role in one’s quality of life. A key factor positively influencing self-esteem is the possibility to freely choose one’s relationships. Japanese tend to report comparatively low self-esteem levels, what may be due to modesty considerations though too. The prevalent East Asian concept of ‘face’ reflects one’s evaluation of how the self is seen by others, while the concept of self-esteem represents the own … Continue reading
Relational aggression Human aggressive behavior is any intentional causation of harm to others, and increasingly severe acts of aggression can represent even violence (Anderson & Bushman, 2002). Anderson and Bushman (2002) distinguish between instrumental and hostile aggression, the former being a means to reach a goal and the latter being a reactive impulse to harm an opponent. Relational aggression, as defined by Oka, Brown, and Miller (2016), constitutes a specialty … Continue reading
There’s a reason why you couldn’t give birth alone Do you think it’s natural to create a fatherless home? There’s confusion why as a child you were lone Do you think it’s common that fathers are gone? There’s a bitter coldness in a manless syndrome Do you think you could choose better and overcome? There’s a lovingly caring father waiting at home Do you think our daughter too shouldn’t have one? There’s … Continue reading
A partner who has no time Is easy to blame No need for shame All yours is mine A partner who has time Is hard to defame No basis for game All appearance is fine A partner who doesn’t care Is easy to compare No need to dare All ours is my affair A partner who does care Is hard to despair No lies are fair All love to share A partner who … Continue reading
Characteristics of social behavior Social psychology is studying a wide range of complex social behavior regarding, e.g., aggression, attitudes, attribution, gender roles, group processes, health and helping behavior, intergroup relations, leadership and motivation, personality, relationships, and social influences (Richard, Bond, and Stokes-Zoota, 2003), just to name a few. It is key that “Humans are a cultural species,” as Heine and Norenzayan (2006) aptly put it.
That you leave and I’m not allowed to lend That you rent and I’m not allowed to spend That you tell and I’m not allowed to ask That you try and I’m not allowed to help That you refuse and I’m not allowed to offer That you provoke and I’m not inclined to fight That you wonder and I’m stoically prepared That you take away but I control my mind … Continue reading
Love achieved another goal Service disciplined harmony Retire the settled growth Became dependencies in time Response to present back Never the ever strength Fought the thankful animal Being human fair realm Feed the eating teacher Change the role and game Projections display plan To get the taken work
The crowd Thirty seven million, one big pulsing metropolis. But such diverse societies. Never alone amongst, public apathetic loneliness. But cooperative activities. Housing very close to next, doors are shut for privacy. But wired for full connectivity. Collective traffic stream, numb and strict anonymity. But rooted local community.