"The key factors in a stable human society," said Professor Bruce, "are those that reduce testosterone, give all a stake in the future and promote cooperation beyond kinship bonds. Here we see the importance of monogamy, schools and community tasks achieved as mixed-family groups. One cannot expect to build a stable society unless one is prepared to understand human biology and behavioural impacts."
The door stood as weathered shield, ever protecting from the seasonal storm-arrows.
"For writers in the next half century and beyond, a comprehension of how creative writing, neurology, biology and our environment interact will be essential for a successful career."
- a link to the full article is in my bio and on the Descriptionari "About" page.
Angela Abraham (Daisy)
I know my period is coming when my stomach starts talking in all caps.
FOOD. I WANT FOOD. MORE FOOD!
Really? I just ate.
LET'S EAT THAT!
That's not food.
ARE YOU SURE?
Yup. Nobody eats the plate.
Well, what do you want?
Meat? We're trying to not eat that. Are you sure?
MEAT. MEAT. MEAT.
Would fish be alright?
CHOCOLATE. ICE CREAM. BACON. BACON CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE ICECREAM ON AN EDIBLE PLATE.
YES! EAT! EAT! EAT!
Then comes the blood. In a few days the all caps stomach settles to normal font in a normal size. Calorie intake naturally reverts to normal... until about three weeks later...
FEED ME! IS THAT FOOD? NO? ARE YOU SURE? WHERE IS FOOD?
"When we make daily choices that are emotionally indifferent, the sort that the money-nexus makes faux-virtues of, we build our capacity for emotional indifference at the direct expense of our capacity for empathy, and thus the conflict between money and love is laid bare."
"It turns out, as obviousness would have it, that our brains (especially those of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in this case) have been teaching us neurology through comic books and the movies that have come from them."
Full article linked to from my profile, click "abraham" below, awesome!!
In physics we say to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, thanks to Newton. In biology we are more apt to say that in terms of behaviour and emotionality there is a reaction of equal mirroring and reciprocation. In essence, people in a state of triggered fear are predictably going to "respond in kind," whether the response is indeed kind or not. Thus as we make our road toward equal rights for all citizens of our mother Earth, we must take this into account. In what we write and say we must be showing kindness and a willingness to see the perspectives of others, especially where there is disagreement. For when we do this they will respond in the same good manner, to make some effort to see the good reasoning put forward from the other "side." From here it is a road to peace, of greater comprehension of others, and the start of a love that will then be mirrored and reciprocated throughout the many wonderful cultures of our species. Keep in your thoughts, dear activist for equal rights, regardless of which perspective you are coming from, you can say whatever you wish, yet it is how we say our words that gets results. Honesty, compassion, empathy, noble intent, integrity - these are essential to the social recipe that brings equality.
And to the sky a host of our feathered friends took, their bandages falling as the leaves of seasons old. No longer did they perch upon windswept branches but instead made it with each beat. And so instead of a cold howl the air pulsed, wafted as if from an unseen concertina fan.
Then came the sea, her freeform blues playing for a smoky sky; it was a sky adorned with the silhouettes of wide stretched wings, of birds long homeward bound.
"Adjective and noun associations are worthy of our consideration because by careful linkage of words such as 'black' with strong emotionally positive words (such as in 'black heavens' and 'noble black night') we can start to program subconscious bias from the brain by creating a background neurochemistry that is more positive. This keeps the prefrontal cortex more fully operational and encourages more empathy in both thoughts and behaviours. Thus society develops better through their own choices and evolves. This is part of social evolution and this kind of awareness in writers is essential."