"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)
Bigorexia - the wave of young men damaging their bodies with steriods to gain big muscles - is founded on a misconception. If they are a guy who wants to attract gals, here's the thing. I say this as a straight biological female. Women, beyond a sense of averageness, don't care what their man looks like. They don't. Once a guy is somewhat average other factors take over. They are looking for a great partner who would make a great father. It's biologically hardwired. Women don't chose mates based on looks. By all means, be healthy, do a sport or whatever makes you feel good... but a lot of women actually don't like big muscles in real life. That's what's real.
At our school the hallway is the jungle gym. It's a pole down, a ladder up, monkey bars from the ceilings, balancing beam on the floor, slides and cargo nets. Why walk from A to B when you can have healthy adrenaline highs and a bit of muscle work? When we leave one room we have a million fun ways to get to the next door... now that's the kind of puzzle everyone loves! We are all born to play and it's when we add play to learning that we get better results. Our school is ace.
"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."
The protests are a test for the pros. If you are not a pro, this is not your test. If you are a pro (a well seasoned veteran and fully paid up member of the mature grown-ups club) get to the exam hall now. It is in Ukraine. That is all, folks.
"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!!
"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."
The first stage of shock is denial, perhaps our treatment of climate change deniers needs to be adjusted to take a psychotherapy approach? What if they are stuck and need a therapy approach to come to terms with the damage we've done to our Earth and what that could mean for future generations? Could be worth a try. In fiction stories, in articles and radio programs... maybe it would make a difference to treat them more as patients than adversaries?
Those who hold truth, cooperation and respect as core values are natural friends. Those who believe in keeping safe the natural world, calling it mother nature or creation, are born to walk together. For we comprehend the true sense of what it is to bow to one another. That is our powerful bond. That is our ticket to a good future for everyone.