In 2005, psychologists Reeder, Pryor, Wohl, and Griswell published a study about the attribution of motive that was featured in the November issue of Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. They decided to use a then-current hot-button issue as a central part of the study in order to draw out people's most authentic emotion. They asked American … Continue reading On Motive
Thoughts, feelings, and beliefs alone are unsubstantiated. They are truth to you and you alone through the schemas and perceptions that your inherently flawed mind creates. Nobody cares what you think, feel, or believe because not all ideas are created equal. And your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs alone are at the bottom of the "weight of an argument totem pole".
Over the course of a boy's middle school free time, he will inevitably hear or participate in the male contest of "yo mama" jokes. In case you're unfamiliar, "yo mama" jokes are generally framed as "Yo mama is so (adjective, usually 'fat') she (some sort of thing that she does that describes the previous adjective)". This usually went around for awhile, with no one really getting that offended, until you had the wise guy in the group decide he was going to shut down the party. He waited patiently for someone to make fun of his mother, or he initiated the attack by making fun of their's first, and when their quip was finished he responded with these silencing words:
If we are to agree to the assumption that all ideas are paramount to the progress of intellectual consciousness, personal and collective, then we must submit that the protection of all ideas outweighs the damage some of those ideas may wreak in their full fruition.
A snapshot analysis of Donald Trump.