Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

This will be added to on an irregular basis...
  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The mean nasty nature of women at the start...

I've always been of the belief and more importantly the live experience that females are downright nastier, meaner, and more rotten than men when they want to be which in this world of victimhood über alles, including any responsibility for your actions seems like constantly. I know few men who will strike down low in the emotional balls (they'll kick you in the real ones though) while women... will. Sorry, but I had a sister who definitely had a set of attitudinal demon horns and a load of friends who ran in the same infernal circles.

Teens Unremorseful After Stealing From Girl Scout - West Palm Beach News Story - WPBF West Palm Beach

Smith's mother, Charlene Rubenstrunk, told WPBF that the girls returned to the store Thursday to taunt her daughter.

Parents, I may not have said this before, but it should be said: spay and neuter. Please.

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