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5 Examples of Herd Mentality and How to Avoid Falling into It

By |2019-07-11T22:45:31+03:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

It’s easy to fall into the herd mentality without even thinking. Following the leader isn’t always good. People may not be animals, but they still often exhibit a herd mentality. What this means is they tend to congregate in groups to perform certain objectives or uphold common beliefs. There are ways that herd mentality can [...]

What Plato’s Philosophy of Education Can Teach Us Today

By |2019-07-07T17:04:10+03:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

Plato’s philosophy of education is a fascinating idea and one that Plato wanted to be implemented into Ancient Athenian society. Scholars still study and discuss it today, but what’s interesting is how Plato’s theory of education has influenced many beliefs and principles that modern society holds. It is a model of education and culture that [...]

Dark Forest Theory and the Creepy Reason Why We Haven’t Found Aliens

By |2019-07-03T21:59:41+03:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Extraterrestrials & UFOs, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , |

There are many theories that try to explain why we haven’t made contact with aliens, but the Dark Forest Theory is the most terrifying of all. It suggests the reason why we haven’t heard from aliens is that they are deliberately keeping quiet. The Search for Alien Life The search for extra-terrestrial life captivates human [...]

The Bandwagon Effect: How It Affects Your Decisions without You Knowing

By |2019-06-28T15:00:28+03:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

We all like to think we are completely unbiased when we make decisions, but, actually, there are a number of things that influence us. One of them is the Bandwagon Effect. What is the Bandwagon Effect? The Bandwagon Effect is a psychological cognitive bias in which people do, say or believe something, despite their own [...]

Terror Management Theory and How It Explains Our Beliefs and Behaviors

By |2019-06-27T23:26:24+03:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We all get scared of the fatality of human life, but the Terror Management Theory may be affecting you more than you realize. Fear of death is a natural reaction when we become aware of its inevitability. We all have our own ways of managing this fear, from acceptance to complete ignorance. The fear of [...]

How to Practice Modern Stoicism and Why It Will Make You Happier

By |2019-06-25T17:20:23+03:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just one glance at the internet and you’ll be deluged with posts promising to reveal the secrets of everlasting happiness. But actually, there is no mystery to being happy, and modern stoicism can show you why. The word stoic suggests a longsuffering, patient, tolerant person that bears their burden without complaint. However, to imply that [...]

If You Feel Like an Outsider as an Introvert, This Is the Perfect Book for You

By |2019-06-22T14:23:30+03:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Introvert's World, Literature, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Colin Wilson was ever the Outsider. As he huddled in his frigid room in Brockley, a South London suburb, alone on Christmas Day, he contemplated his position. He was alone, in isolation. He had no family or close relation to share that Christmas with. His girlfriend was at her parents’ house, and he did not [...]

Karl Marx’s Conflict Theory and What It Reveals about Today’s Society

By |2019-06-10T00:17:57+03:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brexit has caused deep divisions in households in the UK. In France, the ‘gilets jaunes’ are threatening to bring the country to a standstill over rising fuel costs. Can conflict theory help us understand why? If you’ve noticed that the world seems to be getting a lot less tolerant these days, then conflict theory might [...]