Nerves make your stomach churn; embarrassment brings a glow to your cheeks. Emotions clearly have a direct physiological effect on our bodies, and now a team of Finnish researchers has analyzed exactly how--and represented them in this visualization.
There are growing number of people who have decided to live light on the earth to not be a part of problem anymore I spent the last few years with four of them striving for harmony with nature in the most pristine corners of United States.
FRANKFURT- In a rare display of professional consensus, an international consortium of anthropologists, archaeologists, and molecular biologists have formally released an exasperated sigh over the popularity of the so-called “Paleo Diet” during a two-day conference dedicated to the topic.
Fear is the urge that seeks a Master, a guru; fear is this coating of respectability, which everyone loves so dearly—to be respectable. Sir, I am not talking...
Jerónimo M.M.'s insight:
The first comment made me think "This 'we are one' stuff only ever works on paper or in those lazy lecture afternoons. A gift of the gab speaker does their thing in a hall somewhere for a fee and when the talk is up and everybody screeches their chair back, heads for the exit, fights to get out of car park before all the other jackasses and beat the evening traffic to throw some dead animal in the oven for dinner, the talk has worn off and its business as usual. "
There is a kernel of truth in it. The question is: What to do now you know All Is One?
Plots are funny things. In the real world, stuff is always happening, but it’s not a plot. People live. People die. People are made glorious or miserable. Things eagerly awaited are realized, or hopes are cruelly dashed. Love is gained; love is lost. But all these things are not a plot – they lack the fundamental tidiness and orderliness that makes a story a story.
In fiction-land, stories have beginnings, middles and ends. They have dramatic tension, which rises to a climax towards the end of the story, and then roll on a while longer, into denouement. A plot is what you get when you draw a line around a set of circumstances and say, ‘‘These things are all part of one story, and they comprise its beginning, middle and end, and its arc from low tension to high. This moment here is the climax of this story.’’
That line is wholly arbitrary, of course – your personal life-story’s climax is merely a passing moment in someone else’s arc – but the really weird thing is that a story that lacks this arbitrariness feels arbitrary. A bunch of things that happen without any curation or pruning away of extraneous moments do not a story make, despite the fact that this is how the world actually works.
So plots are funny. Unless you enumerate a world that is patently false, it won’t ring true.
Everyone is talking about Russell Brand these days. Whether it’s his well spoken nature, subject matter or the fact that he is a celebrity so people will suddenly listen, he’s a hot topic and I don’t mind considering what he is sharing.