‘Even at my age I am still surrounded by these figures from the past. My grandparents, parents, they are always here. It is like an enormous party with people coming and going, but they are all in one room, which is in my head.’ Paula Fox interview in Daily Telegraph
a heart-warming and truly emotional presentation.
a lovely honest article, and can easily be read as including women.
the art of asking Amanda Palmer talks about real intimacy using social media which has hitherto perhaps just pretended to be intimate.
“….if you want to experience the visceral feeling of trusting strangers….”
Human brains have 2 sides:
- An emotional/automatic/irrational side (the elephant)
- An analytical/controlled/rational side (its rider).
Jonathan Haidt - The Happiness Hypothesis
“Perched atop the Elephant, the Rider holds the reins and seems to be the leader. But the Rider’s control is precarious because the Rider is so small relative to the Elephant. Anytime the six-ton Elephant and the Rider disagree about which direction to go, the Rider is going to lose. He’s completely overmatched.” You need to create a path that makes it easier to be successful.
“Most of us are all too familiar with situations in which our Elephant overpowers our Rider. You’ve experienced this if you’ve ever slept in, overeaten, dialed up your ex at midnight, procrastinated, tried to quit smoking and failed, skipped the gym, gotten angry and said something you regretted, abandoned your Spanish or piano lessons, refused to speak up in a meeting because you were scared, and so on.”
see bbc link - click on title above
”The root cause is the food environment, it’s like telling children going into a sweet shop not to eat sweets.” Dr Aseem Malhotra, Cardiologist
Agreed, but once people become educated and their bodies metabolically programmed to desire real food, they can look on the contents of the “sweet shop” with the appropriate response; probably disgust.
Introducing the idea of erotic intelligence; separating the emotions and demands that stifle desire and those that allow and enhance it.
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