Monthly Archives: July 2014

Thoughts on the “myth of the tough guy” – an attempt at manifesting American ideals???

(This is my 700th blog) Over the years I have been mystified by a statement that seemed ‘odd’ to me.  This is the statement: “Act like a man!” I’ve always wondered what that meant . . . Throughout the years I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “male suffocation” – the need for the male to be away from the female – a unique character trait in the male

There is something which I call ‘male suffocation’.  This is a term that I use when the male feels “suffocated” by the female.  In other words, it basically states that the males need to have time away from the female as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘mental fabrications’: intelligence, insight, “smarts”, and all that, with special emphasis on intelligence

Here’s a thought I had: Recently, I was thinking about ‘intelligence’.  Because this term has been used too much, and in too many ways, I have begun to see it in a particular way.  In general, I see intelligence as having … Continue reading

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A dream about death – themes of contemplation

I had a dream involving contemplation: I dreamt that I was walking around in a certain town on the sidewalk.  Between the sidewalk and a building I noticed what looked like a grave.  There was a sarcaphagus or coffin on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘mystical grandparent’ and other things associated with it

Recently, my Grandma died.  As I reflected on her a memory came to me about her that got onto some important things: – I was in my late teens.  I was alone in the front of her house.  I may of been … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the historical stages of Christian conversion in Western society and other things associated with it

While thinking one day I began to mention that there appears to be stages in the history of Christian conversion in western society.  It goes something like this: The pre-Christian world.  This, of course, is the pagan world.  During this time most … Continue reading

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Thoughts on aggression and frustration, its assocation with the self, the idea of death, and other things

Recently, I was thinking about the origin of the idea that aggressive feelings tend to cause death.  Oftentimes, aggressive feelings tend to create a desire of “wanting to kill”, “wanting so-and-so dead”, or something similar.  But why?  We have no experience that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘squashed mind’ – the impairing effects of formal education

Recently, I was discussing some interesting things about University trained people that brought on some interesting points (some of which I may of mentioned before): I first began by saying that I consider University trained people as ‘impaired’.  My experience is … Continue reading

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