September 19, 2014
psych2go:

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This is also related to the experience of deja vu.

psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

This is also related to the experience of deja vu.

(via psych-facts)

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.

Arthur Schopenhauer (via psych-facts)

things I wanna talk about

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And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.
September 13, 2014
elleandcorgi:

Serious business here in these parts

when you’re young, you always wonder if you’re crazy. and then it’s nice to find out that you are but you aren’t the only one who is also crazy in the same way. I guess that’s friendship.
of course, there’s still a difference between solidarity and ignorance. one is merely standing up for what is right and what you believe in KNOWLEDGEABLY while the other is just outright stubbornness and closed-mindedness. true friendship objects the support of something stupid, of course. so if you are my friend, I promise to never support anything stupid that you say or do. (i.e. if you think “a couple” means 2 or more up to 5 or 10 hours, I will say bitch, you craycray.)
back to my point, it’s nice to have friends because when you’re right, you enjoy the benefits of being right together and when you are wrong, someone will be there to tell you that you are so you don’t live your life like an idiot.
GOODNIGHT WORLD.

elleandcorgi:

Serious business here in these parts

when you’re young, you always wonder if you’re crazy. and then it’s nice to find out that you are but you aren’t the only one who is also crazy in the same way. I guess that’s friendship.

of course, there’s still a difference between solidarity and ignorance. one is merely standing up for what is right and what you believe in KNOWLEDGEABLY while the other is just outright stubbornness and closed-mindedness. true friendship objects the support of something stupid, of course. so if you are my friend, I promise to never support anything stupid that you say or do. (i.e. if you think “a couple” means 2 or more up to 5 or 10 hours, I will say bitch, you craycray.)

back to my point, it’s nice to have friends because when you’re right, you enjoy the benefits of being right together and when you are wrong, someone will be there to tell you that you are so you don’t live your life like an idiot.

GOODNIGHT WORLD.

September 12, 2014
We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.
Carl Jung  (via psych-facts)
One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious, and the same may be said of guilt.

 Alan Wilson Watts (via psych-facts)

I wonder if the same can be said about depression. If those who are depressed communicate to themselves that it is fine to be depressed, will their depression be alleviated?

In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.


Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.


Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

Osho (via psych-facts)

this is possibly one of the most redundant things I’ve ever read, but it’s true.

September 11, 2014

What is the difference? I asked him. Between the love of your life, and your soulmate?
One is a choice, and one is not.
Tarryn Fisher (in Mud Vein)

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September 10, 2014
If you can speak about what you care about to a person you disagree with without denigrating or insulting them, then you may actually be heard, and you might even change their mind.
Amy Poehler (via psych-facts)
September 8, 2014
Someday you’ll find the right person, and you’ll learn to have a lot more confidence in yourself. That’s what I think. So don’t settle for anything less. In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount
Haruki Murakami (via psych-facts)