About

Why?

I find myself asking that often.

About people, events, circumstances, or personal challenges.

I want to understand people, the world, and myself better.

Would I do the same things if I were put in their shoes? Does age, sex, nature, nurture, race, ethnicity, alter how I’d respond to a situation?

“In essence, the human condition is the self-aware, and reflective nature of homo sapiens that allows for analysis of existential themes.”
Wikipedia

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I’m not a philosophy, psychology, sociology, biology, science or any other ‘-ology’ major.

I just love science and learning. (I am a BA holder in GIS . If you know what GIS is without Google, bonus points.)

I began my “crusade” when I stumbled upon the MBTI and became interested in personality and psychology.

While MBTI may not be an exact science, it is extremely interesting. I started spending my spare time searching psychology threads, reading articles on psychology and personality research, and other science-related happenings.

“The human condition is the subject of such fields of study as philosophy, theology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, demographics, evolutionary biology, cultural studies, and sociobiology.
The philosophical school of existentialism deals with core issues related to the human condition including the ongoing search for ultimate meaning.”

Learning is a Passion

Along with my new reading material, I’ve always tried to stay up to date on the news.

I enjoy it.

Coffee in the morning. Scrolling through my news feeds; The Today Show humming in the background while I begin my day.

I have a two year old whose life I think about constantly.

The implications of my actions on her, her life on others, and how she will be shaped by the world.

The world is cruel.

It’s a reason I worry about her and wonder why people are the way they are.

The world is hostile and also amazing, confusing, breathtaking, and angry.

Much like a child.

Things I read about crimes, life, or experiences stick with me more than they ever did before my child.

So I’m writing about what keeps me up at night.

I’d love your input. I appreciate positive or negative feedback that encourages discussion.

You may not agree with me and I may not agree with you. That’s ok.

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9 thoughts on “About

  1. I enjoy your writing and share your interest in the human condition. I read a book called, “Area 51,” by Annie Jacobsen. In it she describes how each person and department was isolated from the others in an effort to keep anyone from knowing “too much.” This reminds me of what we’ve done with science. If you disagree with the party line in one area, say evolution, you are greeted with the notion that you are too ignorant to have a contrarian opinion because you’re not part of cell block B3, section 5 with the proper capital letters behind your name. “Signature In The Cell” by Meyer is a clear example of this. It reminds me of the story of the Tower of Babel where the language was deliberately confused in order to keep humans from accomplishing too much.

    You really have a gift for writing humor. I’ve read that humor is the most difficult thing to write effectively. A rare talent. Your kids are lucky to have you. Keep them laughing and they’ll listen to you.

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    1. I will certainly look into those! Knowledge should always be shared and I have certainly disagreed with people. I wouldn’t call someone ignorant for believing something – to an extent. You are so kind for your words! Can’t wait to look into your writing.

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