“He'd pull me back into the center, and I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.” ... “Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see them first.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano
Lessons of Hod: The Earliest, Best or Foremost Person is an Excellent Associate
People who are first in line to produce something for you, people who are the best at their art or craft, and people who stand out foremost for their qualities - these are useful to you; and if they are famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession, they are extremely useful to you.
To have the first move is a great advantage when the players are equal.
Many a man would have made a comeback in life if he had been the first to do what he became known for.
Those who come first are the heirs of fame; the others get only a younger brother's allowance: Whatever they do, they cannot persuade the world they are anything more than parrots.
The skill of a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities, may find a new path to fame or recognized superiority, but cautiousness accompanies them all the way.
Their enterprises are new, original, or unusual, and people write about them later in life.
Some prefer to be first in things of minor import than second in greater exploits.
Emotions from the perspective of evolutionary psychology
Emotions are innate action programs originating in evolutionary history that ensure the preservation and reproduction of an individual's genes by allowing the individual to have plasticity and adaptability to the world. They appear in similar ways in many species, from humans to dogs and from whales to mongooses, for example. Each basic emotion has its own function in ensuring the survival and reproduction of the individual.
Happiness or pleasure directs an individual's behavior towards action that increased the fitness of their ancestors. The functioning of the pleasure system is related to the satisfaction of basic needs, such as eating, drinking, sex, positive social relationships and advancing in the social hierarchy. Satisfying basic needs causes activation of the brain's reward center. It produces a feeling of pleasure, encouraging similar behavior in the future.
In sadness, the individual signals to others the need for support. Expressing sadness causes empathic behavior in others, which increases the likelihood of receiving support and therefore the odds of survival. Although crying in front of others may feel embarrassing, it is an effective way to ensure empathy and help from others. Sadness also makes the individual to try figure out what caused the feeling and to avoid similar situations in the future.
Fear is a response to a threatening situation. The purpose of fear is to keep the individual safe by making them avoid or retread from (possible) dangers. Those individuals who avoided dangers survived and reproduced while those who didn’t do so, didn’t live long. Scary things and situations are well remembered and individuals may go a long way to avoid it in the future. This is true especially with extreme situations such as war, violence or rape.
In the fear reaction, the sympathetic nervous system gets activated and the individual prepares to fight or flee. The fight-or-flight response increases the odds of survival and has therefore been passed on to the next generations. In case you’re interested, some information of expressing fear can be found here.
Disgust protects an individual from pathogens, and toxins produced by bacteria by making the individual avoiding the sources of them. That's why we find, for example, spoiled food, signs of an infectious disease on other individuals and pee, poop and puke to be disgusting. Sexual disgust prevents an individual from mating with individuals with whom mating would be a fitness disadvantage. In particular, the signs of diseases prevent the emergence of sexual interest towards another person.
Human females feel disgusted more easily than males, presumably because females have offspring to take care of. A child’s immune system is not as efficient as an adult's and they don’t know how to avoid pathogens. The mother's clear negative reaction to certain stimuli causes the offspring to avoid the same stimulus through model learning. Furthermore, during pregnancy, the mother experiences disgust towards foods that could be dangerous for the fetus. In this case, disgust acts as a mechanism to protect the fetus.
Anger prepares an individual to fight. It is often the result of being offended or frustrated when the action aimed at a goal is prevented or made difficult. Anger motivates to act to achieve the goal. Expressions of anger act as deterrent and may cause the target of anger to flee or retreat without a fight (which is a significant victory, because in a fight there is always a risk of injury, which in turn can lead to a life-threatening situation). Humans express anger by a strict, direct eye contact and showing their teeth, as do other primates and many other mammals.
Surprise is experienced when the observation does not match expectations. Its function is to interrupt the current activity and prepare the individual to be better suited to the new situation. Surprise is usually accompanied by a startle reaction. Unlike other emotions, surprise can be both positive or negative.
Shame and pride have evolved as adaptations to the struggle for power and the maintenance of cooperation within a primate herd, and they resemble expressions of social dominance and social submission in other primates. Shame and pride do not occur in all species but they are present in primates and probably in other social animals too.
How To See His True Colors:
close your eyes and say outloud: i am my actions, i am my art, i am my life, i am my universe. open your eyes. youre a new person now. youre in the future. and who you owe to be, is your decision.
There are only 3 actions you can take when you make a mistake
1. Correct the mistake
2. Learn from it- do better next time
3. Endure the consequences
You can fix mistakes, grow from mistakes and live with your mistakes.
शराबखाने से ज़्यादा,
इश्क़ औ आँखों के नशे से बढ़ कर
जो ना टूटे वो अजब नशा है यह।
संभल कर कदम बढ़ाना सीढ़ियों पर
सोशल मीडिया के।
Psychological fact of social media addiction-
Using social media can lead to physical and psychological addiction because it triggers
the brain’s reward system to release
dopamine, the “feel-good” chemical.
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Lessons of Hod: Employ Good People in Your Service
Some would have the subtlety of their wits proven by the meanness of the people they make use of.
It is a dangerous satisfaction, for it can bring about a fatal punishment for the one mired in it.
Just as a priest or priestess does no disservice to the deity he or she claims to serve, neither should you diminish your own greatness by employing people of low repute.
All the glory of bold or daring feats returns to the most important person taking the action; also all the blame.
Fame then only does business with the most important people.
Yet fame does not select by way of judging those who work with you, but just rather by how good your art is.
Therefore, carefully select and test your assistants, for you have to trust in them when your day to rise comes.
The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 1) Thus the anima and life itself are meaningless in so far as they offer no interpretation. Yet they have a n…