By: Christyl Rivers
From remote Amazonian tribes to modern free-ranging Freegans, hunter-gatherer lifestyles, although rare, do exist in the twenty-first century. These ancient tribes follow traditions of food gathering, hunting and preparation that have existed for thousands of years. Agriculture and modern industry have greatly diminished the number...
Society and its people
By: Christyl Rivers
Society is the modern world is all its splendor and warts. Society moves slowly to systems reform. But it does change over time. Ideas such as prohibiting slavery, human rights, a drive toward progressive and ever more inclusive circles of who and what matters does...
The causes of revolution
By: Christyl Rivers
Historically things get really bad before they get better. A revolution is the most obvious sign of this tendency. The French revolution is often put forward as an example of poverty, need and desperation becoming so widespread that an overthrow of the Aristocratic, governing class...
By: Paul Brodie
By sight most people might not recognize the name Carl Jung, but upon hearing it pronounced it may become slightly more familiar, but only slightly. Jung was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud, a man who usually needs no introduction. Both of these men were pioneers...
Why are women and men different?
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution designed males and females to be different so that they could both contribute great gifts for life. Males and females are different primarily for the continuation of their species. Females have the ability to conceive, give birth and nurture children. Men contribute their genetic...
"Deviant" social behaviors that have become acceptable
By: Christyl Rivers
Anything goes. This is the song title from a musical of the early twentieth century by Cole Porter. It seems more true, now. Yet, that is just because what shocked in the old days, fails to shock anyone now. For the better, and in some...
Crime: Shared responsibility vs individual responsibility
By: Christyl Rivers
Crime becomes a shared responsibility once it corrupts society. Upton Sinclair wrote: “..So long as social asphyxia shall be possible.. (and) so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this shall not be useless.” The book in question was Les...
By: Calvin Wolf
All human interaction involves a negotiation of power. Even social interactions among friends involve differentials of power, with a myriad of factors determining which friends receive deference in determining the parameters of the interaction. In layman's terms, some friends have more say in determining where...
Managing your self esteem after abuse or neglect in childhood
By: Melissa Close-Swickard
The impact of child abuse has far-reaching consequences. It can affect the children thoughout their lives in the form of substance abuse and mental disorders, as well as becoming abusive offenders themselves. Abuse is typically seen in four forms: physical, emotional, sexual and neglect. Whatever...
Healthy ways to express anger
By: Christyl Rivers
Everyone gets angry at some point. The trick to managing it is to know if you, or the anger, is in control. With blind rage, a person is "taken" over" by their emotions. This is not healthy for any emotions, and especially not anger. There...

 

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