In 1977, two Boeing 747s collided on an airstrip in the Canary Islands. According to accident investigators, those who survived the initial blast in one plane had time to escape before a fire consumed the wreckage. But eyewitnesses reported that many remained in their seat looking perfectly content — as if nothing was wrong.
Not surprisingly, dozens of these dazed victims were burned to death, and the episode became a reminder of the so-called normalcy bias — a cognitive phenomenon whereby many who are faced with imminent disaster instantly convince themselves that everything is normal and that they don’t have to modify their behavior.
Unpleasant as this anecdote is to recount, it exemplifies the psychology at the root of one…
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Before Christmas I had a great session with a new psychologist. I went in freaking out a bit, because things were rough last year, and towards the end it all felt out of control. At the same time, I’d been doing a bit of reading on brain/neuroscience. Except… well, I’m no brain scientist, and I don’t think I really understood what I was reading. Somehow, in all of that, I convinced myself that I was behaving like a manic psycho and my brain was totally rewiring itself to model my behaviour; meaning I was falling further and further into manic mode. So despite all the pain of my first few therapy sessions, I decided to give counselling one more shot.
And just for the record – I’m glad I did. I was shaking going in, and launched straight into a cautious tirade about how I was “regressing” into infantile communication…
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January 27, 2012
Gordon Duff starts down the Exposing the real Osama Road – Veterans Today
A must read for ALL NAVY SEALS who think Seal Team 6 took him out… get ready for true history lesson 1:
click here to read the full article from beginning to end
- Paulson of Treasury, Bush of Turkeyland, The Men Who Looted America
Secrets are More Often Conspiracies and Shame and Seldom are National Security
Let’s start this out with an attention grabber. Out there, somewhere is a photograph of Osama bin Laden and George…
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sarina khanal bangaladesh medicine blog
It’s my childhood. Most of the time I spent it with family, maybe way too much , they occasionally shared how life was not easy for them , how grandparents made that move from one place to another for better luck and future. Skipping meals and teaching children, studying restlessly in the American Cultural Centre and developing peptic ulcer disease, were the peaks of the stories.
What gives me the right, to enjoy all the good things in life like,good home and security, when I have not done anything significant to obtain it till now? Should I blame the circumstances, the chromosomes that brought me to a cozy living? Just to satisfy my theory should I ask my parents to leave in the gutter so that I could rise from there?
I was an Infant then, merely able to walk. I did not have a chance, to run away from home, to…
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