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You have reached a web page that was created by Professor Frank Pajares. Portions of his web site have been archived and others are in the process of being moved to homes not affiliated with Emory University. Information on self-efficacy or Albert Bandura is now available from http://p20motivationlab.org . Click here for information on William James .
If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark.
Here's some rare footage of an experimental LSD session that I came across doing research for my next book, a group biography of British writer Aldous Huxley, philosopher Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. It's from a television program, circa 1956, about mental health issues. The researcher, Dr.
The atheists continue to believe that they are free from brainwashing and can live under their own accord, yet they are slaves to their own weakness as they continue to argue, debate or rather, "convert" those that follow theistic beliefs. Christians are always perceived as the ones obsessed with converting others to their religion, and here the atheists work to a similar end: converting the religious to "non-religion". You change the way you play, but it seems the game remains the same. Right, so not debating anything in order to avoid disagreements is better? frak off, what a load of apathetic bullshit. Faith is necessary in certain circumstances.
i am in a constant battle with my mind. i go from thinking that i am special for being "intelligent" to realizing that being aware of my being special is, in fact a sign that i am just seeking attention and simply something i like thinking about myself. then i realize that being aware of that fact counter-acts itself, and i am stuck in an endless paradox of myself. i have not yet learned how to stop and just say "it doesn't matter" Written by on Jul 8, 2009 @ 09:11 Share this on StumbleUpon <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
It is kind of a rude question. Good answer on her part, though. When you really think about it, it is like that. People wake up totally unaware that they are dying. But maybe it's better that way, because we enjoy life better!
Photo Credit: BigStockPhoto.com It’s been three years since we shared our original list of some of the best quotes of all time, and we felt it was a good time for an update. We’ve added another 25 quotes for you. But these aren’t just any quotes. These are quotes designed to inspire. They’re motivational quotes that will hopefully get you thinking about your life, your work, or your dreams and how you can make these things better.