I want companionship but I hate people
if you feel this way, you’re probably an introvert! because an introvert’s brain stays at a higher state of arousal than an extrovert, lots of socializing can cause overstimulation (which translates into feeling overwhelmed). this is why introverts do well with just a few strong relationships and need lots of alone time to recharge after being around people.
introverts make up around 30% of the population, but that number is likely much higher on Tumblr (it’s an activity that attracts introverts).
Perfect description of me like wow
After a brief bout of introspection, I’ve accepted my rather bleak outlook on humankind and all things related thereto. I’m seriously considered putting it into some rudimentary documentation, making a form of readable material. Who knows, someone might even agree with me.
Feeling a bit profound tonight, so I’ll muse a bit on a quote that I like. I initially took it at face value with associated memes, but when I actually thought about it, the quote was far more poignant. What, I think, makes it incredibly potent, is that it comes from a Batman movie.
“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
Some may need to ignore the fact that this was a quote from a Batman movie, and if they can’t then it’s there loss, but I’d like to consider the implications of this quote on human nature, if it’s true.
Given that there can be some attributable examples to the quote, we might accept that there is something in our human nature that says “Enough is enough” and we take action and become a hero to people.
And when standing in the lofty heights of heroics, looking down on the people that praise you; might that hero see that a lot of people, specifically de-individualised in a group, might find it easier to give over all their responsibility and to take their freedom as what the hero says it is. It’s a basic fact among people that there is a underlying factor of our cognition that will attempt to pass along our responsibility, autonomy and independence to someone else for some period, brief or extensive.
It’s called the Agentic State, wherein responsibility is passed onto those perceived as authority, and certain levels of conformity ensue. It sounds a bit horrible at first, but this takes place in almost every instance of employment. People have bosses, managers, supervisors and superiors.
But on a large scale such as politicians? Do they start out thinking they’re heroes?
And at some point, does the hero see the Agentic people beneath him and resent them? Does their responsibilities burden him to the point at which he suddenly becomes a villain to them? Can the same be said for politicians and bureaucrats?
The key here, for me, is “live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Live long enough…Ages wearies everyone, but how much more for those with responsibility and burdens of other, Agentic, people?
What do we think of when we imagine tragic or fallen heroes who have become villains? And the phrasing of the quote makes it sound inevitable. It’s an ultimatum of terrible beauty. It captures human tendencies so well.
Not bad, for a Batman movie quote.
PS. I’m a creative writer, and one of the things I always try to capture is the tragic or dark hero, which may explain why I love this quote. I’m also a student of psychology, and I can see how it can capture a few aspects of human nature well. But I’d really like to hear from other people who may have thought about this, or have had an opinion along these lines.
I feel that most people have an inherent desire to join activist groups, campaigns and revolutionary groups that protest and actively speak out against corporations and governments that forget people and civil rights.
I know that I’ve wanted to. But I also know that it’s too overwhelming. Where do you start? Philosophy? Constitutions? Existing groups that sound like they want what you want?
Do you simply sit on Facebook and share things? I share often, but not everything I come across. They say awareness helps, and it makes sense that it would, to a point. But as others are oft to point out, sharing a photo of a homeless man doesn’t give him a home.
But sitting back and thinking positive thoughts about activists and revolutionaries doesn’t help them. Passive action only helps the oppression and suppression.
I think it’s quite a personal thing to find and join your own revolution or activist group. I haven’t found mine yet.
9 Hilariously Distressing Letters From Kids
this is the best post that has ever existed and will ever exist.
KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS
I’m not sure that people actually grasp how important first impressions are to the brain, and instead of trying to bag people for having them and using them (Which is a natural part of human psychology) they should instead understand that the mark of a good person is to accept and adapt quickly when further information is presented or observed regarding the person, even if it does not match the initial impression.
Psychology rant over.