well they keep saying ''no'' in the movies. I don't believe that's true.
edit: i mean i dont believe that the standard ''no'' given by movie heroes to be realistic. The brain is nothing if not adaptable
Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"
Theory is always superseded by Fact...
... In theory.
“I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.” Richard Feynman's last recorded words
"Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart." Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE
I've been reading a book about neurological research done with the Dalai Lama in which they examine the cause and moderation of negative emotion. He happens to mention that Tibetan children are shocked and upset when someone kills a bug. I would like that to be my starting point and then hopefully not to get too desensitized over the course of a lifespan.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY
An interesting read that I would recommend for anyone interested:
Thanks for posting the book, I was thinking of doing that a few minutes ago. Excellent read on the topic. The experts agree that yes, killing gets considerably easier. But the psychological costs remain high, and appears to be cumulative for many.
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
This is the kind of thread a serial killer with a dry sense of humor might like to cull names from.
"Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft