Rachel Howard


there is still a role for emotionally articulate art that has something important to say about the poignancy and tragedy of the human condition

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“We’re sorry, Greg’s busy all week with writing, editing and dealing with passive-aggressive fuck-wipes who have no sense of humor. Try again later.”

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Blair: It's taking all the power I have to walk away from you.
Chuck: I know. But I need to let you go. You need to let go.
Blair: I'll always love you.
Chuck: I will always love you.


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Recent experimental psychology suggests that the more power one has, the less one takes on the perspective of others, implying that the powerful have less empathy. Adam Galinsky, along with several coauthors, found that when those who are reminded of their powerlessness are instructed to draw Es on their forehead, they are 3 times more likely to draw them such that they are legible to others than those who are reminded of their power.[11][12] Powerful people are also more likely to take action. In one example, powerful people turned off an irritatingly close fan twice as much as less powerful people. Researchers have documented the "bystander effect": they found that powerful people are three times as likely to first offer help to a "stranger in distress".[13]

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Such people are not powerful in the sense they have resources that they could use that other groups do not (though they might have this power 'as well') but rather systematically lucky in that they tend to get what they want without having to do anything. Alternatively, other groups are systematically unlucky.

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The use of power need not involve coercion (force or the threat of force). At one extreme, it more closely resembles what everyday English-speakers call "influence", although some authors make a distinction between power and influence – the means by which power is used (Handy, C. 1993 Understanding Organisations).

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The most effective propaganda is often completely truthful, but some propaganda presents facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis, or gives loaded messages in order to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the cognitive narrative of the subject in the target audience.

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eir book The Art of Woo, G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa present a four-step approach to strategic persuasion.[2] They explain that persuasion means to win others over, not to defeat them. Thus it is important to be able to see the topic from different angles in order to anticipate the reaction others have to a proposal.
Step 1: Survey your situation
This step includes an analysis of the persuader's situation, goals, and challenges that he faces in his organization.
Step 2: Confront the five barriers
Five obstacles pose the greatest risks to a successful influence encounter: relationships, credibility, communication mismatches, belief systems, and interest and needs.
Step 3: Make your pitch
People need a solid reason to justify a decision, yet at the same time many decisions are made on the basis of intuition. This step also deals with presentation skills.
Step 4: Secure your commitments
In order to safeguard the longtime success of a persuasive decision, it is vital to deal with politics at both the individual and organizational level.
[edit] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDsxkQk6DWw

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Coolhunters will often seek out individuals from within their target demographic who are regarded as leaders or trendsetters. They will then hire these individuals to be undercover coolhunters, who gather information secretly among their peers and report their findings back to their employers. This is a popular method of coolhunting as it provides insight into their target demographic within their natural environment.


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do not believe this means you have had some traumatic event you are repressing or that this means there is anything wrong with at all the fact that you realize your having these feelings is evidence of this.


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I'll use "intensive" visualization for stuff that I find more complex like attracting a specific person or changing something specific about my life.


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If we are the bad guys, all we have to do is change our behaviour. But in fact nature is not a good Mother Nature, it’s a crazy bitch.

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Collaborative research from a gathering of exo-scientists postulate that there are genes from over 20 extraterrestrials civilizations in Human DNA. These exo-scientists have continued the work of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Frances Crick, and other scholars in this area. Current findings are consistent with reports of Professor Sam Chang, who discreetly released information on his own apparent findings, in association with the Human Genome Project.

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Na Dharma Nishthosmi Na Cha Atmavedi
Na BhaktimansTvat Charanaravinde |
Akinchanonanyagati Sharanyam
Tvat Padamoolam Sharanam Prapadye ||


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Art, like religion, arises from unsatisfied desire” (Zerzan, The Case Against Art).

At present we live within symbols to a greater degree than we do within our bodily selves or directly with each other,” Zerzan concludes. These symbols include both societal and personal structures such as the ego, one’s place within the division of labor, and cultural / religious identification and practices, leading to an identity decidedly fractured from the currents of unity with the natural cosmos.

Rituals, prayers, and devotions which may once have had practical purposes as a kind of spiritual kung-fu, as a way of making love to the world, survive only by their symbolic virtues, for the thoughts they manufacture, becoming almost insane the longer they are disconnected from the world at hand, perpetuated only by their dogmatic appeal and becoming completely devoid of the grace which inspired them.

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Lerning to do Archana or Puja or ritual worship of Laxshmi-Narayana from the Guru. (Yajna samskara)


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Ultimately, all words are misleading as far as what infinity might be, pointers at best to what it isn't. But they may come together is such a way that they serve as a catalyst for someone's realization. If you like the way a teacher's words affect you, why not go with them until they no longer serve you? No one can give you the truth, but they may be just what you need to instigate your own self discovery.

The words may be "find the face you had before you were born"


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I pass by these walls, the walls of Layla
And I kiss this wall and that wall
It’s not Love of the houses that has taken my heart
But of the One who dwells in those houses

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Results take time, energy and effort. A little fact that many may ignore to their own peril.

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