Stop the violence

Have you ever wondered if the violence you see in the media effects people? Do you think the action videos that you watch influences you? Did you know that the USA is the most violent developed country in the world? Well, according to some scientific studies and research witnessing violence does make one more prone to acting violent.

Remember the last time you saw that MMA match or the last time you watched Jackie Chan? How did you feel? I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you wanted to go learn some new moves so you could kick some butt. According to one study children where shown a video of another child punching a teddy bear. After they saw it they were sent into a room and given a similar teddy bear. What do you think they did with it? As you might have guessed they mimicked the child in the video by punching and hitting the teddy bear.

Meanwhile another group of children were shown a different video of a child playing gently with a teddy bear. After they saw the video they were given a teddy bear and sent into a room.  And as you may suspect they mimicked the child in the video and played gently with the teddy bear.

“The evidence is now clear and convincing: Media violence is one of the causal factors of real-life violence and aggression.” – American Academy of Pediatrics

According to Freakonomics children who watch a lot of TV tend to engage in crime later in life. They didn’t say that it’s necessarily violent TV shows that are causing the violence though.

Do you think that it is only children who are influenced by violence? If your answer is yes then how would you feel or rather act if I started to insult you? If I or anyone else insulted you using cuss words. How would you feel or act? Alternatively how do you tend to act when someone treats you kindly? I think if someone treats us kindly we are more likely to be kind back. I also think that if someone insults me or disrespects me then I am more likely to respond in a similar manner.

I believe that we all model one another. We learn by models.

Men, why you should meditate

Meditation is a great practice to have whether you’re female or male. Here’s why men should learn how to meditate.

  • You’re a testosterone pumping sex crazed machine and women don’t feel the same way.
  • You probably lack impulse control
  • Chances are you’re throwing money away
  • Other men want to hurt you
  • You’re more likely to die young than if you were a woman

Meditation can help add balance to your life and help tame those impulses. Some of these ideas were inspired from the latest issue of Psychology Today, “I love being a guy”.

Keep Shooting

Whatever it is that you are aiming for remember to keep shooting. Do you remember “if you shoot for the stars you’ll at least hit the moon?” Chances are the more shots you take the more likely you are to hit your target. Doesn’t guarantee you’re going to, but it does make it more likely.

There is now science behind the sport of MMA that proves this so. One trainer has applied math and science to training his fighters. And guess what? It turns out that the fighters who throw the most punches tend to win.

So what’s your goal? Whatever your goal is remember to keep shooting for it.

Who is more superficial men or women?

It’s true that a women’s physical appearance is what attracts a man. I mean look at how much money women spend on improving their appearances. Women intuitively know that. Women with lower waist to hip ratios (hourglass figures) are considered more sexually attractive to men of all cultures. Biologically speaking women with smaller waists and larger hips tend to be more fertile. Men know this intuitively.

Unlike what many women think men are not attracted to skinny emaciated looking women. They are attracted to the hour glass figure. It’s pretty clear that a man is clearly attracted to a woman by her looks and body, but what about women? Are they superficial?

Women are obviously attracted to money and wealth. Aside from money they are also attracted to a man’s status, how many friends he has and his extended self. They are attracted to what a man has created for himself. But are they actually attracted to the man himself?

I don’t think so. There’s biological reasons why a women is attracted to money and there are biological reasons why men are attracted to curvy women. For the women more money equals more resources and better care for her offspring. For the man a sexy women means healthier children and more of them.