Category Archives: Psychology

Selfishness : The Human Dysfunction by Joe Blow

If selfishness disappeared from the human species we would all have a chance to live lives much richer in pleasure and meaning. In theory, even the least well-off individual would be better off than the most fortunate individual now, because to live on a imperilled planet full of misery is a burden that no amount of wealth can lift. Continue reading

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Is Objective Truth Possible by Joe Blow

Surely we are all in denial about something. That’s why our social world is so divisive. Partial truths warring against partial truths. If only some deity would come along and force us to see where we are full of shit. … Continue reading

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YouTube Video : Female Physical Beauty by Joe Blow

This is my first proper YouTube video, an experiment in finding a new way to express myself. There is an appeal to consuming information and ideas in colourful bite-sized chunks on YouTube. It runs for about 9 1/2 minutes and … Continue reading

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The Painter or The Painting by Joe Blow

I was arguing recently against the concept of free will and the expression came to my mind that we are the painting not the painter. In other words, what we are is the product of circumstances. In thinking about this … Continue reading

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The Selfish Reason for Being More Generous by Joe Blow

The other day I was reading some discussion about the nature of human psychology and the state of the world. Someone pointed out that we know the central dilemma. The world would be a far better place if we all … Continue reading

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How to Be Free by Joe Blow – Promotional Flier

How to Be Free by Joe Blow is a popular self-help ebook which can be downloaded for free from iBooks, Smashwords, Kobo & Barnes & Noble. How can we free ourselves from mental suffering? How can we unlock what the … Continue reading

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Twitter Mobs and the Will to Power by Joe Blow

“The accusation of sin is moral virtue’s deadly gin,” said William Blake in The Everlasting Gospel. “Political correctness” is the latest distillation of that liquor and drunkenness on it is rife. Someone in the public eye need only make a … Continue reading

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The Origins of Religion by Joe Blow

 In the early days of our development as a species, when we began using our expanding intelligence to work out how we could better manage our lives, we came up with the idea that it made sense to distinguish between … Continue reading

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Trying to Be a Good Person Leads to Ego-Embattlement by Joe Blow

The downside of trying to be a good person is that it makes us self-conscious – it focuses our attention on our ego and causes us to filter our response to the world around us through our perception of our … Continue reading

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We Are The Saviours Who Failed by Joe Blow

I’m always looking for the simplest way to explain our psychological disturbances and social conflicts. In our early years we are focused on learning. We absorb a massive amount of information and integrate it into a framework from which we … Continue reading

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