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Humans need to belong. Yet they also commonly leave others out. Animals abandon the weakest to ensure the survival of the fittest. So do kindergartners and ’tweens, softball players and office workers.
Common though they are, rejection and exclusion hurt. Endured for a long time, ostracism leaves people feeling depressed and worthless, resigned to loneliness or desperate for attention—in extreme cases, suicidal or homicidal.
Williams is skeptical that ostracism can be eradicated. “It’s pretty ingrained,” he says. “If you tell kids it’s powerful, they’ll use it.” Although some people are seeking legal redress for ostracism as a form of workplace discrimination, “it’s hard to document something that isn’t happening”—not being asked to lunch, not being “in the loop”—and easy to deny. The perpetrator can even turn around and accuse the accuser of paranoia.
Originally posted by Maxmars
I suppose it is always desirable to not rely on others for validation or self-worth. But human nature seems to include hardwiring that makes it a difficult thing to achieve in its purest sense. We all need each other, except maybe for sociopaths....
Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
reply to post by RSF77
And that is exactly the current plan for smokers - to shun them not only from non-smokers (obsensibly to "protect" others from second hand smoke) but to refuse to allow smokers any place of comfort where they may gather and socialize among each other. Not even in an outdoor venue, like the park or a beach.
Tired of Control Freaks
Fundamen tal Notions of Endocrinology & Criminology
The Alienated Ones, Written by Samael Aun Weor
"It is impossible to know the fundamental cause of any mental disequilibrium without expanding psychiatry with Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, Hermeticism, yogic philosophy, and high Gnostic esotericism.
"This is how the expanded psychiatry can discover and cure the alienated ones...."
"The scientific investigations of the erudite: the materialistic studies, the rigorous corroborations of the different chemical, physical, biochemical, physiological, etc., phenomena are not complete, because the erudite have not studied Gnosis. They do not know about Kundalini Yoga by Sivananda. They do not know about Jnana Yoga by Vivekananda. They have not studied The Subtle Laws of Nature by the famous Hindustani sage Rama Prasad. They have not exercised themselves with the Tattvic powers. They do not know about the esoteric and endoteric anthropogenesis and cosmogenesis. They do not know anything about occult anatomy nor about the law of Karma, etc. To that end, the materialistic science is incomplete and is a failure. It is only a building without a foundation. It is enough to push that building a little in order to convert it into minute sediment!
"The most critical aspect of this matter is not the materialistic science but the fanaticism of the partisans of the dialectic materialism...."