Being Human Basics
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
This page actually was one of the first I wanted to create for this site.
A long time coming.
As humans we share much.
Human beings are social creatures.
We have bodies.
We desire to communicate.
We share a plethora of emotions.
This page will examine some of the basic emotional states of being a human
and other things we share.
"May all beings be happy, may all beings be
secure, may all beings be happy minded and
may their hearts be wholesome."
World Day Of Mettā
Moral Foundations Theory
Being Human Org
The Four Moral Emotions
Guilt ~ Shame ~ Embarrassment ~ Pride
The 12 Common Archetypes By Carl Golden
Horror and Terror
Topics related to suffering
trance or trance-like state in which a person transcends normal consciousness
a state of consciousness characterized by expanded spiritual awareness, visions or absolute euphoria
a term used to mean "outside itself"
(happiness state of mind)
is thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness.
“Love is born into every human being;
it calls back the halves of our original nature together;
it tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature.”
Four Kinds of Love; Eros, Agape, Phileo & Storge
The Nine Types of Intelligence By Howard Gardner ~ Theory of Multiple Intelligences
The Lucifer Principle
The concept of personality type refers to the psychological classification of different types of people. Personality types can be distinguished from personality traits, which come in different levels or degrees. According to type theories, for example, there are two fundamental types of people, introverts and extraverts. According to trait theories, introversion and extraversion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraversion_and_introversion are part of a continuous dimension, with many people in the middle. The idea of psychological types originated in the theoretical work of Carl Jung and other researchers.
Typology >> Carl Jung
Four Temperaments Theory
sanguine (optimistic and social)
choleric (short-tempered or irritable)
melancholic (analytical and quiet)
phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful)
Five Temperament Theory
Wikipedia Contrasting and Categorization of Emotions
The Feeling Dictionary
Center for the Study of Emotion & Attention
Wikipedia Outline Of Social Science
The Essence of Buddhist Metta
The Five Stages of Grief Kübler-Ross Model
Seven Deadly Sins
is a stock character of the medieval morality plays.
Eve's Unequal Children by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Some Stages Of Life
The Four Ashrama
Brahmacharya ~ Grihastha ~ Vanaprastha ~ Sannyasa
The Triple Goddess
Maiden ~ Mother ~ Crone
Narcissism ~ Vanity ~ Egotism
Full Text The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Anthropomorphism attribution of human traits, emotions, and intentions to non-human entities
Anima and Animus
the two primary anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind
Buddhism and Psychology
The Three Poisons
The List of Virtues
The Maxims of Ptahhotep
A Christian Group that argues psychiatry is a myth
sought to educate his readers and students on how to evaluate and respond more effectively to the diverse experiences they encountered in life, particularly with respect to properly reacting and adjusting to symbolic stimuli, such as language. He theorized that much, if not most, of human anguish could be traced to prescientific misevaluations of the way we function as the only form of time-binding symbol users.
General Semantics ~ Semantics
The Institute of General Semantics
"Darkness is a reflection of what is hidden inside us. By gazing down into the abyss our soul will reveal itself in all its nakedness and it will cause us both to scream and to laugh. When the screaming and the laughing has faded we will discover that the most pivotal illumination and the strongest light can be found in the darkest depths."
Apophenia ** Pareidolia
Making Yourself Work:Zen Habits
Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements
Ancient Gossip ~ Gossip Quotes ~ Memes
“He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit.”
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Tears ~ Crying ~ Grief ~ Sorrow ~ Sadness
Tears and Laughter
Tears Quotes GoodReads ~ Tears BrainyQuote ~ Tears Quote Garden ~ Tears Quotes Memes
People cry for three primary reasons.
Emotional Tears ~ Mournful/Sobbing Tears ~ Happy Tears
is more 'intense' than
Using arrows, Artemis killed Niobe's daughters and Apollo killed Niobe's sons
Devastated, Niobe fled back to Mount Sipylus
(also known as the "Weeping Rock" and was considered a favorite haunt of the Mother Goddess)
and was turned into stone, and, as she wept unceasingly, waters started to pour from her petrified complexion
The First Tears An Inuit Myth
Gods or Spirits of Pain, Grief, Sorrow & Tears
"The tears were shining in the sunlight as if each one of them was itself a little sun.
Indeed, they were no longer tears, but diamonds."
In Lithuanian legends and tales Perkunas (the god of thunder) killed Kastytis, a young fisherman the sea goddess Jūratė (a mermaid) fell in love with. Jūratė mourns him and her tear drops are amber pieces washed ashore.
The Greeks believed diamonds were tears of the gods
Roman Legend of Mermaid Tears
In the Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice (add to music of the gods page)
Orpheus' music was so sweet and so moving that it softened the steel hearted heart of Hades and "Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek, and made Hell grant what Love did seek"
Freya cried tears of gold when her husband Od disappeared
"As darkness fell over the sea, Runoia's friends went to look for him. He was gone, but where he had stood listening happily to the music of the gods, there on the fair white sand was the harp, and all around it lay beautiful pearls, shining softly in the moonlight, for every tear of happiness was now a pearl."
In the old world of the Karok people, gods, heroes, and living men wept tears
The ancient Japanese believed that pearls were created from the tears of mythical creatures, such as mermaids, nymphs, and angels
The Tree of Tears
In Egyptiam mythology Some time after their birth, Shu and Tefnut got lost in the watery chaos of Nu.
Atum, who had only one eye and was removable. He removed his eye, which was called the Wedjat eye and sent it to search for his children. In no time, the eye returned with the children. Atum wept like a baby with tears of joy after seeing his children. The place where the tears dropped, men came into form.
Myths gives a peculiar explanation why babies cry at birth.
It states that you actually imitate the cry which you gave when you died in your previous life.
According to Kabbalah, the reincarnated soul enters the body of the newborn with the first breath it takes. The soul is then trapped in a new body with no developed muscles and with no ability to speak, nor write. The cry is caused by physiological pain rather than psychological. After a while the soul gets used to the new terrifying existence and learns that cooing brings smiles and happy faces.
The estimated number of times a woman emotionally cries is 50 times per year.
Men do it on average of 10 times per year.
Women in wealthier Western cultures cry more frequently than women in other countries.
Simply put, excessive emotional crying is a first-world problem of sorts.
A woman’s tears send a particular chemical signal to men. One of the things this signal does is it causes a dip in male sexual arousal, which is an involuntary yet interesting means of nonverbal communication between the sexes.
Deepak Chopra tells us that ‘tears of joy” and ‘tears of sadness” actually have different chemical makeups
The different types of tears look stunningly different under a microscope. A Smithsonian photographer illustrated how, for example, onion-induced tears are much more crystallized than “happy” tears.
In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears" because of its devastating effects.
Previously it was believed that Grief was only a human emotion, but studies have shown that other animals have shown grief or grief-like states during the death of another animal.
A study conducted in 2014 by neuroscientists based at the University of Minnesota show that rats are capable of feeling Regret about their own actions.
This emotion had never previously been found in any other mammals apart from humans.
Also rats laugh. Rats emit long, 50-kHz ultrasonic calls that are induced during rough and tumble play, and when tickled by humans. The vocalization is described as distinct "chirping". Like humans, rats have "tickle skin", areas of the body that generate greater laughter responses than others. Rats that laugh the most also play the most and prefer to spend more time with other laughing rats.
was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book
"On Death and Dying", where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief.
The Work of the Soul
Shadow Work - Hero or Victim
Ethnography ~ Ethnology
Bogan - The Dark Side
Ten Days in a Mad-House 1887 Text by Nellie Bly
Otto Rank Wikipedia