Why is it that you always want what you can't have?
Why is it that when someone/something says no, you just can't resist.
Why is temptation so.."tempting?"
If only we had answers, lives would be simpler.
Friday, 9 October 2009
So I've just read that Barack Obama has won the "Nobel Peace Prize". Apparantly he has actioned the most peace - to be honest I'm not much of a politcal follower as I think that most of it is nonsense and all these politicians trying to be democratic are just wasting time trying to think of ways on how to be democratic than actually being democratic - if that makes sense!
I don't think its fair to give the award to him, he's been president for 10 months. The reason he has had so much publicity is because he's the first black president ; and yes I agree with his manifesto to create peace and international diplomacy but where have we seen proof that his idea's are being put into place and actually working?
We have to remember that there is still a war going on in Afghanistan ; American and British troops are still being killed.He's just sent out more American troops to Afghanistan, I really don't think this will help, actually it will probably make it worse. Most of the troops are going out there already hating the Afghanistans and Iraian troops, I doubt in their own heads they are thinking to "make peace" rather than "lets kill them before they kill us".
Both power-houses, the big government need to pull back as many troops as possible from both sides, the less troops - the less people- the less people to fight eachother. Eventually both sides will realise that they are fighting not for nations, but for pride. The more people that get sent to war , the more people are going to die.
However to be fair on Obama, he has called for dis-arment in an attempt to create "peace", but unfortunatley failed. One nation isn't going to create peace, we have to unite together and the whole UN call dis-arment! Put down your weapons!
Thursday, 8 October 2009
As a psychologist in training, I'm always analasing, researching, reading new theories, mostly theories that could be related to everyday life. Now that lectures are in full swing ; I'm always wondering if Psychology Lecturers are analasing as much as me? Observing- seeing the unseen.
Its such a powerful tool to know what somebody else is thinking before they have even realised they are thinking it. To know how to engage your students when you are sure that they do not want to be there,or are there because of the fright and pure loyality to the start of your course, even after a heavy night out with random students and watered down vodka.
IF they have this "power" or just pure useful knowledge ; why don't they use it more often? I know this is extreme, but take Derren Brown for example. He has done years of psychology training, research of theories, studies & experiments. He has put that to use, he is able to predict actions, to predict behaviours, and yes this is due to the range of knowledge and practice he has put into it. But surely if he is able to do all of this, under the age of 40, then these psychologists have just wasted their time? Unless, of course they are doing another path of psychology which actually helps people instead of having "self knowledge" and giving yourself "self satisfaction", at the end of the day, you are what is important, people need help, but you always end up looking out for yourself first. The more healthy you are : mentally and physically, the more you are able to help others.
I suppose it would be hard to make a living out of just knowing what people are thinking and knowing what actions they are going to take before its happened. Unless you're Derren Brown of course, even still, he struggled at first to get his name out. Then again, its not about showing off, just knowing that you can do that and how hard you have worked to gain that knowledge would be incredible.
Anyway, I find it very inspiring to know that maybe one day I will hopefully be able to figure out the everyday human behaviours and emotions. Maybe this will make me a stronger person and I'll stop over thinking everything!