Thomas, your findings for this post are very interesting. I believe Utah may become more of a young adult state, due to Utah being a popular destination for young adults to start their families as well as attend school. I believe this growth also is due to the factor of Utah’s colleges and universities becoming more advanced and well known,…[Read more]
Erica, this is a very interesting topic, I agree that the place we live greatly influences our personality type. I can see this in the large difference between someone from Utah versus someone from New York City. I believe this is due to the environmental factors present as well as the culture there. Places like New York City carry a general…[Read more]
Emotions are very weird and to be quite frank, terrifying. Emotions for another human being cause so many issues associated with pain, distrust, and anger. So why do we as humans even bother caring for one a
This was very interesting to read. I agree with what you’re saying, about how the human brain almost likes being sad. On social media lately, I have seen so many tweets or posts about being sad or how being happy is lame. I feel like being sad is comforting to some people, which is strange to think. Though, it is way easier to be sad than happy. I wonder if our generation is the first to experience the “coolness of being sad,” or if it something everyone feels. I really enjoyed your piece, and the questions you have raised.
Max, this is such an intriguing topic and discovery, and this makes me want to learn more about it! I would have never guessed this phenomenon before reading this, but now it makes so much sense. The science behind it is both contradictory to what you would conventionally think and also very simple once it’s described. It is incredibly interesting to me that monotony of life causes this all, that not having occasions that are happy be special, they all blend together and cause a human to want what they lack: sadness. The most daunting sentence is this: “This causes humans to unknowingly crave distress.” It seems like it can sneak up on somebody without them knowing, and switch their goal from that of happiness to that of sadness. I would be so interested to hear more about this. Here is a link to an article that evaluates the causes and scientific backgrounds to pain: https://www.nap.edu/read/1542/chapter/4 . Your topic and this could be very much connected and interesting to study! Have a great one!
Javier, I really enjoyed reading your post and I believe this is a very important and intriguing topic. I have done some research in finding the link between poverty and crime rates. This has been shown in certain cities such as Baltimore and Detroit. This can be seen in the following article:…[Read more]
Hi Amran! I am also really interested in your topic. My father took over a small business started by his father and has turned it into a large scale business production. This topic of how large businesses monopolize on smaller business by buying them out is something that is very common in the world of business. It is also intriguing to view…[Read more]
Hi Drew, I agree with your point, I also carry a mutual dislike for the word, “moist”. I think this is a general opinion across most individuals and I believe this is due to the way this word rolls off the tongue. The hard “t” combined with the preceding “s” is a recipe for a nasty sounding word. I also believe this is due to the nature of…[Read more]
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