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Bloggers PhotoTo those who dwell on the hidden layers of the human mind, to those who dig deep within their subconscious to find themselves, and their creativity, and to those who discover something within their own dark labyrinth that comes unexpected and sometimes unwanted.

I speak of course to all of us, the poets, and all the psychological responsibility that is bestowed upon those who choose to record their lives on paper with a pen. We poets are unique, we covet imagination above all else, our emotions run free through us, sometimes with fierce intensity, and sometimes we search through the shadows of our souls, to unlock something as mundane as a particular word, or most often, an idea, the elusive abstraction that is the fundamental source of a poem.

An idea can open the flood gates to all areas of human thought, an over-abundance of individual material, life is full of potential, but what separates the poet from the bystander, is that we, the poets, read between the lines.

I will only record my worldviews, my thoughts, and the inner directory of my soul with you, ironically, I will share with you the most profound parts of myself. 

But you will never know my surface, where I live, whom I love, and what I do with my life, or who is in my life. But I hope you enjoy what I have to say, and it is an honor to share with all of you. 

Most Recent Blog Post


Collective Human Conscious
Blog Posted:7/9/2013 8:25:00 PM

 



The world is composed of a tangled web of anxious minds,
broken and paranoid neural networks, unexamined psychological drives and a collective
subconscious rage that compels the entire thinking of the human race.  Our common motivations come from unfulfilled
needs, deep-seated emotional wounds, shame, guilt, and fear of the uncertain is
what makes us work so hard, always afraid to stop moving, we are terrified to look
into ourselves, because we may not like what we find.



But quite contradictory, true human growth comes only from
within, this unique mental spirit can be described as psychological hardiness,
or a cognitive reserve of resources, one who has the courage to look deep into their
own anxiety, and examine all avenues of one’s own mind, has the capacity to
change. Some people live without rules, sociopaths who disregard authority and
hold a profound deep lack of human empathy, quite ironically, the malignant
narcissist lives a happy life in their own twisted version of reality. Imagine
viewing society as your personal property, seeing people only as tools that
should be used as manipulation to serve one’s own needs. The emotion and
experience of guilt does not exist in their conscious mind, to the psychopath,
every decision and action they decide upon is the correct one as far the result
is in their best interests.



Then there are the altruists, those brave selfless souls who
give all of humanity hope, too often the very best mankind has to offer lives
in the dark, tails of good deeds are terribly overshadowed by reports of evil
and disaster. But if indeed there is a divine being, I believe that He/She
would have created more altruists than egoists, so my hope, and point to this
essay is to provide myself and anyone who reads it with a sense of hope. The
world is not as twisted as it may seem, actually, there is so much more good
than bad in this exquisite world.



 



 



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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 5:09:00 AM
    Hi Richard - Good thinking and a great post! Keep them coming...Shaz

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 10:59:00 AM
    we are all united by an energy that makes us connected with each other, wuth nature, with planets.. and if we can only use this collecive awareness, there will be harmony... if you have the chnace, watch the TV series called 'TOUCH'... with you on this one, rich!..:)

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:47:00 AM
    I want to believe in the hope of humanity, that there is more good than evil in the world. This fact is proven over and over, (the Boston marathon is an example of folks coming to the aid of injured with no regard to their own safety). If media/social networks focused on love/peace/harmony/kindness/...if there was no longer the thrill in watching evil and violence unfolding nightly as "the new hit show" or the new hit movie for our children/teens growing up ......could that make a difference? I think so..why must love/peace/kindness/respect/and dignity/ seem too boring to keep them interested? I too enjoy drama and suspense....but could we not balance things more and have better examples?

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Nice! We have a new "thinker" in PS! Im thrilled at your description-definition of psychopath ... I mean, I've never though that many of our politicians are "psychopaths"!! : D Keep thinking and posting, Richard. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 7:39:00 AM
    I too think there is much good in the world. I enjoyed your discussion. If we put more value on the beauty around us, all the little things we are given daily, life would be a more pleasant place. Like meeting a new, young mind to discuss philosophy with! Have you read Childhood's End by Clarke? or Ender's Game by Card? or Brave New World or Nineteen Eighty-four? [PS welcome to the soup pot!]

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Collective Human Conscious
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 8:25:00 PM
The Sexual Brain
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 8:02:00 PM

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