Archive for March, 2006

The Choice Between Sex and Honesty, the Evolution of Self-Concepts, and More: Bare Brains Episode Six

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

A Spanish movie, “The Sea Inside,” illustrates how a rigid idea of what life should be like can lead a person to seek death, and how one should have the right to end their life if they can’t find a preferable alternative to the way it is, given the nature of death. Life will change […]

Vertigo, Depression, Mental Fitness, and Acceptance of Change: Bare Brains Episode Five

Monday, March 20th, 2006

A case of vertigo results in a bout of depression, and a reassessment of the possibilities for developing mental muscle and psychological tone, based on my experience with physical fitness. Meditation in various forms is considered as a way to prepare for the inevitable deterioration of  our bodies; as a way to stay in touch […]

Human Perception, Societal Constrictions, and Expanded Opportunities: Bare Brains Episode Four

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

The world as we ordinarily perceive it is not the real world. Language and the limits of human perception distort the “real” world and give us a limited  view. To what extent can we overcome these limitations, and how? Many avenues are examined from several points of view, leading to a discussion of the inherent […]