Forgiving. Hating. Loving.

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When assessing the moral character of others, people cling to good impressions but readily adjust their opinions about those who have behaved badly, according to new research. This flexibility in judging transgressors might help explain both how humans forgive – and why they sometimes stay in bad relationships, said the study’s authors. (The research – conducted by psychologists at Yale, University of Oxford, University College London, and the International School for Advanced Studies – appeared in the journal Nature Human Behaviour)

“The brain forms social impressions in a way that can enable forgiveness,” said Yale psychologist Molly Crockett, senior author of the paper. “Because people sometimes behave badly by accident, we need to be able to update bad impressions that turn out to be mistaken. Otherwise, we might end relationships prematurely and miss out on the many benefits of social connection”. (1)

Modern humans. Lost humans.

Believing they do not forgive.

But that they are programmed to.

And yet, we once again see the wrong question.

Attaching it to the wrong answer.

If we are programmed to forgive.

We should not hate. And yet we do.

Look at all that hatred in peoples’ eyes.

There was never a better proof of love…

The power of minorities. Modern society. Interlinked.

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A study finds that when 25 percent of people in a group adopt a new social norm, it creates a tipping point where the entire group follows suit. This shows the direct causal effect of the size of a committed minority on its capacity to create social change. (1)

Even the 1 can change the 10.

A small human can change the cosmos.

A cosmos can change existence.

Interconnected. Interlinked. Cells within cells within cells. Within cells interlinked. Within cells interlinked. Within cells interlinked.

Officer K. You may pick up your bonus.

Quantum sounds.

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Quantum physics is on the brink of many technological breakthroughs. However, the main obstacle is finding the right way to couple and precisely control a sufficient number of quantum systems (e.g. individual atoms). A team of researchers from TU Wien and Harvard University has found a new way to manipulate the quantum universe via tiny mechanical vibrations.

“Normally, diamonds are made exclusively of carbon, but adding silicon atoms in certain places creates defects in the crystal lattice where quantum information can be stored”, says Professor Peter Rabl from TU Wien. These microscopic flaws in the crystal lattice can be used like a tiny switch that can be switched between a state of higher energy and a state of lower energy using microwaves.

Together with a team from Harvard University, Peter Rabl’s research group has developed a new idea to achieve the targeted coupling of quantum memories within the diamond. One by one they can be built into a tiny diamond rod measuring only a few micrometres in length. Then this rod can then be made to vibrate, however, these vibrations are so small that they can only be described using quantum theory. It is through these vibrations that the silicon atoms can form a quantum-mechanical link to each other. (1)

We are unique.

Simply by raising our voice.

Inside a silent cosmos.

And within that silence…

We become one with the universe.

Walking quietly inside the forest.

Being alone and yet full.

Inside a silent cosmos…

The leaves of the trees rustle…

Memories stored inside a diamond.

Eternal. Meaningless.

Stepping on the diamond.

Inside the dirt.

Open your mouth.

Trying to speak…

No sound coming out of your mouth…

The diamond shining more than ever within Earth’s bosom…

Ostracism. Society. Genuine humans.

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Ostracism or social exclusion within a group serves to discipline disagreeable, awkward, or free-loading members and thus promote cooperation – at least this was the assumption of previous research in this field. However, ostracism also develops in situations in which there is no need to discipline the behaviors of others, and the victims often seem to have been selected randomly. When asked, the ostracizers are oblivious of their acts, stressing that they had no intention of leaving a person out. Researchers reasoned that ostracism may develop more incidentally than previously assumed.

Social exclusion was not so much an instrument to discipline others, but rather an unintended side effect. This side effect arises when people choose to join up with individuals they have previously had good experiences with as a result of simple learning mechanisms. In other words, if the first random grouping in a social situation works out well, people have a tendency to repeat it. This means, however, that others are excluded from the interaction and thereby incidentally ostracized. (1)

People wanting to be with other people.

People afraid to be alone.

Speaking about ostracism as a problem.

Without realizing it’s the greatest blessing.

In a society full of interactions…

Those who don’t interact are the most active ones.

In a society full of relationships…

Those who have less are the most genuine ones.

In a society full of people…

The real ostracism if not from other people.

But from your own self.

Seek ostracism. Be alone.

Only then can you grow into a Lion…

And eat the Sun.

Unhealthy diet. Remembering. Echoes from the past.

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Fat cells seem to remember unhealthy diet. A study shows that these cells can be damaged in a short amount of time when they are exposed to the fatty acid palmitate or the hormone TNF-alpha through a fatty diet. Just 24 hours of exposure to those substances is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its ‘epigenetic recipe’ on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed. (1)

Everything affected by everything. Interactions breeding the future, from the beginning of time. As fat cells, we also remember where we came from. We are also affected by the initial conditions of our existence. And no matter what, we will always remember in our hearts our last moments of non-existence…

Driven away we are. From a truth which we were an integral part of. We have chosen light. Even though we were born out of darkness. In a world full of death and decay, we have chosen life. In a universe full of consciousness, we have chosen inanimate matter.

But our path will be soon again in front of us.

We are still going there.

Even without knowing it.

Lost in the woods.

We follow the Sun.

But it is the moon which draws the Sun out every day.

It is moon which guided us at the beginning.

And it will be the moon which will guide us at the end.

Calling on us… Beyond those trees.

We never wanted to leave in the first place…

In a world full of light, we have chosen darkness. In a cosmos full of life and creation, we have chosen death and destruction. In a universe full of inanimate matter, we will choose consciousness…