In our lives we tend to have rather polarized opinions about the other people in our lives. We tend to cast people as heroes or villains. 212 more words
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Joseph Stalin has been credited with pointing out that “a single death is a tragedy, but a million deaths is a statistic.” We’re all likely inclined to dispute this quote with much logical reasoning, but only those scoring fairly high on the Psychopathic Personality Inventory are typically equally affected by the suffering of one or the death of millions (or rather, capable of being equally unfazed by either case). 570 more words
Evolutionary patterns can be applied, by analogy, to anything that has similar basic mechanics of virulence (“spread-iness”) and resilience (“stickiness”).
Those basic mechanics aren’t that big of a deal and aren’t controversial. 308 more words