The placebo effect has always fascinated me, and the nocebo effect is just as interesting.
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One of the most interesting books I read in the last couple of years…. normally I read a wide number and range of books, usually 3 or 4 at a time in different places. But reading is something I still have troubles with because of my inability to focus my concentration.
When I read about the placebo effect, I wondered about the opposite as well.
and applying that to behavioral psychology and thinking about childhood development and school and workplace experiences…
the same as if you are constantly told
you are bad or unworthy
eventually you believe it
if someone with enough credibility and authority in a situation says something
our natural tenancy is to follow the leader
and we also tend to think that what the majority thinks is also true
but numbers of believers does not a truth make
reality and actual truth are not subjective or dependent on perspective
much of reality – and history – is documented and remains measurable and observable
so any variations in reality – such as whether something is medicine or a sugar tablet
in any event,
it is as much about what crutch one picks as much as giving yourself permission to use a crutch.
the problem is when people made self destructive choices. that’s what leads to more self destruction.
you are your own highest power
because if all you do is sit and breath through the thoughts without making a sound
eventually you hear how it sounds in your head
without the need to verify or run it through the quality control of others.
I am just gonna post that and let it breath a while and
I lost my train of thought, but I finally have the confidence that what I wrote is sensible and coherent
I am just not sure what if anything it means, given the changes that occurred through the writing process.
the joy of being able to communicate interferes with the ability sometimes.