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Bizarre Humanity Facts to Blow Your Mind

Bizarre Humanity Facts to Blow Your Mind

The modern world has many peculiar facts that make one wonder why do people do what they do. To keep your mind busy while waiting in the crowded noon traffic, here are some philosophical thoughts about our weird world. At first sight, they may seem plain and worthless. But think twice and your mind will never be the same again, as each and every one of these can change the way you see our world.

Humans are not creatures of reason; we are led by hormones

reason and love

    Hormones and their balance make humans act in one way or another, and all the main quests in life are somehow related to the amount of hormones in the body. Love comes from hormone release; the struggle to be an overachiever in life and career also comes from hormones, and even the fun activities we undertake are hormone-related – remember adrenaline?

    The modern lifestyle resembles clinical death

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    socially wired

      The new lifestyle keeps one connected to a wide range of electronic devices, just like a comatose patient is connected to multiple devices to keep him alive, even if he is brain dead. Pretty much in the same way, nowadays we depend entirely on our mobile devices to survive. Imagine a week-long blackout: Would you make it alive?

      Religious humanity fact: Jesus was punished exclusively by men

      jesus crucifixion

        No woman in history judged or tried to punish Jesus, not even Pilates’ wife, who tries to help Jesus to get away from her husband’s revenge. This is one interesting entry in the book of the humanity facts that can really make you re-think our social order and gender roles.

        The biggest revolutions in history belonged to individuals

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        dog revolutionar guevara like

          Lone people began the most important revolutionary acts in history, turning the wheels for all of humanity. Examples include Jesus, Marx and Luther. Revolutions didn’t belong to the masses; instead, they came from one man with lots of charisma and a strong will. Being a great leader was mandatory to start a movement. Thus, these individuals managed to rule parts of the entire world for a second in history. And they made it to this list of bizarre humanity facts.

          Democratic regimes consume what dictatorial regimes have produced

          democracy painted ship

            The history is full of examples of democratic regimes that relied on the industry, infrastructure and stocks made by the dictatorial regime they’ve destroyed. This is usually hidden to the masses because it is one of those humanity facts that can make people think and may cause social and political instability.

            The modern day human disposes of rubbish items, but keeps rubbish people

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            graffiti and rubbish bins

              Once, people used to mend everything around them, from the tiniest household objects to the most important relationships. The Industrial Revolution and modern-day consumerism have made people dispose of broken items and stick to bad people. To prove this fact, just ask your grandma what she would do with a broken item, let’s say a couple of old shirts. She will find at least 5 uses for them, none of which you could think of.

              A politician is an inverted Robin Hood

              robin hood sign

                Most politicians gather money from the poor to give it to the rich. And the people still give them votes each time they ask. In other words, humanity gets to vote on who will rob them daily.

                Humanity was once terrorized by boredom, now it is bored by terrorism

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                bored man

                  One of the weirdest facts switched upside down by history is that people were once very bored and tried to entertain with the most cruel, bizarre and outrageous things, like those presented by the circus of P. T. Barnum. Nowadays, terrorism is one of the most boring acts, as it is highly common all over the world and we are exposed to it daily.

                  It takes some madness to be a world leader

                  hitler laughing

                    Or even just a president. The fact is that all great rulers in history suffered from a degree of insanity. Some used it in all wrong ways, like Hitler, others used it to conquer the world or die trying, like Alexander the Great. And who could forget about Genghis Khan? If you stop a minute and analyze all the great leaders in history, you will find a couple of signs which will prove this theory.

                    Humans are the only creatures that pay to live on Earth

                    money for life

                      We pay for goods, food, fun, services and pretty much everything that can keep us alive and create those touching, quality moments with friends and family. Think: When was the last time you enjoyed a great moment without having to pay for anything? Even when you go to the park with your kids, you pay for something to enjoy those moments more. This is one of the lesser-thought humanity facts, but we all feel its effects upon us at a personal level.

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                      The Gentle Art of Saying No

                      The Gentle Art of Saying No

                      No!

                      It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get anything done, at least not well or on time.

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                      But requests for your time are coming in all the time — through phone, email, IM or in person. To stay productive, and minimize stress, you have to learn the Gentle Art of Saying No — an art that many people have problems with.

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                      What’s so hard about saying no? Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger or disappoint the person you’re saying “no” to, and that’s not usually a fun task. Second, if you hope to work with that person in the future, you’ll want to continue to have a good relationship with that person, and saying “no” in the wrong way can jeopardize that.

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                      But it doesn’t have to be difficult or hard on your relationship. Here are the Top 10 tips for learning the Gentle Art of Saying No:

                      1. Value your time. Know your commitments, and how valuable your precious time is. Then, when someone asks you to dedicate some of your time to a new commitment, you’ll know that you simply cannot do it. And tell them that: “I just can’t right now … my plate is overloaded as it is.”
                      2. Know your priorities. Even if you do have some extra time (which for many of us is rare), is this new commitment really the way you want to spend that time? For myself, I know that more commitments means less time with my wife and kids, who are more important to me than anything.
                      3. Practice saying no. Practice makes perfect. Saying “no” as often as you can is a great way to get better at it and more comfortable with saying the word. And sometimes, repeating the word is the only way to get a message through to extremely persistent people. When they keep insisting, just keep saying no. Eventually, they’ll get the message.
                      4. Don’t apologize. A common way to start out is “I’m sorry but …” as people think that it sounds more polite. While politeness is important, apologizing just makes it sound weaker. You need to be firm, and unapologetic about guarding your time.
                      5. Stop being nice. Again, it’s important to be polite, but being nice by saying yes all the time only hurts you. When you make it easy for people to grab your time (or money), they will continue to do it. But if you erect a wall, they will look for easier targets. Show them that your time is well guarded by being firm and turning down as many requests (that are not on your top priority list) as possible.
                      6. Say no to your boss. Sometimes we feel that we have to say yes to our boss — they’re our boss, right? And if we say “no” then we look like we can’t handle the work — at least, that’s the common reasoning. But in fact, it’s the opposite — explain to your boss that by taking on too many commitments, you are weakening your productivity and jeopardizing your existing commitments. If your boss insists that you take on the project, go over your project or task list and ask him/her to re-prioritize, explaining that there’s only so much you can take on at one time.
                      7. Pre-empting. It’s often much easier to pre-empt requests than to say “no” to them after the request has been made. If you know that requests are likely to be made, perhaps in a meeting, just say to everyone as soon as you come into the meeting, “Look guys, just to let you know, my week is booked full with some urgent projects and I won’t be able to take on any new requests.”
                      8. Get back to you. Instead of providing an answer then and there, it’s often better to tell the person you’ll give their request some thought and get back to them. This will allow you to give it some consideration, and check your commitments and priorities. Then, if you can’t take on the request, simply tell them: “After giving this some thought, and checking my commitments, I won’t be able to accommodate the request at this time.” At least you gave it some consideration.
                      9. Maybe later. If this is an option that you’d like to keep open, instead of just shutting the door on the person, it’s often better to just say, “This sounds like an interesting opportunity, but I just don’t have the time at the moment. Perhaps you could check back with me in [give a time frame].” Next time, when they check back with you, you might have some free time on your hands.
                      10. It’s not you, it’s me. This classic dating rejection can work in other situations. Don’t be insincere about it, though. Often the person or project is a good one, but it’s just not right for you, at least not at this time. Simply say so — you can compliment the idea, the project, the person, the organization … but say that it’s not the right fit, or it’s not what you’re looking for at this time. Only say this if it’s true — people can sense insincerity.

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