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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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          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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                  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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                      Last Updated on July 13, 2020

                      9 Simple Ways to Always Stay Positive

                      9 Simple Ways to Always Stay Positive

                      It’s common to be struck with a bout of pessimism, or to naturally be more towards the pessimistic end of the perspective spectrum. It’s hard to see the positives in life and become an optimist when you’re lost in the murky waters of negative thinking.

                      However, Henrik Edberg, the founder of The Positivity Blog is here to share nine ways we can create a more optimistic outlook and positive perspective:

                      “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

                      When I was younger — in my teens and early 20s — I was trapped. Not physically, but mentally: by the destructive thought pattern called pessimism. This negative thinking poisoned what might have been a pretty good and opportunity-filled childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. This pessimism created ceilings and walls where there really were none.

                      Throughout the period when I was ridden by pessimism, my life and I mostly stood still. Looking back, it was a terrible waste. If you are in pessimistic place, you don’t have to stay there for the rest of your life. I didn’t, for I learned to replace my negative thinking with optimism.

                      In this article I’ll explore nine positivity habits that have helped me to go from someone who was pessimistic most of the time to someone who is now optimistic almost all the time. I recommend to not try to add all the habits at one go but to choose one habit and to practice it for 30 days so it becomes a habit, before adding the next.

                      1. Ask Yourself the Right Questions

                      This is the simplest but perhaps also the most important habit I have discovered in adopting an optimistic mindset. The questions we ask ourselves day in and day out when we wind up in negative, difficult or uncertain situations make all the difference in our life.

                      A pessimist might ask him/herself questions like:

                      • “Why did this happen to me?”
                      • “Why do bad things happen to me all the time?”

                      But an optimist asks him/herself the questions that open up the mind to new viewpoints and possibilities. A few of my favorite questions for finding the optimistic perspective are:

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                      • “What is one good thing about this situation?”
                      • “What can I learn from this situation?”
                      • “What is one small step I can take today to start solving this situation?”

                      2. Create a Positive Environment to Live In

                      The people you spend your time with and the information you let influence your mind will have a huge effect on your attitude and how you think about things.

                      Watch this YouTube video and learn the power of a positive environment:

                      So choose to:

                      • Spend more time with the people who lift you up. And less time – or no time – with people who just bring you down by being negative and critical. Read: You are the Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With
                      • Let in the information that supports you. Spend less time on negative and self-esteem damaging media sources and spend more time reading positive and constructive blogs and books, watching motivating movies, listening to inspirational songs, and listening to audio books and podcasts created by optimistic people. Check out 12 Inspirational Movies With Important Life Lessons To Learn and 25 Most Inspirational Songs of All Time.

                      3. Be Grateful for What You Have (Don’t Forget About Yourself Too)

                      A very simple and quick way to boost the positive energy in your life is to tap into gratitude.

                      I usually do it by asking one or more of these questions:

                      1. What can I be grateful for in my life today?
                      2. Who are 3 people that I can be grateful to have in my life and why?
                      3. What are 3 things I can be grateful for about myself?

                      Just spend 60 seconds or a few minutes during your day with answering one of these questions to reap the wonderful benefits.

                      4. Don’t Forget About Your Physical Self

                      Being an optimist isn’t just about thinking in a different way. It is also about caring for the physical part of ourselves.

                      I have found that working out a couple of times a week, enough quality sleep each night and eating healthy food has a huge effect on my mindset.

                      If I mismanage those very basic things then negative thoughts pop up far more often and I become more pessimistic and shut down about the possibilities in my life.

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                      So don’t neglect these basic fundamentals. Just caring for your physical self the right way can minimize a whole bunch of problems in life.

                      5. Start Your Day in an Optimistic Way

                      The way you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. For example, a stress-free morning often leads to less stress during the rest of the day.

                      So how can you set an optimistic tone for your day?

                      A three-step combination that has worked very well for me is to ask myself a gratitude question during breakfast, read some positive information online or in a book very early in the morning and then follow that up with exercising.

                      This sets my mind on the right path and fills me up with energy for my day.

                      6. Focus on Solutions

                      A sure way to feel more negative about a situation is to sit around and do nothing about it. Instead, use the questions I shared in step one and open up your mind to the possibilities of the situation you are in.

                      If you have trouble to get started with taking action, ask yourself:

                      What is one small step I can take today to get the ball rolling?

                      Then take that small step forward. However small this step is, it can have a big effect in your mood and thoughts. If the step feels too big or it just makes you procrastinate, then ask yourself:

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                      What is an even smaller step I can take to move forward today?

                      The most important thing is to move forward, even if it’s a tiny baby step.

                      7. Reduce Your Worries

                      The worrying habit is a powerful and destructive one and can take over anyone’s thinking. It used to be one of my biggest obstacles to optimism and to moving forward in life.

                      Two effective steps that have helped me and still help me to this day to minimize the worries are:

                      1. Ask yourself: how many of my worries ever happened in reality? If you are like me you will find that the answer is: very few. Most of the things you fear throughout your life will never happen. They are just nightmares or monsters in your own mind. This question can help you to do a reality check, to calm down and to realize that you have most likely just been building another imaginary nightmare.
                      2. Focus on solutions and the action you can take. The worries grow stronger in a foggy mind and an inactive body. So use the questions in Steps 1 and 6 to move out of your worries and into resolution.

                      8. Don’t Let Ideals Ruin Things

                      A common mistake people make when making a shift in their attitudes is that they think that they have be perfect and do things perfectly all the time. This traps them from being positive.

                      Changing to a positive attitude can be gradual. While you may slip and stumble, continuing this way over time will strengthen your positive viewpoint more and more.

                      But if you set an inhuman standard for yourself and think you have to go from being a pessimist to always being an optimist, then you may find it hard to live up to that. And so you may feel like a failure. You get angry with yourself. And you may even give up on changing this habit and fall back into negative thinking.

                      So instead, focus on gradual change. If you are optimistic 40% of the time right now, try to improve this to being optimistic 60% of the time. Then, increase that to 80% when you are used to the new standard, then subsequently 100% if you can.

                      This focus on gradual improvement is far more sustainable and likely to bring long-term success than trying to reach an inhuman standard grounded in perfection.

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                      9. Finally, a Reminder to Help You to Not Give Up

                      I would like to end this article with a simple but powerful and timeless thought that comforted and encouraged me to continue on when things looked bleak.

                      That thought is: It is always darkest before the dawn.

                      This thought has helped me to hold on and keep going when my social skills and dating life was just plain bad. It has helped me to continue on in my online business when things looked like they would never pick up. It has helped me to put one foot over another even when things looked dark.

                      I have found this thought to be very true. Why? Because when things seemed to be at the lowest for my blog, business, dating life or life in general, something positive would always happened. That’s probably because being at a low point forced me to change how I did things.

                      But maybe also because life has a way of evening itself out when I go on. By taking action rather than give up, something good will always happens.

                      Seeing this thought live itself out has strengthened my belief in staying optimistic, in taking action and to keep going even when going through rough patches.

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