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Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:41 PM

42. Thanks for that reference, now in my wish list!

H2O, as an amateur psychologist in retirement (from engineering), I enjoy studying human behavior in an effort to better accept my fellow man and all our strange behavior and foibles around the globe. This study began as an important part of my alcohol recovery program beginning in 1990 (for self-knowledge), and I've used those same tools to help me understand and accept others. It provided invaluable relief during the wars Iraq and Afghanistan in an effort to understand those cultures.

I learned that if I don't have at least a modest understanding of behavior strange to me, then that invites fear and resentment. Picking up bits and pieces of understanding from folks like you is like gold. One of my longest lasting endeavors is trying to understand the mindset of the typical Republican, and I'm still working on it.

It helps to occasionally remind myself that all those born into humanity are essentially normal, and those we declare to be odd are simply a ways off the Bell Curve center. Redheads, psychopaths, left-handers (like me), light and dark, short and tall are all normal parts of our wonderfully diverse species! Unfortunately, some of our least desirable attributes tend to be the most deceptive and destructive, as in the case of tRump and his associates. Each time he announced a cabinet appointment, my jaw dropped in amazement in that possible no worse person could have been chosen!


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