dennisgorelik: (2009)
What we have evolved with humor is an empathy detector. A joke is a card with two sides. We show one side, and keep the other hidden. If the listener has empathy for the character in the story, they get to see the hidden side. This triggers the laugh response. If the listener has no empathy, they are baffled.
A psychopath cannot laugh "right." He does not laugh, or he laughs too much, or too long. We are more wary of people who laugh too much, than of those who don't laugh at all. What is he hiding, we wonder?

Author: Pieter Hintjens (I'm choosing euthanasia).
dennisgorelik: (2009)
To get a sense of how your older child might feel about the addition of the new baby, imagine this:
Your husband puts an arm around you and says: "Honey, I love you so much, and you're so wonderful that I've decided to have another wife just like you." When the new wife finally arrives, you see that she's very young and kind of cute. When the three of you are out together, people say hello to you politely, but exclaim ecstatically over the newcomer. "Isn't she adorable! Hello sweetheart... You are precious!" Then they turn to you and ask: "How do you like the new wife?"

Stolen from Sannichka
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It's a very valuable lesson for everybody: salesmen, buyers, and shareholders.
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My Next Door Neighbor wants to BAN all GUNS!
Their house is NOT ARMED!
Out of RESPECT for their opinions
I promise NOT to use MY GUNS

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