Archive for May, 2008

How Guilt and Your Conscience Work

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

We’ve all experienced guilt. We do something we are ashamed of, and we feel guilty. But what brings about this shame? How does this emotion work? I was raised in a devout Christian home, and grew up hearing about “godly sorrow”, sin, shame, and remorse, all from the perspective of Christianity. I was taught that […]

In Search of Free Will

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Freedom is a complicated notion, and many people wonder if human beings have a ‘free will’ at all.  Is there any way to prove, rationally, that free will exists?  If so, what is it? Many complicated problems arise.  A lot of the time, people find themselves unable to do what they want to do.  Take […]

Today’s Thoughts

Friday, May 9th, 2008

I spent this morning wondering how I’d reply to someone if they were to ask me, “So Jason, you study all day long, and are always searching for answers.  In all these years of searching, what does it all boil down to?  What have you found?” Naturally, if I’m to claim to always be thinking […]

Some Thoughts On Online Role-Playing Games

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

I’ve seen various articles in the news discussing a rather new issue in the history of mankind – video game addiction.  You hear about people who play video games for 8 or even 10 hours per day (basically every hour they’re not forced to work and do something else).  One of the most addicting types […]

The Psychology Of American Music

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Every time I get in the car, I randomly cycle through various radio stations to hear what kind of music they’re playing. This is my thoughts on the kinds of music I hear. Most music I hear is the artist telling a story of sorts. Most songs which are popular paint a picture of either […]