Humans have such short memories/ Human Emotions

As human beings, we have such short memories. We seem to encode and compact all memories into some kind of mental storage system called long term memory which works sort of well, sometimes depending upon the amount of stress we are under. We use books and other storage systems such as clay tablets, hollerith cards, magnetic tape, hard disk, and solid state to pass information along for each other to use.

We are very smart apes with souls. We keep building systems of government and business to ensnare and enslave ourselves for the supposed benefit it provides, it would be better if we actually worked on moving the species onward while utilizing our base nature for the common good.

Most of us are productive and caring people. We have compassion and other emotions.

List of Human Emotions:
Acceptance
Affection
Aggression
Ambivalence
Apathy
Anxiety
Boredom
Compassion
Confusion
Contempt
Depression
Doubt
Ecstasy
Empathy
Envy
Embarrassment
Euphoria
Forgiveness
Frustration
Gratitude
Grief
Guilt
Hatred
Hope
Horror
Hostility
Homesickness
Hunger
Hysteria
Interest
Loneliness
Love
Paranoia
Pity
Pleasure
Pride
Rage
Regret
Remorse
Shame
Suffering
Sympathy

Some emotions are longer lasting. Some emotions are hard to deal with and it’s good that we don’t keep them in short term memory. When we loose a loved one, it’s hard but we do pass through stages of grief:
Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance

When we are physically hurt, we experience ‘pain‘. We don’t store that in memory as if we did, we would be disabled any time we recalled it.

As God gave us souls, God gave us a human right to defend us against evil such as rape and murder. In the United States, that right is protected by the 2nd Amendment. Sure, there are lots of us, but it’s important to Him that we do defend ourselves from evil. As of March 11, 2015 in the United States there are 320,480,000 of us.

God Bless America, please.

Peter Grace

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American Health

I keep seeing fat people including myself get out of their automobiles. Reminds me of the movie ‘Wall-e‘.

I love walkable communities.

Simi Valley where I reside with my family is marginally walkable, bikeable. California Bicycle Laws give right of way to bicycles and automobiles equally. Most people are not aware of this. Even in Massachusetts, I’ve been hit in the head by bottles thrown at me from automobiles.

Walking aka being a pedestrian is good for us. The reason roads were paved initially was for velocipedes aka old-time bicycles. Where I came from, Massachusetts, Bicycles and Motor vehicles had equal right to the roadway. If a motor vehicle was stuck behind a bicycle, then it must pass safely. It seems that California encourages bicycle riders to hang out in the door and glass zone which isn’t good.

As humans, we are generally engineered by God for walking. Sitting all the time in automobiles, couches, barcalounger etc isn’t good for us.

I write this while I watch the movie “In Harms Way” on Netflix, but I’m going out for a walk shortly.

Peter Grace

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Human Body Clocks

Interesting essay on NPR today on Circadian Clocks of the Human Body.

No wonder my wife and I have issues as do other people, especially Americans.  Giving birth to three children and raising them does a number on our clocks and endocrine systems.  Oh well, it’s for a good cause.

I recall reading the Novella “Beggars in Spain” by Nancy Kress.  Interesting idea, not likely possible for a long time if at all, but still it would be interesting to not require sleep.  I  do enjoy sleep as that’s when I do a lot of processing of information I’ve garnered during the day.  I believe sleep is a gift from God to most vertebrates.

While working for many enterprises as a System Analyst, I’ve had to support enterprise applications on a 24/7 basis. That also caused me to loose sleep.  Recently I did a job for a major managed healthcare company that required a 1.5-2.5 hour commute each way. That too caused me to loose sleep. Also working as a Project Manager, in the global economy, I’ve lost sleep due to conference and Skype calls at all hours of the day and night.

I did have quite a time getting my eldest son up today as he didn’t go to sleep at a reasonable time. I poured water on him to get him up. He had to be at work at 0800.

Life is good.

Peter Grace

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