Jeff Berg

Beverly Hills, CA, United States

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Jeff Berg
Posted almost 3 years ago
Are we less attractive than we think we are?
I'm willing to bet that the studies to which you are referring have been debunked as pseudoscience. Most people have a rather accurate assessment of how they look. Very rarely do you see an ugly person claiming they're beautiful and vice versa. Most peoples idea of whether they are attractive or not comes from the previous experiences interacting with the opposite sex. If a guy or girl gets positive attention from the opposite sex and told "you're hot" "you should be a model" they will generally regard themselves as attractive. People who don't get this type of feedback will more than likely feel that they are unattractive. It boils down to feedback from the opposite sex during formative years.
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Jeff Berg
Posted almost 3 years ago
Does the violence men perpetrate against women indicate that men fear women?
Your clarification has made the question much more clear. Q: Does the violence men perpetrate against women indicate that men fear women? Before I answer the question. Men are not a hivemind they are individuals who just happen to have a very similar biological construction. What influences behavior varies based on the male and his experiences interacting with his environment. A: Some men may perpetrate violence against women because they fear them since violence is usually a reaction to feeling inferior or slighted. However, I highly doubt that all men commit violence against women solely for this reason. Some men like James Holmes are just violent without any logical explanation. To address a few of your other points. Anyone who shouts at me is ignored until they are willing to talk in a more civil manner, whether its a man or woman does not make a difference. Also, the final sentence has a strong condescending tone to it. Men are perfectly capable of understanding themselves without "support" from an anonymous source. Your exchanges with men in your immediate surroundings have very little to do with all men. I hope I was able to adequately answer your questions
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Jeff Berg
Posted almost 3 years ago
Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with nonviolence
The answer to violence is simple, hold people who perpetrate violence accountable for their actions. If a person wants to engage in violence they lose social protections and the person who is being antagonized by them can take whatever action they need to stop having violence inflicted upon them. This would stop violence essentially over night if it were ever to be instated.
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Jeff Berg
Posted almost 3 years ago
Does the violence men perpetrate against women indicate that men fear women?
What about the mention of violence that women perpetrate against men? Perpetrators of violence by proxy don't get nearly as much attention as victims who respond to proxy violence. This post is a form of proxy violence, although it is not physical, the statement attacks males and puts them in a defensive position, having to prove themselves innocent since the assertation attributes guilt. The statement also assumes that all males commit violence against females, when in reality it is an incredibly small number of males who engage in such behavior. According to DV statistics in the United States the amount of violence between the sexes is pretty even. Women are violent to men as well they just use a different method of action. The question you've posted is alarming proof of this.
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Jeff Berg
Posted almost 3 years ago
What is the source of intuition?
Emotion + Preconceived notion + Data = Intuition All of the factors adding up to intuition can easily be incorrect which is why no form of rational decision is based on intuition. It's has a place during adolescence when there is a "feeling" that something isn't right with your crush. However. I don't see much use for it in middle to old age. Intuition is mostly an appeal to emotion.
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Jeff Berg
Posted almost 3 years ago
How are global youth changing our future? Are they Generation We or Me?
The "we" is driven by the "me" beautifully said and an excellent synopsis of my generation. We is a buzzword used among the millennial zeitgeist that is more indicative of "I'm a good person" rather than feelings of true camaraderie. "Altruism", "social justice", and pop psychology are the staples of my generation. Altruism is a buzzword that also means I'm a good person and I'm looking out for your best interest so help ME out. Generation "We" makes it sounds all inclusive but in reality it is an easily swayed adolescent mob where everyone is attempting to hijack the group for their own self interest.