Stephen Mitchell

Plymouth, MI, United States

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Any topic regarding the purpose of human existence. Applications of evolutionary theory to human civilizations. Consciousness theory.

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Stephen Mitchell
Posted 5 months ago
Why do you keep your clothes?
Personally, I believe several factors affect the value I place on clothing. First of all, a big part of why we become so attached to our clothes is because of their connection with our identities. Clothes generally are placed in our bedrooms, a place of safety and warmth. Our clothes bring a sense of familiarity and security that causes us to cling to them for comfort. Clothes could also represent a version of ourselves we wish we could be or miss being. Humans imbue objects with value all the time, and the ones that we associate with our emotions become the most important. Maybe a certain outfit made us feel like we were powerful or beautiful, and we are attached to the beauty it gave us and want it to remain close. Clothing becomes an important part of our identity. And because humans are slow to change who we are, we are slow to change our wardrobes as well.
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Stephen Mitchell
Posted 5 months ago
People aren't smarter than they were, it's the information technology that makes information more available which broadens their horizons.
Yes I would agree with your assessment. Although I would argue that if you took someone from centuries ago and placed them in our time, they wouldn't be able to adapt to our society. The importance of early years learning is too crucial to creating an understanding of our environment. However, I believe if you took an infant from centuries back though, they would adapt fine.
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Stephen Mitchell
Posted 5 months ago
Have women broken the 'Glass ceiling'?
I believe women are still held back by motherhood. There is not enough law present that allows women to perform the crucial job of motherhood while being allowed to pursue her career as well. As long as women are limited by this it will always be hard for them to reach equality. And I am not saying motherhood is bad. It is the lost important job in any society, but it requires so much effort that women cannot perform two jobs at once without government assistance or understanding from their employers.
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Stephen Mitchell
Posted 5 months ago
The Internet: Has it made us more or less social?
To make the Internet a positive influence on sociability, the user had to first have a firm grasp of an identity. The Internet is a great place to meet people, share ideas, and learn. It is not a place I discover who we are. That is done through introspection and loving relationships. Many social media users are negatively impacted by the Internet because they use their identities with their online selves, leading them to experience detachment in face-to-face interactions.
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Stephen Mitchell
Posted 5 months ago
What are the three things you believe are most important in making a relationship better? What have been your experiences?
Exactly. Communication, listening, shared interests, all of this shows a large amount if empathy between partners in a relationship. The more you know someone, the more they become a part of you. And just as you see your own life as precious, you see there's as well. That is why it is so hard for people who do not love themselves to have strong relationships, because their empathy does not lead to love but more hate.
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Stephen Mitchell
Posted 5 months ago
Big bang is out!,
Your explanation shows a clear misunderstanding of physics. The laws of gravity explain why planets and stars are round and not jagged as well as why water does not "fall off" earth. Your argument is not very convincing. People believe in God to give meaning to their lives.
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Stephen Mitchell
Posted 5 months ago
Are we too smart for this universe?
We are by no means smart enough to say we need a 'new' universe to challenge us. We don't even understand ourselves. The science of consciousness is far from finished, and in fact is really just beginning. We cannot claim to be too intelligent if we don't even understand the mechanisms behind our intelligence.
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Stephen Mitchell
Posted 5 months ago
Are we Human Beings or Human Doings?
This question seems to ultimately boil down to the conflict between the individual and identity. You appear to be advocating for an emphasis on the individual, while minimizing the role of the individual as a piece of a greater society, or a cog in a machine so to speak. Because society can only be defined by actions, or what we do (it being totally confined to the physical world rather than an emotional one) it follows that the social identity of a person is what we emphasize in a social event. Why would you delve into the inert workings of you personality at a gala or other such formal party. Maybe that is why I dislike social events so much, because they tend to exacerbate the individuals' social identity rather than their personal identity, which I agree is infinitely more important.