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The midweek ramble

Redhouse 033

That’s Redhouse Park in the picture. It’s about 6 miles from here. I didn’t really want to drive that far, but I’m running out of things to photograph here. People seem fascinated by travelling. It must be some primitive instinct.

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Anecdotal beliefs

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I photographed this display yesterday in the Oak House, an old manor house. That would be where the Lord of the Manor lived while the common people lived in squalor. I find it amazing that elitism is still popular in the 21st century. We have computers, the internet and smart phones, but people still worship royalty and celebrities. They turn out in droves to wave their little flags, when prompted to, by their betters. It seems once it gets going, it’s infectious. We are social animals though and so we like to do things together. I’m surprised public orgies aren’t more popular.

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Social animals

Wednesbury South

My blog today on a Zillion Ideas is a psychology blog about what motivates us to do the things we do. We tend to be motivated by the fairly primitive desire to survive.  Most of the time we also seem to want the easy life and we need to relax and feel safe. Some people never seem to relax and make us all nervous though don’t they? We are all social animals, we all want to get along and live in harmony so why do some people insist on rocking the boat? Some people are power crazy and hungry all the time for more. They don’t seem to feel any empathy for anyone. What can be done to control such people and make society and communities feel safer; more secure? (more…)