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Shame is that uncomfortable sensation we feel in our stomach when we realize our irrationality and cannot run away from the judging eye of other people. It usually happens when we violate the social norms that we and the community we live in, value.
Shame is a universal emotion, its affect on mental health and behaviour are not fully known, and new studies point out that it has a strong link with depression.
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Social life can be full of uncertainty. Friends don't always smile back at you. Strangers sometimes look upset. The question is how you interpret these situations. Do you take everything personally or do you think there are reasons they behave that way that has nothing to do with you?
Nobel Laureate economist, John Harsanyi, said that "apart from economic payoffs, social status seems to be the most important incentive and motivating force of social behavior."
The more noticeable status disparities are, the more concerned with status people become.
The human brain is a highly complex electrochemical organ, generating as much as 10 watts of electricity.
This electrical activity is displayed in the form of four types of brainwaves: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta which correspond with focus, rest, creativity...
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