intellect

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Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
Why My Clairvoyance Drives Me Crazy
Being a psychic has its perks in that you will never, ever, be surprised by a surprise party. It is very hard to surprise me because it takes me very little time to figure out who is doing that. Clair...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
My Psychic Brain Didn’t Shut Up in the Past
My brain confused me back when I didn’t know I had schizophrenia, much less was educated on what it was. If I could Quantum Leap-style time travel, I would go back to high school and get myself medica...
Mathew Moody3 months ago
Solipsism: The Easy Version
Whether it be a core belief, an edgier option to chose amongst a sea of nihilistic millennials, or a coping mechanism, you may have found yourself identifying as someone who either outright believes t...
Oliver White4 months ago
The Human Condition
The strangest part of life and death to me is that time always carries on. You live your life to its fullest, or to its lowest, and when you die time carries on. ‘You’ become a decomposing mass of ina...
Isaac Moore4 months ago
Consciousness or Ignorance
Today, it seems life as a human can be very...dramatic, to say the least. Everyone is caught up in the next new thing, the newest drama between one celebrity to another, or even what the president sai...
Ashley Kent4 months ago
Fish in Water
A fish presumably doesn’t know it’s in water. Other than the rare event when it might leap from the water to evade a predator, or even to become one, it lives primarily below the surface. This analogy...
Outside In5 months ago
Where Is My Mind's Eye?
For a long time, I thought I was just a normal everyday human being. Turns out, I'm not even that. It never occurred to me that I was missing out on some spectacular part of living, until recently (af...
Siobhan Grace6 months ago
Use It or Lose It Baby!
WHAT THE HECK? Where am I? What is this? I hear I came from an egg and sperm and grew in mother’s belly—nine months later I came out of her and landed onto the Earth. I’ve been here ever since. I mean...
Summer Sheehan6 months ago
Why All Beliefs Are Limiting
Reality is defined as "the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them." So how is it decided of what "actually exists"? For argument's sa...
Walt Duncan6 months ago
Are We Truly Real?
We are a real, living, breathing human being. This is probably a concept that you don't think much about because in our minds it's just a given. Humans are as real as this rock or that tree. But how d...
Peter Rose9 months ago
In the Future Will We All Use Mind Control?
In the future will we all exercise “mind control” over others? I do not mean the emotional manipulation consciously used to get our own way. I mean the ability to get others to think the way we do and...
KENNETH FINTON9 months ago
Father Time and Me
Born squawking with a curious furrow in my brow, I had no choice in the matter of my birth. Later, I was to learn I had been born into a large country and into an even larger universe that I am still ...
Timothy Trimble10 months ago
Meghan's Crayons
Meghan’s Crayons  I’ve had the privilege, over the years, to have met some incredibly talented people who are autistic. Not only do they exhibit areas of incredible talent, but I always appreciate th...
Peter Rosea year ago
Do We All Read Minds?
“Mind reading” may be far more common than we think. How many times have you said something and your companion has replied, “I was just about to say the same thing”? Have you ever telephoned some one ...
Intelligence: Reshaping The Human Brain
The brain is the very center of our humanity, personality, and sense of being, yet we know almost nothing about its massive complexity. With the help of advanced technology, scientists have been able ...
Grass Hoppera year ago
I Am Not Smart Enough to Enter Mensa, But I Can Prove They Are Stupid
First, I have to define some terms, to be able to prove my point. I need to explain stupid, Mensa (and how to enter), IQ, and what IQ tests ignore. I defined stupid as one’s ability to know something ...
What Does Being Unable To Forget Feel Like?
Whenever people hear that I’m unable to forget any day of my life, I often receive questions as to how it feels to live with all of those memories, and about whether or not my mind rests at all. My an...