FFT: Psychology sees the bad in everyone
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Community is back on air, which explains my excessive usage of their gifs

I have really random thoughts right before I sleep, this is one of them.

So when you think about psychology, the first thing that usually comes to your mind is the study of human minds; about how they behave. Then it's probably followed by all the mental disorders you can possibly think of.

schizophrenia
phobias
anorexia
obsessive-compulsive disorder
post-traumatic stress disorder
attention deficit hyperactive disorder
etc.

No matter how hard I try to think about it, I cannot recall a time someone gave a name for something good in the human mind. Like, you would call someone a good good Samaritan if he helps others and is generally being kind to everyone. There isn't a word you could use scientifically to describe that, please, go ahead and correct me if I'm wrong.

Even if there is such a word, it's probably a disorder. As someone who has little self-preservation due to their self-sacrificial behaviour.

What the fuck man?
Why do we only see the bad in people?

Here's a video I highly recommend you watch now.



Description
Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)
This video came to my mind while I was lying in bed thinking about how screwed up psychology is. Though technically, my perspective of the world is screwed up so this lines up perfectly with my visions. However, it is precisely because of things like these* that makes me feel that the world is insane.
(* referring to psychology)

As I sank deeper into my thoughts, another video that I watched sometime ago popped into my head.



This in turn reminded me of another video that you could watch at your own time. At your own time because it's 54minutes long. It's a lecture from Harvard University about morals and justice. (there's 19 episodes, I probably watched around 6)

Well, my point is simply this, psychology sees the defect in everyone. 

But it's not necessary it's fault. It's simply trying to fix the broken parts in us. In one way or another, we're all screwed up. Reason being that the reverse cannot be true, that is, we are not perfect. I whole heartedly give my thanks out to the psychologists/scientists out there trying to figure out the problem with us, and making everyone a better person.

The thing is,
Sometimes we're so focused on fixing what's broken, that we lose sight of what's beautiful.



p.s. I really do remember stuffs in terms of videos, and articles, and links and stuffs. Because I'm lazy like that.

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