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Why have people put up with life? Whats the point of working to survive? Why doesn't the world commit suicide?0fourth grade2012-11-05 21:14:02
Why have people put up with life? Whats the point of working to survive? Why doesn't the world commit suicide? As a student of history, I just can't understand why people put up with life. The world painted by evolutionary psychology is just brutal. Women are just rape slave, toys, and playthings for men to enjoy. But its not much better as a man, since while your sister and daughter might be raped and enslaved, you would just be killed off. What is the life of man? A brutal struggle of existence against both nature and man. What was the point of the slave and serf, working backbreaking labor 16 hours a day for some brutal lord who rapes his daughters? Can you really say that the serf or factory-worker made the right choice in living such a brutish existence? Why shouldn't he have just committed suicide? What makes human life so valuable that life is worth preserving for its own sake? Or is it just that we are programmed to survive by our selfish genes? And that our individual happiness means nothing to the gene who "wins" as long as it reproduces. If I was a religious man, I guess I would be a monk, and just endure the trials of life, till this hell was over. But what kind of God would make a world like this? I would have to be a Gnostic and believe that whomever created this hellish world was not benign. I realize that things are somewhat better now. But humanity is driven by the same cruel Darwinian biological nature. I mean how do you deal with man, when you know how insanely evil he is? These thoughts have destroyed my life. I'm practically catatonic. I can't get out of bed or go to school or get a job. I just don't get why any rational being would put up with the hell that is life. What possible pleasure could inspire it? Sexual pleasure? Love for wife or children? Both the vulgar lust and higher "love" are just the selfish gene playing you as a fool. If after all these centuries, and so much material progress man's ethics remains at the same level, perhaps even declining, then I see no reason that this generation is suddenly going to get it. If anything my generation seems to be the most comfortable with the human condition and rather cynical. So I certainly don't expect some moral amelioration of the human condition to come out of Generation Y. So if we are stuck with the world, cultute, and ethos of the present, what good life can one live other than gouging oneself on biological pleasure? Maybe I'm too harsh on humanity seeing them as ideas and spirits rather than gene machines. So I wont hate or condemn them anymore than I would a wolf or a hog. But I certainly can't live among them. So whats to become of me? I don't pleasure in anything biological. Fun and power don't appeal to me. It is true the dog eat dog ethos is antithetical to my beliefs. But it seems so entrenched and unshakeable that it might as well be objectively true. The only point of life is to be the strongest ape on top of a mountain of skulls. When I was younger I was more driven by ambition. And the better world I could create was perhaps only a figleaf for naked ambition. But slowly that seed grew until the cause mattered. Well anyway once I got to see the world as it was, the ideology that underlay it, and the hopelessness of changing it, I fell into deep despair. Life in a world like this is truly pointless and worse than meaningless. None of its joys have any appeal to me. There is no such thing as individualism. Everyone must accept the dominant ideology of the times. Your only deluding yourself if you think your a special unique individual. There is nothing more conformist than individuality. I don't care about free will. There is nothing glorious about free will. Other than natural disasters every act of evil comes from supposed free will. It makes no difference whether actions are determined by genes. The problem is what actions are determined. Sadism, evil, brutality, domination, cruelty. No rational being can coexist with humans. Your genes have to do all the work, instincts or your sunk. There is no greater curse than to be able to think and feel, but not be driven by genetic instinct in a world like this. The world as it is has nothing to offer me but torture. Simply coexisting with humanity is driving me to madness. Your apoligia for humanity bears no resemblance to the beasts that actually exists. I don't see humans trying to do good and trying to help each other. Humans are incapable of love. That is not the spirit of our age. Your coming from another planet. thats not the humanity I know. I have nothing in common with humanity. This does not make me superior. As far as survival of the fittest is concerned I'm clearly unfit to exist in this world. How dare my parents disturb my eternity of peaceful nonexistence and throw me into the hell of life! Why would I feel any gratitude for the worst [View Answers]
Will I run into any problems with my plans?0Chandresh2012-11-05 19:55:03
I'm a sophomore in high school, so I'm not sticking with these plans, but I'm strongly considering them. I just want to hear opinions and suggestions from anyone. I'm considering the following: 1. Get a job to make some cash by next year. One that doesn't require working on the Sabbath. 2. Graduate and enroll in Oakwood College's fabulous music program. Possibly study a little psychology while I'm there. 3. Become a music teacher. I like cooking, so I may make a little money off that at home. 4. While I'm teaching music, I may enroll at a local community college (wherever I reside) and major in engineering (most likely civil "CE"). I want to major in engineering (not decided which field), and minor in music and culinary arts. Do you see any problems with this? I would REALLY appreciate earnest answers given with effort. Any opinions would be great! heh Thank you so much![View Answers]
Obama's student loan act, what exactly does it cover?0Lwazi2012-11-05 18:45:29
I'm a second year student for my bachelors in Psychology, I would like to be a psychologist someday, but with most walking away from school with 150-200k in debt I'm terrified of never being able to have a family or home! I was consdering now, doing cosmeteology school since the program is short, that way I could work doing hair and do college part time until I finish so that I won't need to take out so much in loans. My friend told me about Obama's new loan forgiveness act, but how does that apply? I understand the payments will be less and after 20 years loans are forgiven. Does this include private? Also, I saw this isn't in effect until 2014, what happens if I take out loans now then, will they not count?[View Answers]
In your opinion what is a better degree to have, a Master's in Social work or Master's in education?0Lewis2012-11-05 18:31:19
I like teaching and I like education. I thought about being a history teacher one time, but I think my heart is more into counseling people. I have a sociology major with a psychology and religion minor. I am thinking about applying to a Master's in social work program, but I would also like some sort of degree in teaching. If I get a Master's in social work, and then my license as a Licensed social worker, what kind of degree could I pursue to become a teacher- in middle school or high school in the one of the fields of social studies, history, psychology, religion, and sociology.[View Answers]
Which career choice would suit me more? Intelligence Officer or Police Officer?0Emeralda2012-11-05 18:17:12
Ok, right now I'm a 15 year old teenager and my business teacher told me that it is time to start thinking about what you want to do in your future. So I came down to two choices: Police Officer and Intelligence Officer (aka: Spy) Here's the pros and cons of Police: Pro - Get to see ur family more - Way higher pay (Possible over 100K) - Get to legally carry firearms (We dont get CCW in Canada) Cons - Dangerous - Extremely strict rules to follow - Report Writing Intelligence Officer: Pros - the lifestyle (the undercover thing) - Rewarding - The feeling of national Pride - Get to protect your country - Non-literate license to kill (foreign missions) Also, not that I want to kill someone, but it would benefit in the case that you really do have no choice but to pull the trigger Cons: - No weapons (CSIS: Canada's CIA) except in dangerous foreign territory - Can be sent anywhere all over the world for months at a time - Lower pay (from 40K to 70K) - Having to leave family for a while. Ok, I think I can be qualified in both fields of work as I currently study psychology, law, computer programming/comm tech at my high school, and most likely I would take Law or Psychology or Forensics in University. Would this game plan work? - Become a Police Officer after graduating University - Continue studying while being a cop - Work a few years, get promoted to Detective - Work Detective for a while and apply for CSIS - IF CSIS accepts my application, then go for their interview. - If I pass, join them and find a cover story as to why I switched jobs. So which one is more right for me? BTW, I am not some adrenaline-pumped teenager who has watched one too many 007 Bond films or CSI: Miami. I want a career that is fast-paced, exciting, (The occasional bore does not matter) and rewarding, but yet at the same time, I don't think I can leave family for long-term (Months is ok, but not years though) Which career field seems more right for me? Thank You in advance[View Answers]
Does anyone know a good site with a list of colleges with a great psychology program?0Suchi2012-11-05 17:42:24
I don't know how to exactly word the question but that sounds about right. I am a junior in highschool. When I go to college I want to major in psychology and minor in English. Does anyone know a site with a list of colleges that provide this? I want the colleges to be in Indiana, too. Any help would be great. Thank you![View Answers]
Psychology grad school info?0Zinhle2012-11-05 16:59:57
Considering getting a master's or possibly doctorate in psych. How hard is it to get accepted into the programs? How difficult is it once you are in the program? Roughly how expensive at a public state school? At what age can I expect to be ready for a career?(I am currently 20 in my sophomore year of college) To be honest, I am worried that I am not smart enough to get accepted and pass grad school(especially doctoral school) so I don't want to plan on it if its not realistic. I am not dumb by any means, I have never failed a class or anything and my gpa hovers around 3.0 but with increased effort I think a 3.2-3.4 would be manageable. Also don't want to finish school at 30 years old with $100,000 worth of debt.[View Answers]
Need help with how to start essay? Psychology class?0Hema_Malini 2012-11-05 16:56:05
I just need an idea or an angle for the prompt: Design a program to increase volunteer participation in a community action program using the premise that if you can get one person to take action, others will follow.[View Answers]
How hard is my schedhule for Junior and Senior year?0HelpinMath2012-11-05 16:44:32
11th Grade AP Chem AP Language and Composition AP Psychology Pre-Calculus Physics US History Latin 1 Varsity Football, JV Wrestling, Science Honor Society and College Partnership Program. 12th Grad AP Government AP Biology AP Calculus AB English 12 Latin 2 Astronomy Science Honor Society-Treasurer, Intership Program Which year will be harder? On a scale of 1-10 how good does it look to colleges.[View Answers]
Chances at Colleges, please answer ?0Sandra Aged College Student2012-11-05 16:28:40
I'm going into my sophomore year of High School. I am in four clubs, S.A.D.D., Interact, O.C.A.L., and the Math Team. I run Spring outdoor Track and Field. I have been on the "A" Honor Roll every quarter, my G.P.A.'s were in this order.... 99.7093, 100.1093, 100.5093, and 99.8147. I took some high school courses in eighth grade. I do community service at the library, I will complete 150 hours there at the end of the summer, then I will complete another 150 at the YMCA til the end of Junior year, then another 50 from Junior to Senior year at the hospital. I have also run for Freshman Vice President and Sophomore Treasurer, but lost. My grades are as follows and a list of classes I took .... Eighth- The high school classes I took here.... Italian I- 100. Earth Science- 97. Integrated Algebra-96. Ninth- Geometry H- 98, Global 9H-99, English 9H- 98, Biology H- 95, Italian II-99, and electives... Interior Deisgn-98, Human Relations I-99, Computer Animation- 97, Studio Art I- 98 P.E.-100 Tenth (planned)- Chemistry H, Algebra 2/Trigonometry H, Global 10H, English 10H, Italian III, Scientific Research (University in the High School Program), Drawing and Painting, Health, P.E. Eleventh (planned)- Physics H, Pre-calculus H, U.S. History A.P., English 11H, Italian IV, Parenting, PE, Scientific Research, Forensics, and Foods I Twelveth (planned)- English A.P., Calculus BC (AP), Economics/Participation in Government (required), Biology/Chemistry AP, Scientific Research, P.E., European History A.P., Italian V, and Psychology I was also a Scholar Athlete this year at my school. I attend an out of school Art Studio once a week. I have passed all of my regents for NYS, grades listed below.... Italian Proficiency (8th)- 98 Earth Science-98 Integrated Algebra- 95 Geometry- 94 Living Environment- 97 I really want to get into Ivy League colleges. For me, what colleges would you recommend specifically? What do I need to do to get colleges to notice me? I am going into 10th grade. I have not taken the SAT's or ACT's.[View Answers]
Do you know anyone who has gotten into a Master's Program in International Relations without studying abroad?0Michalea2012-11-05 16:20:54
I am getting my BA in Psychology, but want to go in a different direction for my masters. I am mainly considering MPAs because I eventually want to work in government/with an agency, and I feel like I can probably get accepted even with a BA in Psychology. However, my main interest is in International Relations. The problem is that I was financially unable to study abroad. Applying to IR programsis tempting for me, but doing that means that I would have to choose between programs at the same schools. I attend a fairly pricey private college (35k/year) on nearly full scholarship, but the intl scholarships available still required me to pay $2000-3000 out of pocket to study abroad. That would have essentially meant that my mother had no lights and no food. Even with jobs, as a full time student also supporting my disabled mother - I was unable to even afford a plane ticket. Have you heard of anyone getting into a program like this WITHOUT international experience? Should I just go for the MPA and give up on it for a while? My GPA is 3.7 out of 4.0 and as this is my last year, I expect to top out at 3.8. Advice?[View Answers]
Psychologist question?0regerrica2012-11-05 16:10:16
Im thinking of getting a degree in Psychology or being a Psychologist..does anyone know if there are any programs like Westwoods out there?Where you only take the classes you need and graduate quicker and Not Take math,english etc,all those other classes.. Thanks.[View Answers]
What do YOU think my chances of getting into an ivy league school are? What can i do to increase them?0Sondra2012-11-05 15:51:06
Rank: 3/461(Top 1%of class) GPA: 3.95 for now, but due to some impending changes to my transcript, will be 4.02 SAT score: 2170 Writing: 710Math: 710 Reading: 750 Completed Gifted &Talented Program (2007-2009) -GT Biology (2007-2008) -GT World History &Culture (2007-2008) -GT English Language 1 (2007-2008) -GT Chemistry Chems (2008-2009) - GT U.S. History (2008-2009) - GT English Language Arts 2 (2008-2009) -enrichment program for students residing in the State who are attending a public school, and whose superior performance or potential ability or talent may occur singly in or in combination with any of the following areas: intellectual, creative or specific academic abilities, leadership capabilities, psychomotor abilities, or abilities in the performing or visual arts. Honors Geometry (2007-2008) Honors Algebra II (2007-2008) Advance Placement Biology Exam Score: 5 (2009-2010) Advance Placement Psychology Exam Score: 5 (2009-2010) Advance Placement Language &Composition Exam Sore: 5 (2009-2010) Advance Placement Calculus AB Exam in May 2011 (2010-2011) Advance Placement Literature Exam in May 2011 (2010-2011) Advance Placement U.S. History Exam in May 2011 (2010-2011) Honors, Awards &Special Recognition 1rst Place Hawaii Education Association Short Story Contest (2008-2009) -Statewide writing competition -Published Author Top Student in GT Chemistry Chems (2008-2009) -1 award per year from Leilehua 3rd Place Americanism Essay Contest (2009-2010) -Statewide writing competition Grand Marshal For Graduation 2010 (2009-2010) - conferred the honor of being recognized as one of top 10 students during 2010 Graduation. Lead Seniors onto the field during graduation, helped run senior graduation song practices, directed marching practices and assisted with the execution of graduation. Harvard Book Award (2009-2010) -1 award per participating High Schools per year - Award for top high school juniors for their academic record, leadership, and character. Principal’s Honor Roll (2008-2010) -Recognition of Students with 3.8 GPA for all quarters of that year. Top Student in AP English Language &Composition (2009-2010) -1 award per year from Leilehua Top Student in Spanish 3 (2009-2010) -1 award per year from Leilehua Top Student in AP Psychology (2009-2010) -1 award per year from Leilehua Top Student in AP Biology (2009-2010) --1 award per year from Leilehua Top Student in Integrated Science (2009-2010) -1 award per year from Leilehua Top Student in Analytic Geometry (2009-2010) -1 award per year from Leilehua Serteen of the Month Award (2009-2010) -Displayed characteristics of an ideal serteen. AP Scholar Award (2009-2010) Nominated For National Conference of Teachers of English Achievement Writing contest(2009-2010) 5th Place Varsity Judo Girls Western Championship (2007-2008) Extra-Curricular Activities Band Leadership Core &Tri-M (2009-2010) Marching Band (2007-2011) -Clarinet and Flutes Section Leader (2010-2011) Concert Band (2007-2011) -Symphonic Band 1rst Chair (2010-2011) Pep Band (2007-2011) Judo (2007-2010) Serteens (2009-2011) Ecology Club- (2009-2011) -President (2010-2011) - Founding Vice President (2009-2010) National Honor Society (2009-2011) -Junior Liaison (2009-2010) -Vice President (2010-2011) Key Club (2008-2011) Winterguard (2009-2010) Youth Ministry (2007-2010) You see, I didn't initially plan to apply to an ivy league school, but I decided that I should, because I never truly will know if I can get it if I don't attempt. So....What can i do to improve my chances?[View Answers]
What's a good psychology program that I could get into?0Jerome2012-11-05 15:51:01
gpa: 3.5 sat: 1990 extracurriculars: debate, we the people, deca, academic team, a couple others senior schedule: all ap classes except one[View Answers]
Vassar Wellesley, liberal arts schools?0joson2012-11-05 15:50:00
I'm going into 12th grade, and here's a little background on my academic career. *3.89 GPA *taken/taking all the advanced classes my high school offers Comp 101 PreCal and a couple college classes (Psychology, American Culture) *my school doesn't offer German so I'm taking it during the summer/around my regular classes from BYU online. #2 in my class *All A+'s except 1 B (math only) *regular community service hours/church volunteer hours (VBS, Sunday School, etc.) *full time job at a Nursing home 40 hrs/week during the summer, and about 15hrs/week during the school year on campus *top 3% of my class *sophomore class secretary -not really a big deal i know. * participated in our schools only exchange program sophomore year to Austria *going on 4 years on a Performing Arts team at school. *my SATs weren't stellar 1690, and 27 ACT but I'm studying all summer to improve my SAT's I want to major in history and hopefully either work in a Holocaust museum or teach at the university level once I get my PhD. What are my chances at these type of liberal arts schools?[View Answers]
Does the subject you earned your Bachelor's degree in, need to be the same as the Ph.D program you apply to?0Agatha2012-11-05 15:42:54
I had a question, that many times people will get apply for a Ph.D program right after getting their Bachelors, but is it a must to that whatever your Bachelors' subject is, is the same subject you wanna pursue for your Ph.D. For example, do most Ph.D programs work where, "I have a B.A. in Psychology, therefore I have a strong chance in getting into the Ph.D Psychology program than non-B.A. Psych majors?" Or can a person have a B.A. in Sociology and somehow still be accepted to a Ph.D program in Psychology? Do most programs work in a certain way? I'd appreciate any insight or advice, thanks! P.S. I'm actually an undergraduate Poli Sci/Ethnic Studies double major hoping to apply for a Ph.D program in Sociology, my ultimate hope is to be a professor. Hope that helps. Peace.[View Answers]
Applying to York University in Toronto for winter entry?0G\'Woyne2012-11-05 15:36:08
For the psychology program. Do you think they will have space on residence? And will I be able to move in in the winter??[View Answers]
What should I major in to finish my degree?0Sheng2012-11-05 15:30:31
In 1994, I left college, but was still allowed to go through graduation ceremonies, some hours short of completion. Now that I see it, I have basically 30 hours or a full year of undergrad left. I really wrangled my way into the line for grad. Naturally I never got a diploma for my empty folder. But, my whole family thought I had graduated. I have worked as a freelance writer, holding myself out as having a degree in English. I got 2 books published 4 and 8 years ago, I have published articles, blogs and business and grant proposals. I have done mission trips and ministry work with my writing, and am up for a major journalism fellowship (I did not pretend to have a degree on that application). Lately, I have felt very guilty about pretending to have a degree when I don't. Due to serious illness in our family, the construction and publishing markets (my husband's and my work) and a variety of other factors I'm not going to detail here, our family is on welfare right now. As a bit of background, I have not been offered a full time job in five years in spite of my best efforts. I get part time jobs easily and freelance writing jobs easily -- they just don't pay enough for us to pay our bills. My husband (who remodels houses but doesn't charge near enough to support us) and I have to cooperate with the job placement plan in order to keep getting welfare. It's not that the few hundred dollars is such a big deal, but under the program, and since I don't have outstanding student loans, I can go back to school and finish my degree with distance learning through a university about 40 miles from here. I can take online classes or some classes at a center in my town. It will actually take about 2 years because I have to earn 45 hours at this new school to graduate from it. This program offers adult learners courses at the upper undergrad levels and counts whatever coursework you've done to meet the core education requirements. You have to have completed 60 hours to get in and I've completed 98. Here are possible majors available to me: 1. English. Pro: it was already my major and I have a lot of work done in it. Con: I don't see how it will get me farther than I am now. I'm already a published author and journalist and not making enough money at it. I can already get hired for writing jobs based on my talent -- not to brag, it's just a fact. 2. Psychology -- Pro: I like people and helping others. Con: I have absolutely no hours in psychology right now and would have to start with Psych 101. Like all of these, I have the educational core done, but would have to take a bunch of psych and other social science courses. 3. Business administration. I do have nonprofit experience but my lack of degree has kept me from ever getting a job with it. I have no interest in business courses, I'm bad at math, possibly too chaotic for accounting, but I would make more money I think. 4. Teaching certification -- I would go for secondary English. Pro: very easy for me to finish up and possibly steady work that I'd enjoy. Con: Our local school district cut a bunch of teachers this year and I don't want to uproot the kids. I quit the teaching unit when I was at uni before because I didn't think I would be the best teacher. 5. organizational management -- like bus admin but less accounting and other drudgery. Might help me grow my writing business or get a job with a cool organization. What's your advice? Hope it wasn't too long. I tried to break it up into a lot of paragraphs. Thanks![View Answers]
How hard is it to switch your major to nursing?0Donnice2012-11-05 15:05:38
I know it's relatively easy to switch majors and many people do it, but I'm wondering if nursing's different because it's a separate program. As of right now I applied to colleges as a psychology major and I'm still flip flopping between majoring in psychology and majoring in nursing, but I applied as a psychology major because nursing programs are more selective and harder to get into. I'm worried that, if I want to change my major once I'm in school, I won't get into the nursing program at the school I'm already attending. Is it still hard to get into the nursing program once you're already at that school? Will they really deny someone who has decent grades?[View Answers]
I'm interested in cognitive behavioral therapy and I am a successful nanny?0Augu2012-11-05 14:45:24
I'm in college now majoring in psychology. I plan on going to graduate school, but not sure "what kind" of psychology I should go in to? I'm interested in cognitive behavioral therapy (Dealing with OCD behavior, phobias, etc.) I am also a successful nanny and I LOVE my job. If you have ever seen "Supernanny", that's exactly what I do (minus the tv show lol) and I would like to do it as a living. What kind of psychology program should I go into? What would be a good profession? I would really only like to go to grad school ONCE as you could imagine, so I want to make sure I am going into a program that I will enjoy.[View Answers]

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