Have you ever heard about acceptance of difficult emotions? The concept became recently quite popular in psychology. However, this coping strategy may easily be misinterpreted. Why do we have bad feelings? Our feelings are not a kind of internal entertainment system from the pre-TV era. They are not here to please us. “Difficult” emotions are […]
Some time ago mental health was viewed as lack of a mental disorder. You were mentally healthy when you weren’t mentally ill. But this view has dramatically changed in this century.
Have you ever watched a “Man versus Machine” science-fiction movie? These movies often portray the contrast between human beings and robots based on emotions. In the movies, machines may have equal or even superior intelligence to humans. What they lack are human feelings. These movies reflect a fundamental truth about the human condition. Our intellect […]
“The Painted Bird” is the tittle of a novel by a Polish-American writer, Jerzy Kosinski, and describes World War II as seen by a Jewish (or Gipsy?) boy wandering through small towns in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe. At some point the boy is in the company of a professional bird catcher. He watches how the man […]