ANTI-NATALISM: “Parents Open Up About Regretting Having Kids” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian ☮

Not all people should have kids and these people wish they hadn’t. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you why they regret becoming parents.

The Guardian Article: ‘It’s the breaking of a taboo’: the parents who regret having children

PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “Carl Jung: What are Archetypes?” / Academy of Ideas ☮

In this video we investigate what Carl Jung called archetypes, explaining what they are, how they influence our lives, their relationship to symbols, and their connection to religious experiences.

PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “Carl G. Jung: Archetypes – The Four Stages of Life” / Collectively Conscious ☮

Carl G. Jung“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.”
~ Carl Gustav Jung

According to the Swiss psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung, there are 4 archetypes, 4 stages that we go through during our lifetime, and these stages are:

1. The ATHLETE Stage:
At this stage, we are mostly preoccupied with our looks, with the way our body looks.

2. The WARRIOR Stage:
During this period, this stage, our main concern is to go out there and conquer the world, to do our best, be the best and get the very best, to do what warriors do, and act like warriors act.

3. The STATEMENT Stage:
At this time, this stage in your life, you realize what you have achieved so far is not enough for you to feel fulfilled, to be happy… you are now looking for ways to make a difference in the world, for ways to serve those around you.

4. The SPIRIT Stage:
According to Jung, this will be the last stage of our life, a stage where we realize that none of those 3 stages are really who and what we are. We realize we are more than our body, we are more than our possessions, more than our friends, our country and so on.

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ETHICS: “Christmas is All About Lying” / The Atheist Voice / Hemant Mehta ☮

Christmas is coming and you know what that means: It’s the season of lies. Being dishonest may be the biggest tradition we have surrounding this holiday.

We lie to children this time of year more than any other.