PSYCHOLOGY – SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: “Eight Struggles of Being a Deep Thinker in the Modern World” / Learning Mind / Anna LeMind ☮

being-a-deep-thinkerBeing a deep thinker is a great gift as it allows you to delve into the very essence of things and be more conscious.

Still, in modern society with its materialistic consumer mentality, this constant inquiry and profound awareness that accompany being a deep thinker can be quite challenging.

Here are some struggles that only deep thinkers can relate to:

1. Feeling of detachment
2. You have no interest in mainstream culture and popular activities
3. You have a profound frustration with modern society
4. Others confuse you for being arrogant/weird/absentminded
5. The necessity to solve everyday problems can be a real challenge
6. Periods of introspection and causeless sadness
7. Lack of understanding
8. It can be difficult to get out of your head and return to reality

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RELIGIOUS COMMENTARY: “The Fleeing Nones” / Real Time with Bill Maher Blog / 10.25.2016 ☮

Christian NoneYoung people are leaving the Church in droves – and not just because the priest has had too much wine and he’s horny.

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute finds, “nearly four in ten (39%) young adults (ages 18-29) are religiously unaffiliated – three times the unaffiliated rate (13%) among seniors (ages 65 and older). While previous generations were also more likely to be religiously unaffiliated in their twenties, young adults today are nearly four times as likely as young adults a generation ago to identify as religiously unaffiliated. In 1986, for example, only 10% of young adults claimed no religious affiliation.”  They add, “Today, one-quarter (25%) of Americans claim no formal religious identity, making this group the single largest “religious group” in the U.S.”

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