Psychology

WHAT IS THE MADNESS THAT MAD CHUKWUMA IS SHOWING ME? Ozodi Osuji What is the madness that Chukwuma is modeling for me to look at? Look at what he said about me (put down everything about me), put down my father and mother and put down my town. This is what Igbos do, put Nigerians down, and put down every person in sight. Why do they do it? They do it because they have a neurotic need to seem important, big and see those around them as small. They must insult all people so as to seem big in their…
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 03:08

Mad men show us our own madness

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A MAD MAN PRESENTS HIS SELF TO YOU TO SEE AND HEAL YOUR OWN MADNESS Ozodi Osuji The next time you see a mad man please stop and pay attention to him. Why? It is because he is showing you your own madness. The mad man has a function for you; he is there to show you your own madness and ask you to see your madness in him and then heal it in you. He is not asking you to heal his madness but asking you to heal your own madness. For one thing, as long as you are…
Saturday, 15 October 2016 16:09

Biopsychology and existentialism

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Abstract: This paper points out that a realistic study of human psychology must study the human body; it is so because body mostly determines the individual's behaviors and personality. The individual responds to what is going on in his body as it tries to adapt to the exigencies of his physical and social world. A psychology that does not study the influence of the entire human body on the self-structure, not just the nervous system, is really not a scientific study, a superficial social study, may be. The individual grapples with the issues of existence. He is born and is…
Saturday, 15 October 2016 16:08

Life in ego and body is pretended importance

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If you examine the human body it actually has only make belief existence and in truth does not exist. Here is the history of how the human body came into being. Beginning at the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, light photons transformed to quarks and electrons and quarks transformed to protons and neutrons; neutrons and protons combined into nuclei. Nuclei captured electrons and atoms are formed. Atoms combine into molecules and compounds to form the objects we see in our world. If you look at your body you see a seeming solid (with liquids and gasses) but where you…
Saturday, 08 October 2016 04:15

From passive aggression to assertiveness

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Why I Was Not An Adult Man; The Need For Assertiveness Training Ozodi Osuji As a result of my problematic body, in childhood I was very fearful; I feared harm and death. When a child is in a state of fear he tends to cling to his parents for protection. Thus, I clung to my parents to protect me. To be protected one must do what the protector wants one to do. Thus, as a child I found out what my parents (and significant others in general) wanted me to do and did them. I was totally law abiding and…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 20:58

Biology is fate!

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The Individual's Body Shapes His Behavior And Personality Mine Makes Me Do Things Fast, To Get It Done And Over With Ozodi Osuji This afternoon I sat in front of my computer typing multiple choice questions. It is tedious doing this task and I would rather not do it. But I had to do it so I sat right there writing questions and giving four possible correct answers to each question. Some instructors' text books come with questions in a disk that the instructor could choose from but in this case I had to write the questions. It took me…
(This paper will be revised and submitted for publication in a journal of existentialism.) GOOD PSYCHOTHERAPY LEADS TO HAVING NO SEPARATED SELF AND PEACEFUL MIND Ozodi Thomas Osuji The term psychotherapy has two parts to it, psycho and therapy. The psycho part denotes mind or self; the therapy part denotes change; in effect, psychotherapy means changing the self or changing the mind. The self or mind is not a concrete thing; self and mind is not tangible but is a process associated with each individual's habitual pattern of thinking and behaving. You are your habitual pattern of thinking and behaving…
Forget The Promises Of Spirituality And Do What Is Doable In The Here And Now World Ozodi Osuji My personal issues are biological and medical; my problematic body led me to wish for ideal body, ideal self and ideal social institutions, ideal animals and ideal trees and ideal everything. If my body was not problematic I would not have wished for ideal anything; I would have reconciled myself to what is and left it at that. The rational approach to my issues is physical science; that is, I must use observation and empiricism to solve my problems and solve human…
The individual sees the world; he sees it with his unique state of mind. What is in his mind colors how he sees the world; he does not create the world he sees but sees it in his own way. If you see a tree there is a tree there but how you see it is dependent on your state of mind; your perception is colored by your state of mind. If you are judgmental and wish to see things in a certain manner, and judge things with your idea of ideals, perfection, you see things as not good enough.…
Having Your Opinions Win Is Not The Same Thing As Proving The Truth Of Anything Ozodi Osuji Science is invested in figuring out the truth in the phenomenal world. Its truths are tentative for they can be disproved at any time. Something is accepted as temporary truth if we can verify it, prove it to be there (Karl Popper added the quality of falsifiability...a scientific idea must be falsifiable). For example, you can neither prove nor disprove the idea that God exists; therefore, God is not a scientific idea. God is an area where folks can legitimately hold mere opinions.…
Sunday, 14 August 2016 15:02

Understanding folie a' deux

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Through Nebu I Now Understand The Concept Of Folie A' Deux Ozodi Osuji The concept of Folie a' deux means shared paranoia. Observers found that certain families, even groups tend to exhibit paranoid symptoms. Members of the group feel grandiose, feel that they are better than other people, feel persecuted by other people, are suspicious, guarded and scan their environment expecting attacks, stimulate attacks on them by degrading other people and getting attacked and defending themselves but not realizing that they caused the attacks on them etc. I have always wanted to know how a mental disorder came to be…
Thursday, 04 August 2016 20:45

Atheism is a mental disorder

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Atheism Is A Mental Disorder (Delusion Disorder) Ozodi Osuji Atheists are always looking for somebody to fight with. Having convinced themselves that there is no God and life after death they pounce on anyone that they think believes that there is God and life after death. They are on the lookout for a fight and war. They fight what they consider to be their opponents, those who believe in God. In these fights they want to win and have their supposed opponents lose. They believe that they are correct and their opponents who believe in God wrong; they see themselves…
Monday, 01 August 2016 04:08

The neurotic basis of false idealism

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Idealism Is Rooted In Self Hate, Hate Of The Real And Desire For The Imaginary Ideal Ozodi Osuji Idealism is rooted in self-hate, in hatred of one's body and other people's bodies, hatred of the human physical reality and desire for an imaginary, nonphysical reality. This rejection and hatred of the physical self is rooted in the fact that our bodies and attendant egos are always imperfect. The mentally constructed self not being in body can be imagined as ideal and perfect but if it were to live in body it, too, would be imperfect. Body makes the self-imperfect. The…
The Individual's Body Determined His Personality, Fate And Purpose In Life Ozodi Osuji Each person is born into a body; that body determines his pattern of behavior, his personality and fate. The individual's body makes him behave as he does. He must, therefore, understand how his body makes him behave without seeing it as pathological and improve what needs to be improved in his behavior pattern. The individual is his body and personality and pattern of thinking and that is his fate and purpose in life. One cannot behave like another person, for that would mean behaving as if one…
Friday, 22 July 2016 03:01

Your self concept and body are the same

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If you look at your body, its specific nature you have looked at your self-concept. Your body produced your self-concept. The human body produced the human self-concept and each individual's body produced his own specific self-concept (his ego and behavior patterns). My body produced my self-concept; your body was designed to produce your self-concept. If you do not want your self-concept then change your body; if you do not want any kind of self-concept at all then give up your self-concept entirely. If you have no body then you have no self-concept; it is as simple as that. If you…
I LOVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND BY ASSOCIATION THOSE WHO PROPAGATE THEM I love what white folks represent, scientific civilization. As I see it, science is the best thing that has happened to human beings. I love those who represent science and technology, white folks. As it were, because of their embrace of science I place white folks on a pedestal and want to be like them. RACISM On the other hand, my personal psychology wants to be important and powerful and therefore detest anyone who looks down on me. If you look down on me I could attack and…
Thursday, 14 July 2016 18:54

In search of self understanding

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If Desire For Escape And Idealism Is Rooted In Physics Does That Make Metaphysics Fantasy? Ozodi Osuji All my life I have sought escape from physical activities. I remember my first year at school, at age six. We were been taught how to write. I would write very fast (just as I do everything very fast, I type very fast). Why do I write so fast and make many mistakes? Even as a child I realized that I do everything very fast because my goal was to do it as quickly as was possible and get it done and over…
People Take The Consequences Of Their Behaviors And Personalities Ozodi Osuji One thing is now crystal clear to me; it is that each of us takes the consequences of his behaviors and his personality. There is justice in nature; that justice requires each person to reap what he or she sows in life. Each person behaves in a certain pattern and receives attendant consequences to his behaviors. There are no accidents in the outcomes each of us receives from life. The outcome each person receives is what his behavior and personality deserves. No external person made us who we are;…
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 07:22

What is my vocation?

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Obviously, I like working but I also want to do only the type of work that makes sense to me. It is either I do a job that I find meaningful or I do not work at all. I am one of those people that would rather be idle than do what I do not like doing. So, what is my day to day vocation? Is it talking about ideal behaviors and changing people? Clearly, one can stand on one's head and talk until one goes blue in the face and people will not change; talking ideal is a waste…
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 19:31

One must overcome fear to live freely

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Fear Is The Chief Protector Of Body And Ego; To Have No Fear One Must Do It From No Ego Ozodi Osuji Fear is a means of protecting the body and ego; if one has no body and ego one would have no fear. To have no fear is to identify with the eternal spirit. Fear keeps ego alive but spirit, not living in body, does not need fear to keep it alive. The ego cannot overcome fear for fear protects the ego. It takes a different self, a unified self for one to overcome fear. Love, meaning unified self,…
"Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them." (Albert Einstein) Jerome: As you probably know, in 1905 Albert Einstein, working as a patent clerk in Switzerland (he had a bachelor's degree in physics and tried to get into graduate school and was not admitted, so he worked as a patent clerk to make money to support his wife and children, while still thinking about theoretical physics), wrote five papers and submitted them to a physics journal for publication. All five of them were accepted. The five papers are called: Annus Mirabilis papers. One of the papers is…
The Lessons I Learned From Igbos Attempt To Shame Me Ozodi Osuji Ten years ago, when I came to Nigerian Internet groups I initially concerned myself with trying to teach the forumites assorted subjects (political science, psychology, religions and so on); I did not get into folks tendency to mutually put each other down. Since I saw Igbos putting folks down, I focused on that behavior. I tried to tell Igbos the consequences of what they are doing. The human condition is such that every human being, deep down, feels like shit, denies it and wants to seem important in…
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 21:32

The three levels of self and other matters

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Science will eventually prove that what we call the self has three levels. The three levels are not disconnected; they are like a straight line with one end in God and the other in the ego. The first level, what I call the real self, is in what people call God. There is a nameless force that folks call God (to name it, to define it is to limit it but it cannot be defined and hence cannot be limited; I will, however, go along with common usage and call that nameless force God). God is one self that is…
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CASSIUS CLAY/MOHAMMAD ALI FOR BLACK PEOPLE AND THE WORLD A eulogy for the greatest boxer of the twentieth century Ozodi Osuji Cassius Marcellus Clay, aka Mohammad Ali (1942-2016,) burst unto the world scene in 1960 when he won the light heavy weight medal at the Rome Olympics. In 1964, age 22, Cassius Clay became the world's heavy weight champion by defeating Sonny Liston, the reigning world champion. Thereafter, Cassius Clay had a run of defeating several contenders for the heavy weight title. He was so good at doing what he did that the entire world agreed with…
Living From My Real Self Giving Up Avoidant Personality And Idealism Due to the exigencies of my body (I inherited a mitochondrial disorder, Cytochrome C Oxidase deficiency), right from the get go of my existence I developed an avoidant life style (my personality is avoidant personality). Stimuli from the environment impinged painfully on my body and my mind sought ways to escape from the body distress that I lived in. Thus, I developed an avoidant life style; I am always trying to avoid things that cause my body pain or that I anticipate would cause me pain (real or imaginary).…