Discarding your false self and embarking on a interior journey

Odd I have been an introvert for most of my life but I find I am going more outside myself as I get older. Does the reverse happen??

Intelligent Introvert

take-off-mask-2Last night my partner read me an excerpt from a book she is reading entitled My Love Affair with England by Susan Allen Toth.  The passage describes the author’s change in seasons – where she turned 50 and began to view her life with curiosity realizing that she had an increased need for solitude and privacy.  She drew back from parties and public gatherings as well as occasions where she was required to “perform.”  She even began to question whether her bubbly social personality had been real or just for show.  As she grappled with this disconcerting question, a friend of hers summarized it this way “It’s simple.  Jung could tell you about that.  You’re simply discarding your false self and embarking on an interior journey.  It’s that time of life.” (Carl Jung, was a very influential psychologist and classic introvert).

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16 overrated things

Totally agree the Facebook post really is true. Amazing what some idiots put on their profiles for everyone to see. Their whole lives and secrets out in public guess some just don’t have a filter at all.

Lucky Otters Haven


1. Facebook. Your boss or your potential boss can spy on you and make character judgments based on what your updates say or what your photographs look like. Family members and old classmates you’d rather have nothing to do with can find you here. Companies can profile you and bombard you with ads for you to “like.” Facebook is fucking Big Brother. It’s going to take over the world someday. It must be stopped.

2. Stainless steel appliances. They look nice when new, but they’re hard to maintain and keep looking nice. They can’t take fingerprints and everything shows on them. After a few years they just start to look like shit. I’ll stick with plain old boring white appliances, thank you. Unfortunately, if you’re in the market for a new fridge or oven, they’re ALL in stainless steel these days.

3. The Kardashians. Famous for doing nothing at all…

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Mrs Middleton, the Witch: Attitudes towards the Elderly in George IV’s England

Poor lady all she was guilty of was getting old. Makes you wonder what these children taught their children. Perhaps that is the reason for some of the prejudice for people that have reached a certain age. Kind of stupid really because if you get lucky you all end up in that society.

Criminal Historian

Sir Richard Birnie Sir Richard Birnie

In October 1821, at Bow Street police office, the police magistrate, Sir Richard Birnie, called the defendants in a peace charge before him, one by one.

“William Grant, labourer?” he called first, and was shocked when a red-haired, eight-year-old boy answered.

Another ten names were called, each person being referred to as a labourer. Ten other eight or nine year old boys answered.

Finally – “Jane Stevens, spinster, a labourer” – and a little girl answered in the affirmative.

Sir Richard was horrified. “Why, in the name of all that is wonderful, what is the meaning of all this?”

The prosecutor was called to explain why she had brought all these young children before the court.  Euphomia Middleton, a woman of around 70 years of age, duly appeared, to argue that the children kept gathering outside her house on Brompton Row, calling her names, threatening to murder…

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Kill the witch!: murder and superstition in a Victorian village

What a sad story. Sadder still is that people still believe in bewitchment. So many women have been killed because of this nonsense.

Criminal Historian


An appropriate post for Hallowe’en…

Witchcraft is most commonly associated with the seventeenth century – the era of James II and his obsession with witches, and Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder-General. Yet in rural areas, even in the late nineteenth century, the association of elderly women with witchcraft persisted, and could – and did – result in murder.

It is 15 September 1875 in the village of Long Compton, which is, as its name suggests, a linear village, between Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire and Chipping Norton over the border into Oxfordshire.

It is, even today, a quiet place; there is one gastro-pub, the Red Lion, and one village shop, and a church and primary school. If you time it right, you can catch the infrequent bus service to Stratford; or else you can explore the lovely countryside on all sides of the village.

It’s a short journey from the Rollright Stones – Neolithic and…

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Women Cannot Open Doors for Ourselves

My response is thank you. Even for the guys that stand in the way of everyone getting out of the elevator to let women out first. There are much worse things.

See, there's this thing called biology...

Every now and then some  egghead decides to reject a guy attempting to open a door for her with the rather haughty declaration, “women can open doors for themselves you know!”

No, no we cannot. Women are completely incapable of opening doors for ourselves.

When we are confronted with a door that doesn’t magically open, we will gather invideo front of it and stand there puzzled. You see this all the time, women gathered in entryways chatting, filing their nails, sending texts, playing Candy Crush. It’s such a huge problem that many stores simply put in automatic doors with pads that you step on. This makes the doors magically open for us so we are no longer bottlenecked in the entryway awaiting the arrival of some man who knows how to operate a door properly.

This inability to enter buildings without assistance can be a real disability. There are many places in the…

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Women’s rights get out and vote !!!!! We owe it to those that fought to give us this right and those that will go after us.

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via Gale Ann Molinari.Women and voting

Our right to vote is thanks to the 19th Amendment signed in 1920 but other women had to wait much longer.

In 1948 voting rights for women were introduced into international law by the United Nations Human Rights Commission. It was led by the elected chair Eleanor Roosevelt. It was adopted by the United nations as the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

Article 21 stated: “(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.”

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Political Rights of Women, which went into force in 1954, enshrining the equal rights of women to vote, hold office, and access public services as set out by national laws. One of the most recent jurisdictions to acknowledge women’s full right to vote was Bhutan in 2008 (its first national elections).

Our right to vote is less than 100 years old yet some choose to ignore it. Don’t disappoint those that went before and suffered to give us this right. Many complain that there isn’t equal pay for equal work. Look at our representatives most are men ever wonder why??

Teach your daughters and any other girls in your life the real importance of voting. Know someone coming of age to vote take them with you. Got a daughter take her in the booth with you. If we do nothing we do not get ahead.

Frankly this year I did think about it. Not crazy about the candidates or their platforms. Like many I am disappointed that our government hasn’t done some of the things I think they should. The economy is limping along because of some of the laws passed as well but if I don’t vote I am rubber stamping their actions.

So off I will go Tuesday to cast my ballot. They will know that I count, that I am not someone that just lets whatever people in office do slide.

If you are a male reading this sit your daughters down discuss this with them. Remember the world we create is the world our children inherit. Our rights can be taken away if we are not vigilant.

We live in a free society where women can do almost anything. Not all women are free. Remember that on Tuesday

Thanks for reading now what’s stopping you??? GO VOTE