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[The handicap principle] explains why species with good defense mechanisms, like skunks and poison dart frogs, evolve high-contrast colors: unless it can defend itself, an animal that stands out quickly becomes another animal's lunch. #RobinHanson

[The handicap principle] explains why species with good defense mechanisms, like skunks and poison dart frogs, evolve high-contrast colors: unless it can defend itself, an animal that stands out quickly becomes another animal's lunch. #RobinHanson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Mar 2, 2024

Shame works like the zoom lens on a camera. When we are feeling shame, the camera is zoomed in tight and all we see is our flawed selves, alone and struggling. #BreneBrown

Shame works like the zoom lens on a camera. When we are feeling shame, the camera is zoomed in tight and all we see is our flawed selves, alone and struggling. #BreneBrown — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Mar 2, 2024

Commodities have now penetrated the romantic bond so deeply that they have become the invisible and unacknowledged spirit reigning over romantic encounters. #EvaIllouz

Commodities have now penetrated the romantic bond so deeply that they have become the invisible and unacknowledged spirit reigning over romantic encounters. #EvaIllouz — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Mar 2, 2024

Clinical psychologists sometimes say that two kinds of people seek therapy: those who need tightening, and those who need loosening. #JonathanHaidt

Clinical psychologists sometimes say that two kinds of people seek therapy: those who need tightening, and those who need loosening. #JonathanHaidt — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Mar 1, 2024

MBR: In my lifetime I've been called a multitude of names, yet I can't recall seriously learning anything by being told what I am. I'd like to learn from your appreciation and enjoy it, but I would need more information. #MarshallRosenberg

MBR: In my lifetime I've been called a multitude of names, yet I can't recall seriously learning anything by being told what I am. I'd like to learn from your appreciation and enjoy it, but I would need more information. #MarshallRosenberg — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Mar 1, 2024

During the 2016 US presidential elections, flat-out falsehoods on Facebook outperformed the top stories at nineteen mainstream news sites put together. As a result, we are being pushed all the time to pay attention to nonsense--things that just aren't so. #JohannHari

During the 2016 US presidential elections, flat-out falsehoods on Facebook outperformed the top stories at nineteen mainstream news sites put together. As a result, we are being pushed all the time to pay attention to nonsense--things that just aren't so. #JohannHari — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Mar 1, 2024

Agency is not automatic. It has to be given birth to, with pushing and effort. It's not just the confidence and drive to act. It's having engraved inner criteria to guide action. The agency moment can happen at any age, or never. #DavidBrooks

Agency is not automatic. It has to be given birth to, with pushing and effort. It's not just the confidence and drive to act. It's having engraved inner criteria to guide action. The agency moment can happen at any age, or never. #DavidBrooks — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Mar 1, 2024