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Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about ...
by Philip Zimbardo

Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.
- Philip Zimbardo

Evil is knowing better, but willingly doing worse.
- Philip Zimbardo

One can't live mindfully without being enmeshed in
psychological processes that are around us.
- Philip Zimbardo

I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary
people do unusual things,
things that seem alien to their natures.
Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart
people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?
- Philip Zimbardo

 

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises
in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
- Philip Zimbardo

Careers in virtually all academic disciplines are fostered
by being a superstar who knows more about one subject
than anyone else in the world.
- Philip Zimbardo

Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of
the situation and act out of noble motives,
or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
- Philip Zimbardo

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What happens when good people are put into an evil
place? Do they triumph or does the situation dominate
their past history and morality?
- Philip Zimbardo

Academic success depends on research and publications.
- Philip Zimbardo

I was discriminated against because I was Jewish,
Italian, black and Puerto Rican.
But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor.
I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle
of the night because we couldn't pay the rent.
- Philip Zimbardo

The line between good and evil is permeable and almost
anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.
- Philip Zimbardo

There are no limits to what I would do to make my classes exciting,
interesting, unpredictable.
- Philip Zimbardo

At North Hollywood High School, I was shunned by everyone.
I would sit down in the cafeteria, and students would
get up from the table and walk away.
They thought I was from the Mafia.
- Philip Zimbardo

I started studying shyness in adults in 1972.
Shyness operates at so many different levels.
Out of that research came the Stanford shyness clinic in 1977.
- Philip Zimbardo

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade.
I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather
than a pathology of the individual.
- Philip Zimbardo

Prejudice and discrimination have always been a big part of my life.
When I was 6, I got beat up and called dirty Jew boy
because they thought I looked Jewish.
- Philip Zimbardo

Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences
on all of human behavior.
We're trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-,
present- or future-oriented.
- Philip Zimbardo

My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist.
I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family.
From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my
family to complete high school,
let alone go to college.
- Philip Zimbardo

Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior,
more so that we recognize or acknowledge.
- Philip Zimbardo

Human behavior is incredibly pliable,
plastic.
- Philip Zimbardo

What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution.
Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending
huge amounts of time alone,
isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their
face-to-face contact with other people.
- Philip Zimbardo

After doing psychology for half a century,
my passion for all of it is greater than ever.
- Philip Zimbardo

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Being angry harms your physical,
emotional, and spiritual well-being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity,
but in being uninteresting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the advantages of being disorganized is that
one is always having surprising discoveries.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I actually enjoy being out of my depth - I thrive on it.
- Bono

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Life is a continuity always and always.
There is no final destination it is going towards.
Just the pilgrimage, just the journey in itself is life,
not reaching to some point,
no goal - just dancing and being in pilgrimage,
moving joyously, without bothering about any destination.
- Osho

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James


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