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|Health / When Envy Strikes: Making The Best Out Of An Ugly Emotion by Tedassie(m): 1:09pm On Mar 29|
Envy can be an ugly emotion. A study published in the journal Science showed that it actually activates a region of the brain involved in processing physical pain. No wonder people go to such lengths to ignore or deny the emotion. Yet it’s nearly impossible to dodge, because envy is an inevitable consequence of the comparisons we seem programmed to make.
Researchers have found that when you put a group of strangers in a room, they start to assess each other almost immediately. “Whether you’re aware of it or not, most people are automatically sizing up the crowd—who’s smarter, who’s tougher, who’s more beautiful,” says Richard Smith, PhD, editor of the anthology Envy: Theory and Research. “We’re all different, and those differences matter.” But—contrary to popular belief—feeling envious isn’t always a bad thing.
Psychologists have identified two very distinct kinds of envy: malicious and benign. Malicious envy is bitter and biting, driven by aneed to make things equal, even if that means tearing another person down. Benign envy, on the other hand, has an aspirational aspect—you think, “If she can do it, maybe I can, too.” Though the feeling is still unpleasant, it’s tinged with admiration ratherthan resentment.
In a study published last year, economists at the University of East Anglia found that malicious envy stifled innovation among farmers in four villages in rural Ethiopia. During experimental games, the farmers were often willing to sabotage their peers, even at their own expense. As the sabotage became more widespread within a community, farmers were less likely to adopt new practices, for fear that they would be targeted by their neighbors.
Meanwhile another 2011 study, done in the Netherlands, revealed benign envy as a powerful motivational force. Researchers at Tilburg University discovered that—compared with feelings of malicious envy and pure admiration—benign envy led students to dedicate more time to their schoolwork, and perform better on.
|Health / Re: Coronavirus: 4 New Cases In Lagos, Nigeria Confirmed By State Ministry Of Health by Tedassie(m): 5:04pm On Mar 19|
ThierryJay:People that are carriers and are asymptomatic,pose even greater danger. Because they can just as easily,spread the virus...perhaps unknowningly. Transparency in disclosure of infection status by these category of victims eases things a bit. But who is willing to put their reputation on the line,for the sake of transparency and public safety? You know how people stigmatize others for many things in this part of the world.
Secondly,folding our arms to rest our hopes on the strength of our immune system is neither pragmatic nor common sensical(if there's a word like that). The younger population (neonates and toddlers) whose immune system isn't quite sophisticated enough to deal with such kind of viruses are prone to suffer from this kind and die from it!
|Celebrities / Re: D'banj Working Out With His Son (video) by Tedassie(m): 11:12am On Mar 11|
Riele:You're still in 2018,come to 2020. Thx
|Religion / Re: Was Coronavirus Included In 2020 Prophecies? by Tedassie(m): 2:38pm On Mar 04|
|Religion / Re: Was Coronavirus Included In 2020 Prophecies? by Tedassie(m): 9:48pm On Mar 01|
WATCHOVER:Lol. leave those ones
I've been following up most of this man's prophecies for years. He predicted this insurgency (Boko Haram and co) as far back as 2006/7,at the time he said,this insurgency would linger on for a long time. He made a veiled prediction of the person that would succeed GEJ,saying the person will be a retired army man. He also predicted that the police uniform would be modified;blue would be included)...many stuff that i can't all recall
|Religion / Re: Was Coronavirus Included In 2020 Prophecies? by Tedassie(m): 12:03am On Mar 01|
WATCHOVER:That man's prophecies are often accurate. I like the fact that he keeps a low profile
|Health / Re: Coronavirus: Snakes The Likely Cause Of Deadly Chinese Virus by Tedassie(m): 2:14am On Jan 24|
Openbusiness:They should. With migration and emigration of people,the transmission across continents is imminent.
|Romance / Re: New Member by Tedassie(m): 1:42pm On Jan 15|
|Celebrities / Re: Basketmouth, Wife, Elsie Okpocha And Daughter Looking Adorable In New Picture by Tedassie(m): 12:49pm On Jan 09|
Litigant:Could it be us¿
|Romance / Re: Female Ejaculation: Does It Exist? by Tedassie(m): 11:39pm On Jan 08|
Yes, female ejaculation is VERY much real. I have witnessed it myself! Trust me I was in awe.
There are actually two different types of female ejaculation: Squirting or gushing and the Secretion(ejaculation). The fluids that emanate in these two distinct ejaculation types also differ in appearance,consistency,flow and even quantity.
The fluids are named distinctly from each other as well,below:
Squirting fluid This fluid is usually colorless and odorless, and it occurs in large quantities. A woman on the throes of climax,can emit nearly a bucketful of this fluid nonstop! Imagine,jets of water rushing out of a faucet, that's a way to describe this one.
Ejaculate fluid This type more closely resembles male semen. It is typically slimy, thick(but definitely lighter than semen) and appears milky. This one flows out in a less rapid or forceful manner.
A woman can experience one or the other at different times during sex.
I was gonna post a video link but naah
|Foreign Affairs / Re: This Is How Body Of General Quassem Soleimani Was Flown To Iran(Photos) by Tedassie(m): 3:16pm On Jan 07|
|Health / Re: Her Palms Are Peeling. She Needs Help (Photos) by Tedassie(m): 3:04pm On Jan 07|
jamesbawa:Are you sure?
|Foreign Affairs / Re: This Is How Body Of General Quassem Soleimani Was Flown To Iran(Photos) by Tedassie(m): 12:01pm On Jan 07|
Octopusssy:What do you expect from a cult..sorry.. religion of whom it's Prophet married 13 wives,but prescribed a "maximum" of 4 to the adherents!
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|Romance / Re: Amaka Preaches Against Premarital Sex On Twitter by Tedassie(m): 11:50am On Jan 07|
Octopusssy:Come to Twitter for updates
|Romance / Re: Amaka Preaches Against Premarital Sex On Twitter by Tedassie(m): 11:46am On Jan 07|
Lol...see as them rubbish the girl for Twitter after she follow rubbish another person
|Religion / Re: This Is Why Every Muslim Should Accept Jesus As Their Messiah. by Tedassie(m): 12:57am On Jan 07|
Please,where did I ever say that in the post?
Except you misread No 7!
I said Salvation of one's soul is NOT obtained by one's effort and I went on to explain what I meant by the phrase "One's effort", in parentheses "( )"
You can re-read it. There's no contradictory statement there.
|Religion / Re: MURIC: 'Christians Enjoy More Holidays Than Muslims In Nigeria' by Tedassie(m): 3:54pm On Jan 04|
oloriLFC:Lol... you dunno what's going on
|Religion / Re: MURIC: 'Christians Enjoy More Holidays Than Muslims In Nigeria' by Tedassie(m): 3:49pm On Jan 04|
Ladycoolbreeze:Do you even see the treachery and absurdity in his submission? Not sure you read it sef
|Religion / Re: MURIC: 'Christians Enjoy More Holidays Than Muslims In Nigeria' by Tedassie(m): 3:43pm On Jan 04|
Sunnycliff:As in,I tried to relate it and it makes zero sense. I can't believe a right thinking person representing a group could think this way! Just look at how he mischievously obfuscated from the Crux of the matter,which is the "Persecution and Killing of Christians" to advocation of public holidays for muslims.
|Family / Re: Pregnant Woman Dies Of Snakebite From Snake In Toilet in Kaduna ( Photos) by Tedassie(m): 9:51pm On Jan 03|
TheGiftedOne:Last line...very important.
|Phones / Re: Which Phone Apps Kept You Occupied In 2019? by Tedassie(m): 8:52pm On Jan 02|
|Phones / Re: Which Phone Apps Kept You Occupied In 2019? by Tedassie(m): 5:23pm On Jan 02|
Zoe99:Yeah,I'm good. Trust you are as well?
|Phones / Re: Which Phone Apps Kept You Occupied In 2019? by Tedassie(m): 4:23pm On Jan 02|
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Opera Mini
|Phones / Re: Which Phone Apps Kept You Occupied In 2019? by Tedassie(m): 4:22pm On Jan 02|
Zoe99:Happy New year,dear
|Religion / Re: This Is Why Every Muslim Should Accept Jesus As Their Messiah. by Tedassie(m): 4:04pm On Jan 02|
zeeprince:I'll answer you to the best of my ability
To your first question.
"Who was the way truth and life during Abraham,Isaac,Jacob,Solomon,David and others"
Jesus. The best way I can explain this,is using this scripture below: 1 Colossians 15-16
15. And he is the image of the invisible God,the firstborn of all creation
16. For through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth
The "he" and "him" in verse 15&16;respectively refers to Jesus the Christ.
In the Old testament,the people of Israel worshipped God and atoned for their sins by offering sacrifices of lambs or bulls through Priests. The animals were to be pure(i.e spotless) in order to be acceptable to God as a sacrifice for the atonement of sin.
The Prophets' roles were almost similar but more specific. They were to act as mediators between God and man. Prophets 'spoke' first-hand to God on behalf of the people and communicated the messages,warnings,promises etc of God to the people.
Now,Jesus Christ;came as a man and [was] PERFECT AND SINLESS. The significance of His mission on earth was that He was a representation of not just a Prophet and A priest, but The Ultimate Sacrifice(Lamb of God) for the Salvation of man from Sin by His Death& Resurrection. Here's the interesting thing:
1)The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ qualifies Him as The Ultimate Mediator btw (God;The Father) and Mankind. So In other words,we don't need Priests or Prophets to be able to communicate with God like in the days of old.(Hebrews 12:24)
2)It is no longer necessary or valid for us(redeemed ppl) to slaughter lambs or sheep as a sacrifice for atonement of sin. All we need do,is believe in Jesus and the redemptive power of His blood on the Cross (Matthew 26:27-28)(Colossians 1:20)(Ephesians 1:7) etc.
3)His Blood doesn't speak Vengeance( Hebrews 12:24)
To your other question:
Their faith and righteousness in their service to God will be counted to them still. However,to those of us alive in this present age and have heard The Gospel of Christ,it is our faith in this Gospel that speaks for us on the Day of Judgement.
Allylic and AryEmber
|Religion / Re: This Is Why Every Muslim Should Accept Jesus As Their Messiah. by Tedassie(m): 9:57pm On Dec 31, 2019|
AryEmber:Can I shock you for a moment!?
1)Religion is man's idea not God's idea.
2)Jesus did NOT come to establish a religion,rather he came to restore man's relationship with God that had been lost(as a result of the Fall of Adam through sin).
(1 Corinthians 15:45-48)
3) Religion appeals to legalism (i.e merely following dos and don'ts). Observing perfunctory acts to be acceptable before a supreme being (God),while this isn't wrong...However Religion has no ability to make man righteous or free from sin(Romans 7:6)... If you will,I can expatiate more on this.
4) Christianity IS NOT A RELIGION as many alude it to be. It is a lot deeper than what we are made to understand(this isn't a gimmick).
5) Christianity is
a personal,experiential relationship with God in Christ Jesus. Religion only seems to bridge the gap between the Divine and Humanity,but this isn't the case,as religion masks man imperfections to be acceptable to a supreme being(God).
6) Salvation: The foundation and essence of Christianity as a Faith-system is hinged on belief in the redemptive power in the Death& Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the bondage of Sin and Death...this is a spiritual truth you can't possibly understand with human logic!
7) Christianity is also the belief that Salvation of one's soul...is a free gift. it is not something you earn,through or by your own effort (i.e doing good works, behavior modification). This very core is what distinguishes Christianity from every other faith.
I can go on and on. I implore you(if you don't mind) to read these powerful and compelling testimonies below.
|Religion / Re: This Is Why Every Muslim Should Accept Jesus As Their Messiah. by Tedassie(m): 1:09pm On Dec 30, 2019|
AryEmber:An ex-Muslim provides evidence that the Qur'an is NOT a Divine book from God(as claimed) but rather a book borne out of deception from a demon(commonly referred in Arabian folklore as Jinn). The speaker identifies it's name from RELIABLE sources as Al-abyad and we're made to understand it masqueraded itself as "Angel Gabriel" to deceive Muhammad. He proves this from Islamic commentaries of (Ibn Abbas;a companion of Muhammad) and a biography of Prophet Muhammad named the Sealed Nectar.
There you go.
|Religion / Re: This Is Why Every Muslim Should Accept Jesus As Their Messiah. by Tedassie(m): 11:49pm On Dec 29, 2019|
zeeprince:Understand that writings of the Judaeo-christian world were recorded as Testaments(We have the Old Testament and the New Testament). These testaments talks about how God established a series of covenants between Himself and Man, transgenerationally; beginning from the Fall of Adam spanning through to the time of Christ and after. Between the book of Genesis down to Revelation,these came to be identified (by theologians) as the 7 dispensations of God's Covenant(I don't want to burden you with lengthy details on this part, but if you want me to explain further I can indulge you).
But my point is,God communed with the Patriarchs of the Bible (Adam,Abraham,Isaac etc) based on a particular dispensation they were in. Thus,standards of righteousness or morality were valid based on adherence to the laid-down requirements of a said covenant.
|Religion / Re: This Is Why Every Muslim Should Accept Jesus As Their Messiah. by Tedassie(m): 10:57pm On Dec 29, 2019|
|Celebrities / Re: Jemiriye Adeniji Honoured By Martin Luther King's Family (Photos) by Tedassie(m): 10:10pm On Dec 29, 2019|
Cholls:You're mentioning them as what na? make dem give you BJ¿
|Celebrities / Re: Jemiriye Adeniji Honoured By Martin Luther King's Family (Photos) by Tedassie(m): 10:06pm On Dec 29, 2019|
She's very authentic in displaying her roots. Now I ask,if she were still in Nigeria would she have the recognition she's currently enjoying? Truly a prophet is not appreciated in his home town
|Celebrities / Re: Future And Lori Harvey Arrive Lagos, Nigeria For A Concert by Tedassie(m): 4:07pm On Dec 29, 2019|
Okay. Meanwhile check my signature and watch the video
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