Distracting People With Irrelevant Stuff During Debates–The Red Herring Fallacy!

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following post/essay represents the views of only the author and not everyone at Common Issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ttbfTGs48 Internet discussion pages appear to be teeming with red herring fallacies. I usually find them in debates on contentious topics that heavily impact people’s worldviews and private lives. Instead of engaging with the opponent’s... Continue Reading →

Is Your Unconscious Like a Sixth Sense?

Written by: Matthew Sabatine Disclaimer: The views expressed herein represent only the author of this article and not everyone at Common Issues. Our unconscious minds can catalogue sensory inputs much more than our conscious minds. Have you ever experienced a feeling or thought that came out of nowhere? Nowhere wasn’t truly the source. The thought... Continue Reading →

When The Desire To Be Needed Becomes Selfish

This article/essay was written by Matthew Sabatine The desire to be needed is not abnormal. The strong desire to help others and contribute to society, I think, is arguably connected to our need for belongingness and positive self-esteem based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. Belongingness is the need for acceptance in a group (i.e. family,... Continue Reading →

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