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Feb 28, 2019 18:55:10

Am I cursed?

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I have asked that question at times when everything particularly in business has gone wrong - despite hours of hard work and dedication. 

Past a certain age, when most people come to the realization that the world isn't fair and that the fairy tale type of endings are just not there - this question of a curse often comes up. 

Lately, I have focused on the type of psychology around the power of the mind. Most people have heard of a placebo effect. What is less know but is now getting attention is the Nocebo effect. 

According to this article

An opposite tendency—and one that has been largely overlooked by the research community—is the nocebo effect. Put simply, it is the phenomenon in which inert substances or mere suggestions of substances actually bring about negative effects in a patient or research participant. For some, being informed of a pill or procedure’s potential side effects is enough to bring on real-life symptoms. 

In simple words - if you think you are cursed you will start living it.
The mantra of the self-help industry about positive thinking is now scientifically being proven right. 

So I wonder again -

How limitless can I get with my mind?





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    @keni Wheter you think you can, or think you can't you are right - Henry Ford

    Rasmus Rygh avatar Rasmus Rygh | Mar 01, 2019 06:04:34
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      @rasmusrygh - I think I can :). The research is overwhelming to be positive and optimistic.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 01, 2019 20:54:34
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    @keni it's only a matter of perspective for me, and the perspective I try to practice is to see things for what they are ㅡ not good, not bad. When good things happen, I am grateful, but I don't attach myself to them. I don't practice thinking pessimistically either, but I always think of the possible worst-case scenarious, not to make me depress, but to be realistic and open to things going awry. Basically, placebo or nocebo effect, it does not matter. Things just are.

    Yaki avatar Yaki | Mar 01, 2019 04:43:16
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      @yaki - Yes, I am encouraging myself to be more positive as I find out more about this research.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 01, 2019 20:53:54
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    @keni The only limit is you.

    Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Feb 28, 2019 21:16:22
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      @RealNegotiator - Yes - I am becoming a firm believer of that everyday.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 01, 2019 20:53:17
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    Nocebo is too ubiquitous to the point of tragedy. We need to make placebo cures for nocebo effect! lol

    Abe avatar Abe | Mar 01, 2019 02:47:55
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      @keni @abrahamKim oh yes, placebo for nocebo!!!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 01, 2019 22:22:00
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      @abrahamKim @lucjah - Agreed. That's a task worth pursuing!

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 01, 2019 20:52:54
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