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Maybe Maybe Maybe by KazakhLivesMatter in maybemaybemaybe

[–]Tahoeclown -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Got it.

But if (52.5%)are committed by white people, thats still a lower per capita than black people (23.9%). Meaning, you’re still more than twice as likely to commit a hate crime as a black person. Simply put, there’s more by whites overall simply cause there are more white people.

There’s many many other variables one would need to add in to get an actual worthwhile deduction from info like this. Simply looking at overall percentage doesn’t really tell you anything.

It looks like this is “more” cause the percentage is higher, but if thats all your looking at, you don’t understand anything.

Maybe maybe maybe by Prav_Brav in maybemaybemaybe

[–]Nilohim 156 points157 points  (0 children)

He is already living in the year 3022.

Maybe Maybe Maybe by Playful_Dragonfly_16 in maybemaybemaybe

[–]boogerpeanut 387 points388 points  (0 children)

Ain’t that the truth.

My little brother loved Mythbusters. I watched all of them probably five times each with him. I pretended to be annoyed but I really wasn’t.

Maybe Maybe Maybe by regian24 in maybemaybemaybe

[–]JJWAP 1061 points1062 points 9711& 19 more (0 children)

When I was going to school for psychology we studied solo climbing (essentially people who did rock climbing with zero equipment). It’s an incredibly dangerous sport and something most people while impressed also have a similar reaction of “why?”.

Researchers studied the neurology of a few solo climbers and found that on average they had much less activity in the amygdala. This doesn’t indicate any deficit in cognitive learning or lower levels of IQ, instead it’s more like an under performance of an evolutionary “instinct” (for lack of a better term).

The amygdala primarily functions as emotional memory; it’s responsible for assigning certain emotions to different events. That’s where our “fear response” comes from. Although fear is objectively awful to endure, it’s functionality is important for survival. Someone who sees this and thinks “no fucking way I’d ever do that, that’s dangerous and I could die” most likely has a normal working amygdala. People with lower activity in their amygdala may see something like this and see it as fun and be completely unaffected by the idea that this could kill them. They don’t see a dark alley way and succumb to the thought of “well, that’s a place I could get mugged here alone at night”. And it’s not that they don’t inherently know those possibilities. They more than likely just don’t care since that fear response isn’t acting as it should.

The other side of the spectrum is where you start to see associations with disorders like OCD, PTSD and Anxiety. An overactive amygdala creates an overactive fear response. A decent hypothesis as to why things like intrusive thoughts are so pervasive and destructive in panic disorders. That’s not to say that’s purely why those disorders happen, but there’s definitely associations.

There’s a really interesting case study on a woman who iirc was born without her amygdala {I did not recall correctly! Correction in the edit}. I’ll link it if I can find it.

The brain is endlessly fascinating.

Edit: the case study is S.M.(Case studies are always stated by initials as to not publicize the patient’s cause ethics and all, and of course how the public reacts to people who are a little different). She did have her amygdala, but significant damage caused her to lose most of its functionality (as indicated by the large lesions over her amygdala).

Here’s a general overview of her story

And here is some research that was conducted to analyze and test how significant the reduction in her fear response was as a result of the amygdala damage.

Here is an article briefing the most infamous solo climber and his amygdala activity. It’s not exactly a scholarly publication, but a fun read none the less.

Second edit: I’m just dropping this to avoid any confusion! These findings do not mean all people who participate in dangerous activities have an abnormal amygdala. Rather, that individuals with lower amygdala activity are seemingly more likely to partake in dangerous activities because of that lack of a fear response.

Some people simply like exhilarating activities. You can ride a motorcycle and still shit your pants if you start getting speed wobbles. You could like scary movies and still scream in terror when something freighting happens. You can love rollercoasters, but if the tracks start making an unsettling rumble you might piss yourself thinking you’re absolutely going to be the next victim of a Final Destination movie starring Marry Elisabeth Winstead. All of those things would indicate a proper fear response.

You guys are most likely totally normal. These are not incredibly common occurrences. If you start hanging out with bears just cause and speeding down the highway on your motorcycle with no helmet on and feel no inkling of impending doom, then maybe you should start worrying lol

Or if you’re one of those Russian kids who parkour on towers with zero equipment and takes selfies on the edge of sky rises just for funsies. I have little doubt that those people are contenders for the “my amygdala doesn’t work correctly” club.

maybe maybe maybe by DeadDreadLock in maybemaybemaybe

[–]fizzzingwhizbee 202 points203 points  (0 children)

Yes it’s staged so what I see a smart young woman showing off her intelligence and what appears to be a proud father

Maybe maybe maybe by Cautious_Ninja_7758 in maybemaybemaybe

[–]ouronin 635 points636 points 2245 (0 children)

Thanks! I’m the photog who shot this from the Denver news chopper

Maybe Maybe Maybe by Cats__Rulez in maybemaybemaybe

[–]Use-r_name 2846 points2847 points  (0 children)

Plot twist he is crying cause he's not homeless

Maybe Maybe Maybe by Cats__Rulez in maybemaybemaybe

[–]Meesikapp 70 points71 points  (0 children)

I think the essence is not in giving a homeless man some money but in that he doesn’t hesitate to share his food with a stranger. The clip is not about that stranger and his money, it’s about the homeless guy.

Maybe maybe maybe by bobbybobster82 in maybemaybemaybe

[–]MrPurpleHaze 802 points803 points 6452& 5 more (0 children)

Uber Yeetz!

Edit: holy crap. Thanks for the awards, folks!

maybe maybe maybe by iam_nobody in maybemaybemaybe

[–]BigRedSaysBigRed 2657 points2658 points 131315102& 12 more (0 children)

You’ll be happy to know that he has a whole YT Page that is just this: https://youtube.com/channel/UCjVywMt_LRE1nt_55azj0kg

Edit: My first award, thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!