The True Human – Dreams (Part III) – “The Power of Dreams”

By 'Deji Ayoade / April 20, 2023 /

Sigmund Freud proposed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious, that they reveal in disguised form the deepest elements of an individual’s life. More recently, in contrast, dreams have been characterized as meaningless, the result of random nerve cell activity. Dreaming has also been viewed as the means by which the brain rids…

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The True Human – Dreams (Part II) – “Nightmares, How & Why?”

By 'Deji Ayoade / March 8, 2023 /

Nightmare was traditionally believed to be an evil spirit that oppresses, torments, haunts or suffocates people. However, it can be described as just a terrifying dream. Here victims see themselves, or complains that it was like being under pressure on the bed. It is like being suffocated; trying to fight or take to flight, but…

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The True Human – Dreams (Part I) – “What are Dreams?”

By 'Deji Ayoade / February 13, 2023 /

For those that do not believe God or a creator, for those who believe in a Supreme personality, for those who believe in a first mover, and for those who believe there is God or creator, whichever group you belong to; the remarkable act called dreams, though an act of the subconscious or unconscious beats…

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The True Human: Learning

By 'Deji Ayoade / January 15, 2023 /

Learning, a process of obtaining skill or knowledge was formerly considered as a conscious action. But, with further studies, it was found to be an unconscious action preliminarily which then terminates in a conscious one. This has been proved by various scientists and psychologists like Arthur Reber, Gehrin, and Willoughby among others. If for example,…

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The True Human: Intuition

By 'Deji Ayoade / October 25, 2022 /

Have you ever felt or known an event will occur and suddenly, almost immediately, it did? Like looking at a man holding a pack and something clicked in your head… pizza…fall… it’s usually a disjointed feeling in a second! And the pizza fell almost simultaneously or in a moment. Or you sensed that someone was…

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The True Human: Instinct

By 'Deji Ayoade / September 9, 2022 /

The Webster dictionary defined Instinct as, “An innate, automatic impulse in humans and animals, to satisfy basic biological needs, leading to a behavior that is purposeful and directive,” and I couldn’t agree more. Another school of thought also referred to Instinct as “An involuntary tendency or drive to act in a specific way under given…

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The True Human: The Act of the Subconscious

By 'Deji Ayoade / August 15, 2022 /

António Damásio, the author of Descartes’ Error, is a neurologist. Some of his works are related to the subconscious and conscious. In an experiment, Damasio with a group of scientists got some gamblers to play a game of cards. Four decks of cards were provided, two red decks and two blue decks. Then the players…

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The True Human: The Introduction to Acts

By 'Deji Ayoade / July 19, 2022 /

Last week, we read about “The Human Mind” and how powerful our mind makes us. This week, The Memoir Blogger presents “The Introduction to Acts.” We will blog this topic over the course of several weeks, attempting to understand this concept in four acts and how each applies to us as humans. Each act is…

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The Tutor, My Father, & Us

By 'Deji Ayoade / June 20, 2022 /

It was one of such evenings we wished the tutor wouldn’t show up for our evening classes. The clock ticked on the wall of the children’s parlor as we waited patiently for him to arrive. The time was quarter before 4 pm so he would be coming in 15mins. I was eleven years old and…

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The Man, His Son, and The Donkey

By 'Deji Ayoade / May 15, 2022 /

When I was a child, maybe about six years of age or less, whichever, I was old enough to understand that I was particularly captivated by music, but not all kinds. It was in the mid to late 80s, and for some reason, I wasn’t as fascinated by most Nigerian mainstream music at the time.…

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