Many people do not seem to appreciate the importance of freedom. Everyone dies; this is an inescapable reality of our own existence. We are on this cosmic plane for a brief window of time, and many of us would prefer that time to be spent as unrestricted as possible. Instead of hating on or insulting those who want freedoms, I think many of you would do better to look inside yourself and what it is that makes you so fearful of those who choose to live their short stint of existence untethered by constraints. Some choose to enjoy life rather than run from the inevitable. – Ryan Hellyer

Psychic abilities

What I do know is that we have absolutely zero understanding of how consciousness works or what it is. The evidence we have of it’s existence, is that we experience it. With this in mind, anything is possible. But there has always been logical explanations for the sorts of studies listed in that paper. I think it’s best to accept the explanations we can explain, otherwise we risk going off on an irrelevant tangent. – Ryan Hellyer

Ideasthesia vs synesthesia


While “synesthesia” meaning “union of senses” implies the association of two sensory elements with little connection to the cognitive level, empirical evidence indicated that most phenomena linked to synesthesia are in fact induced by semantic representations. – from Wikipedia


There are two overall forms of synesthesia:

projective synesthesia: people who see colors, forms, or shapes when stimulated (the widely understood version of synesthesia).
associative synesthesia: people who feel a very strong and involuntary connection between the stimulus and the sense that it triggers. – from Wikipedia