About

Behaviors and interactions have always interested me.  Even the most common actions and reactions can be broken down into complex psychological phenomenon.  I have always had a passion for understanding why people act a certain way in certain situations, and I’ve found that I share that trait with a lot of my friends.

Given similar situations, people tend to respond similarly.  For example, when you pretend to throw a basketball at another person’s face, they tend to twitch their head backwards or out of the way.  Chances are that 90% of the time when you pretend to throw a basketball at a person’s face, they will respond by moving their head out of the way.

This is the 90% rule, and it applies to all social truths.

This site is dedicated to learning more about practical sociology, and to finding universal truths about human behavior.  If it’s worth writing about, chances are, it applies 9Dpercent of the time.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. there are no universal truths people are far too different, if there were universal truths meaning spanning across the entire human race those truths would only ever be present exactly at birth, before we began intaking any information about the outside world.

    even if every human baby was born with the exact same dna structure and chemical make up as cognizant people they would become totally different because of their experiences, upbringing and surroundings

    thats what i think

    • Obviously there can be no universal truths that apply in every situation. People are different, as you said. However, this blog deals with what is universal in terms of applying at least 90% of the time. People respond similarly to situations regardless of experiences or DNA. As I said above, almost every person will flinch when a ball comes flying at their face. Certainly no one will flinch in the same direction or in the same way, but they will flinch nevertheless.

      Try to open your mind to the idea that humans are more predictable than we think. It might lead to some interesting questions.

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