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The Pathology of Love

Behavior changes are reminiscent of psychosis and, biochemically speaking, passionate love closely imitates substance abuse.

Sam Vaknin
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Morality as Collateral Damage

The universal imperative 'thou shall not kill (another human being)' is easily over-ruled by the moral obligation to kill for one's country. The imperative 'though shall not steal' is superseded by one's moral obligation to spy for one's nation.

Sam Vaknin
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The Folly of Parenthood

Many (children) continue to live with their parents into their thirties and consume the family's savings in college tuition, sumptuous weddings, expensive divorces, and parasitic habits.

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The Myth of Mental Illness

Suicide, substance abuse, narcissism, eating disorders, antisocial ways, schizotypal symptoms, depression, even psychosis are considered sick by some cultures -- and utterly normative or advantageous in others.

Sam Vaknin
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Sex or Gender

Are gender identity and sexual preferences immutable lifelong features or dynamically evolving frames of self-reference?

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