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15-05-2012, 12:16 AM
Universal human behaviors
I'm sure this is one of those questions that's a google search away from being answered, but figured I'd bring it up here.

Why do human beings have behaviors that transcend language and culture? Examples being laughter, crying, smiling, and most emotion indicators. While things like giving the "thumbs up" sign can be the equivalent of a middle finger in the Middle East, we are born programmed to do certain things when feeling certain ways. Why does our body shed tears when our sadness threshold is breached? Why do we show our teeth and make strange "ha ha ha" sounds when we're sufficiently happy?


I feel a bit like the Terminator asking this, but we clearly aren't taught these things, as any crying baby will tell you. So why do we do them?

Or as Arnold would say:




"Ain't got no last words to say, yellow streak right up my spine. The gun in my mouth was real and the taste blew my mind."

"We see you cry. We turn your head. Then we slap your face. We see you try. We see you fail. Some things never change."
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Universal human behaviors - Buddy Christ - 15-05-2012 12:16 AM
RE: Universal human behaviors - aurora - 15-05-2012, 12:52 AM
RE: Universal human behaviors - Mr Woof - 15-05-2012, 01:22 AM
RE: Universal human behaviors - Hafnof - 15-05-2012, 05:12 AM
RE: Universal human behaviors - nach_in - 15-05-2012, 08:28 AM
RE: Universal human behaviors - robotworld - 15-05-2012, 10:41 AM
RE: Universal human behaviors - Hafnof - 15-05-2012, 10:34 PM
RE: Universal human behaviors - Hafnof - 17-05-2012, 03:59 AM
RE: Universal human behaviors - aurora - 18-05-2012, 12:26 AM
RE: Universal human behaviors - elemts - 11-09-2012, 08:31 PM
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