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Quoting Kenneth Van Oost <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>:
> " Conservatives do have more nightmares "
> Right- winged folks have three times more risk to have nightmares than
> who are left- winged.
> That claims the American Kelly Bulkeley.
> He analysed during the last four years 56 students and saw " striking
> differences between conservatives ( Republicans) and progressives (
> Half of the dreams which the conservatives had were nightmares.
> By the democrates it was not up to one fifth.
> According to Bulkeley conservatives are more occupied with_ real or not
> dangers and they are searching ways to defend themselves.
> " So a political ideology is very appealing because one stands for a
> army and traditional values. "
> Left- winged folk see at night more often relatives and friends, but
> " weird images ".
You got me smiling with this one. On a light tip, your
posting suggests the imperative: don't get involved in politics!
If you do, however, and want to have a less stressful
and more peace-of-mind life: join the left-wingees.
At any rate, it seems to work for me just fine.
I don't bother with political stuff and the last time
I had a nightmare was 3 years ago when I was stressed out
over a poster I had to finish in time. When I was a kid
I frequently had bad dreams or nightmares, but things
are different then as you have a lot of new, initially
stressful experiences to assimilate, be it good or bad.
On the science side. The research was limited only to
students which are good for only a fraction of the
entire population. Students, in particular the young ones,
are likely to have more nightmares than older people
I would say, if you consider the stresses they are under
(or should) and uncertainty they suffer from.
To assume a more conclusive niche, other layers of the
population should be taken up for studies too. The conclusion
that right-wingees have more nightmares than left-wingees
is a premature one, though it might well be a credible one,
as it considers only a small fraction of the population.
I am also not so certain that 56 students
are representative for the student population as a whole.
The entire population should be scrutinized to bolster such
a bold statement, if you ask me.
> ( I am, because we are) a full spectrum of light
Could you please elaborate on this Kenneth, does this
convey some unifying social philosophical kind of stance
that I should know of?
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