Friday, April 20, 2012

R is for Rejection

In the continuing a-z theme and the vast levels of introspection started earlier in the week, we come to rejection.  This lifehacker article outlines the importance of staying true to yourself in the face of rejection.  What we don't know if the motivation of others, and this imperfect information will inevitably lead us to draw the wrong conclusions about why we where rejected.

The girl you asked out that said no, may have said no because someone dear to her passed away last night and she is in no mood.  The trouble is you will may never know that, with that in mind I offer this also relevant bit of research that indicates that rejection particularly intense and personal rejection stimulates similar areas of the brain to when we are feeling physical pain.

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