Humiliation: a moment of clarity

Thursday, 23 March 2006

From an evolutionary standpoint—and contrary to what a lot of lonely, small people in need of company will tell you—humiliation is not meant to make you feel devalued all the time. It’s meant to make you cease the specific behavior that humiliated you.

For example if you have recently found yourself humiliated while being a drunk, arrogant, jerk-off, there is not necessarily a biological imperative to stop drinking.

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