Category Archive: Psychology & Identity

Apr 13 2020

Distance makes us appreciate presence

Column in the Faroese Women’s Magazine “Kvinna” about the Corona crisis:  From carefree to nervous worry February 3 this year I flew from the Faroe Islands to spend a long winter holiday in Cuba with seven girlfriends. Little did we know that a month later we would return home to a reality where everything was …

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Aug 27 2017

“But why can’t we all just be vegans?”

Those who ask such a question, simply have too little knowledge of the living conditions in countries such as the Faroe Islands. They have not understood the underlying reasons which make it possible for people to live in such remote places with a harsh, sub-Arctic, oceanic climate with very little arable land – and not …

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Apr 06 2015

Utopian vegan dreams defy laws of nature, causing more damage than good

Humans are and have always been predators as far as we know. Nowadays, humanity has become vainglorious in thinking that it has “evolved” from its predatory nature, so much so that many have started thinking that it’s a good idea to deny our meat eating habit and cravings. On the surface it might look like we …

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Nov 21 2014

You Provide Sustenance For Yourself With What Is Available To You

As simple as the sentence in this header may sound, the more difficult it seems to many to comprehend what it really means. I came to think about that, when I tried to answer some questions I got today in an E-mail from an Australian journalist, asking me: 1. Do Faroe islanders consider pilot whales …

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Sep 06 2014

How to identify a psychopathic cult leader

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Leaders prone to psychopathy engage in promoting fanaticism and extremism. Psychopathic behaviour is characterised by the use of emotional manipulation, intimidation, bullying, terror and fear-mongering in order to gain power and control over others. This article deals with psychopathy, originally among religious leaders, who gather devoted followers to form religious cults – sometimes with a …

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Aug 10 2014

Nature – not just something to be visited, but a home where people provide sustenance for themselves

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OBS! The author of this article, Ford Elms, New Foundland, Canada, has allowed me to copy and publish it here: In a tradition going back more than a thousand years, the Faroese renew their connectedness to their history, their culture, their communities, and the natural world around them. The pilot whales return to the Faroe …

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Aug 20 2012

Dear Anonymous Hacktivists (and everyone else)

Well, this really takes the biscuit! This morning a number of Faroese websites were hacked by some people who call themselves Anonymous Australia in an attempt to harm the Faroese because of their pilot whaling practice. Now these people are threatening to do the same to a number of other Faroese people and institutions – including me! …

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Jul 04 2009

Humans are like toilets!

I believe that humans are very much like toilets. People have to take so much shit. Your feelings are like the water in the cistern. You need water to flush the shit out continuously, or else the shit will pile up inside you. If too much time goes by and you don’t flush, the shit …

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