Posts tagged Mrs. Joe
Oxytocin is a hormone that, among many things, affects your empathy levels. The less oxytocin, the more mean, aggressive, and evil you become. Stress lowers your oxytocin levels. Maybe that’s why everyone is so mean these days.
Great Expectations was first published as ongoing weeklies in Dickens’ magazine, All the Year Round. To engage the readers, and bring in new ones, Dickens had to write each week a part of the story that was absorbing, captivating, and full of drama. I think that’s why the novel feels like a speeding race.
After you have stopped arguing with someone, the battle may still be raging within your own body. It can do so for hours, altering your hormone levels and weakening your immune system to the point where illness could gain a foothold.
The first recorded usage of the word “QUEER” used as a derogatory term for effeminate gay people was in a letter by John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry to his son Lord Alfred Douglas in the late 19th C.