In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Worldly Encounters.”
The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial I run into outside my house is asking me to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do I pick?
If I’ve to pick a movie, I would pick The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It’s a movie that, in my opinion, everyone should watch. If humans could be synonyms to English words, the protagonist of this movie would be a synonym of the English word ‘empathy’. I want to write more about this movie but if you’ve already seen this movie then you already know what it’s about and if you’ve not seen it, I would not want to spoil the surprise!
If I’d to pick a book, I would pick Chris Paley’s Unthink. It’s a book on psychology. It talks about the human brain and human behavior. What else can best explain what humans are all about if not a book on the human brain and human behavior? It’s a book that I’m currently reading and I would probably be carrying it with me when I would run into such friendly extraterrestrial but I wouldn’t give it to him/her. I do not like to giveaway books.
If I’d to pick a blog post, I would pick a blog from www.psychologytoday.com. Here’s a link to it: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/darwins-subterranean-world/201503/10-things-your-psychology-professors-want-you-know. I would pick this blog post for its point #1. The best part of the point #1 of this blog post is, “Evil is not a characteristic of people – rather, it is a characteristic of situations.”