Mean World Syndrome is a debatable phenomenon where the violence-related content of mass media convinces viewers that the world is more dangerous than it actually is, and prompts a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat.
People who watch a large amount of television tend to think of the world as an intimidating and unforgiving place. Individuals who watch television infrequently and adolescents who talk to their parents about reality are claimed to have a more accurate view of the real world than those who do not, and they may be able to more accurately assess their vulnerability to violence. They also may tend to have a wider variety of beliefs and attitudes.
Here’s a picture by AlissaKiss that says, in my opinion, a lot about why we need to have female heroes represented in logos and ads.
This little girl came up to me while I was relaxing off my wonder boots for a moment, and asked me if I knew where Superman was. I told her he was off saving the world but would be back around again. She loooved the shiny bracelets so I let her try one on and it swallowed her whole arm. She then insisted on putting it back on me herself.
That brought a tear to my eye. That’s so sweet/awesome. :’)
The Abilene paradox is a paradox in which a group of people collectively decide on a course of action that is counter to the preferences of any of the individuals in the group. It involves a common breakdown of group communication in which each member mistakenly believes that their own preferences are counter to the group’s and, therefore, does not raise objections. A common phrase relating to the Abilene paradox is a desire to not “rock the boat”.
In vino veritas is a Latin phrase that translates, “in wine [there is the] truth”.
Similar phrases exist across cultures and languages. In Chinese, there is the saying, “酒後吐真言” (“After wine blurts truthful speech”). The Babylonian Talmud (תלמוד בבלי) contains the passage: “נכנס יין יצא סוד”, i.e., “In came wine, out went a secret”.