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If you get a lot of these short messages, jump back in your cocoon, social butterfly, and develop some actual relationships. There are a few exceptions (maybe your friend is supplementing his birthday phone call with a quick Facebook nod), but most of the time, these half-assed greetings are part of the mindless routine Facebook users have grown accustomed to. You can actually tell how much of a f-ck they don’t give by counting the missing vowels and consonants from the phrase ‘happy birthday’.
Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature.
This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are shared, to a large extent, by all men or women, despite seemingly large cultural differences. read the rest:
Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature | Psychology Today