Those in power like to psychologize situations to give those in powerless situations the illusion of agency. For example saying a person isn’t finding a job because they have a bad attitude. This is pinning something out of their control (finding a job) on them to make it seem like they have more control over […]
I cured depression! I am diligently working on my Nobel Prize acceptance speech. I actually have 3 cures: Shame it away. Shame is powerful and sets people straight. If you shame depression away it disappears. You are a terrible person for having depression, it’s your fault you don’t have the will power to get control […]
Empathy is on the decline. This may not be as bad as it sounds When we feel empathy, we typically give power to another person or institution. We identify with — and internalize — their point of view. In extreme cases, this can lead to the kind of loss of self we associate with Stockholm […]
In our hyper negative isolated existence it is difficult to step out of our current situation and see how, in some ways, things have really gotten a lot better. Abuse is a lot less hidden. Obviously all the sexual and other abuse reaching the news cycle makes the world seem like a worse place but […]
Christians romanticize suffering which often results in mental illness which often makes people emotionally stunted. Of course Christianity is mostly engaged on the seat of the emotion. So these people are basically romanticizing something that kills faith indiscriminately.
The prosperity gospel is hard to swallow but this twitter feed makes it easier.
Christians are rightfully horrified of the fact that there are hardly any Downs people in Iceland because most of them get winnowed out via pre natal tests and aborted. However Iceland is more socialist than the U.S. with cradle to the grave social services. People with disabilities exact a great drain on society. The Christian […]
If there isn’t a trail of crumbs I can surmise there is no bread. Been looking for a job since September with nothing positive since October. I’m supposed to believe that if I keep at it something good will happen but I don’t believe it. Not because my mind is in a “unhealthy” depressive state […]
From: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you”. Women were told that they didn’t need men, and vice versa. […]
Great NYTimes article, applies to a lot of facets of the lower class: There is also the reality that in our culture of increasing isolation, in which so many of the traditional gathering places and social structures have disappeared, screens are filling a crucial void. Many enrolled in the avatar program at Element Care were […]