Therapy Speak

Great article on individualism and modern psychology. Yet it is precisely that rejection of our communal lives that makes therapy culture — at least the version of it on social media and in wellness advertisements — such an imperfect substitute. The idea that we are...

On Insecurity

People tend to gaslight you calling you "insecure" when society thinks you're a piece of shit and you internalize it. What they fail to realize is value merits a quantitative assessment, not a qualitative one. If you are of low value then yeah you are going to feel...

Modern Psychology and Suicide

Modern psychology is framed as the last defense against a suicidal person's impulses but this is framing it too charitably. Modern psychology is all about the atomized individual. It is wrong to need people as it is wrong to have people to need you. This weakens...

Time to Confess my Psyns

I confess that I have psynned in thought, word, and deed. I confess that I have said and done things that modern psychology deems "unhealthy". I confess that I have not lived life as an atomized individual and have been less productive, less successful, and less whole...

Ratchet

Things in modern life works like a ratchet. It only turns one way. I volunteer and get next to nothing for it, not a scrap of social capital to be accepted and included with people who could lift me from my sorry state. Then due to my disability I take from the...

Dismiss

One of the must gut-wrenching things modern psychology does is dismiss that which it pathologizes. For example, let's say you're lonely and you miss someone so bad it is occupying your mind too much. Modern psychology posits that you are failing to live up to their...

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