Modern Psychology’s Most Powerful Side

On balance for the average person modern psychology does more harm than good. This is because the facets of modern psychology that do harm are free and pervasive while the ones that help are expensive. This makes the poor disadvantaged in a way that not many people...

Peak Happiness

A lot of life is a trade off. A lot of it is a zero sum game between you and others' happiness. People would agree that ideally we'd want peak happiness. But in order to achieve that we would have to efficiently balance the trade off between what makes us happy verses...

No Goodness, No Hope

It seems that society has shifted where you used to have to give an answer for the hope that was in you (1 Peter 3:15) where now it's expected of you that you give an answer for the hope you don't have. For me there is a real good reason for this because I have a...

Is Man Basically Good?

I've gotten a lot of flack from liberals for not believing man is basically good. My experience has shown that a good portion of people are shitty when you need them most. Of course with all my pathologies I'm not one that generally attracts good people in the first...

Modern Psychology and Men

It is heartbreaking to see the rise of deaths of despair by men without college degrees who just can't hack it in our modern system. Psychology claims to have the solution and I think it can be of limited help but there is something intractable about men's problems...

Agency

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...

Empathy Article

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...

Hope Comes From Crumbs

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...

Self Love

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...

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