Recent posts tagged psychology


2019


Something To Think About

On the use and abuse of thought experiments.

Snoopy's Neck

On a childhood possession and the nature of grasping.

The Impersistence Of Memory

How our lives slip through our own fingers.

The Destructive Frivolity Of The Incurably Serious

"The most destructive frivolity of all comes only from the incurably serious."

How To Listen To Your Gut

And how to do what scares you, at the same time.

Jerks-R-Us

People who say "I'm a jerk and proud of it" are sending a signal they should be avoided. The problem is we aren't always in a position to enact that advice.

2018


Mop And Pail, Dustpan And Broom

How PCs become trash accumulators that rival any closet, garage, crawlspace, or basement.

Narcissism And No-Self

On a Zen concept vs a psychological one.

Now Is The Only Moment Of Your Life, And Other Necessary Delusions

It doesn't mean the present moment is the only thing that exists, or that plans are foolish things.

Too Smart For Your Own Good

"Beginner's mind" is not something we can impose on others.

Revenge Of The Big Lie

I don't see any of this ending well, but I'd rather be on whatever side of history valued verifiable truths over comfortable lies.

Psycho Fandom, Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Steve has some notes on pathological fandom that are worth a read. A few things stood out.

The Incuriosity Complex

Being generally incurious about life is bad enough; it's far worse when you're trying to create.

This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get

"No man demands what he desires; each man demands what he fancies he can get."

The Royal We And The Singular I

On what we do with the discovery that we're not things, but processes.

The Attention Thieves

Boredom's not a burden anyone should bear.

2017


Arrested Development

Comics and video games are low-hanging fruit that anyone can use for cheap shots about maturity.

On The Burning Of Two Bridges

Self-pity is no way to ask for help.

Turn That Damned Thing Off

On the autohypnosis of the boob tube.

Validation Is A Drug

And one of the most intoxicating for do-it-yourselfer creators.

Give No F**ks But Plenty Of Damns

How not to let self-determination turn into a mission to merely offend.

Ignorance Of Others Can Be Bliss

“You have to worry about your own work and ignore what everyone else is doing.”

If You Really Cared About This ...

Why the morality-play view of personal responsibility is bogus.

Captains Of Our Souls

“The premise is not ‘I have you what you need, let me give it to you.’ It’s ‘You have what you need and we’ll find it.’”

Other-Upsmanship

I started writing, why? Because "I could do that, too."


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