Tag: psychology

53) Dissociation, Part 2

So, let’s talk about dissociation.  About how it takes over your life, without you completely realizing what’s going on.  About how other people conclude all sorts of bad things about you. About how your life spirals out of control until you hit bottom. And about what happens when you do hit bottom. I am not…

52) Motherfuckin’ Dissociation

I’m going to swear a bit here.  Well, a lot.  So, heads up.   Why?  Why be so crass? Well — You know when you stub your toe?  Or forget something and have to go back to your house for the third time that morning?  Or you realize you emailed the dirty-joke to your boss,…

43) Jordan Peterson, Part 2: More Problems with Fundamental Assumptions; Sub-section 1: The Naturalistic Fallacy

— from — https://www.google.ca/search?q=running+away+from+a+bear&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtjd6Ng_LdAhVk2oMKHUJxDOsQ_AUIDigB&biw=1422&bih=780#imgrc=WH65B9lCNXoMQM: Sub-section 1: The Naturalistic Fallacy I get a kick out of the old joke — How fast do you need to run in order to outrun a bear? …. You know, faster than the other guy….. …………… The weird thing about getting eaten by bears is that it IS totally natural,…

40) Jordan Peterson, Part 1; Subsection 3: Theoretical Foolishness

  (image from — https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1348627-jordan-peterson) I discussed in the previous section “philosophical foolishness”, which led, by the end, to an argument that took Jordan’s reasoning to completely opposite conclusions — his unqualified rejection of socialism and Marxist-inspired thought in general (which, I should note, is consistent with his larger narrative of conserving the value of traditional…

38) Jordan Peterson: Part 1: Problems with fundamental assumptions: “In this corner, Dominance hierarchies!!! (crowd goes WIIIIILLLLLLLD!!); and in this corner, Compassion!!! (Woooo…..????…*pin drop*)”

Subsection 1: Foolishness as Lack of Balance and Contextual Sensitivity “You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!” ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Anakin Skywalker In the most succinct way I can put it, I think a good…

36) Jordan Peterson: Prologue – A personal note

To help guide your expectations of what we’ll explore in this series of posts:  there are 8 key points of contention, and one point of agreement, that I’d like to raise. Here’s a Table of Contents. Prologue:  (i.e., the part after the Table of Contents…)  🙂 Foreplay)  Agreeing on freedom of speech:  yayyy!!! Part 1)…

10) Ninja Training — Habit Change, part 1 (or how to stop “being a loser”)

Important Preamble:  Let’s start off with a common understanding here. I am not some motivational guru.  No way man, not even close.  Here’s the thing –each person in life exists within, and indeed is formed out of, a karmic web of infinite cause and effect relationships, which interact dynamically through vastly complicated feedback loops that…

9) Stop trying to hit me. And hit me!

I love the ‘training montage’ moments in movies. Like martial arts movies, when the hero gets his (or, very rarely, her) butt kicked. Hard. Leaving the hero practically dead, washed up, hopeless, beaten and broken. Then some kind person helps the hero, nursing her back to health. And then, training montage time! That’s when all…

1) I sentence you to be exposed before your peers!

I was going to give this blog a “wiser” sounding title. Something inspirational, growth-oriented, “positive”. Or something deep, maybe something from Lao Tzu. But you know, I’m not very wise, although I’m striving in that direction. I’m not very growth-oriented, or positive, either, much of the time, although I play that role for some people…

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