Tag Archives: philosophy

The illusion of ‘choice’ (choosing happiness)

One of the most hurtful things you can say to suffering from mental illness or as a result of terrible life circumstances is that “happiness is a choice”.  Even though people who say such things or share one of the … Continue reading

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A statistical reminder of a world that doesn’t care

Anyone who tells you that being different or weird is good is either not that different at all or they’re simply talking out of their ass, having had little or no experience of how it feels to be marginalized.  In … Continue reading

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Please stop trying to normalize loneliness and social isolation

I’m not a fan of many aspects of modern psychology, especially the aspects of it involving dealing with loneliness and the focus on self-love in a world that is literally going to shit, because humanity has become so individualistic and … Continue reading

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Chess and life and how I’m terrible at both ‘games’

Mt therapist hit the nail ob the head when he compared the way that I approach my dealings with other people to a game of chess. Since I find it so difficult to read people, I have to think 3-4 … Continue reading

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“You shouldn’t care what other people think of you”

An earlier exchange of comments between a new follower and I reminded me of something that I’ve been meaning to get off my chest for a while. It’s an example of what I consider to be well meaning advice (for … Continue reading

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Two steps forward, ten steps back (this is an awful decade)

I do not buy into the lie that we’ve advanced as a species.  If anything, I feel the last 15 years have been a case of taking two steps forward to take ten steps back.  We are supposedly more accepting … Continue reading

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Old age? No thanks

As much as I’m afraid of dying (not death), I’m far more afraid of getting older.  The social isolation I’ve experienced over the last year has been almost like a prelude to the loneliness of old age.  I simply cannot … Continue reading

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