- Plumcommented5 months ago
Wow. “We have summoned an alien intelligence. We don’t know much about it, except that it is extremely powerful and offers us bedazzling gifts but could also hack the foundations of our civilization.”
- Plumcommented6 months ago
“The power comes from the realization that these conversations can happen only once: they are improvised and ephemeral, and can never happen again in the same way. You may forget what was discussed, but you will remember the exhilarating experience of the discussion itself“
- Plumcommented8 months ago
This therapist is clueless.
- Plumcommented10 months ago
Beautiful. Reading this gave me a sense of peace.
I hope he is successful. I once dated a compulsive liar. When I realized everything he told me was a lie it was the strangest thing. He called me years later when his father died. His father was a pilot and has been living a double life with 2 families who only found out about each other at his funeral. It runs in the family!
Very funny (as below) but many truths here. “I once watched in awe as my girlfriend, who’d been lying inert on the couch, hypnotized with dread of whatever she had to do next, roused herself by intoning, “One, two, three” — and on “three,” immediately got up and swung into action.”
So true and so interesting that we don’t know more ….. “You might think that in everyday life, the things you see and hear influence what you feel, but it’s mostly the other way around: What you feel alters your sight and hearing,” Barrett writes in “How Emotions Are Made.”
I believe our brains change as we get older but as a 69 yo woman I strongly disagree with the way the author characterizes the change below. We are programmed to care and without that I can’t imagine human culture or I don’t want to imagine it. It can’t be reduced to people pleasing its caring and to do so sacrificing and offering ourselves
Dr. Brizendine explains that as women age, there is a decrease in estrogen waves which changes the way the brain handles anger and disappointment. “The younger female brain diverts the impulse to stand up for ourselves and for the values that we hold,” she says. “We’re trying to impose that we’re supposed to be perfect and the people pleaser.”
Sorry for the repeats….something wrong with my wifi this morning
I think we need a charismatic, very intelligent philosopher with extraordinary communication skills who can explain ourselves to ourselves.
Amazing. The ordinary as awe inspiring and worth living for
I’ve heard people talk about the precautionary principle but never got it fully. I got it from reading this.
This is an amazing article. Trust is the first thing we as infants establish for our humanity and survival. We took it for granted and events destroyed it. How to regain real trust, not false trust? I don’t know.
“The Earth asks us to change as everything changes and evolves, like the flesh-tearing Allosaurus who became a warbler singing from the treetops when the time for flesh-tearing was over. For if we don’t change, we will, like all that does not change, perish…… We are a species who can change.”
“ Lifton emphasised that thought reform took place when human communication was controlled. “ This is a great read up find!!!!! I was struck by this statement in thinking about social media’s algorithms- the modern version of controlled communication as an explanation of trumps cult and qanon. Hannah Arendt is speaking to us now.
“The United States now seems poised to respond to future waves with a collective sigh and a shrug.” I hope we don’t do the same thing with climate change although it looks like our human ability to change and sacrifice for others overwhelms the common good
I depend on my sense of smell for happiness.
Couldn’t stop reading. It gave me a deeper understanding of how younger people are living out gender roles.
Would someone please send this to one of those 700 billionaires who refuse to pay taxes. Redeem yourself and pay for dental care for low income kids.