Matt Arnold's blog: Direct Primary Care https://nemorathwald.dreamwidth.org/401454.html
Matt Arnold's blog: Why The Netherworld Would Raise An Army Of The Dead To Destroy All Life https://nemorathwald.dreamwidth.org/401187.html
Terms like "narcissist", "sociopath", "ADHD", "autism", and "trauma" have clear professional definitions. But medicalization re-defines most dissatisfactions with others with the terms narcissist, sociopath, psychopath, & re-defines any dissatisfactions with one's self with the terms trauma, ADHD, and autism.
All of those are real and important things. Medicalization mis-appropriates them as umbrella terms with vagueness of specifics but vastness of implication.
My new blog post: "The Medicalization Of All Human Experiences."
The simplest description of Medicalization around norms of emotional labor, is the assumption that anyone who is speaking is benefiting from feeling heard, and that anyone listening is burdened and paying a cost. All replenishing experiences are re-framed as depleting.
Matt Arnold's blog: The Medicalization Of All Human Experience https://nemorathwald.dreamwidth.org/401027.html
Nihilism has a taboo allure of forbidden power—because everyone knows eternalism is wrong.
Recognizing meaninglessness requires unusual intelligence, courage, and toughness. Nihilist elitism renders you stupid, cowardly, and helpless, though.
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Nihilism promises you don’t have to care, because nothing means anything. But you do care—and you can’t escape that.
The end-state of nihilism is not suicide, but catatonia.
This mid-week bonus episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast is another interview with David Chapman, in which we discuss nihilism-- both as a book section of _Meaningness_ titled "Nihilism", and nihilism itself.
Since the time that I started recording, he has since written six more episodes worth of chapters in the Nihilism section. I could move on and record "Meaningness And Time", but instead I'll loop back and read his newly-written chapters out of order.
Mingling mission and materialism attempts to gain both self-indulgent and self-justifying goals—but loses both enjoyment and empathetic joy.
Materialism says that only mundane purposes like money, sex, and power count. It wrongly rejects higher purposes—but those too are not ultimate.
Common critiques of materialism, from religion, political idealism, personal idealism, and nihilism.
Matt Arnold's blog: OK, Socko https://nemorathwald.dreamwidth.org/400711.html
The delusion that you can find your true, unique personal life-purpose causes only suffering and failure.
Just discover your unique talent, follow your passion, and success is guaranteed—this is terrible advice!
Dividing purposes into higher and mundane, mission pursues higher ends and rejects pragmatism; materialism seeks only selfish goals. Both are mistakes.
It is attractive to think that we each have a unique, transcendent, ultimate purpose in life. Unfortunately, this belief is both false and harmful.
Shortwave is a decentralized messaging platform. "Yes but, what about the other failed attempts?" Under the hood, this one works on the email protocol.
"Our mission is to ensure the future of messaging is open, decentralized, and secure."
Excision's CRISPR HIV therapy is heading into human testing after FDA clearance
Employers can extract an enormous financial advantage from the financial desperation of those who love it when their co-workers drink with them at a bar-- even those who adamantly do not want to drink at a bar. That personality type benefits from managers mandating group recreation. And so it is, in point of fact, accurate to say that company productivity is now a result of the scintillating personalities of the managerial class. [3 of 3]
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org