Category Archives: General Thoughts

The Perils of Giving Advice

Yesterday I gave advice to my boss without being asked to do so and was asked for advice by another person without actually having a good piece of advice to give because I did not have an answer to that question and so gave other advice. Oh me, what will I do with myself? This …

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Mental Structures and Story

A friend said to me last week that Structure Binds Anxiety, by which he meant that having a plan or a schedule which one can rely on reduces worry. A nifty little saying. He certainly has found a piece of the puzzle of ourselves. We constantly make meaning of our context through story and memory. …

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Melancholy Sounds Better Than?

Someone this winter told me that the doctor had given a diagnosis of persistent depressive tendency. It took me a while to ponder that. First I had to figure out what it meant exactly, and so far as I could figure it meant a tendency to see the world negatively which could lead to bouts …

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Counter-Cultural or Anti-Empire?

The terms counter-culture and anti-empire are not always appropriately used, and we in the empire seem to be the most confused. I am only recently trying harder to make the distinction between the two terms, which I see as a distinction between critique of one’s local group or region and critique of the Empire of …

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