In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is a lunatic.

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I think a lot of humanities problematic programming can be found in our sayings. We’ve all heard:

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

What a joke. If you were the only person claiming…

Be the leading expert on your happiness.

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I experienced manic depression as a child. My cycles were months long. So, both the manic and depressive periods lasted several weeks. By the time I was 18 years old I was determined to live a life unburdened with it or end mine…

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How I Became a Kitten-Napper

When I was eight years old we moved to a new house with a barn, a hobby farm. My parents got a bunch of cats to keep the mouse population down. They did not have the cats fixed (spayed or neutered).

The cats had kittens. The cats were tame. Their…

Really thoughtful article, thank you!

Minor disagreement. Neuroscientists might know more than you about how the human brain works in general. However, you are the only one who has your perspective. Psychology is great when it helps. It is however a "soft" science and therefore it is reasonable to assume that there may be times when they are just wrong.

The entire field has a bias, the individual doctors have bias. We all have biases. That is, of course, the whole point of the scientific process, to remove bias.

I totally agree that seeking professional help is oftentimes beneficial. The only point I'm making is, at the end of the day, trust yourself over a "professional" if you find something they say less than useful

Such a thoughtful and loving article. I really appreciate your vulnerability, it demonstrates true strength. We know we cannot fix others. However, perhaps we can help.

Notice the section I highlighted, you link "beauty" with "mystery" and "awe" with "wonder." I think there is something super useful here.

My favorite…

Travis Ferret

I intend to model alternate ways of thinking and approaching life’s challenges. Hopefully, you can use my stories to develop your own rational perspective.

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