tl;dr: James Joyce invented slice of life anime, change my mind.

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In "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", author James Joyce relays a fictionalized version of various days and events from his life when he was younger. In this form he creates the narrative of his character through the development of his thoughts and stream of consciousness across many separate incidents or important days to him in the novel. This is also the format of all Slice of Life anime, in this essay I will...

Fun wedding fact: in the time between when the bride is given away by her father and when she is married, she is free & can finally kill God

Children, Education 

That awkward moment when you ask your older brother about potential educational supplements for his daughter/your niece. And then you realize your education has taught you every skill and strategy and how they line up in development to allow you to replicate the for-money program for free.

"We have altered the Privacy Policy. Pray we do not alter it further."

My son: "I'd tell everyone a Linux joke, but I'm afraid you wouldn't sudo apt-get it"

might be why I am losing my patience with folks who lack humility. Hm.

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The biggest lesson of dissertating is humility tbh.
Yes I'm learning a lot, but the entire process of "No that's not good enough. You can do better." repeatedly will really eliminate hubris

USPol, Interesting notes 

I realized the full extent of my parent's political change when I remembered my mom is one of the credited authors in "The Political Handbook of the World" for 1984 and 1986, and also now supports most progressive and some truly socialist policies today. People can change, human nature is not static!

living according to a rigid schedule is some prime authoritarian society bullshit. there are other ways.

Good news! 

Possibly being published with a colleague soon. Updates to follow!

CW: I'm back, drugs 

@Cyborgneticz Me too! I got my first dose of the Moderna vaccine day before yesterday and spent a fair portion of yesterday asleep. Turns out extra sleep was what I needed!

CW: I'm back, drugs 

After a second extended hiatus, I have returned again. I've been having a really strange spring, but I'm through that. I hope. I miss my conversations here, lots of interesting information to find. Anywhoo, here's a fun fact: Novacaine is a processed version of Cocaine, and by processed I mean they added to the molecule so it can't cross into the brain. Otherwise it's just cocaine.

Psychology Thought of the Day, Depression ment, COVID 

of depression, anxiety, and PTSD do all share a similar path of being a response to abnormal events. Perhaps we need to focus on supporting those who struggle regardless of pathology or cause, and simply realize people deserve to be happy, however that looks to them. (5/5)

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Psychology Thought of the Day, Depression ment, COVID 

would be correctly classified as disordered. It is perfectly ordered. It is a normal response to abnormal conditions. PTSD is not a "dysfunction" it is a process by which one is affected by truly terrible events. We can heal many aspects of it, but in the same way wounds create scars, trauma and other events can create scars in the mind. And while there are things like the psychotic disorders that don't follow this pattern. The big three (4/X)

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Psychology Thought of the Day, Depression ment, COVID 

In a recent interview I was in, the interviewer mentioned that he felt like psychology had been built and designed around the capitalist mindset. And while I didn't disagree, I realize now the real depth of the point. We pathologize what holds one back from generating value for capital, whether mentally or physically, and that's really weird. If you are depressed you deserve treatment, but in light of your experience I don't think it (3/X)

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