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Ubuntu Forums wishes me a happy birthday. Just about the only one that remembers my birthday.

Happy birthday to me. 🎁

I turn 50 today.

Controlling behaviour is the precursor of violence.

My MacBook Air is so old that I'm stuck with macOS High Sierra.

The river tonight. Photo taken with my new phone (Samsung A33). No post-processing.

I inherited an iPhone when I started my new job a couple of weeks ago. I just couldn't get used to it. It felt like using a left-hand glove on my right hand. My boss was kind enough to allow me a new phone. It's an Android. I got my right-hand glove back. 😀

A four hour classroom observation, a two-hour meeting, a one-hour meeting and I'm totally exhausted. Documentation still lagging. Luckily, this is not an ordinary workday.

Does someone have a PDF of Sir Anthony Kenny's classic essay "The Homunculus Fallacy"?

philpapers.org/rec/KENTHF

Leaving Mastodon and the Fedivese 

I'm leaving, at least for a period of time. The reason is simple: my ex partner, who many of you know who it is, toots things about her "previous relationship" that I feel very uncomfortable with. I love and the , but this is no longer a safe space for me.

I might check in from time to time, so send me a DM if you want to keep in touch through other channels.

Today's kayak ride ended with a bath. I had wind and waves from the side, sun blinded me, I got stuck in seaweed and tipped over. I really got the chance to try out my brand new wetsuit. Unfortunately, my phone got wet so it's currently resting in rice. And on my way home my satchel broke. Frustrating day.

I really don't know how to deal with this and it makes me sad that I'm attacked in discussions on social media like Facebook, even by my fellow psychologists. That's why avoid talking about this, which is sad, because that is certainly needed in a world that so blatantly medicalises human suffering.

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The language gap is so wide that fellow psychologists get angry with me when I say obvious things, like neuropsychiatric disabilities are about the discrepancy between the (culturally and historically mediated) demands of the surroundings and the abilities of the individuals. They somehow think the disability rests somewhere "inside" the individual.

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They are so certain of the distinction between the "psychological inner" and the "material and social outer" that they believe they can isolate the individual and only speak about the "inside". To me, the distinction between the inner and the outer is blurred and I cant separate the individual from their web of meanings and social relationships.

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It's frustrating to be a critical socio-cultural psychologist because there is a huge language gap between me and most fellow psychologists. They are so used to viewing individuals as separate, isolated entities while I see them as nexuses in a web of social relationships in a culturally and historically mediated life-world.

Attending a lecture on mental health and well-being in school. The lecturer, a physician, has no clue whatsoever meta-cognition means and mixes it up with self-awareness and perspective-taking.

Cringing in my chair.

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