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Lesson #78: Get a bit bored sometimes

After work the other day, I was chatting with some colleagues about how, between iPhones, YouTube, and Snapchat, “kids these days” don’t really have a chance to get bored. 407 more words

100 Lessons

Adam Phillips on starting to write his first book

“Of course, I had no idea how to write a book. I had never had any desire to be a writer. I wanted to be a reader.

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Freud and the Evening News - The Madness Within

A cursory glance at the evening news reveals a picture of humanity violently at odds with itself. The shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, the violent advance of ISIS in Iraq, and the Israeli attacks on Gaza show the continued influence of nationalism and religion as conduits for violence and hatred. 1,526 more words

Personality Disorders

Letter 9

Dear Katherine,

A recurring theme of our letters, which I previously labelled as ‘failure,’ but that we’ve also described as ‘a field and not a path,’ and can be likened to the undesirability of the snail, came to mind today when I read this article… 1,839 more words