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Day 65

“A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.”

- Chauncey Depew

This song pretty much seems to sum up my last week or so, then again it might also sum up the last 31 years of my life… 242 more words

Dating

To the guardians and the caretakers

With all the admiration and thanks that I can muster, this is a gesture of thanks aimed at our guardian angels, our caretakers: those understanding, non-judgmental, and gentle people who stick by those of us who are mentally ill regardless of how hard things get. 523 more words

Bipolar Disorder And/or Depression

Developmental views and rationality

I commence this essay with a quote about the use of a developmental view on political theorizing. Not going into politics (something I’m not doing before figuring out how to talk about socially dangerous topics), I build of that quote to talk about developmental views. 1,513 more words

Post-rationality

Short: Radicalism in Politics

Without radicalism there will be no democracy. Fear and conformity entwined to the hegemony of the current political ideals leads one towards centralism. Opposition from the dominant party becomes less and less potent until supposed opposition parties argue on trivialities instead of real contrasting philosophies. 84 more words

Rational Relationships: The Sunk Cost Fallacy

“We must do whatever it takes to justify what we’ve already done” – Stephen Colbert

The sunk cost fallacy is one of my favorite concepts. I first encountered it in business school. 789 more words

Culture And Society

Duncan Prose

It was Johnny. He is the one who started talking about it. We were on a boat in the middle of the Pacific, with nothing else to talk about, and he started talking about it. 383 more words

Creative Writing

ON FAITH........

The topic of faith among those who are religious has always been an interesting subject to me- one that I would welcome further exploration and discussion of but for now, I just had to share the words of a good friend who so accurately identified the myriad of problems with faith. 317 more words

Skepticism