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Cooperative narcissism and meta-communication

I think we can describe virtually all group cohesion as “cooperative narcissism.”

Groups are pretty much all self-aggrandizing and almost all of them show callous disregard for other groups, unless they are connected in a narcissistic super-group. 827 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

A measure of worth

Good evening, Kathy. It’s Thursday.

Your post yesterday resonated with me, as I assume it would in some  way for many women in our culture. We have such a strong message that our body is our worth and how it measures up to a standard is the measure of ourselves. 555 more words

Real Life

Repost: Micro, meso, and macro levels of human understanding

This post is concerned with the micro, meso, and macro levels of existential semiotics and communicative thought, and how those levels affect human understanding.

  • Micro levels are very small units of thought or communication.
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Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Code Name Verity: Review 054

I absolutely adored this book. Queenie is probably my favorite character in any book ever now. She’s so sarcastic and witty. Her catchphrase is, “Kiss me, Hardy! 198 more words


Oppression Envy seems to be a thing now...

So, some people are trying very hard to make “Straight Pride” a thing. I’m going to take a moment out of my day to explain why it isn’t and why it shouldn’t be. 448 more words


New Habits

Living in a foreign country requires that one be adaptable. There are all sorts of things I have had to get used to in daily life and there are still many others I am still learning (such as using the metric system!). 410 more words

Life & Culture

More on TV

Cultivation theory:

In its most basic form, cultivation theory suggests that exposure to television, over time, subtly “cultivates” viewers’ perceptions of reality. Gerbner and Gross say: “television is a medium of the socialization of most people into standardized roles and behaviors.

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Cultural Norms