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Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.8 more words
The third cryptomind discussed in “The Mind Club” is the Patient. The authors expand the concept of patient well beyond the medical context. “Patients are perceived to have experiences and to be sensitive and susceptible to the actions of others. 835 more words
April 15, 2016—Thomas Stephan Szasz, the libertarian academic and psychiatrist, was born on this day in 1920.
Libertarian author Brian Doherty once claimed Szasz was “someone who understood the damage to the human soul, for lack of a better word, that the notion that other experts—smarter than you—should be able to classify and manage your life,” making him “very emotionally stirring in a way that some of the economist libertarians were not.” 432 more words
For those of you who’s interest in the Anti-Psychiatry / Psych Reform / Mental Health Abolition movement has been piqued by my previous post, here is a list of relevant books that I am currently making my way through. 105 more words