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Too Many Know-Nothings

I keep meaning to polish a piece on the many potential, disastrous TrumpCares, but the health care news changes too fast for a day-gigging TfH to keep up! 512 more words

The Wimmins

The "Two Americas": Further Reflections

Last month’s lengthy post received some worthy feedback. I’d discussed the clash of two cultures in America (and elsewhere, but America was my focus). They both claim legitimacy for themselves but deny it to the other.  1,851 more words

Culture

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.

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Thought For Today

Day1 Quote challenge !

Today is the first day of the 3-day quote challenge. If @romspeaks didn’t have mentioned my name, I would have missed to be part of this, So Novemberchild thanks a ton. 121 more words

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The Patient

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

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Five Mind Blowing Quotes by Thomas Szasz

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

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Anti-Psychiatry / Psych Reform Reading List

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

Organic Mental Health Manifesto