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Options

I was so triggered. The words were, “I didn’t have a choice.” Realistically, there are many, many things we do not choose in life. We do not choose where and when we are born or who we are born to. Consequently, we do not choose what genes are in our DNA. We do not choose our innate personality traits. We do not really choose our survival patterns; we unconsciously grew those as we needed them. We do not consciously choose quite a bit of what drives us on a daily basis. Generally, something was modeled to us when we were...

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Illusions

Yeah I was crying. Telling God, “I am such an idiot!” Then I remembered someone sending me this meme, “When God put a calling on your life, He factored in your stupidity.” Well, good.  I like the shrinks who proclaim that “Human beings are works in progress who mistakenly think they are done” (Gilbert).  Because I was wrong, I’ve been wrong before, and I will be wrong again.  Being an idiot at times is to be human, that is reality.  My problem is that I don’t want to be an idiot.  I want to cruise through life getting stuff right...

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Pet Shop Boys

I love the cat and dog comparisons as members of families live under the current societal restrictions.  The general suppositions are that dogs love having their owners working from home or exiled from school and that cats are sewing masks in the middle of the night and begging the humans to bug out of the house. They make a fantastic parallel to human personality typing.  It doesn’t really matter if it’s technically true, i.e. “not all dogs” etc. ad nauseum.  What matters is that individual personality affects the way people interpret data. The pessimist Arthur Schopenhauer puts it like this, “Every man...