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Spotlights and blind spots

I’ve never had anyone tell me I’m a bad writer. I was reading professional, life long writers and parsing it for guidance and my internal estimation of how good a writer I am tells me I’m a good writer because

Posted in Songwriting

The myth of single motivation

Our minds like to keep things simple, our minds like to keep other people simple, our minds even try to keep ourselves simple. Oh I know you think you’re complex, you have layers,¬† because you’re confused about yourself often. Your

Posted in Pop Culture

Second guessing vs audience guessing

The Freudian super ego is misunderstood. It’s not about a huge ego it’s about the social mirror, the audience effect. An effect that in all previous societies was turned off most of the time which we now have access to

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pop Culture, Pragmatism

Nostalgia: escapism vs narrative

I’ve expressed my disgust with nostalgia repeatedly and I’ve ¬†often talked about the sense of life-narrative I carry and assume we all do. The early meaning of nostalgia is pain of the heart, close to what we’d call bitter sweet.

Posted in Pop Culture, Pragmatism

What ‘slut’ actually means

Men call a woman slut if she’s giving sexual attention he wants to someone else, even if that someone is imaginary. Women call women sluts when they’re getting attention they want, even if that attention is imaginary. But that’s how

Posted in Gender, Pop Culture

Right and Left, Individuals and Monoliths

Have you noticed on the traditional (and outdated) spectrum of left and right politically that the left, with all its notions of collectivism is fractured and never achieves any kind of unity, while the right manages to act legion despite

Posted in Pop Culture

The Delusion Of Impartiality

It’s often presented that men are out of touch with their emotions and woman are the opposite in touch. Or it’s presented that woman are overly emotional and men are not. I don’t see evidence of these claim at all.

Posted in Pragmatism