Always, before any of this began, I enjoyed gossip, an essential qualification for the [psychotherapist] job. Now I get to hear a lot of it, a river of human effluvium flowing into me, day after day, year after year. Like many modernists, Freud privileged detritus; you could call him the first artist of the ‘found’, […]
“The man you love in me, of course, is better than me. I’m not like that. But he loves you, and I’ll make sure I’m better than myself.” – A. S. Pushkin
It’s fanfic! It’s fifty shades of bullshit! – Knowledge Fight #553
A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. – […]