The Rules: Liability, Paranoia, and the Death of Informality

The greatest impediment to my personal success has been the rules. I’m not a delinquent, not even close. I’ve never touched alcohol, recreational drugs, tobacco, been in a fight, shoplifted, had my first kiss, I don’t even have a tattoo, and so on. I have never been the type of person whom the rules shouldContinue reading “The Rules: Liability, Paranoia, and the Death of Informality”

Being an Aspie in Politics

So, how does the spectrum affect my involvement in politics? I try to avoid the sentiments of chauvinism in writing about the spectrum but this is going to convey some because this has to do with how neurotypicals do politics and how they’re worse. The first thing is that since neurotypicals live in a worldContinue reading “Being an Aspie in Politics”

Words and their Penumbra: An Unsaid Burden of the Spectrum

It has been a long time since this blog has concerned itself with the issues of being autistic. Once again, we shall return and this is about one of the more common autistic problems which I refer to as “words and penumbra”. When people communicate, they communicate through not merely nonverbal queues but ones thatContinue reading “Words and their Penumbra: An Unsaid Burden of the Spectrum”

Coed Platonic Friendships: Long Experiences in Platonically Hitting on Girls

                I pursue women, regularly. Exclusively platonically. I have never had a real girlfriend, if a real girlfriend is one I had after I hit puberty and actually kissed. The market for platonic relationships is ever thinner and I’m painfully aware of that. I’m also, as mentioned on this blog before, a tomgirl. I’m aContinue reading “Coed Platonic Friendships: Long Experiences in Platonically Hitting on Girls”

The Freakish Organics: The Platonic Version of Pornography

                It has often been said that social media avatars are a perfected version of the people behind them and that this elicits the dismay of whoever compares themselves to that avatar and this contributes to numerous psychological maladies. There is, however, another aspect of the avatar that likewise contributes to such maladies and thatContinue reading “The Freakish Organics: The Platonic Version of Pornography”

Consumerist Media & Anxiety: Paranoia, Self-Pity, and their Origins in Clickbait

                Many vices have been attributed to the newer generations, the Zoomers and Millennials. They have mostly been along the lines that our generations are entitled and coddled. We are the loneliest and most anxious generations in recorded memory. Mental conditions of depression and stress are exploding as is the suicide rate. I have experiencedContinue reading “Consumerist Media & Anxiety: Paranoia, Self-Pity, and their Origins in Clickbait”

The Science of Forgiveness

Why is it so difficult for people to forgive or makeup with others over fairly asinine and petty causes? One of the major reasons, it seems, is a cognitive bias known as the “End of History” bias which has that people, mostly, see their current selves as the epitome of their lives and that theirContinue reading “The Science of Forgiveness”

Metaphorical Cocaine: The Social Effects of Dopamine’s Zombies

Almost everyone who went to my high school hated it and I have written repeatedly as to my own experiences and why I came to hate it. I have analyzed the cognitive biases and insularity of cliques and ingroup/outgroup biases. Yet, possibly, on the most fundamental level the reason why people were so cruel andContinue reading “Metaphorical Cocaine: The Social Effects of Dopamine’s Zombies”

Tipper Gore Versus Burning Man

I spend my life on the political left and usually find myself on the libertarian side of it. One of the first articles I posted on this website was The Death of the Libertarian Left. There is a huge divide on the left between the libertarians and the not. Those who want Woodstock and TheContinue reading “Tipper Gore Versus Burning Man”

The Science of Credulity

Malcolm Gladwell’s most recent book was Talking to Strangers. Given the content, I disagree with the title. So long as it’s daylight and there is no fear of danger, strangers should be talked to as that makes people more multicultural, worldly, and empathetic to people of diverse backgrounds. Without question, as long as it’s safe,Continue reading “The Science of Credulity”