The nuance of a good life

It's not the blatant acts of disrespect or rejection that hurt us the most, it's the subtle gestures that leave room for doubt or interpretation that leave deep scars. Nuance thrives in those subtle gestures because nuance is what allows us to avoid conflict, or resist commitment. It allows us a graceful exit for just-in-case [...]

Sensible Emotional Investment

That's an oxymoron of note, I guess. Emotions generally take us on a journey of reckless abandon, even if that abandon is just the unrealistic expectations that the emotional highs spawn in us. One of the downsides of living with conviction is that you easily become emotionally invested in almost any objective that you set out [...]

A Thousand Thoughts

The last few weeks have been harrowing but beautiful. It was a combination of everything that is wrong with this world, and everything that could be right. It took me from the depths of despair and despondency to the heights of elation and then left me abandoned somewhere in between, drifting along my meandering path [...]

Sheltered

The analytical mind is quite curious. It sets aside emotion and observes objectively that which presents itself before us. The keener the observation, the less emotional it is. The more emotional, the less accurate the assessment. Yet both these dispositions, emotional and analytical, are needed for a wholesome life. From personal experience, and my observations [...]

Repeat after me:

dionthesocialist: Mental disorders are medical conditions. Mental disorders are not personality quirks. Repeat after me… Labels will give you mental disorders Labels will reinforce your submission to a condition¬† Labels will destroy you Labels will imprison you Labels are just that…labels Now, let’s try again… Stop labelling your state of mind, it’s the same as [...]