Is Self-Improvement a Joke?

Is Self-Improvement a Joke?

Show me the self that wants to improve itself? Right now, here. I don’t mean your memorised experiences of who you think you are – your story – whatever that means. Maybe we have two selves? The socially constructed ego and the natural self we were...
Lies told to little children

Lies told to little children

Who am I? Your culture has programmed you to believe that you are an isolated, lonely ego inside a bag of skin. Well, how is that working out for you? What a fucking stupid, crazy way to live! This idea of who you are can only result in depression, drug addictions,...
Tawk, shmawk!

Tawk, shmawk!

“Gary, we have some wonderful therapies for you to try – let’s see, I will go through the alphabet. If anything takes your fancy, stop me.” Abreaction therapy Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP) Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) Adlerian...
Just another cog in the machine

Just another cog in the machine

OK, we need some literacy skills And we need some numeracy too So we don’t become dills But we really need some humanity Not machine-like insanity Hey! Teacher! Can you give us that? Hey! Teachers! Leave those pills alone! If you can’t tell me who I am...