Friday, December 27, 2019

Making Better Podcast

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  1. Many average persons will be hurt mentally just by befriending zodiac scorpios or sociopaths. Their inhuman "energies" affect the surroundings. Would most people have Death as a dinner guest? So why then would they invite somber Scorpio?

  2. I need to hear more about this "don't interfere with anyone's agency" stuff

    so basically i can go to Mormon Land murder a bunch of people but no one's allowed me to put me in jail bc putting me in jail would be relieving me of my agency?!?

    or is the fact i eliminated someone's agency by murdering them mean i lose my access to my agency and then you as The Law have the right to punish me?

    also i used to hang out in quora and there's a PP Bot on there who writes a lot and she was very proud to post her podcast and that thing was soooooo boring & pointless -   yours is way better though pretty weird esp. the weird medical photos thing (damn, that shit's gross tho)


  4. I found the podcast to be interesting but somewhat hypocritical. While you guys encourage taking the time to consider the circumstances and mindset that lead people to their beliefs and behaviors, you don’t make a serious attempt to understand why people who you don’t identify with may feel the way they do. For example, you’re quick to call out the staff of the school you taught for as being irrational, but isn’t it possible that
    their concern was based in reality? There’s a part in your book wherein you describe how you were tempted to murder someone, was in the process of pursuing the person in order to do so, and that you very well might end up in serious hot water in the future if such a situation were to arise again and you weren’t impeded. To me, as a staff that has some hand in the safety of the students that attend that school, this would be a major concern. They didn't have the right to ban you, but it seems like you brush off their actions without truly exploring the possible reasons behind them.

    Of course, I have no idea what their reasoning really was, but this is still a very real possibility, and it seems like you guys just skimmed over that in favor of calling out the irrational behavior. Where, then, is this desire to understand others? Just as it’s irrational for that homeless person to not get help earlier, it was irrational for them to fire and ban you without so much as discussing things properly with you. Yet, you lend understanding to the homeless man, but not the staff. Why is that?

    So much of the podcast comes off as “Some people just don’t get others, but maybe they would appreciate their differences more if they did. Anyway, I don’t get them, and they make no sense.” It feels very dismissive and, if anything, just exemplifies the same issue that you’re trying so hard to condemn.

    There’s nothing wrong with criticizing someone’s actions. But what’s critical to being able to give constructive feedback is understanding the intention and thought process behind those actions. It’s easy to condemn someone, but it’s harder (yet much more effective) to understand where they’re coming from and explain why their method is ineffective. I do feel that there was some attempt to do this, as you guys talked about identity and how that can cause people to overreact, but I feel that your discussion was missing a key component overall: why identity is so important to people. It seemed like your rationalization of people’s thought process is “This person is different from me, so now I will shut off my empathy and overreact.” I’m not saying that people don’t, in fact, shut off their empathy and overreact, but that’s not a complete explanation of their thought process. Considering that you lack a sense of identity, I do understand why this would be difficult for you to speculate about. I’m honestly just surprised that no one at all addressed this in the video.

    Anyway, that was just an example of how I felt that the podcast was a bit hypocritical. It just seemed to lack insight, which I also saw as an issue with your book. It makes sense to me that someone without affective empathy that also happens to lack some of the core experiences that others have would overlook the importance and value of these things. The parts of your book that discusses empathy exclusively talks of its shortcomings without giving proper attention to its utility. Now, if you’re trying to make an argument and persuade others, you’re not going to give as much attention to the opposing perspective. But, in the case of the podcast, I don’t see why this would be the case. Though you do express a need for moderation when it comes to identity, as you talked about holding your views gently and having a small identity, there’s no discussion of why identity is important. If identity is just a danger, then why not just do away with it altogether? There must be some reason that justifies moderation -- as in, justifies the notion that identity is important enough to keep but destructive enough that it need to be kept in check.

    1. "why identity is so important to people." - in my experience of living and emotions, it is strong, longstanding emotions that PROVIDE identity. If you have attenuated or short-lived emotions you cannot have much of an Identity, or to apprehend why it even matters. That's the bit that neurotypicals don't grasp. THERE IS NO THERE THERE

      " It seemed like your rationalization of people’s thought process is “This person is different from me, so now I will shut off my empathy and overreact.”" this is EXACTLY how it feels/seems. All a socio does, in lieu of an Actual Identity/basket of emotions to marinate in 24/7, is volitional choice. Socios can't grasp that you have no real choice in the matter. And you can't grasp someone HAVING a choice, because when you DO make that choice (and ppl DO, to act fake, be cruel, go against your convictions, etc) you FEEL that, too. You are aware of the gravity of the decision, because you are going against a life/personality construct that is so inescapable. For socios there's no gravitas to that moment because once again there's no there there.

      "justifies the notion that identity is important enough to keep but destructive enough that it need to be kept in check." Neurotypicals have no choice. They WILL have identities whether they want to or not. Shocking how many seem to NOT want it by being obsessed with socios or getting into the Zen Mindfulness game but it must be bc of what you say - neurotypicals could do with loosening attachment to identity, and Socios could do with having more of an identity

      identity curtails. That to me is mainly to the good. You can only really achieve something worthwhile in this life if you limit yourself to one narrow arena of lifestyle/expression. But that's why it also seems distasteful bc most ppl (socios or otherwise) are allergic to voluntarily adopting something that curtails choice, even if it were to the good.



  6. The love of field and coppice
    Of green and shaded lanes,
    Of ordered woods and gardens
    Is running in your veins.
    Strong love of grey-blue distance,
    Brown streams and soft, dim skies
    I know, but cannot share it,
    My love is otherwise.

    I love a sunburnt country,
    A land of sweeping plains,
    Of ragged mountain ranges,
    Of droughts and flooding rains.
    I love her far horizons,
    I love her jewel-sea,
    Her beauty and her terror
    The wide brown land for me!

    The stark white ring-barked forests,
    All tragic to the moon,
    The sapphire-misted mountains,
    The hot gold hush of noon,
    Green tangle of the brushes
    Where lithe lianas coil,
    And orchids deck the tree-tops,
    And ferns the warm dark soil.

    Core of my heart, my country!
    Her pitiless blue sky,
    When, sick at heart, around us
    We see the cattle die
    But then the grey clouds gather,
    And we can bless again
    The drumming of an army,
    The steady soaking rain.

    Core of my heart, my country!
    Land of the rainbow gold,
    For flood and fire and famine
    She pays us back threefold.
    Over the thirsty paddocks,
    Watch, after many days,
    The filmy veil of greenness
    That thickens as we gaze ...

    An opal-hearted country,
    A wilful, lavish land
    All you who have not loved her,
    You will not understand
    though Earth holds many splendours,
    Wherever I may die,
    I know to what brown country
    My homing thoughts will fly.

    My Country

    Do you understand me?

    1. God save great George our king
      God save our noble king,
      God save the king!
      Send him victorious
      Happy and glorious
      Long to reign over us
      God save the king!

    2. This is just a tribute! You gotta believe it!
      And I wish you were there! Just a matter of opinion.
      Ah, fuck! Good God, God lovin',
      So surprised to find you can't stop it.
      All right! All right!



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