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- It might seem logical to think that people with a negative self-image would be just the ones who would want to overcompensate. Yet as psychologists working with William Swann of the University of Texas at Austin discovered, many individuals racked with self-doubt seek confirmation of their distorted self-perception. Swann described this phenomenon in a study on contentment in marriage. He asked couples about their own strengths and weaknesses, the ways they felt supported and valued by their partner, and how content they were in the marriage. As expected, those who had a more positive attitude toward themselves found greater satisfaction in their relationship the more they received praise and recognition from their other half. But those who habitually picked at themselves felt safer in their marriage when their partner reflected their negative image back to them. They did not ask for respect or appreciation. On the contrary, they wanted to hear exactly their own view of themselves: “You’re incompetent.”
These shaky business models have to be a function of too much easily accessible investment money. And how that's not indicative of a bubble is beyond me.
I've been wondering about this for a while. As an outsider I've always assumed there must be something to these business models that I just don't have knowledge about, but it's still seemed like something is off.
It's easy sometimes to slip into a mindset that we've made so much progress. And then something like this comes aling and sobers me up and reminds me how far we really have to go.
I have anxiety disorder and pot does the same to me. I know how to handle it now but I really don't find much pleasure in it so I'll do it maybe a couple times a year if it's being passed around. I do drink but I have to be careful not to fall into self medicating.
Hail Mary Mallon
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The Atlantic had a good response to Obama's "This is not who we are." statement basically calling attention to the fact that this is who we are.