Follow-up to "Narcissist?"
A couple months ago, I wrote a blog post wherein I questioned whether I'm a Narcissist, or whether I have a bunch of Narcissistic traits. I still don't think I'm much of a Narcissist, although I feel as if I wouldn't know if I was or not.
Anyhow, recently, TED-Ed, which I love, posted a little animated video about it.
Follow-up to "Aiming for resilience"
I recently posted about how enduring stress builds resilience, and how...
In that post, I discussed failure and embedded a quotation about learning from failure. However, this video recently saw points out a problem at success measurement:
The other night, while I was walking the evil one, I listened to Sam Harris' conversation with Maryam Namazie on his Waking Up Podcast. I've embedded it below:
The conversation raised a pretty solid kerfuffle throughout Twitter. I found it quite hard to listen to, but by the time I was about half an hour in, I could barely wipe the smile off my face. It. Was. That. Bad. You can hear how the conversation was making me feel in this little video:
After writing and making that video, I don't want to write any more about it.
In an effort to monopolize as many jeffnords handles as possible, I bought jeffnords.com. It redirects here.
As I noted in my "Adulting" post, being an adult is complicated and fraught with disillusion and cognitive dissonance. I am envious of people who seem to be able to smoothly traverse their lives. Perhaps they've given in to the system, but at least they're happy.
Last Friday, I attended a Professional Day session with an Occupational Therapist. Although the session was aimed at teachers who were dealing with students who had suffered from trauma, I kind-of chose it more for myself. I've been feeling pretty crushed by life as of late and want to get better, want to figure out what's really happening with me.
The therapist made many references to the relationship between stress and resilience. In response, I made a few reflection 30-second videos; here are a couple of them:
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