Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

by Bruce Levine edited by O Society Nov 25, 2019 In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of these diagnosed are essentially … Continue reading Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

The best life possible

"Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden Living with chronic illness is difficult, and yet there are psychological techniques to make it possible to thrive even when ill by Joseph Trunzo edited by O Society November 2, 2019 Before Donna is diagnosed, she thinks of herself as a … Continue reading The best life possible

Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

https://youtu.be/rFGE3X6Yhj0 Dyslexia may explain a lot about the twisted behavior of the president. by Harriet Feinberg edited by O Society October 6, 2019 While dyslexia is mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational … Continue reading Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

Ronald Reagan Wanted to Make America Great Again – Did He have Alzheimer?

Ronald Reagan in 1984. Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's while president, says his son Ron Jr. His son recalls how his father was 'uncharacteristically lost for words' during a presidential debate that year. Photograph: Wally McNamee/Corbis by Ed Pilkington edited by O Society October 6, 2019 Ronald Reagan's sons locked horns over the former president's political legacy … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Wanted to Make America Great Again – Did He have Alzheimer?

Virtue Signaling: Why Always Sticking to One’s Convictions Sounds Like a Good Idea But Isn’t

virtue signaling (noun): the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue. ex: "Have you noticed how often virtue signaling consists of saying you hate certain things?" ex: "There goes those patriots virtue signalling again because they're … Continue reading Virtue Signaling: Why Always Sticking to One’s Convictions Sounds Like a Good Idea But Isn’t

At Wit’s End: David Bohm and Metamind

by Scott Preston edited by O Society September 20, 2019 Let’s review the essential problem of the Modern Mind with which Bohm wrestled, because we cannot get far in understanding Bohm’s new mode of thinking without understanding the context — the modern mode of thinking and consciousness now at its wit’s end and in the … Continue reading At Wit’s End: David Bohm and Metamind