We are living through Burning Times, and there’s a comfortable section of society that refuses to acknowledge this. Their politics are a reflection of the “ideological discipline” their middle-class jobs expect from them. We need to do much better. Last week I spent a few hours with the book “Disciplined Minds”, by Jeff Schmidt.Read more
A Life in Crisis I have lost count of the number of people who ask me, with a puzzled face, why I don’t do something with my life. Sometimes they go so far as to tell me that I am “wasting my life”, the full catastrophe of my present condition laid out in front ofRead more
Where is the line between “being comfortable and asleep” and “being so uncomfortable that you are forced to stay awake”? We must fight the system in our “inner worlds” as well.
A personal account on coming back to politics. Because things have got worse. And because I can’t afford to fall asleep.
Someone told me their mental health diagnosis. Except I didn’t hear it at such. And my response was “Oh, sweetie, I am so sorry”. Though I may not have said those actual words. I did say it energetically: that was my feeling. See, when someone tells me their mental health “diagnosis” I don’t see itRead more