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Comment: Learned Optimism (Score 4, Interesting) 163

by Talinom (#40991563) Attached to: Detecting Depression From How (Not What) You Browse
The path out of depression has been well documented in Dr. Martin Seligman's book Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. He has spent 30 years of his life in the field of positive psychology and has multiple case studies showing how people can get over "learned helplessness" in all three realms of personal, pervasive and permanent.

He has a talk on Ted:

And a website with some questionnaires:

To use Chris Farley, who unfortunately committed suicide due to depression, as an example I provide three typical phrases that he would use in his work:
Personal: I suck!
Pervasive: Everything sucks!
Permanent: It will always suck!

Please note that motivational speakers are typically all optimists and people who are unmotivated go to them for a "motivational fix" which lasts for about two weeks without optimism to back it. See also the typical person who starts a diet, exercise regimen or other self improvement plan.

Comment: Re:I'm aware of a few of those (Score 1) 12

by Talinom (#35620022) Attached to: This one is for RailGunner
Um, you do realize that he has been trolling you for a long, long time, right? From what I can see, and I don't come here very often, he has specifically chosen to troll you with accusations of being gay and you keep biting.

A few thoughts come to mind.
1) You are not able to distinguish between reality and being trolled.
2) You are projecting.
3) All of the above.

I've been laughing at you being strung along since I last checked in here months ago.

TTFN, dude.

Comment: Re:DNFTT (Score 1) 12

by Talinom (#35587108) Attached to: This one is for RailGunner
To be clear, which of the following are you stating:
1) He makes the conservative movement look foolish when in fact the conservative movement is not foolish.
2) He makes the conservative movement look foolish, which doesn't help because it is foolish enough already.
3) I just like to troll him to see his reactions.

Just wanting some clarification there as you did not reply directly to my original question of:
What about conservatism do you consider foolish? EMWTK.

Publishing Company Puts Warning Label on Constitution 676

Posted by samzenpus
from the inappropriate-founding-fathers dept.
Wilder Publication is under fire for putting warning labels on copies of historical US documents, including the Constitution. The label warns "This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today." From the article: "The disclaimer goes on to tell parents that they 'might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.'"

Comment: Run anyway (Score 1) 2

by Talinom (#31780292) Attached to: Murray and Goldy Mum on Lies About Rossi
Rossi should run with a big campaign with a few other people wrangling for his position. After Murry totally slaughters Rossi (he should let them) they would have spent so much time and money on him they would have forgotten about the other contenders who will, up to that point, be invisible.

Is it possible to run for office for the primary, change your mind and have someone else run in your stead? You know, bait and switch?

If they are unwilling to play nice, I see no reason anyone else should.

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