Is greater social diversity increasing or decreasing individual ability to shape one’s own life?
In what ways would one want to shape or reshape his life? Financial security/burden Maintain good health or treat disease. Have more time for leisure and personal interests. What is one’s life? Life is about living as a human. There is something about living in the human body – itsRead More
In the air tonight – song meaning
This is a song meaning review. Phil Collins said, “I wrote the lyrics spontaneously. I’m not quite sure what the song is about, but there’s a lot of anger, a lot of despair and a lot of frustration.” – the emotional content is obvious to most people. The issue andRead More
What the devil is health?
Well, in case somebody expects a lecture on this, they have another thing coming! Today – in the midst of rapid acceleration of COVID-19 infections and deaths worldwide, I decide to ask a few people ‘What is health?‘ I’m a bit naughty, asking stupidly simple questions like that. Not surprisinglyRead More
Mental health recovery
This weekend I’ve been thinking a lot about this. I searched all my knowledge bases. I then broke this down to the simplest aggregate of ideas. At the outset, none of this is advice for any known or unknown individual. The bio-psychosocial model of care has been around for theRead More
Victims of their parents’ stupidity
Some people think that only the mentally ill can have delusions, whilst others label various politicians as delusional but not suffering with a mental disorder. The main point is that people can and do believe whatever they want. People can evaluate any evidence they might find and come up withRead More
What moves the humans
The humans (in large majorities) like to think that they are intelligent, can think for themselves, know what’s best for them individually, can analyse situations and make the best decisions. They are unlikely to admit widely – outside of close circles of trusted friends – that they are rather incompetentRead More