Depression 

Depression is a problem of courage (Adler). It is a condition in people who are afraid of life, who have given up independent development and have been totally immersed in the acts and aid of others  (Becker). They’ve lived lives of “systematic self-restraint”; a life that can be described as a series of silent retreats…

The real reason why selfies are dumb

Selfies do not capture the moments we lived, but the moments we sacrificed. They capture moments of people being profoundly non-present in whatever they were supposedly doing at the time: walking the beach, riding a bike, getting married. They catch people in the very act of disassociation – unwitting disassociation, but disassociation all the same.…