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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian
Neoliberalism has taken this internalized self-blame and turbocharged it. It tells you that you should not merely feel guilt and shame if you can’t secure a good job, are deep in debt, and are too stressed or overworked for time with friends. You are now also responsible for bearing the burden of potential ecological collapse.
neoliberal  neoliberalism  society  sociology  psychology  group  individual  individualism  status  anxiety  consumer  consumerism  consumerist  collective  action  identity  capitalism  climate  change  global  warming  globalwarming  climatechange  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  fatalism  Cowspiracy 
3 days ago by asterisk2a
The answer to anger and aggression is patience
" ... you notice ... that whenever there is pain of any kind ... you can find out for yourself that behind the pain there is always something we are attached to. There is always something we’re holding on to.
" ... You can read about it: the first thing the Buddha ever taught was the truth that suffering comes from attachment. That’s in the books. But when you discover it yourself, it goes a little deeper right away."

-- Pema Choedron
Lion's Roar | lionsroar.com | 1 mar 2005
anger  anxiety  attachment  buddhism  buddhism-all  buddhism-tibetan  dharma-foundation4-extend  dukkha  patience  Pema_Chodron  suffering  type-article  type-teaching 
3 days ago by tometaxu
Call Everything on the Ice...
Victor learns Japanese while in Hasetsu. He doesn't tell Yuuri, and things get dicey when he overhears Yuuri and Mari talking about him in Japanese. Repeatedly.

(The subtitle of this fic should be: Victor Nikiforov really needs a hug. Luckily, he gets one. Eventually.)

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“No,” Victor says, skating up to Yuuri on the ice, “you have to push all the way from here, or you’ll never get the height you need for that axel.” He sets his hand on Yuuri’s ass, tracing the muscle group he’s referring to. “Not here.” He taps Yuuri’s thigh. He doesn’t know the words for the muscles in English, only knows how to show him.
Yes, technically he’s grabbing Yuuri’s ass, but how else is he to communicate?
yuri-on-ice  yuuri/victor  language-barrier  anxiety  pining  miscommunication  this-fic-makes-me-feel-emotions  thisonemademecry 
4 days ago by twilight_eyes9210
On Anxiety, Writing, and Taking the Nature Cure - Catapult
The nature or “West cure” was developed in the nineteenth century to treat men with anxiety. Women were sent to bed.
travel  nature  thewest  anxiety  westcure 
4 days ago by brendanmcfadden
Kierkegaard on Why Anxiety Powers Creativity Rather Than Hindering It – Brain Pickings
“Because it is possible to create — creating one’s self, willing to be one’s self… — one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there were no possibility whatever.”
creativity  anxiety 
6 days ago by gdw

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