The Extreme Things Toxic Positivity Forces You To Believe

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I feel fairly certain I have never read a worse example of how certain worldviews will have to end up blaming the victim for their own suffering than this quote from an article about how we can fetishize “surviving” during difficult times, often taking more interest in things like the Holocaust:

Recently, a textbook required for the UNC minicourse “21st Century Wellness” was skewered for suggesting—as a headline read—“Holocaust victims who died failed to find their inner strength.” The actual text included: “The people in the camps who did not tap into the strength that comes from their intrinsic worth succumbed to the brutality to which they were subjected.”

I realize that this seems shocking that anyone would believe this, but I have a different take on it. Why wouldn’t some people believe this?… Read More

I’ve Been Going to Therapy Again

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Reading Time: 3 minutes

I’ve done therapy before, but this time it’s different. It’s actually been psychical therapy for my knee injury. On one hand, though, the parallels are interesting, but on the other, the perceptions are totally different. It shouldn’t be that way. … Read More

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