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Celerity

Celerity

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Starts out just fine. Yep, humans are hardwired for connection. Yep, loneliness causes unhealthy physiological changes. Yep, loneliness is self-perpetuating. Yep, it’s rampant in the modern world.

It’s the end that kills me: when you’re feeling lonely, guys, the PSA is just to go out and make connections!

Just do it! It’s so easy! Everyone will love you for who you are!

How the fuck did I not think of this? Well, depression now freshly cured, I’mma head out and be a veritable social fucking butterfly! BOOO YA, MOTHAFUCKAS!

 
NumbItAll

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Theodore Talks are absolutely terrible -- it's always just some narcissistic jackass with a headset babbling about nothing and we're supposed to be amazed by it. Needless to say, I won't be watching this, but I appreciate your rant about it.
 
Celerity

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NumbItAll said:
Theodore Talks are absolutely terrible -- it's always just some narcissistic jackass with a headset babbling about nothing and we're supposed to be amazed by it. Needless to say, I won't be watching this, but I appreciate your rant about it.
Yeah, the vast majority of them really are. The pop psychology ones are the worst of the worst. A lot of that “groundbreaking” research is debunked by better psychologists too.

 
demuic

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Celerity said:
Yeah, the vast majority of them really are. The pop psychology ones are the worst of the worst. A lot of that “groundbreaking” research is debunked by better psychologists too.

Yep. It's a big problem in general. Look up the replication crisis. A lot of what people think they know especially in "soft" sciences like psychology probably isn't even true.

 
Celerity

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demuic said:
Yep. It's a big problem in general. Look up the replication crisis. A lot of what people think they know especially in "soft" sciences like psychology probably isn't even true.

It’s why I left the field. Psychiatry is mostly bunk too. The folks who thinks it helps have benefited from the placebo effect and bonding with someone who pretends to listen to your problems.
 
ithappens

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Celerity said:
It’s why I left the field. Psychiatry is mostly bunk too. The folks who thinks it helps have benefited from the placebo effect and bonding with someone who pretends to listen to your problems.
Every time I see someone say this it really helps me mentally heal from the absolute mindfucking I have gotten dealing with psychiatrists and therapists.
 
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ithappens said:
Every time I see someone say this it really helps me mentally heal from the absolute mindfucking I have gotten dealing with psychiatrists and therapists.
Glad to help. Behind closed doors, a lot of the honest ones admit that they don’t really know what they’re doing and basically act as a support. Studies have actually shown very little difference in the type of therapy (i.e. Freudian psychoanalytic vs CBT vs Rogerian vs Gestalt) for most problems for most people. You are far from alone. Even people who get an initial benefit often wash out within 3 months with no lasting benefit.
 

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