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Stories We Live By

The Stories We Live By


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Retelling our own life stories that are creative and hopeful rather living as victims and in despair.

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Freud believed that therapists must undergo analytic therapy so that their own delusions and personal problems not interfere with their ability to understand and and relate to their patients. Therefore the "pathology" of the therapist can place... more

"Therapy" when done properly helps free people from life stories that utilize moral judgments as if they were observations and descriptions. To judge an individual (self or other) rather than understand the motives and life circumstances of that... more

Psycho"therapy" usually involves a discussion between two or more individuals, one of whom is struggling with ideas and emotions that have made his of her life unbearable. The initial themes are often of three types. The first expresses... more

I dedicate this podcast to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida who did nothing since the massacre in Orlando and will probably do nothing after the horrendous carnage in Las Vegas. Leaders are supposed to act on behalf of their followers... more

I will develop a theory to help understand why Donald Trump is now President and how we can use his "playbook" to create a political movement to deal with the greatest existential crisis in human history, namely climate change, which might... more

On 8/21 I did a podcast and my topic, my presentation and my discussion with a guest who called in so horrified me that I took it down. After analysing my own behavior I concluded that I was guilty of everything I hate when discussing... more

Our species is at it again banging war drums, following the worst among us, dehumanizing and demonizing the "others." Angry, empty men lead us and insist that destroying babies and other innocents with nuclear weapons is somehow... more

I am preoccupied with trying to understand the election of Donald Trump. While there are many reasons for his success I will focus on what I believe to be one of the most important and that that is the role of media replacing... more

I will define a fact, a lie and a delusion and speak about the difficulty in differentiating the three in situations where large numbers of people lie and steadfastly believe that their lies are facts and the facts of others are lies. When... more

The self exists as experience, as observer, actor and the recipient of the actions of other selves. How identities are defined can control what actions we take, how we are treated by others and the very perceptions at the heart of the self.... more