the ego is reborn in a symphony of phenomena

I was going to write a blog post today, but as soon as I thought I had a few moments, I heard a little voice announcing "I need sharper scissors" and then another voice "I'll go get the big kitchen scissors" and then the first voice saying "No, no, I cut this myself." Then there was … Continue reading the ego is reborn in a symphony of phenomena

Why Egg Freezing Moves Us in the Wrong Direction

Currency of Empathy®

By Jackie Acho and Eva Basilion

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Facebook and Apple recently announced plans to pay for their female employees to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. It sounds so friendly to women, doesn’t it? – a triumph of technology over biology, relieving us from the pressure of child bearing and rearing so that we may build our careers.  Some people are even predicting the end of pregnancy and a rise in artificial wombs.  Wouldn’t that level the playing field with men?  Doesn’t it seem that they care about you, your choices, and your career?

Well, they don’t. They don’t care about you.  They care about your productivity.  They care about your ability to work 80-100 hours/week.  Most of all, they care about your short-term profitability.  They do NOT care about your long term professional development.  And it would seem they don’t even care about the long-term relevance of their own institutions.

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Learning to Care Less about the Disapproval of Others

Awesome article that can be applied to many situations!

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misunderstandingFew things upset me like being misunderstood, and here lately that’s been happening a lot.  Leaving the Christian fold was an eye-opening experience in more ways than one, not least of which was in showing me how unable to think outside of their box this faith makes people.  As a Christian I was taught to believe that everyone is a God-believer at their core, but that some merely lie to themselves and/or to others about it.  Poor deluded atheists!  The Devil has blinded them to their own folly. Only a fool says in his heart that there is no God, amirite?  No wonder it always feels like my friends and family are misreading me all the time.  They’re looking at me through a lens which claims things about me that are patently false.  Seeing me the way they do requires ignoring several important things I tell them about myself…

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