How I Relate To People Socially

Meditations on my personal experience with introversion, extroversion, friendship, interpersonal intimacy, small groups, large groups, social anxiety, social media, and public speaking. [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: “The Saddest Book In The Universe”

Via AbeBooks. Reminds me of my favorite song and video from my childhood, which has always stuck with me. In this episode of the Muppet Babies the muppet babies overheard Nanny discussing which one from the nursery she was going to get rid of. The horrified muppet babies assumed she was planning to get rid [Read More...]

On Solitude: Nietzsche, The Muppets, and Me

Being alone is not a virtue.  It is just a fact and, for most of us, a source of insecurity, occasionally a source of relief, sometimes a real liability.  Loneliness, by contrast, is essentially a kind of felt deprivation (and we should note that one can feel lonely even in the presence of other people).  [Read More...]

Wikipedia Is Written By Bitter Losers

Nicholas Carr on “sour Wikipedians”: In their report on the results of the study, the scholars paint a picture of Wikipedians as social maladapts who “feel more comfortable expressing themselves on the net than they do off-line” and who score poorly on measures of “agreeableness and openness.” Noting that the findings seem in conflict with [Read More...]


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