This is an interesting essay from Dr. Heath Ogden, of Utah Valley University:
Ehh. We’re probably all doomed:
You might want to reschedule your vacation there:
And it may be that residents of Jupiter are themselves heading for the hills ahead of Loki’s eruption. Our hills:
Is Jovian vulcanology too mundane, though? Is it too practical for your taste? Okay. Alright. We turn now to something that’s very foreign to your ordinary daily life:
The incredible edible egg, no?
Perhaps you don’t know the story, so here’s some background:
But here’s the piece that caught my interest for this particular blog post. It’s an article written by a psychologist named Peggy Drexler:
I think that most normal people would already assume that habitual bullies — as opposed to non-bullies but also even to people, especially children and adolescents, who simply (though shamefully) join up with a bullying “mob” for a single event in order to feel accepted within a group — have some sort of psychological issue or issues. And, of course, Dr. Drexler agrees.
What I didn’t know is that (according to Dr. Drexler, anyway) habitual bullies have a considerably higher rate of suicidal ideation and of suicide.
Now, she is referring mainly if not exclusively to, once again, very young bullies, to children and teens. But (in my opinion, anyway) social media have pretty obviously and conclusively demonstrated that bullying is far from being restricted to childhood and adolescence. The anonymity and pseudonymity of the internet have, it seems, freed many formerly youthful bullies from societal constraints and enabled them to continue their bullying into adulthood. With what consequences, though — I wonder — for their mental health? For rates of suicide?
An interesting question, I think.
Posted from St. George, Utah