140 Philosophy

Consumer culture is largely based on dissatisfaction with self; thus it is in the culture’s interest to make sure everyone feels flawed. No matter who you are, what you look like or how you behave, consumer culture is ready and willing to make you feel bad about it! Skinny? Ugh, protruding ribs are gross. Fat? Ugh, lumps are gross. Average? Ugh, that’s boring, you should stronger/ leaner/ /taller/ etc. The…

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Sickly

I’ve been regrettably sick over the past few weeks: caught a hacking cough from somewhere and finally recovered just in time to share in the con crud that my husband brought home from Emerald City Comic Con. Joy! Now that I’m feeling better, there’s a backlog of work piled-up to make me feel bad in other ways, so a proper blog entry will need to wait for another day. Still:…

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Sunk Cost Fallacy as a Writing Motivator

On Monday, I did something incredibly stupid. I accidentally spent nine hours of my life waiting in line to purchase three signs from a discount goods store that will be shutting down in 2016. Admittedly, this store – Honest Ed’s – has a lot of nostalgia for me, and I did want a souvineer sign, but not enough to have spent nine hours acquiring one. How that happened is something…

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