They cover self-disclosure in our culture, the rise of therapy, how if you self-disclose publicly you’re opening yourself up to other people’s opinions and interpretations of you personal experiences, when self-disclosures can be putting you at risk, and whether you might be self-disclosing for the wrong reasons, such as the search for validation. Bridget talks about how self-disclosures in her writing help her connect to people, Jeren weighs the delicate balance of self-disclosures as a therapist, and having to judge the benefits and potential costs of being so open about his life on a podcast. They discuss vulnerability as a strength vs. weaponized vulnerability and empathy, sharing parts of your story that contain other people, and their encounters with the old school ideas that good therapists don’t self-disclose and good writers don’t either.
See also “Responsible Media Literacy“
Keywords: general , alexa , amazon , companies , data , facebook , google , info , internet , marketing , privacy , trust , webcam
There’s the argument that since we’re using Facebook and Gmail and stuff like that for free, our data is allowed to be collected (and used for marketing) as a trade-off, and while I guess that makes sense, it’s still kind of gross. Especially because that privacy doesn’t kick in once you do pay for an upgraded account or something. And with more and more companies just monopolizing everything like Amazon does for example, I think some have way too much info. If they get hacked, you could be screwed.https://coolbeans4.wordpress.com/2021/04/20/online-privacy-to-care-or-not-to-care
Keywords: health , lessons , me , rant , weightloss , bodyimage , diet , diet culture , fat , growing up
I found the main actresses so beautiful and so thin. I wanted their lives. I wanted their flat stomachs. It taught me that the blonde, beautiful, thin women were revered while the ugly, chubby, brunette women were always cast aside.https://lilbm.com/2021/01/09/lesson-41-if-you-cant-love-yourself-blame-the-media
Keywords: living , fitting , fitting in , happiness , israel , living , mental-health , nationality , race , racism , religion
For me, to fit in, means to bend myself to a shape that I am not. I know enough about myself at this point in my life to know that I am flexible and I will bend but I only want to do this in ways that suit me and certainly not for the benefit of those who require it of me so that I can neatly fit in the box that they have allocated for me. That isn’t me. That would be a bent out of shape version of me.https://417daysayear.wordpress.com/2020/12/02/how-important-is-fitting-in
Keywords: life , authenticity , feeling lost , lost in life , self growth
Anyone else feeling the same?
I will report back on Saturday. Tell me your story.https://sundaecreative.wordpress.com/2020/08/25/ive-lost-my-priorities