GOTO 2016 • Psychology, Philosophy & Programming • Ted Neward

GOTO 2016 • Psychology, Philosophy & Programming • Ted Neward

before We Get too far into this this iS me but this is probably This slide That People least care about, so we move on so You come to a technical conference and You see a track on Philosophy and the first Session in That track Is Psychology philosophy and programming so i think it’s …

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How To Cope With Depression

How To Cope With Depression

Almost half of us will suffer from depression at some point in our lives, but the condition remains badly misunderstood and therefore often poorly treated. At the heart of our collective difficulty with depression is a confusion about what it actually is – and in particular, how it can be distinguished from a state all …

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The True and the False Self

One of the most surprising but powerful explanations for why we may, as adults, be in trouble mentally is that we were, in our earliest years, denied the opportunity to be fully ourselves, that is, we were not allowed to be wilful and difficult, we could not be as demanding, aggressive, intolerant, and unrestrictedly selfish …

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Why We May Be Angry Rather Than Sad

Why We May Be Angry Rather Than Sad

We are sometimes swept away by a mood of sadness that seems to have no cause. We wake up dispirited and listless. We lack energy and direction. Everything loses its taste and the smallest challenges feel unfeasibly heavy. We struggle to see the point of almost anything. We are – as the doctors tell us …

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What Do Cynical People Really Want?

What Do Cynical People Really Want?

In certain quarters, cynicism has a distinct kind of glamour. It sounds pretty tough not to have too many hopes, and to claim to be able to see through the dreams of others. Cynics will tell you that everyone is selfish and weak, that the system is rigged and driven by greed, that you can …

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Why Are We so Easily ‘triggered’?

Why Are We so Easily ‘triggered’?

If we were totally sane, we would respond to the present only on its own terms; we would worry or be angered or give way to anxiety only as much as the circumstances before us actually dictated. But we are not – of course – most of us quite sane, as evidenced by the way …

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Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

To say that someone has ‘daddy issues’ is a somewhat rude and humiliating way of alluding to a very understandable longing: for a father who is strong and wise, who is judicious, kind, perhaps at points tough, but always fair – and ultimately, always on our side. It would be so understandable if we were …

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Biblical Series VI: The Psychology of the Flood

Biblical Series VI: The Psychology of the Flood

So I’m going to launch right into it. I like this – – story as well. This is the story of Noah and the flood and then the tower of babel. Which I think are juxtaposed very interestingly. The tower of Babel is one of those stories like cain and Abel that’s only a few …

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The Canadian vs. the American Healthcare System | Jordan B Peterson

The Canadian vs. the American Healthcare System | Jordan B Peterson

It seems indisputable I would say, that the Canadian healthcare system is preferable to the American healthcare system Except at the very highest end. And there’s a couple of reasons for that, that would even, perhaps, appeal to conservatives. One is, the amount of administrative overhead that’s spent by Canadian health institutions is far less …

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JOKER | Psychology & Philosophy (based on Carl Jung & Albert Camus)

JOKER | Psychology & Philosophy (based on Carl Jung & Albert Camus)

The Joker is a recurring supervillain from DC comics and is the archenemy of Batman. In the many books and movies about the Joker, he is portrayed as an unpredictable, bloodthirsty, crazy psychopath, that wants to see the world burn. Hence, his nicknames like Clown Prince of Crime, the Ace of Knaves, and the Jester …

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