Two Plus Two Equals Five

In 1984, George Orwell’s fucking depressing novel, one of the slogans by the Party that people were required to believe was that 2+2=5. Obviously, this is a blatant rejection of reality. But through total mindfucks and abject torture, the main character of the novel was made to believe. From Wikipedia: Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, uses the phrase… Continue reading Two Plus Two Equals Five

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Haves and Have Nots

Brene Brown spoke this of shame in her TED talk, “Listening to Shame:” “If we’re going to find our way back to each other, we have to understand and know empathy, because empathy’s the antidote to shame. If you put shame in a Petri dish, it needs three things to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence and judgment.” Secrecy, silence, and judgment-these… Continue reading Haves and Have Nots