Posted: Apr 20, 2019 6:36 am
by Cito di Pense
tuco wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
tuco wrote:It took me a relatively long time to realize that. I still get frustrated by it a lot. It took me again a relatively long time to realize that such frustration, or rather displays of such frustration, has roots in my own life. Since I am not going to see professional help, gotta live with it, me and you.


I know personally at least one unrepentant subscriber to psychobabble who talks like that. It's not that it isn't true, it's that it is trivially true, which makes it a lot like quoting the bible at someone. Everything has roots in your own life and roots in the external world. It's that you can't separate them that makes all the shit that is true so trivial. It's trivially true that you are an open thermodynamic system. It's not so trivial to figure out the next layers of that, but nobody who fancies psychobabble is going to be interested in all that.

That's why Dolph Sharp's parody of trying to sort it all out speaks so clearly to me.


Not really. Something or someone can be genuinely annoying/frustrating, which is obvious/trivial to me. What is not is to tell the difference, to spot when my outputs are reactions to such annoyance or just venting my own frustration where the perceived annoyance is just a cover.

As as side note, I usually dont know the people you mention, dont bother to get to know them so you might save yourself the time and energy. Then again, it could be for others so whatever I guess.


Genuinely annoying? Do you mean authentically annoying? You know, the way genuine Naugahyde™ is? What does it mean when the tag says your handbag is manufactured from genuine leather? It means it is manufactured from leather. This is an old-ish joke in the circles you travel in. You should know it by now.