my brain birthed a paper baby today.
weighing in at 5,105 words and 25 pages long.
twenty-five mother fucking pages.
time to edit this beast.
At least being stuck in traffic this evening came with a nice view.
Oh nooo H …lollll
I have been THE definition of a hot mess these past few days.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. — Robert Brault (via inathens)
(Source: creatingaquietmind, via dianelaura)
earlier tonight I started choking on a candied pecan and all I could think of while coughing uncontrollably and wondering if I was capable of giving myself the heimlich was “they are going to find my dead body and I’m not wearing pants and my kitchen is a mess”
Oh, I have a huge project/paper/thing due wednesday by 11pm.
Why yes, this is the perfect time to binge watch the final season of private practice that you’d put off watching for a year and a half….
Anonymous asked: Hi John, what makes you say that Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs identifies people who are sick/hungry/whatever as "less human"? I learned about it in uni and the professor explained it to mean that it's hard to be thinking about school work when you're starving, or be productive at your job if you're really tired, etc. I'm just trying to understand your viewpoint on it. Thanks!
Right, but what makes us human is not eating. Lots of organisms can eat. What makes us human is making art and thinking the fancy thoughts that university professors think and achieving what Maslow called “self-actualization.” So saying that hungry or sick people cannot access “higher” needs is literally dehumanizing, because it claims the sick do not have access to the full range of human consciousness.
(I mean, Maslow literally put love between friends and family above the “basic needs,” and said that people who are hungry cannot experience love in the pure/true/real/unfettered way that unhungry people can.)
This paternalistic way of imagining need is in my opinion completely wrong. Yes, people who are starving report that it is hard to think about anything other than the desire to eat, but they also continue to write and love and read and have sex and do many things that Maslow associated with higher needs. I don’t think need is a pyramid at all; it’s a complicated web in which one need (like food) can transfigure another need (like love) without either negating the other.
i need to be like 12x hotter than i am now