ukuleleclass

ukuleleclass wrote

this was really interesting to read thanks for sharing ! i always cringe at the very common “idea” that we live in, or can simulate reality but am not always good at describing why. i think your way of talking about difference as primary and sameness as secondary is a very real or “natural” process. i just read an essay called Darwin and Feminism that kind of outlines a more radical interpretation of evolutionary theory that is based on difference and repetition rather than a fixed or teleological entity.

i would be curious to know what things you’ve read that’s similar to what you’re writing about with philosophies of difference. i’m working my way to Deleuze’s Dofference and Repition but would love to read lots of different interpretations of difference ;)

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ukuleleclass wrote

i don’t really know a lot about this stuff but i appreciate the distinction and clarification on what anprim ideas actually imply. as someone’s that thinks i’m fairly smart i will say that my understanding of anprims is largely based on the straw man version that your essay points out as fallacious. i think a lot of people unfortunately have those false ideas as well so maybe giving a new “post-civ” label can help get the actual ideas out there. maybe not though.

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ukuleleclass wrote

Reply to comment by asterism in Friday Free Talk ! by kinshavo

happiness is always fleeting <3 i had a pretty darn good day today and i don’t really know why but oh well :) best we can do is try and develop daily practices and meditations on things that ground us in what helps us feel alive.

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ukuleleclass wrote

it’s profoundly disappointing to see such a lack of stronger reactions other than vote shaming.. i’m a hypocrite though, i’m scared to do the things we really need to be doing

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ukuleleclass wrote

i wouldn’t go about being in this mindset all the time because it’s destructive to relationships you actually want but try and ignore that people can perceive you and instead go into it knowing that nobody is watching you carefully and almost everyone is doing their own thing. most employees probably don’t give a shit about someone stealing and hopefully your ethics are strong enough to where lifting from a corporation just feels like walking to your fridge and getting something that’s yours because it should be. obviously don’t be arrogant and still have that sense for being followed by LP but it’s always a balance. try going to a store with a friend and concealing something while y’all are talking and shopping to build confidence. i’ve gone into stores with friends and lifted something and even my friends didn’t notice because were talking and having a good time or whatever. hopefully that helps.

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ukuleleclass wrote

i finally moved out of my parents place and into a house with folks which was incredible in some ways and very intense in others. i used to self isolate a lot and still have that tendency but now i know i don’t have to be alone. on the other hand, time with myself is also very good and needed so letting myself have that was a great learning experience.

i also got into my first bigger relationship and i learned a ton about communicating my needs and my desires in a relationship.

other than that, been dealing with how to have my space to myself to deal with depression. trying to learn how to sit with anxiety and darkness instead of always trying to drown it out. maybe that means just laying there listening to music, journaling, taking a walk at a new park or things of that nature. i’ve definitely gotten a lot better about dealing with change, especially within myself which means having more affirmations, short quotes from good books, etc.

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ukuleleclass wrote

oooo thanks for sharing ! i listened to a podcast about compassion fatigue as well as introversion/extroversion and one of the things they talked about was just being cool with being bored every now and then. instead of diving into our phones or finding a distraction, sometimes the best thing we can do is sit with that anxiousness and ground ourselves. seems similar to your trope of not devaluing yourself for not being or doing what others are doing, i.e. other people aren’t constantly doing cool, fun, invigorating and exciting things. they get bored, anxious, etc. just as much or at least sometimes lol

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