Do we really outgrow video games? Why? Are games only meant for children?
Our capacity for self-love greatly influences how we think about our current life situations and, by extension, our perspective of our future. When we are burdened with anxiety, stress, or (the most infamous culprit) depression our futures become hazy. They are obscured by hopelessness, listlessness, or shrouded by a fog of uncertain dissatisfaction. We rarely … Continue reading Three Pillars of Self-Love
For anyone who has ever struggled with their mental health (which is most of us) we might recognize the attractive idea that mental health is a destination. "Achieving" Mental Health There is the popular, but painfully misleading, assumption that we can "achieve" mental health or that it is a state of being. Our language doesn't … Continue reading Mental Health Is Not A Destination
There is a secret to the phrase "good enough" when it's uttered by a perfectionist: "Good enough" is never good enough. When perfectionists use the phrase to motivate themselves they might use it chidingly. "I just need to make it good enough", we say, but what we really mean is, "I just need to make … Continue reading What Is “Good Enough” When We’re Perfectionists?
There might be more than a few titles in our video and game libraries that we're not too proud of. We all have "guilty pleasure" movies and games, but there is something particularly embarrassing about watching or playing something that was written for children. At least with our B-movie guilty pleasures we can defend our … Continue reading On Being “Too Old” To Like Something
How often do we find ourselves at a loss when we try to work with others? Even if we pride ourselves as being a "people-person" we might still encounter awkward situations where we must work together with someone who defies our empathy. Dealing with some people, who by no inherent fault of their own, are … Continue reading How AI Can Help Us Be Better Humans
The emotion of awe is not usually discussed. It's actually a quite confusing, somewhat vague, concept. It is one of the most difficult feelings to elicit and one of the most unpredictable. What might amaze one person might fall quite flat for another. However, no matter what inspires it in us, the emotion of awe … Continue reading The Importance of Awe
Those of us who consider ourselves "ambitious" might also consider ourselves "high-strung" or, at the very least, "urgently unsatisfied". Being ambitious appears, on its surface, to be at odds with being calm. The ambitious person is seen as a blur; always running to the next project. How can we be calm when there is so … Continue reading Can We Be Calm and Ambitious At The Same Time?
"Guilty pleasure" is an interesting term we have created for something very common. We all have those certain books, movies, shows, or games that we hesitate to admit that we like. If others ever did see we liked these things we might joke and say we like them "ironically", when, privately, we might enjoy them … Continue reading Why Are Guilty Pleasures “Guilty”?
YouTube has become a main staple of the common internet diet. When we don't feel like committing to a movie or even a TV show we might instead open YouTube and file through our subscriptions. Every month YouTube users collectively spend 2.9 billion hours on YouTube. Now, of course, YouTube works very hard to develop algorithms … Continue reading What Do We Get From YouTube?