“You still look good,” is not meant in a good way
You can always call a woman beautiful “But I don’t know how to say it!” Complained a guy who I scolded after he told me I looked good for my age. I find myself objecting to the addition “for your age ” about once a month. Can’t a woman just be beautiful? Why do people…
Winona, age 60ish, aging streetwalker, Talks about her Thanksgiving
Streetwalkers like Winona, an oldtimer in her 60’s remember holidays from childhood as she speaks of today’s street priorities.
I felt acne ruined me. Now…See Link to The Guardian
amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/28/how-i-found-light-at-the-end-of-the-very-dark-tunnel-that-acne-plunged-me-into I understood this article , although my difficulties were reversed. The author had extreme acne and (apparently) parental support. I suppose I had moderate acne but no social support. The people who adopted me lived that the beauty people remarked about when I was a child, was marred. The acne messages were repeated often…
The link to a story about the experiment ordering people to deliver electric shocks: Rethinking One of Psychology’s Most Infamous Experiments – The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/rethinking-one-of-psychologys-most-infamous-experiments/384913/ Situationism A fancy way of saying people pretty much follow the crowd, good or bad. Character is more determined by what’s going on around us than what’s going on within us. I believe that is mostly true. But less true for people like me who struggle to connect to the group. People like me…