Parenting Outside of the Comfort Zone
There is a way for parents to prepare themselves for the differences their children will manifest, and ultimately develop empathy, which is "the cornerstone of being a good parent."
Given that there is a lack of consensus about how to raise ordinary children, it is not surprising that we don't know much about raising special children. So parenting in many ways is a crap shoot.
Andrew Solomon makes this observation in his book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. However, Solomon also describes how there is a way for parents to prepare themselves for the differences their children will manifest, and ultimately develop empathy, which is "the cornerstone of being a good parent."
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Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?
A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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