Posted 1 week ago on Jan. 10, 2018, 6:46 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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"Everybody knows the War is over. Everybody know the good guys lost."
- Leonard Cohen
I wish the perfectionists among us knew that. I fear the majority of competitive people are perfectionists who believe they are to blame if they don't succeed. That, of course, given the probability of significant success, is a guarantee that many must suffer disappointment, depression, anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. After years of alienating everyone they compete with, most of whom will be just as mental health challenged as themselves, is it any wonder?
After all, for an economic unit to have 10 times the average wealth and be thereby a success, then 9 must have nothing or 19 about half the average. The math here is indicative of real possibilities for wealth distribution not a rigorous statistical analysis of the probabilities. Bottom line is: What are the odds?
"... But couldn’t one perhaps also say that neoliberalism is a way of organizing society that is where the welfare state, for example, gets dismantled and state’s functions are privatized, and that basically in the end not just promote an attitude of competition but actually do indeed force us to compete against each other?...
"... negative thoughts and feelings turn into anxiety, depression, and in the most extreme cases, suicidal thought. So it’s a highly damaging trait, and these trends are quite worrying because of that...."