Thursday, December 03, 2009
R P Bentall "A proposal to classify
happiness as a psychiatric disorder" JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS
18, 94-98 (1992). The abstract:
It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric
disorder and be included in future editions of the major
diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective
disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant
literature it is shown that happiness is statistically
abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is
associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and
probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central
nervous system. One possible objection to this proposal
remains--that happiness is not negatively valued.
However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically
Monday, November 30, 2009
I don't think "mega-blogging" is actually a thing, I just made it up to make the title sound more dramatic. But if mega-blogging were a thing, you would do it with WordPress. Micro-blogging is a thing, ash a lot of people do it with Twitter.
New forms of social media, including micro-blogging, are complementary to blogging.
It's not really a "versus," it's an "and."
Blogging and micro-blogging can co-exist.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Seriously, I spend about 16 hours a week playing this game. Granted, I prolly lose a few pounds when things get intense, but not nearly enough! I should install a stationary bike with a built in desk for some of my gaming, that might help.