Q:Are you a psychologist?
I attended Middlesex County College for a mere semester for psychology, but could not justify to myself enduring the monotony, overwhelming workload, and the great irony of becoming a slave to debt over the desire for financial security. At the forefront of my mind were fears of wasting away the rest of my youth self destructing over obtaining a piece of paper that offers little validation in terms of my intellectual capacity and actual usefulness as a member of society.
Any second hand information in general, can only be utilized as a reference to experiencing such phenomena personally. All information is someone else’s sensory perception, convenient labels for phenomena perceived. The only authentic education is a result of direct experience and experimentation with one’s environment.
Any demonstrated ability/understanding on this blog has been developed via years of acute observation and self reflection, eventually met with more complex experimentation, yielding my archive of meticulously structured lessons for efficient living routed in maintaining a relationship with Reality.
Q:How can I detach from emotions and people?
I would not simply encourage detachment in general, but to assess whether or not what you contribute your time and effort to is constructive to your well being. Prioritize relationships with honest, logical, empathetic human beings rather than self destructive defeatists or pseudo-benevolent hypocrites.
You don’t want to detach from emotion, as there is always wisdom to be found in the catalyst for why we experience what we do. Emotion is compelling and empowering when understood and channeled in the direction it compels us. You do not want to justify repression and denial in favor of what your emotions are trying to tell you, especially if that emotion happens to be some type of pain.
"For me, this was a team effort, I’m going to receive it. But it’s not going to be mine. We did it together. No one guy carried that day." Sargent Ryan Pitts received the Medal of Honor Monday for his bravery during what President Obama called one of the fiercest battles of the entire war in Afghanistan. After his outpost came under heavy attack in 2008, the paratrooper became the sole survivor, continuing to defend the post even after all his fellow paratroopers had fallen.
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The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask.