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Category Archives: Being non/human

Free will versus determinism

As a young clinical psychologist in training, I was often preoccupied with the ‘deeper’ philosophical questions about human behaviour – the ones we in the profession hardly ever examined in public when we were taught to produce a CBT chart for clients, prepare a patient for electroconvulsive therapy, or administer some antipsychotic medication. For me, …Continue Reading >>>

Humility

Humility is not merely admitting that the world doesn’t spin around us – because owning up to this still preserves, in small doses, the idea that we are apart from the world, instead of what the world is doing. Humility is recognizing that we are the world’s spin, the dizziness of things. As such, aloofness, …Continue Reading >>>

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Falling might very well be flying – without the tyranny of coordinates.