Someday, there may be a vaccine against COVID-19. But there will never be a vaccine that will afford you immunity against bad relationships.
Apathy is a resignation of the self. It swaddles you in safety, but it does so by alleviating you from the desires and drives that caused you pain. It drives a wedge between who you are – your burning innate desires – and your conscious mind. So you are outwardly – and even inwardly – convinced that you truly couldn’t care less about your own life.
“The [mind] is not unlike the body, in that as long as it is well, one is barely conscious of it. Let something but go wrong with its mechanism, however, and the whole aspect of things alters in a moment.” - John Custance, Wisdom Madness and Folly When the going gets tough, the tough get [...]
Healing any part of the body or mind involves the entire body and mind. It'd be really lovely if we could isolate each cell, organ, hormone, neurotransmitter and limb, and treat each as if they weren't part of the whole organism. That'd be music to the reductionists' ears. But alas, reductionism has failed in its [...]