the hypothesis of Disaffected
Great analysis. I realize you are well aware, but the trauma, abuse and neglect that played a role in your life (whether that of your parent or your own) primed you to have keen insight into today's problems in society. I do not mean to suggest it is a silver lining, but it's hard to imagine someone who had a fully actualized healthy childhood having the same observations.
I’ve been saying this for about a decade - but then I’m a shrink, so it was easy to recognize. The saddest part is that my field is metastasized with it.
You are right. And I was reminded of your good work, and the saying "There's no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't c are who get's credit for it" when I saw this piece by Chris Rufo: https://christopherrufo.com/p/the-cluster-b-society
Disaffected is my dish washing show. Recently went on vacation so I'm catching up and only got a third of the way into this city council episode. It echoes the Evergreen College scandal that Benjamin Boyce so exhaustively covered. Maybe less "echoes" and more "shouts from the same voice."
Great analysis @Josh Slocum. Societal systems are replicas of cluster b family systems (or what I call the narcissistic family system). What you described is a feature of every industry and sector of society that the current burnout prevention strategies don’t even come close to remedying. American society continues to elevate & protect cluster b leaders and influencers because its blind to its own pathology.
Ready to chat further about narcissism when you are :)
This guy has stolen your work! Pretty good video to be fair albeit without your dark humorous edge
Interesting. For years I have been likening American culture to living in an alcoholic home. Your analogy is much worse because alcoholics can and do get better, though usually after hitting a hard bottom.
Josh, you need to see this short film by Christopher Rufo. I'm thinking he is likely to have been influenced by you.