hot take but the idea you should “love yourself unconditionally” is self-infantilizing. people love their children unconditionally; their love for their peers—however deep—is rooted in a basic sort of respect. Part of getting better at loving yourself must involve becoming someone who you can respect.
the gamers are so clearly not ok… people get mad when you say this but games seem like the only artistic medium whose audience seems truly personally stunted.
you gotta wonder what that means for games-makers, and whether there could be games that would help these people become more well-adapted.
struck by the degree to which my behavior is determined by the ratios of effort for different sorts of input to the quantity of output.
on a larger phone, I scroll much longer, and later into the night. with a worse keyboard, I write less. I am constructed by an internal economy of these actions much more than their actual payoffs