A mixture of pieces of writing, some recent, but many older. Some thoughts, some from my diary, some are fragments, some are rants responding to things in the news that I got to get off my chest, some are about performing, some are stories some are rememberings, some are of projects I'dlike to make happen.
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Science catches up with what we know in our bones
I am reading ‘Lost Connections’, a book about how disconnectedness is the major cause of depression; it’s so obvious that occasionally he lapses into tautological bad writing:
‘... if disconnectionis the main driver of depression and anxiety, we need to find ways to reconnect’
Duh! Bad hack science stuff!-
‘So I travelled thousands of miles interviewing anyone who might understand this’.
Sincere, yes, needs to be said, yes, but kind of obvious.
Maybe science research and writing only chooses to look at the blindingly obvious! - scientifically proving what is intuitively second nature. If it changes the establishment mind set, then, of course, it’s a very good thing. Science catches up with what we know in our bones but it takes its time. Intuition and common sense may not be foolproof but they are quicker