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  1. Why Debate? The Personal Benefits of Intellectual Engagement

    In this age of social media, “debate” too often brings to mind trolls on Twitter. But just because it can be hard to find, we shouldn’t forget that there’s a higher form of debate, and that engaging in it can help us harness and channel our intensities.

  2. Toward an Empowered Humanity

    Jason Littlefield put it all on the line to save everything important to him.

    This is the story of how he rebelled against a dehumanizing culture and lost everything—and how he’s rebounded to fight the ideological colonization of our minds.

  3. Abstract Intensity in the Ideological Classroom

    Marie loved helping her abstract intense students hone their ability to question and reason in pursuit of a better world. Then a new political trend hit, making school less friendly to questioners than she’s ever seen it.

  4. Reframing My Struggles with ADHD

    Christina Waggaman was diagnosed with ADHD in high school. But there was more to her psychologist’s evaluation that didn’t interest her–until she started to run into the limits of that diagnostic frame.

  5. Dear Autism: When a Label Is Wrong

    Margo Margan was diagnosed with autism when she was seven years old, in an effort to make her eligible for some extra services.

    But, as it took her years of struggle to realize, she never needed those services in the first place.

  6. Can You Change? The Purpose of the Third Factor

    Neurodivergence is all the rage, especially in creative circles. But, contrary to some people’s expectations, that construct is well beyond the point of this site, if it’s even useful at all.

  7. Lessons From My “Are You My People?!” World Tour

    After an unmirrored youth and alienation in her early career led her to a positive disintegration, Hannah Klein set out to find a community with whom she actually clicked. Starting from scratch, she shares what she’s learned about finding healthy, positively adjusted friends.

  8. Through Chaos, Toward Community

    When there are rules and taboos that prevent true fellowship, is there a path out of this stifling pseudo-community? Ralph Rickenbach blends the insights of M. Scott Peck and Kazimierz Dabrowski to navigate through the chaos.

  9. Dealing with Detractors: How to Protect Your Equanimity

    When you engage publicly, there will be a lot of people who want you to shut up—and occasionally, one will go to great lengths to make it happen.

    Based on her own experience, therapist Stephanie Winn shares her thoughts on how to maintain equanimity when a detractor is playing by different rules.

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