On Mind Over Matter

There are a lot of inspirational tropes out there meant to inspire people to persevere or not give up. The top two are “mind over matter” and “there’s nothing that can stop you but your attitude” (or something to that effect). Both of these, while well-meaning, are extremely problematic, but especially because of how they … More On Mind Over Matter


Someone once asked me how I maintain such a positive attitude. The truth is, I don’t. I guess you could say I maintain one, but that certainly doesn’t mean I have one all the time. At the end of the month, I’m having a semi-serious procedure done. It’s not serious in the sense that I’ll be in … More Attitude