From Dr. Keith Ablow about the recent drug death of a celebrity:
When children of addicts lose a parent to overdose, they can also lose any certainty that their mom or dad loved them more than anything in this world.
Most little humans, in that predicament, deny that fact. They search for other reasons for their loss and wonder whether they themselves were inadequate.
They often wonder whether anything in life can be trusted, whether they can ever be safe from catastrophe. And that makes them vulnerable to depression and drug addiction and personality disorders, just like their dad was. Round and round and round. That’s the real way psychiatric suffering is passed through generations.
(But mostly a rambling of lessons learned about alcohol and alcoholics.)
Update: please see the below comments by Dr. Bruce Charlton, a medical doctor, who corrects/clarifies some of my statements concerning full-blown alcoholics.
A non-LDS friend recently asked me for pointers about food storage. He doesn’t drink alcohol, but does smoke and drink coffee.
Although we would like the whole world to join us in keeping the Word of Wisdom, common sense says that’s not going to happen soon.
I like rocketery as much as the next feller, an’ ridin’ herd on doggies comes as natchurelly fer me as breathin’. But I druther the rockets do the flyin’ and the cows keep their hooves planted square on the good earth.
An apparatchik may be defined as a person who doesn’t mind how long a meeting goes on unless he has another meeting to attend.
Full quote, from an outsider who looks favorably upon the LDS church:
“Anything can be perverted by Leftism, as Roman Catholics are beginning to wake up to. RCs thought they had everything made clear and consistent in their Catechism and structure of authority, but it has now become very thoroughly corrupted nonethless.
Mormonism, by contrast, has many ‘liberal’ elements (in my opinion Mormonism has most of the genuinely good things about leftism – because of course there are good things about leftism, notwithstanding that it is overall the greatest evil in the history of the world) and yet Mormonism NOW is at its best and on average probably more ‘devout’ than it ever has been (at least since the days of Brigham Young’s theocracy).
But it certainly is under attack. Most of (not all!) the Mormon bloggers, for example, are liberal subversives who have learned absolutely *nothing* from what liberalism has done to the mainstream denominations (ie. shrunk, weakened, inverted and destroyed them).”
We can’t choose when we’re going to screw up, and we can’t choose the size of the fall-out when we do, either.
The meta-meaning of the Garden of Eden story is that, this side of omniscience and omnipotence, to act is to err. Not acting is also an error.
Democrats excoriated him (wrongly, I think) over the issue. This was presented as one of Bush’s major so-called failings. So, how about this? (more…)
(The linked page has the censored video, which is shocking enough. I don’t recommend viewing the uncensored video.)
I can’t say that I’d be able to exercise the restraint that those men do.
It was reported that the police did nothing.
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