Borderline Personality Disorder, Trisha Paytas, Empathy and Accountability

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I have been loved by, and have loved, those with Borderline Personality Disorder. I have in many ways seen the disorder very up close for my whole life. I have had intimate, fleeting, loving, sustained, relationships with those who suffer from the disorder. And I have something to say about it, in conjunction with a…

A brief thought on Scott Stringer, Andrew Cuomo, and others

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

This article has mentions of sexual assault and abuse in it. Please refrain from reading and/or take care of yourself upon reading if this will be too upsetting for you.  Today, the story of Jean Kim’s sexual and psychological abuse by NYC mayoral candidate Scott Stringer broke. Hopefully this will be the downfall of this…

Sartre, Descartes, and the Colonized Mind: A Philosophy Tube Ripoff

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

The following is based on a video that my favorite Youtuber, Olly of Philosophy Tube, recently did. He’s a British Philosophy MA and after going through a phase of making old dogs like Nietzsche, Mill, and Kant look shiny and new for a nascent and only mildly interested audience, he turned away from a bunch…

Music, Mood, Mental Illness

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Music has always been known to have a visceral impact upon the body and mind. Even beyond it prompting people to dance, its upbeat melodies make folks happy, dulcet tones calm the anxious, and screaming validates the angry. For some reason, and I’ll dive into why I think this is even though I can’t know…

On gift giving and self sacrifice

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

There is a quality of mine that I adore. It gets me into so much trouble and causes so much suffering, but I can’t lose it. It’s an inextricable element of my identity. I’m the one who cares more. I’m the one who always gives. And that’s quite painful. I was thinking back, the other…

Disconnection and Rejection: A Schema Introduction

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Let’s say your dad walked out on you as a child. You now have a robust abandonment complex (or schema, as I’ll introduce it). When people try to leave your life, you scratch and claw onto them in order to get them to stay. You go out of your way to cling onto people and…

When is a relationship abusive? Let me show you.

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Spoiler Alert: You don’t know him unless I want you to, so don’t try to find out who he is. But you almost certainly know people like him, though I wish you didn’t. Allow me to present to you a few of his facets. If you recognize this person in your life, at any point,…

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