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Skinner Layne

The Myth of Identity and the Danger of Worry

If you wish to live free from fear and worry, do not try to prevent them, but rather prepare yourself. For the cost of your worry is that your joy is diminished, your hope obscured, and your generosity truncated.

Skinner Layne

Universal Aims

The Devil is a political entrepreneur, blurring lines and selling us our own ideals.

Skinner Layne

Type, Archetype, Culture, & the Self

Bias patterns are probabilistic, not deterministic. Even adding archetypal patterns, cultural patterns, familial patterns does not get us to a deterministic model, but merely alters the probabilities.

Skinner Layne

The Threefold Causality of Existential Risk┃Part 3

Anxiety is the embodiment of non-specific fear. Depression is the embodiment of fear denied and ignored. Truly seen, anxiety and depression are two sides of the same coin, the former a frustrated flight response from fear, the latter a frustrated fight response.

Skinner Layne

Life Ain’t Disneyland

It’s your life. It’s up to you how to live it. But living the truth is better than living a lie. Owning up to your reality is the only way you can improve it.

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