#290: The Hazards of Disconnection – Two Conversations and An Article (With Darrell Becker, Mark Edge and Ian Freeman) on School Sucks Podcast


Posted by / June 9, 2014 / Leave a Comment

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A very long, winding, rather personal, lightly edited show addressing the dangers of social isolation and interpersonal disconnection. It expands into other topics from there.

Opening Monologue (START-0:06:59)
Free Talk Live warm-up discussion on isolation (0:07:00-0:33:30)
Reading/discussing the articleHow Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind (0:33:30-1:09:45)
Further discussion With Darrell Becker (1:09:45-END)

-Calm through context
-Isolation diminishes our standards for connection
-Positive and negative experiences with psychedelics
-Asocial vs. antisocial
-From cynicism to social isolation
-How romantic relationships can take us away from ourselves
-Darrell investigates the Free Keene conflict and attempts to connect
-Using logical and emotional tools
-When people become abstractions
-The island of the individual
-Illusions of balance in life
-Compliments and their motivations
-Brett’s fantasy baseball

Look Closer:
Darrell’s Communication Glossary – http://schoolsucksproject.com/practical-definitions-voluntary-communication-by-darrell-becker/

Darrell’s Site: Voluntary Visions – http://voluntaryvisions.com/

Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger’s Isolation Strikes a Chord Among ‘Nerds’ – http://abcnews.go.com/US/santa-barbara-killers-isolation-strikes-chord-nerds/story?id=23900575

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