Notes and Annotations

Readings: Why Everyone Feels Like They’re Faking It

Great article on an important topic: “Impostor Syndrome.” It feels sensible on multiple levels:

– Understanding that impostor syndrome’s ubiquity, and focus as a “syndrome” puts the onus on the individual to make change rather than adequately considering changing the context (which seems particularly true when considering members of minority groups’ experiences).

– Recognizing that the feelings are nonetheless real and that the term recognizes something important (“depicting a texture of interior experience”) that should be retained, but with the emphasis shifted.

Marijuana and Binge Eating

My highlights and annotations from:

This is on my mind a lot because THC helps a lot with the pain in my feet at night, but it’s also a real problem because it exacerbates my already problematic nighttime eating behaviors. I think there is something to the idea of approaching it in the same was a binge-eating, slightly reframing the typical (self-hating) narrative.

On: Miscellany № 98: a novelistic conundrum

On precis, summaries, chapter TOCs, abstracts, synopses, nutshells, etc: I re­mem­ber them be­ing called “pre­cis” by a prof of mine, and they are re­ferred to that way in the LaTeX type­set­ting world, though I don’t know why. I prefer “nut­shell” simply be­cause it can be re­ferred to as “the nut” in vari­ous ways.

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