Posted by Soren Dreier Author: RT As Japan’s birth rates fell below the 1 million mark last year, experts have pointed the finger at the rising popularity of sex dolls for singletons. The issue is the focus of the RT documentary ‘Substitutes,’ in which experts warn that sex dolls are fueling a national mood of loneliness and alienation, making people less interested in human relationships and procreation, and turning the Japanese into an “endangered species.” Industry insiders claim that up to 2,000 life-like dolls, each with adjustable fingers, a removable head, and genitals, are sold annually in Japan. For sex doll … Continue reading THE JAPANESE SILICON SEX DOLLS CRISES
Art by Jean-Pierre Weill from The Well of Being “We live our lives inscrutably included within the streaming mutual life of the universe.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Love is the quality of attention we pay to things,” poet J.D. McClatchy wrote seven decades after the brilliant and underappreciated philosopher Simone Weil observed that “attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” The type of attention that makes for generous and unselfish love is what the Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher Martin Buber (February 8, 1878–June 13, 1965) examined in I and Thou (public library) — the 1923 existentialist masterpiece in which Buber laid out his visionary relation modality that makes us … Continue reading Philosopher Martin Buber on Love and What It Means to Live in the Present
Advice from a family therapist, a former depressed teen, a poet, and others by Basic Dad When you’re a dad, parenting questions often come up that you struggle to find an answer to. Since other parents are the worst and Google will send you down a rabbit hole of paralyzing, paranoid terror, we’re here to help by putting those questions to the experts. This is “Basic Dad,” an advice column for dads who feel stupid about asking for basic advice. The Very Basic Concern As someone who struggled mightily with depression in their teens, but never received much help or support from … Continue reading Basic Dad: How Do I Talk to My Teen About Their Depression?