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The Psychology of Bitterness and the Gospel of Goal Disengagement

The Psychology of Bitterness and the Gospel of Goal Disengagement

This is absolutely priceless! Continuing with our overview of negative emotions, The Atlantic Wire posted an uncannily relevant list of “10 Things You Should Know About Bitterness” by Carston Wrosch, co-author of one of the key chapters of the new book, Embitterment.

Wrosch essentially boils bitterness down to sustained blame, especially the outward directed variety, AKA the inverse of depression. A person gets stuck in or fixated on the notion that others are to blame for one’s plight in life, which produces a simmering rage that slowly overtakes a person’s personality.

Woody Allen is credited with the phrase, “If you want to…

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The Bitter Pill?

The Bitter Pill?

For the tens of hundreds of us who saw and loved The Rocker, news about the destructive power of bitterness and its need for treatment is nothing new. Thanks to being allowed to witness the fearless and brilliant way ‘Fish’–drawing from the storehouse of his own hurts and pains–helps Curtis work through some anger with his father, we are all better people. Needless to say, I was pleased to discover that I am not the only person in Germany who has taken this cathartic journey that is Rainn Wilson’s epic: A German psychiatrist (Professor Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.) Dr. Michael…

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