What’s the difference between fundraising and begging?

There are a lot of conventional ways to ask each other for money: sell cookies or popcorn, fund-raise for a school trip (i.e., pay for my vacation). Especially if I get a trinket in return or am contributing to a good cause. All of these approaches have at least a slice of genuinity and a … Continue reading What’s the difference between fundraising and begging?

Quit psychoanalyzing me

Four years ago I was in a bar talking with a newly licensed therapist. I told her I deeply resented psychologists and despised the thought of therapy. But when she asked me why, I didn't really have an answer. I got the sense she was getting at something obviously vulnerable in me, and defensively backed … Continue reading Quit psychoanalyzing me