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Considering your thought patterns and style of interacting with the world, which set of traits seems to characterize you more: InternalizerExternalizerBelieve it's up to you to change thingsExpect others to do it for youMentally active; love to learn thingsImpulsive and reactive; take action before thinking about things, to blow off anxiety quicklySelf-reflective; learn from mistakesAvoid self-reflection; rarely use mistakes to learn how to do better next timeSolve problems from the inside outAssign blame to others; believe if others would only give you what you want, your problems would be solvedSensitive; try to understand cause and effectInsensitive; prefer to forget and move onSee life as opportunity for self-developmentFirmly attached to the idea that things in the outside world need to changeWork hard to cope with realityStruggle against reality, often by attempting to avoid itInstinctively take responsibility for solving problems on your ownFeel that competent people owe you...
Much hay was made this weekend over the fact that the staid global news outlet The New York Times had the audacity to put the story about Mike Pence's well-timed stunt at Hamilton above the fold, while it relegated the story of Donald Trump's hasty settlement of $25 million over the Trump University lawsuits (an amount which lawyer Lisa Bloom called "power evidence of guilt") to past the jump, in the print edition. First of all, who is kidding themselves that people are still reading only the New York Times print edition above the fold?! If someone buys the New York Times they gon' turn that shit over, maybe head on brazenly over to A2. And if they're reading the story online, they didn't come to it from the New York Times front page. Secondly, how is Hamilton, the most dearly beloved Broadway musical in recent memory (so popular, in fact, that tickets are sold out for the next ~2 years) -- playing in the Richard Rodgers Theatre just a few short blocks away from The New York Times...
such is our fear of death that we cannot even bear to admit to ourselves how many of our fellow humans make decisions about death every day. Auto executives. Actuaries. Engineers. Airlines. Most industries with safety concerns. The military, and defense contractors. Health care providers, and insurers. Pharmaceutical manufacturers. Product manufacturers. Families of the terminally ill. World leaders. Insurgent groups around the globe. Despots. Fascists. Psychopaths. Murderers. Pro-lifers. Soon, your car (or at least, apparently, your neighbor's). Everywhere, collateral damage. Calculated risk. Eye for an eye. End justifies means. To whatever end. The right to end our *own* lives is still hotly contentious... such is our distaste for admitting and adjudicating The End. We can't face it.