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Comment by kendoka on The Apologist and the Revolutionary · 2013-09-07T21:47:15.448Z · score: 8 (10 votes) · LW · GW

I am left-handed and suffer from depression and anxiety. Perhaps this is due in my case to the dominance of the right hemisphere, which processes more negative emotions, instead of the usual left side, which seems to process positive ones. As odd as it sounds, when I apply ice water to my right ear my symptoms are temporarily alleviated and I feel a positive mood lift.

Comment by kendoka on Superstimuli and the Collapse of Western Civilization · 2012-04-22T18:19:23.364Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

that's why grocery stores design their floor layouts so that you can't help but notice the delicious rows of candy bars while you're trapped in the checkout line. no escape!

I could make similar comparisons to when my morally upright conservative parents were genuinely shocked and exasperated at their sex-starved son when he's constantly surrounded by flirtatious nubile catholic school girls in short skirts all day every day.

"Lord Grant me Temperance and Chastity... but not yet! " St. Augustine of Hippo