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    Default The wellness epidemic

    So, the “epidemic of wellness,” located in the confluence of capitalism, bad-faith science, and classism, has thus been centuries in the making. It is especially optimized for this historical moment, when the “increasingly polarized economic situation demands the more nebulous and elastic concept of ‘wellness.’”
    From a review of Barbara Ehrenreich's latest book, though i beleive the original article with that title was a takedown of Gwyneth Paltrow's goop.

    I like the challenge to wellness as a displacement activity to avoid acknowledging our own helplessness in the face of brutal destiny, not to mention the collapsing of spurious concepts around mental and physical healthiness

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    my first thought was hmmm im not sure this is what
    i/babs/danny had in mind. my second thought was
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ego-Mechani.../dp/1855750384

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    I fucking love Barbara Ehrenreich.

    "Smile Or Die" is amazing takedown of the power of positive thinking. She does good twitter also:

    ‏@B_Ehrenreich

    Looking for incels eager to transition to voluntary celibacy through my scientifically tested program of endless household chores and relentless sarcastic abuse.

    5:15 PM - 4 May 2018

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    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/h...20180425148001

    I think Luis Bunuel asked what the point was of having a body if you weren't going to ruin it by the time you were old. he did die of cirrhosis of the liver though.
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    all things considered i think i prefer being well than unwell.

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    but of course i am a notorious and kneejerk contrarian etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    all things considered i think i prefer being well than unwell.
    Same. Not sure that what currently passes for "wellness" will help with that though.

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