wiki says it helps with learned helplessness.
…which of course just reinforces the whole "actions are determined by chemistry/neural state; there is no such thing as self-control" thing.
Maybe I should just stop giving a sh8 anymore…obviously I can't get away from it; it's everywhere. Maybe it's just something I'll need to swallow my emotions about.
Either that, or maybe it's a word game thing: I keep thinking in terms of "nothing more than" or "never will be" or "cannot/could not/will not". Maybe what I need is more "what you are", "are already" and "can/could/will". :-\
In any case, I apologize for derailing the thread (again