Phrenumbulance: A New Word You Didn't Know You Needed
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A new word I just muttered to myself in an attempt to describe the uniquely tragic, darkly hilarious and altogether exasperating sensation of going through a period of intense self examination, becoming keenly aware of a particular, unconscious and unhealthy pattern of thought and behaviour that you currently have on repeat, making sense of it, making it conscious, feeling empowered, committing to change it and then days or weeks later seeing it emerge in exquisite clarity from it’s very conception all the way through to it’s inevitable real world occurrence as if you’d seen a slow motion steam roller coming towards you from 100 metres away and yet still felt strangely compelled to stand directly in it’s path.
Joe Lightfoot is a writer, podcaster and apprentice community weaver. He is the author of A Collective Blooming: The Rise Of The Mutual Aid Community and the host of The Lightfoot Podcast. You can sign up to his newsletter The Lightfoot Letter and find him on Facebook & Twitter.