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mattmanthebuttknight
Aug 09, 2023

This is actually pretty true. It turns out a lot of your mood is dictated by your gut biome, the bacteria that live in your intestines. You can straight-up get chronic depression just from not eating right. You are not the master of your body, you are the figurehead monarch dictating the decisions of your intestinal Parliament.

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Mohammad Abujamous
Mohammad Abujamous
Nov 02, 2022

i didn't commit wire fraud officer! he did it (points to head)

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dther
Oct 12, 2022

Heh, I really like this comic. Not because I find it particularly scary, but because the themes of the "other me which decides how I feel before I even know it" which isn't the "me which is picking the words that go into this comment right this instant" are ones which I've grappled with for as long as I've remembered- sometimes, during therapy, too. It's strange, but I've come to grow fond of the me-that-isn't-this-me-that-is-typing-right-now. Perhaps as a result of said therapy. I used to have a really short temper, and I'd say that I was angry because it was the "logical emotion to have with the situation I'm in". But then a therapist told me to tell the part of…

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Keine Angabe
Keine Angabe
Jul 06, 2022

This makes no sense. You don't have a voice in your head. I mean, I don't have one and last time I checked hearing voices was a sign for insanity.


Second, my actively thinking part triggered a lot of things like this comment. Which took time and effort. Hence this comment proves that I (the thinking part) have power. A lot of power.

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vanreis
Aug 13, 2022
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Ah but you see, you make your decisions based on what the "primitive" brain tells you. So who is in control - the one making the decision or the one who controls what the decider sees, feels and knows? Most people can empathize and understand someone who commited crime to feed themselves and their family but is it not a loss of control due to very basic instincts of either satiating your hunger of protecting your family group? How about sexual attraction - you see someone you consider attractive but there is nothing objective about it - your body decides it and cares nothing about your opinion. Even if you ignore those impulses they are still a factor in your…

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deadecoy
Jun 08, 2022

Okay brain, you didn't have to be rude about it

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