Sometimes I think you’re a product and consumer of the system as much as anyone is.
Of course I am. Just because I understand systems theory, that doesn’t mean I’ve transcended the system. I enjoy air conditioning, steak, and premium channels way too much to be any kind of counterculture drop-out.
At what point, if any, is it okay/right/appropriate/required to tell a new partner that you were raped a few years ago? Honest by nature, but also terrified of opening up.
It’s never required. It’s okay if you want to, and it’s okay if you don’t. Appropriateness depends on the context. It’s perfectly appropriate to tell your new partner in the natural course of growing intimate, but it might be inappropriate if you use it as some sort of relationship test. In your case, maybe wait until you’re not so terrified. A little anxiety is normal, but too much might mean it’s too soon to share.
Why do I absolutely hate the fact that my best friend stays friends with all of her exes? It makes my blood boil and I don’t know why.
If I had to guess, it’s probably a manifestation of your resentment over having to put up with her bullshit during the break-ups.
Please tell me you watch Mr. Robot.
I’m saving it for a binge.
Is it tacky for a man in his 30s to wear an apple watch?
Presently, yes. (It’s impossible not to look like an asshole while wearing a little blank screen on your wrist, so until the Apple Watch has “always on” capability that is both subtle and handsome, it’s pretty much a hot piece of garbage.)
Business is starting to boom. How do I know when it’s time to switch to a burner phone?
Too late. Have the burner in place *before* you start doing business, and never do business on a phone that’s in your own name. Now go start from scratch with two new numbers.
What is it about having babies that makes intelligent people suddenly start talking exclusively in clichés and platitudes?
They’re high on oxytocin and sleep deprived. Don’t worry. It usually wears off in a year or two.