Linguistic determinism in psych, sci-fi, and sex

How the language we use to describe our individual lives ends up shaping our collective experience

Last week, I wrote about how learning the term "Passion Economy" helped me see how much of my thinking these past few years has been about that topic — but it wasn't until I learned the term that I was able to connect the dots.

My father, a retired professor and city bureaucrat who now spends most of his time writing poetry, sent an email about how the e…

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