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Resilience as victim-blaming bullshit [premium post]

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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For today’s premium post, I am going to get a bit ranty. I’ve been thinking a lot about what kind of content to give to paying subscribers, and I think one way to make that content a bit more “special” is to let my freak flag fly more freely. In the early years of PainScience.com (2005-2012), I was much more of a radical, snarkier. I have seriously toned that down over the years, which is mostly a good thing: I’ve been getting older, wiser, subtler.

But the snark is still in strong in me.

The idea of “resilience” has been overused and abused in the world of pain medicine, and someone should pound the table about it a little bit. Today that someone is me. Bang bang bang!

But I am doing it behind the paywall. If you want to hear, subscribe! (If you’re signing up well after publication, and you’d like to get access to this post, just shoot me a note and I’ll send it to you.)