Jason Dias

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Frank Herbert
Anne Rice

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Jason Dias is a neurodivergent existential psychologist - that is, an autistic man whose fascination with the human condition led him to an advanced degree in said condition.

His work in speculative fiction is united by literary, existential themes. Rather than publish scholarly works to be read only by scholars who already agree with the author, Jason's early obsession with Asimov, Heinlein, and later Stephen King showed him another way to express philosophical thoughts. Novels and short stories are more accessible than academic journals.

Besides, he's been known to say, "If I have a choice between writing in APA style and being punched in the face, I ask, 'How hard?'"

Central to his existentialist philosophy is the notion that hope is only p
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Jason Dias I don't get writer's block. I have the opposite problem: so many ideas it's impossible to write them all down.
Jason Dias I get to give my imaginary friends entire lives and, if I do my job write, they get to be your imaginary friends, too.
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Is Finding Life on Mars an optimistic book? Absolutely not. Is it hopeful? I hope so. But you have to know the difference, and that's hard to explain to humans. Here's a couple of attempts I made in my column-writing days.

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https://www.saybrook.edu/blog/2012/02...

In short, if you're looking for optimistic outlooks in your fictio... Read more of this blog post »
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Author appearance, March 02, 2019 12:00PM
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I don't read a ton of super-hero stuff. I really find the genre too optimistic; the idea that one great person can save us turns me off.

Rectifier is a little different. Here are people with not just minor flaws but major problems, suddenly handed inc
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“The runner knows something the rest of us are busy forgetting: to get stronger, you have to go on until you are uncomfortable, and then go on a while longer. It is in that place where discomfort happens but activity is still possible that growth and development happen.”
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“We failed. They failed us. What's left to do but die?" "Live," I said, red Martian dust floating and settling all around us.”
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“No drugs here, no manipulation of neurotransmitters that leaves our worldly problems unattended. And no talking cures because explicit insight is not needed. All that is required is courage: the courage to encounter discomfort and stay with it long enough to be changed by it, strengthened.”
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“We’re really endless in a way. If time goes on forever, then any way you divide it is also forever. A tenth of infinity is infinity. It’s only us that think the time is gone. It isn’t. We’re still there. Still at our wedding. Still on honeymoon. All the good times are still happening. Even in the middle of the bad times to come, we’ll still be together. Forever, in a way.”
Jason Dias, The Girlfriend Project

“The runner knows something the rest of us are busy forgetting: to get stronger, you have to go on until you are uncomfortable, and then go on a while longer. It is in that place where discomfort happens but activity is still possible that growth and development happen.”
Jason Dias, Values of Pain: How a culture of convenience shapes our spirituality

“We’re really endless in a way. If time goes on forever, then any way you divide it is also forever. A tenth of infinity is infinity. It’s only us that think the time is gone. It isn’t. We’re still there. Still at our wedding. Still on honeymoon. All the good times are still happening. Even in the middle of the bad times to come, we’ll still be together. Forever, in a way.”
Jason Dias, The Girlfriend Project

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
Albert Camus

“That which does not kill us often makes us wish it had.

- Jason's First law”
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“The older you get, the younger everybody else looks.

- Jason's Second law”
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“The memorability of a fact is inversely proportional to its usefulness.

- Jason's Third Law”
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