This is so profoundly well written and well thought out. Thank you so much for your thoughts — I can completely understand where therapists could potentially be thoroughly classist and unequipped to deal with real issues (especially structural ones which they may in fact benefit from).
This is a really interesting article. I feel like executive function weakness, rather than isolated to a select few procrastinators, seems to be a paradigm across this generation. For example, I think that popular memes centered around the challenges of “adulting” are representative of widespread executive function challenges.
But what do you think the magnitude of this problem truly is? In the sense that, while these examples certainly stand out as fascinating examples of chaotic systems at work, how widespread are they?
Is it just that these examples are dramatic and can theoretically have outsized consequences (one recalls the classic paperclip…