"Dr. Regan explains to Jay that this kind of catastrophic thinking is like carrying around a critical friend or relative with him who is constantly putting him down."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.