Tag: Politics & Society

Beyond logic, beyond greed

Beyond logic, beyond greed

Beyond logic, stuck on wishful thinking, bias, and irrationality — it’s no wonder the world divides into tribes. The internet allows us to handpick the information we want…

The pointlessness of constant self-grading

The pointlessness of constant self-grading

We obsess with gauging the temperature of our present reputation. The numbers are public, ticking up and down like stock prices. The internet is the grandest stage of them…

Don't adopt other people's anxiety

Don’t adopt other people’s anxiety

We rely on other people’s testimony. It’s no wonder, therefore, that their anxiety becomes ours. We then cognize every piece of information to fit our nervy narrative. Worries…

Collisions of thought

Collisions of thought

It’s not about how much information we consume. One can suck all the information out of the Twitter firehouse and learn nothing.  News makes our brain fat.  After…

Nobody strange

Nobody strange

She was out there, in ideas and intentionality. By high school, she had already separated from the herd. She refused to abuse herself into the maw of conformity.…

Back to black

Back to black

The cement of society amounts to a thin place that refuses to be exploited and homogenized. The world is flat once again, as nation-states, cities, and towns have…

The script, the story

The script, the story

How many of us are just acting our way through life, adapting to different settings like chameleons? Situational elasticity lends its hand to the collaborative truth, that people…

Face the facts

To weave through a world when there’s no anonymity and everything is discoverable — we are one google away from all the answers. But it doesn’t matter how…

The bullshit detector

You know it when you see it. Bullshit rings like a magic lantern, giving artificiality a spotlight. More people are susceptible to believing bullshit than ever. Politics is…

No harm in metaphors or similes

The brain works like a computer. The reference points are there — neurons resemble digital bytes, the brain is plastic and can keep learning like a droid pumped…

How status and likability affect your health 

Popular people live longer. As social animals, the number of friends predetermines our well-being and lifespan. The gregarious live long than loners. But life hinges on authenticity —…