As the world is seemingly sucked into the black-hole-vacuum of despair around us, we are faced with a new self-punishment.
This is one of my most popular posts, so I recorded it for The Thought & Other Absurdities Podcast. I just started doing this and I'm giving you bonus material in every episode. In the Vonnegut and the Mistake Machines Episode, I added a bit of a rant about our society's poor treatment of Simone [...]
One of the most naturally decent parts of our nature.
Hypothetically, imagine that you are wrong about everything, and that those who disagree with you are correct. In your estimation, what would be the worst-case scenario in this particular reality? For a moment, imagine that scenario is actually possible. If everyone could do this for every anger inciting personal opinion, we wouldn’t be where we [...]
Don’t do it. Don’t hate people for being manipulated in a different way than you’ve been manipulated. Trust that we all have been. Know that we can all be wrong, and empathize with one another for that reason. This should be our mantra. It will not be easy. It may even be impossible. I’m the [...]