15 notes tagged "society"
space between stories
Hope is a word that can either mean a wishful thinking or a premonition of a possibility. The next generation will have a better life, just not in
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making for the sake of making
Excessive technocentrism is the problem whereby entrepreneurs primarily pursue technology driven by a desire to make an impressive innovation and
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collective obsession with growth
Curious and perhaps not very subtle correlation between Hillman's words on our obsession with psychological growth and the GDP of economics.
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flawed story of economic development
the reigning story—that economic development brings forth a world of universal prosperity—is deeply flawed Economies were growing financially at the
story that gives a powerful reason to live
We humans live by our shared framing stories and have a deep need for a sense of purpose and meaning. If we do not share an authentic sacred story,
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shared culture and getting our story wrong
the shared culture of a people serves as a lens that shapes the perceptions and behavior of its members in ways both beneficial and destructive.
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The Fear of Being With a Smartphone
Nomophobia — the fear of being without a smartphone — a psychological affliction amplified by the pandemic. Our reliance on smartphones has transformed them from convenient tools to lifelines for maintaining personal good-standing. This transformation has led us to a digital slavery, where our actions and behaviors are influenced by algorithms, marketers, and policy keepers. Freud's analysis of civilization's discontents reminds us of the inherent tension between individual desires and societal obligations. The integration of smartphones into every aspect of our lives has blurred the line between necessity and intrusion, amplifying concerns about the influence of technology on our lives and societies. The act of collecting data on such a massive scale during the pandemic, along with the enforcement of tracking app usage, sets a precedent that could have a cascading effect, further eroding personal autonomy and societal norms. To address these challenges, we must critically examine our social structures and design human-centric technological systems that align with human needs and values. By doing so, we can navigate the risks and forge a path towards a future where innovation serves our best interests.
As of this moment, I have been in my forties for a straight 15 hours, five of which I spent sleeping. So far, so good! Today, I am launching a new website and starting a newsletter, sending out its first issue called "Bender." Take a look at the latest artwork and subscribe to the emails!
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what are us?
In today's society, objective facts eclipse our subjective inner wisdom and somatic knowledge. We conform to external norms rather than self-determining our values. Knowledge is pursued compulsively without changing the methods of inquiry. To grow, we must release rigid plans and preconceptions. By embracing spontaneity and our inner genius, we can reshape notions and know ourselves intimately. This self-knowledge allows us to create our lives rather than follow others' expectations.
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why coach introspection?
Introspection, while potentially yielding valuable self-knowledge, may also lead to self-obsession and chronic rumination. Our culture often emphasizes objectivity and causality, hindering a more open, phenomenological inquiry into ourselves. Shifting toward a "resolving" approach and embracing paradoxical ideas can offer a more constructive path to self-understanding.
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weaknesses at the core of seemingly strong authoritarian states
key weaknesses at the core of seemingly strong authoritarian states Russia and China both have argued that liberal democracy is in long-term
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the right to dominate
The Right to Dominate: How Old Ideas About Sovereignty Pose New Challenges for World Order, 2020, Roland Paris (Canadian political scientist) writes
scapegoats challenge collective psyche
The scapegoat, often individual who are believed to defy the group’s norms or taboos, bears a noticeable trait of an outsider — an attribute that
tech engineers desire
engineering desire, is the approach of Silicon Valley, authoritarian governments … happens in labs, with cold, lifeless instruments … use
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be thyself and the ideas of Jesus
‘Know thyself’ was written over the portal of the antique world. ‘Be thyself’ — the message of Christ to man—shall be written over the portal of the
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