Rather than filling every spare moment with distractions, could I find a way to be at ease in my own company? by Sam Delaney edited by O Society Dec 27, 2019 When I gave up alcohol four and a half years ago, I found I had a lot of extra time on my hands. Hours that … Continue reading No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still
The bloodless exorbitance of the White House's Christmas stagecraft reveals a deeper truth about the presidential couple. by David Roth edited by O Society From one day to the next, the Trump presidency unfolds more or less like a normal Republican presidency—that is, by committing one determined act of rote negligence or flamboyant cruelty at … Continue reading A Unified Theory of the Trumps’ Creepy Aesthetic
Hey y'all, do you remember the time Mitch McConnell refused to let Barack Obama name a Supreme Court Justice? by O Society Dec 19, 2019 Ole Tippy the Turtle just made up some nonsense about lame ducks and parliamentary procedure. Stole it right out of Garland's hands. Here's a recap. As leader of the Senate, … Continue reading What if they don’t send it?
by David Robson edited by O Society Dec 12, 2019 When you have a disagreement with your boss, how do you respond? Do you consider that you might be at fault and try to consider the other’s viewpoint? Or do you dig in your heels and demand that other people come around to your way … Continue reading Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise Decisions
by O Society November 23, 2019 Howdy to all our O Society people. Yes, I am MIA at the moment. Hearing teachings from the lamas and monks. Meditating. Reading. Realizations. Visions. Super hero empowerments. The usual. Here's some heavy lifting: Transforming Problems Into Happiness - Lama Zopa Rinpoche The Method to Transform a Suffering Life … Continue reading Musical Interlude: How to Love Problems Like Ice Cream
Signaling and countersignaling are open/ hidden methods of communicating with each other. We do these consciously/ unconsciously “prove” we are who and what we claim to be. by Farnam Street edited by O Society Nov 21, 2019 The Basics We are constantly signaling. Every minute of the day, we send signals to others to convey we are intelligent, … Continue reading Signaling: The Language Peacocks, Gazelles, and Humans All Speak
by Cody Delistraty edited by O Society Nov 15, 2019 In 1920, the American psychologist John Watson published the results of one of the more ethically dubious scholarly articles of the past century. Along with Rosalie Rayner, a 21-year-old graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he taught, Watson aimed to instil a … Continue reading How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?