The Paradox of Transformative Experience: The Vampire Problem

by Maria Popova edited by O Society May 20, 2020 To be human is to suffer from a peculiar congenital blindness: On the precipice of any great change, we can see with terrifying clarity the familiar firm footing we stand to lose, but we fill the abyss of the unfamiliar before us with dread at … Continue reading The Paradox of Transformative Experience: The Vampire Problem

Why do you believe what you do? Run some diagnostics on it

by Miriam Schoenfield edited by O Society April 22, 2020 Beliefs that play a fundamental role in our worldview are largely the result of the communities in which we’ve been immersed. Religious parents tend to beget religious children, liberal educational institutions tend to produce liberal graduates, blue states stay mostly blue, and red ones stay mostly … Continue reading Why do you believe what you do? Run some diagnostics on it

Into the Unknown

https://youtu.be/FcDYP0oDB5A It’s Okay To Be Uncertain Of What’s Happening And Where All This Is Going by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society March 31, 2020 There was a kids’ game show on Nickelodeon in the early nineties called Get the Picture where contestants would be shown an image  obscured in some way, slowly made more clear. First one to guess the … Continue reading Into the Unknown