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

The Limits to Growth: a 30 Year Update

https://youtu.be/WGzahJxZBoY This is part 5 of our series on the ideology of growth for the sake of growth is of cancer cells: Scientists: ‘Look, One-Third Of The Human Race Has To Die For Civilization To Be Sustainable, So How Do We Want To Do This?’ Ecofascism: Coronavirus Proves Thanos Did Nothing Wrong in Endgame How … Continue reading The Limits to Growth: a 30 Year Update

How to think post-Planetary Lockdown

The times call for acting as poets instead of politicians by Pepe Escobar edited by O Society May 1, 2020 Between unaccountability of the ultra-rich and total fragmentation of civil society, Covid-19 as a circuit breaker is showing how the king – systemic design – is naked. We are being sucked into a danse macabre of … Continue reading How to think post-Planetary Lockdown

The Only Man Who Has a Clue

Henri Cartier-Bresson: A visitor to the Forbidden City, Beijing 1948 by Raúl Meijer edited by O Society April 16, 2020 Today, I’m going to try to show you how and why we know that in the case of a pandemic like the one we’re in, surrounded by doubts and uncertainties, there are still a series … Continue reading The Only Man Who Has a Clue

Humanity on the edge of chaos: collapse & creative breakthrough

by Daniel Wahl edited by O Society April 17, 2020 We have pushed our species (and many others) to the brink of extinction by misguided actions informed by a limited point of view. This epistemological blind-spot created by an exclusively quantities-focussed science informed a technologically driven civilisation measuring success through inadequate economic indicators like Gross Domestic … Continue reading Humanity on the edge of chaos: collapse & creative breakthrough

Coronavirus Spells the End of the Neoliberal Era. What’s Next?

Coronavirus is a political crucible, melting down and reshaping current norms. Will the new era be a “Fortress Earth” or a harbinger of a transformed society based on a new set of values? by Jeremy Lent edited by O Society April 16, 2020 Think Bigger Whatever you might be thinking about the long-term impacts of the … Continue reading Coronavirus Spells the End of the Neoliberal Era. What’s Next?

How to Let Go: Learning to Deal with Loss

https://youtu.be/pb0j5fVPua8 A difficult lesson in life is learning how to let go of broken relationships, our pasts, and even parts of ourselves. by Mark Manson edited by O Society April 14, 2020 Recently, my wife and I passed by the spot of one of our first dates. For the next few minutes, we smiled and … Continue reading How to Let Go: Learning to Deal with Loss