Plutarchy Hooray!

plutarchy (noun): a system of governance in which human beings are ranked in order of the amount of wealth each possesses (x = $) whereby status and power are distributed according to ranking https://youtu.be/Rz1Xn1vzOM4 by Joseph Natoli edited by O Society Jan 10, 2020 Perhaps you spend most of your time online or wish you could … Continue reading Plutarchy Hooray!

No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

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

Study Identifies The Most Effective Mental Strategies People Use To Get Through Aversive Challenges

by Christian Jarrett edited by O Society Dec 19, 2019 What strategies do you use to push through a tough challenge, be it a run on a treadmill or a stressful phone call with your boss? Perhaps you remind yourself of what you have to gain from completing the task, or you use distraction, or you … Continue reading Study Identifies The Most Effective Mental Strategies People Use To Get Through Aversive Challenges

What is Human Nature? 10 Findings from Psychology Reveal Humanity Can Be Good at Heart

by Matthew Warren edited by O Society Dec 12, 2019 Last year we published a list of ten psychology findings that reveal the worst of human nature. Research has shown us to be dogmatic and over-confident, we wrote, with a tendency to look down on minorities and assume that the downtrodden deserve their fate. Even … Continue reading What is Human Nature? 10 Findings from Psychology Reveal Humanity Can Be Good at Heart

Have A Walmartian Christmas! Echochamber Monday

What's cookin' at Wal-Mart? Why let's see what's in the oven... by O Society December 9, 2019 Looking back over the last week, our essays are titled nasty stuff The Origins of White Supremacy, Humanity Is Riding Delusion to Extinction, and The Authoritarianism at the End of the Impeachment Rainbow. Not exactly happy topics, but hey, … Continue reading Have A Walmartian Christmas! Echochamber Monday

Musical Interlude: How to Love Problems Like Ice Cream

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

The best life possible

"Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden Living with chronic illness is difficult, and yet there are psychological techniques to make it possible to thrive even when ill by Joseph Trunzo edited by O Society November 2, 2019 Before Donna is diagnosed, she thinks of herself as a … Continue reading The best life possible