If You Believe in Nihilism, What Do You Believe?

Nihilism is one of those concepts we are all pretty sure we know the meaning of unless someone asks us to define it. What is Nihilism? What Nihilism is Not The risk of nihilism is it alienates us from anything good or true. Yet believing in nothing has positive potential by Nolen Gertz  edited by … Continue reading If You Believe in Nihilism, What Do You Believe?

The Disaster of Utopian Engineering

by Chris Hedges edited by O Society Jan 31, 2020 In “The Open Society and Its Enemies,” Karl Popper warns against utopian engineering, massive social transformations led by those who believe they found a revealed truth. These utopian engineers carry out the wholesale destruction of systems, institutions, and social and cultural structures in a vain … Continue reading The Disaster of Utopian Engineering

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