Dopamine Fast

https://youtu.be/vl-44jDYDJQ by O Society November 29, 2019 When I first heard "Dopamine Fast," I figured they're finally giving people an IV and a pole to wheel it around behind you where ever you go. Get rid of your phone, skip the middleman, and get yer Dope fast, faster, fastest - Thanks for playing! Seems what's … Continue reading Dopamine Fast

Musical Interlude: Transforming Problems Into Happiness II

by O Society November 27, 2019 Here is the first part of our musical meditation: Musical Interlude: How to Love Problems Like Ice Cream This meditation is based in methods such as Lojong (བློ་སྦྱོང་) mind training. Train our minds to transform the great energy of our primal emotions - e.g., fear and anger, guilt and … Continue reading Musical Interlude: Transforming Problems Into Happiness II

Sacha Baron Cohen: Never Is Now

Remarks by Sacha Baron Cohen, Recipient of AntiDefamation League's 2019 International Leadership Award https://youtu.be/ymaWq5yZIYM by Sacha Baron Cohen edited by O Society Nov 21, 2019 Thank you, Jonathan, for your very kind words.  Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry.  And to be clear, when I say … Continue reading Sacha Baron Cohen: Never Is Now

Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

by Bruce Levine edited by O Society Nov 25, 2019 In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of these diagnosed are essentially … Continue reading Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

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

Signaling: The Language Peacocks, Gazelles, and Humans All Speak

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

How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?

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?