Humans are built to be kind, to be sympathetic, to be generous.
What is workism? It is the belief that work is not only necessary to economic production, but also the centerpiece of one’s identity and life’s purpose; and the belief that any policy to promote human welfare must always encourage more work. Workism Is Making Americans Miserable See also, On Burnout.
Millennials are a nice punching bag for the Boomers, and even Gen Xers, blaming us for low home ownership rates, blaming us for ruining X industry because we don’t own can openers, telling us how to spend our money by buying less avocado toast. But we’re living in a world that Boomers created, one that […]
Look after yourself. 1, Celebrate small things2, Celebrate big things3, Don't compare4, Make time for exercise5, Eat well6, Look for the good7, Stop being so hard on yourself8, Have some rest. And don't feel guilty about it9, Give yourself a pat on the back10, Bed early — Do Lectures (@DoLectures) June 24, 2018 Slow down.
We have reached an unprecedented moment in planetary history. Humans now affect the Earth and its processes more than all other natural forces combined. Edward Burtynsky As we start to see the effects of Climate Change, and we most definitely already are, we need to accept that we are culpable in creating it.
As humans gain an ever-increasing understanding of animals’ ability to [think, feel, and experience pain], many of us are asking whether eating meat is morally acceptable. From Thoughts on the family dog and eating meat Eating meat has really been weighing on me lately. I love meat, I don’t think I could ever slide into […]
What happened is that the internet stopped being something you went to in order to separate from the real world — from your job and your work and your obligations and responsibilities. via I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore by Dan Nosowitz
The video series “Apartment Sessions” on YouTube consists of a group of roommates clearing out their apartment to make room for a full orchestra, releasing a new video or two every month. This month they tackled “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire. Their neighbors also let them host part of the group in their apartment because […]
Interesting TED talk by Leo Igwe on the power of humans and having faith in their ability to create. As a humanist, Leo Igwe doesn’t believe in divine intervention — but he does believe in the power of human beings to alleviate suffering, cure disease, preserve the planet and turn situations of poverty into prosperity. […]