It is not normal to be mentally ill. It is not normal to be unhappy. It is not normal to be isolated from fellow human beings. A 'new normal' in which influential thought leaders attempt to re-engineer the social fabric of the human species should be met with scrutiny. As more data shows that mental health is worsening, that scrutiny should intensify.
Lessons on Uncertainty from Power Politics that will Improve Your Life
Uncertainty becomes ‘certain’ with the formation of narratives. If the narrative is confirmed, we assume we were smart, even if it was just dumb luck. If the narrative is shown to be wrong, we craft a new narrative to again convert the uncertainty into certainty.
Defeat the Attention Economy with Your very own Focus Chamber
Even with the right systems in place, distractions will still strike. When this happens, our brains go into filtration mode. Unfortunately, our brains are not good at reliably up to this sort of task. Since this process happens unconsciously, with a little awareness, we can and should take more control.
Lessons from Past Wisdom on Current Work Attitudes
Past wisdom suggests that many people would be better off today if they just returned to basic career fundamentals. First, you find job that is decent. Second, you do your best. Third, you get a new job and repeat the process until you gain a unique skill set and passion for what you do.
Quietly Quitting is Neither Quiet nor Quitting
Saying positive things about the value of hard work has become strangely unpopular on social media. But work will remain a necessary activity for human societies to flourish in the future. Although imperfect and worthy of appropriate regulations and boundaries, work is a net good for just about everyone. We should not ignore, nor forget this traditional perspective.
Us vs. Them: The Enemy Lies Within
Have you ever noticed that when we recognize our common humanity, rather than our differences, a sense of peace quells the derisive forces of the mind? “P” believes that if more people would do this, there would be less inter-group squabbling, less labeling, and more happiness for all.
Overcoming Division Starts Within Ourselves
Time management may feel overwhelming and somewhat out of our control depending on our life circumstances, but it is essential that we manage it in order to prevent others from managing us. How we do this is up to each of us but it must be done. After all we keep our children away from content that we feel can influence them in a negative manner. It is peculiar that we are much less guarded when it comes to ourselves.