How our roles shape us

How our roles shape us

It has been 50 years since the infamous Standford Prison Experiment. A psychology study organised by Dr. Phil Zimbardo that simulated a prison environment using college students. The study was supposed to last for 2 weeks, but abandoned in 6 days after the ‘guards’...
The Other Half of Life

The Other Half of Life

I recently learnt that there is more genetic difference between two groups of chimpanzees from the same region, than there is between two humans from Western Europe and East Asia. This is quite astonishing when you think about the incredibly different lives humans...
Rushed Living

Rushed Living

More information and choices automatically lead to rushed living, for the supply of your time is fixed. By trying to accommodate every new thing modernity produces, you end up breathless, following the herd as a cognitive shortcut.   Autopilot  Unless you live a...
Circularity of being employed

Circularity of being employed

The lower the minimum you need to live, the quicker you can meet it, and the easier it becomes to say NO to soul destroying work. But, this is true only if you value such freedom. The freedom to explore what inspires you. Beware the circularity of being employed just...
Modernity has ADHD

Modernity has ADHD

Modernity has ADHD. Rather than attention, it is ACHIEVEMENT deficit hyperactive disorder. Obsessed with ticking boxes of achievement, everything must somehow be “productive”, or we feel like we are failing. But this hyperactivity only betrays a chronic insecurity...