“I don’t know how to fix the system, but I am pretty sure that one of the ingredients is kindness. I think of kindness not only as the moral virtue of volunteering at a soup kitchen or even of living your life to help as many other people as possible, but also as an epistemic […]
“The scholar Dacher Keltner makes a powerful case that embarrassment is evolution’s answer to the ‘comittment problem’: it’s in everyone’s interests to collaborate for long-term gain, but how do you weed out the conmen who want to take advantage? Perhaps because they’re unembarassable. Embarrassment — signalled by facial microexpressions that can’t be faked and that […]
In between stimulus and response there is a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response in our response lies our growth and our freedom.
“The problem with experts is that they do not know what they do not know. The problems is that we like to have maps-and seem to prefer to have the wrong map of reality to no map at all. For a long time we liked to have any medicine to no medicine-and medicine only started […]