From a young age, we’re taught to expect that the truly important ideas must lie outside of us, usually very far outside of us in time and place. Someone else – cleverer, wiser and more prestigious than we – will already have hatched the crucial thoughts and it is our task to pay homage to their intelligence, to learn what they had to say, to be as faithful as possible to their words and to align our perspective with theirs. As part of this process, we will need to read a lot of books, listen to teachers and write untold … Continue reading The Truth May Already Be Inside Us
by Jon Rappoport, Contributor Waking Times The desperate networks are grasping at straws. Their ratings reflect a continuing audience exodus. I once wrote that, if tomorrow the top news anchors admitted they were drag queens, the whole country would immediately collapse. That’s how fragile America actually is. I’ve updated that comment, because the USA is now so tolerant the top anchors could come out as collies or toasters and everyone would feel compelled to consider the revelation with warm regard. So here is the new formulation: If tomorrow, television news disappeared completely, the human mind would lose its mirror and chaos would … Continue reading WHAT IF TELEVISION NEWS DISAPPEARED AND WE INVENTED OURSELVES?
Are we doomed? by Christian Jarrett It’s a question that’s reverberated through the ages – are we humans, though imperfect, essentially kind, sensible, good-natured creatures? Or deep down are we wired to be bad, blinkered, idle, vain, vengeful and selfish? There are no easy answers and there’s clearly a lot of variation between individuals, but this feature post aims to shine some evidence-based light on the matter. Here in the first part of a two-part feature – and deliberately side-stepping the obviously relevant but controversial and already much-discussed Milgram, Zimbardo and Asch studies – we digest 10 dispiriting findings that reveal the darker and less … Continue reading What are we like? 10 psychology findings that reveal the worst of human nature