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The opinion piece cycle

Rob Henderson made this observation about the news cycle in USA, which I believe for the most part in limited to the opinion pieces over here: Step 1: It’s not really happening Step 2: Yeah, it’s happening, but it’s not … Continue reading

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Status games

Competing for material goods might be wasteful, but maybe it’s a less malignant type of status game. When sociopathic strivers are deciding what status game to play, it’s arguably better for them to aspire to own a fancy car than … Continue reading

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“Wanting” and “liking” are not the same

In our brains, “wanting” and “liking” are not the same. Dopamine’s primary role is to make us want things, not necessarily like things. We get the biggest rush of dopamine coursing through our brains at the possibility of reward, but … Continue reading

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Witches

If witches were as powerful and malevolent as the legends claim, then nobody would spend their time hunting them. The weaker the witches become, the more people become witch hunters — Rob Henderson               … Continue reading

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Evaluations as moral judgements

It is likely that when we evaluate how well someone is performing, we also make a moral judgement from where they are, socially and economically. That someone from a poor background is judged as if they were somehow to blame … Continue reading

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Morality and animals

I think I understand the gist of the vegan moral argument for not eating meat. I am not saying all vegans are so because of the moral argument but there are some who are. I am definitely not vegan, so … Continue reading

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Psychoanalytic concepts

To the surprise of no-one reading my blog, I am also interested in psychology. Recently I stumbled across psychologist Jonathan Shedler who recently produced a list of 16 psychoanalytical concepts that would be beneficial to know: Splitting: Perceiving others in black-or-white … Continue reading

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Classes

Reading so much literature about the American societies, it’s strange that the concept of white privilege ever took off when what is described so obviously is the result of classism instead. We don’t have as much classism in Denmark but … Continue reading

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Suffering does not lead to revolt

This is not what I remember from my History classes at school: Where people toil from sunrise to sunset for a bare living, they nurse no grievances and dream no dreams. […] Discontent is likely to be highest when misery … Continue reading

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Corruption or talent

It’s really either or; you either pick corruption or talent. The war on standardized testing is ultimately a war in favor of corruption and against talent. For when our ability to detect ability declines, our propensity to reward those with … Continue reading

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