“Shut Up and Dance!”

My intention with this post is to provide both a perspective and to communicate my intuition for why holding this perspective can be hugely beneficial in situations where I experience a discrepancy between is and ought, or rather reality as it happens to be and my expectations of or desired outcome for reality. The perspective… Continue reading “Shut Up and Dance!”

The Case For Social Media

Much has been written and said in recent years about the downsides of social media. In “The Social Dilemma,” former Google Design Ethicist Tristan Harris talks about how algorithms maximize corporate profits while capturing our brains and minds. NYU professor Jonathan Haidt has warned about the deleterious effects that growing up with social media has… Continue reading The Case For Social Media

Character Litmus Tests

Over the past few days, I have been struck by an intense experience of frustration. Being from Germany, and growing up in the 1980s, I remember the extent to which my education emphasized tolerance and acceptance of others as a fundamental principle of a functioning society. One of the reasons I felt so strongly about… Continue reading Character Litmus Tests