"Identity politics fractionates populations by creating more points of division, and accentuates the will to tribalism by reenforcing the categorical distinctions over time. The factions are then coerced by the politicisation of their perceived interests. While their abstract group identity is used as a leash by which their are lead around by those with the means to influence the cultural narratives to which the population is exposed."
“Insofar as the individual wants to maintain themselves against other individuals, they will under natural circumstances employ the intellect mainly for dissimulation.”(1)
One cannot sit on deceit. It is neither physically possible, or figuratively a good idea, and yet so often people do; putting up with all kinds of mendacious manipulations from those they know and have as a part of their lives. But, why?
Is it simply a lack of awareness that they are being lied to, or is it more ...
Pathological altruism exists on many levels; from interactions between individuals in the course of interpersonal relationships, how groups/tribes operate, to the manipulations of demographics by the state apparatuses and political systems that rule the world.
Pathological Altruism is behaviour in which attempts to promote the welfare of another, or others, results instead in harm that an external observer would conclude was reasonably foreseeable.
Altruism in itself is a noble ...
For me, motivation is either there, or it is not. I care, or I do not.
That sentence has been sitting in an open Pages document for the past two and a half months, and for an article written with the main focus being care, I feel my lack thereof to finish: that this was the perfect way to begin this essay.
The argument is made in ‘Social Dynamics - A Human Instruction Manual’ that care is a prerequisite to the invocation of willpower. But, care is illusive, and changeable. How can we ...