Few people give two hoots about climate change and of those few the drop off rate from children who care to adults who don’t is significant. But this is a threat to the whole planet’s future. Why don’t we all care more? What’s gone wrong with our collective psyche?
For us human beings, born primate, bred storyteller, we are terribly mismatched with our technological future. Here’s a 60 second definition of the fundamental science versus story contradiction.
First test pre-episode of UBERCYNIC podcast. Topic is reality in under a minute.
Social media is a quixotic chain gang, prisoners shackled together by some antithesis of merit – failed wannabe artists, lazy scavengers of other people’s renown – craving the recognition talent might have brought them, to fill the void of unfulfilled sociopath self-regard.
Stories have been the psychosocial crutch that’ve kept our species sane – individually – in an awful unpredictable fear-filled world. The price has been high but here we were in the 21st century, 7 billion plus human brains parsing the universe through prisms of vast collective narratives that affect every moment and define – for most – every reaction, every thought, every decision.
They say the self is an illusion and by way of proof they ask: “Where is the actual you?“ In truth this is hard to answer. Is it in the skull, behind the eyes? We know that isn’t specific enough. No region of the brain can be identified as the physical you. No snip-snip of […]
“What I’ve observed in the past is when my brain is depleted of certain resources, it gets tetchy at things sensory, scatty at things psychological. At best it’s malaise. Not anxious or black depressive. Just nothing. Stasis.”