Mister Lisa and Ryder discuss William James’ pragmatism, and how verified truth works with personal truth.
Truth is slippery. Objective vs. Subjective? Intersubjective? Perhaps we should use Pragmatism.
Health is tied to freedom, and sickness opens the path for authoritarianism.
Blaming others and avoiding responsibility are the only way to survive.
What if the only way to survive in a company is to be amoral?
The craving mind uses dopamine to addict us to ourselves
A lack of quality Xmas decorations makes Ryder consider the sacred and profane.
Do tyrants arise out of the irrationality of common sense?
Guilt is remorse and empathy, Shame is internal disgust, and Groupthink uses both.
Education has created a diploma divide in our country, setting up arrogant winners and resentful losers
You deserve what you earn… or do you? The ethic of merit is breaking our democracy.
Understanding self-defeating behavior might be the first, and most misunderstood, step in having will power.
Time travel allows you to achieve your will, but do you control your will, or just fulfill your fate?
“I think therefore I am” promotes narcissism. Can an attentive job alter your disposition?
Social media promoting madness and the iterative progress of craftsmanship as alternative engagement with the world.
The expansion of behavioral extraction for capital gains and governmental control.
Discipline vs controlling access to desires.
Internalizing Normalization and Self Discipline
How we kick ourselves out of the public sphere
What are you Free To do when your are not Free From danger?
What COVID reveals about the religion of economy.
Busy contemplating the active life instead of living it.
The cognitariat and categories of activity
The attitude towards chores, choice, and being duped.
The attitude towards chores and being duped.
DIY self help
The image or the form?
The danger of tools
An intro to Ryder’s DIY philosophy