Why aren’t they looting in Japan? Surely, under those circumstances citizens are owed whatever they can grab. Who are they kidding? Who could blame them? You’d be a fool not to. If you don’t someone else will. At times like these, it’s every man—now person, for his or herself. But somehow, they don’t.
Posts Tagged ‘behavior’
I’ve been thinking about winners and losers lately. Have you noticed that political contests on the US seem to be more about who’s winning and who’s losing—who’s scoring points, rather than developing support for ideas and leadership? Duh. Okay, less obvious: I’m wondering if one of the reasons many in the US seem unmoved by [...]
The Your Input page of WhoWeAm gives you a place to upload images of things you might see everyday in the US, that make a person want to ask: what kind of culture would produce such a thing? Why is it so important to understand our culture? Because if you are interested in social change—in [...]
Yesterday, I heard columnist David Brooks of the New York Times talking about his new book, The Social Animal. He says his whole perspective as a journalist has changed. He now sees the policymaking—the human decision-making he’s been covering for decades very differently than he did before.
As Stephan said: clarity is half the battle. He’s right, of course. So what does the other half look like. This video is quick look at information from other times and places offers a perspective. Special thanks to Eric Smallwood for the sweet montage!