All Rats Must Swim

In the 1950s, a Johns Hopkins professor named Curt Richter conducted an experiment on the power of hope: He would place rats into small pools and force them to tread water.
This experiment demonstrated the willingness for a creature to survive based on the fact that it could maintain hope.
What we can infer from this experiment beyond what was explicitly stated in the findings is how hope can be used as a tool by those in power who are capable of inspiring hope among their constituents without ever actually allowing for salvation.

Just keep swimming.

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Consumption is Compliance

What a strange time we find ourselves in. Where people once identified themselves by the deeds they did, or passions they held; overwhelmingly now people form identities based on what products they consume.
In this article you’ll find an examination of this strange phenomenon, and how a consumption based identity goes hand in hand with the unfortunately compliant nature of the majority our current society.

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Trust in Our System?

The Covid vaccine is a polarizing issue right now. Everywhere you turn people are either all-in for it being the only way to salvation, or dead-set against it claiming some sort of nefarious force or deadly plot is behind it.
Is there a middle ground? Should there be?
Perhaps if the advice given by so-called professionals were more honest and less bluntly partisan there would be better understanding and civility among the countless people stuck on either side of this issue.

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Considerations for Warriors in the Modern Era

“In societal terms, how would you describe the state of things and the environment in which we live? Free and non-intrusive? Oppressive and tyrannical? Watchful and suspicious? I suspect a true and accurate response includes elements of all of these descriptors, and probably more.”

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Flu Tang Blues

Allow me to be blunt, this is an article about why we should collectively unbunch our panties regarding the Corona Virus and widen our perspective. There are learning lessons and Meta Narratives involved in every Happening. How we respond dictates the flow of History.

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