The Desensitization and Calcification of Our Collective Humanity

“People are stupid, habitual, and lazy.  Their emotions lead to mistakes.” – Lieutenant Harp “Maybe humans aren’t emotional enough.” – Captain Leo Captain Leo is an android in the new Netflix film, Outside the Wire.  Lieutenant Harp is a drone pilot with a cold and calculating outlook.  Captain Leo is designed to experience, learn, and … Continue reading The Desensitization and Calcification of Our Collective Humanity

The Design of Friendship is to Multiply Joy

This is my second attempt at this article. I took the first one down, because I realized the approach was all wrong.  How we express something is just as important as what we’re expressing.  Thank you for the opportunity and thanks for reading.  With that in mind …       In his book, Survival of the … Continue reading The Design of Friendship is to Multiply Joy

Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

“She’s a witch!  We got a witch!”  The crowd yelled as they brought her forward.  One of the most famous and shared scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “How do you know she’s a witch?” “She looks like one.” A bit more discussion and the crowd rallies, “Burn her, burn her!”  The scene … Continue reading Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

The Case for Care in the Face of Sympathy

I come from a rough neighborhood; that’s no secret.  Where I grew up, people were gruff, rough, and tough.  In fact, here’s a typical greeting; and seriously, no bullshit, verbatim: “Joe!  How the hell are you, you f**king fat bastard?  Life treating you good or what?” Yep, pretty typical.  Crazy right?  But, you know this … Continue reading The Case for Care in the Face of Sympathy