French writer and philosopher Pascal Bruckner, in a malaise characteristic of his nation’s post-war intellectual tradition, says we in the modern age are, in a sense, condemned to be happy. “We now find ourselves guilty of not being well, a failing for which we must answer to everyone and to our own consciences. Consider the poll, conducted by a French newspaper, in which 90 percent of people questioned reported being happy. Who would dare admit that he is sometimes miserable and expose himself to social opprobrium? This is the strange contradiction of the happiness doctrine when it becomes militant and takes on the power of ancient taboos—though in the opposite direction. To enjoy was once forbidden; from now on, it’s obligatory.”
In a guest essay for Big Think Business, Pedro Franceschi — co-founder and co-CEO of Brex — explains why deftly navigating between vision and details is crucial for successful leaders.
Narnia and early Middle-earth were pancake-esque — but their creators took differing views on de-globalization.
When we prepare for our plans to go wrong, we build the foundations for lasting profit.
There are three kinds of memory that all work together to shape your reality. Neuroscientist André Fenton explains.
On December 9, 2023, Halley's Comet reached aphelion: its farthest point from the Sun. As it returns, here are 10 facts you should know.