Re: Humans are not Machines
Just responding to your idea here after seeing your username. I'm not sure if people are moving more towards Nihilism in and of itself, I just think people are really awakeing to the dogma and self righteousness that most Religions teach/preach. You mentioned Buddhism and how you like it. I find Buddhism to be a very personal "religion". It not only helps the person from the core to the shell but once it reaches the shell it affects many more people. Take for instance, a moment of mindfulness, like holding a door open. Not only will you get a thank you, but maybe you'll even see a smile. Throughout the day, quite possibly, the person will remember the kindness and consciously or unconsciously, pay it forward. The world can be a better place, we just have to make it so ourselves, noone can do it for us.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
The real Game of Thrones might be who best leverages the hit HBO show to shape political narratives.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren argues that Game of Thrones is primarily about women in her review of the wildly popular HBO show.
- Warren also touches on other parallels between the show and our modern world, such as inequality, political favoritism of the elite, and the dire impact of different leadership styles on the lives of the people.
- Her review serves as another example of using Game of Thrones as a political analogy and a tool for framing political narratives.
A new study shows that some men's reaction to sex is not what you'd expect, resulting in a condition previously observed in women.
- Climate change is no longer a financial problem, just a political one.
- Mitigating climate change by decarbonizing our economy would add trillions of dollars in new investments.
- Public attitudes toward climate change have shifted steadily in favor of action. Now it's up to elected leaders.
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