HISTORY OF IDEAS: “Wabi-sabi” / The School of Life / Alain de Botton ☮

At the heart of Japanese philosophy and wisdom lies a concept called ‘wabi-sabi’; a term which denotes a commitment to the everyday, the melancholic, the somewhat broken and the imperfect. It’s a term we need a lot more of in our lives.

PSYCHOLOGY – SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: “Eight Struggles of Being a Deep Thinker in the Modern World” / Learning Mind / Anna LeMind ☮

being-a-deep-thinkerBeing a deep thinker is a great gift as it allows you to delve into the very essence of things and be more conscious.

Still, in modern society with its materialistic consumer mentality, this constant inquiry and profound awareness that accompany being a deep thinker can be quite challenging.

Here are some struggles that only deep thinkers can relate to:

1. Feeling of detachment
2. You have no interest in mainstream culture and popular activities
3. You have a profound frustration with modern society
4. Others confuse you for being arrogant/weird/absentminded
5. The necessity to solve everyday problems can be a real challenge
6. Periods of introspection and causeless sadness
7. Lack of understanding
8. It can be difficult to get out of your head and return to reality

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WHITE-WING CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY: “Yes, Trump Supporters are ‘Deplorable'” / The Ring of Fire / Farron Cousins ☮

Hillary Clinton has taken heat for calling Donald Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables,” but the data shows that his voters truly are the worst of the worst.

WHITE-WING CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY: “Another Study Confirms That Conservatives are Just Low Information Racists” / The Ring of Fire / Farron Cousins ☮

Another new study has been released that confirms what previous studies had found – that conservative voters are likely to have much lower IQs than their Progressive counterparts, and they are also much more likely to hold racists attitudes.