does the use of passive voice say something about our personality? Do women write using more passive voice than men? I set out to check.
ca·thar·sis | \ kə-ˈthär-səs a: purification or purgation of the emotions (such as pity and fear) primarily through art b: a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension Northern Exposure was an American television show that reached the pinnacle of intelligent and emotional TV making, yet instead of paving the way for others to... Continue Reading →
Sounds Good: How Units of Speech Command our Subconscious
I'm watching this lovely lecture by American Social Psychologist and author Jonathan Haidt, about "The Three Terrible Ideas Weakening Gen Z and Damaging Universities and Democracies". At the 27:35 minute mark he discusses the idea of 'Anti-Fragility', suggested by essayist Nassim Taleb, which states that exposure to potentially harmful things can actually build resilience and... Continue Reading →
Eating Animals and our Dishonest Discourse
In recent years, the question of eating animals has been stirring intense debates. Conversations about consuming meat usually end in a disgruntled clash between two sides - namely vegans and meat eaters. While both parties in this argument display their stand adamantly, I argue that dishonesty and self-deception is behind each of their arguments and... Continue Reading →