Simon Sinek explores the reasons why Millenials are getting a bad reputation. From growing up with a toxic addiction to social media to the sense of entitlement which is cultivated in today’s youth through instant gratification and pampering.
This talk is a riveting insight into the potential damage of overuse of social media at a young age and poses some stark questions about how young people today will cope with the harshness of the working world.
Owen Jones interviews Dutch writer Rudger Bregman on his new book “Utopia for realists”.
This is a riveting discussion on the idea of utopia. Is it a dangerous concept? Or can it be used to reboot the welfare model of capitalism and shape a better global future?
Philosopher & University professor Slavoj Zizek discusses Trump, Brexit and the future of Capitalism. A riveting interview which elucidates some of the Key questions and quarrels of today’s global issues.
Gay Talese analyses whether journalism has become a failed profession. And whether journalists going from outsiders looking in to events, to partisan insiders of particular causes has destroyed the functions of a public media
what at do you think?
Vlogging (video-blogging) and vloggers have taken the internet by storm and garnered massive followings across social media. However this video questions whether they are both corrosive for the creator and the audience.
Vlogs, while presented as organic diary entries of a person’s life are always artificial. They are edited and tailored to an audience and not an accurate presentation of one’s actual life.
The danger, especially for younger people, is expecting their own lives to be as exciting of that as the vlogger and feeling depressed and inadequate in comparison. Vlogs can be really valuable, inspiring and entertaining but it is fundamental that we realise that they are performances and give an exaggerated example of someones actual life.
This is an emerging topic and something definitely worth thinking about.
Zizek is one of the most profound and thought provoking commentators on modern issues. From Vulture Capitalism to cultural integration he attempts to tackles some of our world’s toughest problems.
In this piece he discusses alternatives to capitalism and the institutions that are in place to stifle any meaningful change or improvement.
In this piece Jo Rogan speaks with Jordan Peterson to discuss some of the ideological misgivings of how Feminism is being framed and used to discuss things which aren’t about gender equality in America and the West.
While it is perhaps unfair to have a real discussion on this without a woman on the panel, the debate raises some key concerns about the dilution of Gender Equality and increasing victimology as opposed to female empowerment.
What do you think?
Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School discusses the basic biology behind social media attachment.
Highlighting the psychological impulses based on the element of surprise, not knowing what’s going to happen next as well as the gratification involved with sharing and having posts ‘liked’.
This is a riveting biological and psychological assessment which is important to understand in the smartphone age.
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In this clip The School of Life explore the importance of Skepticism and critical thinking.
Taking the example of how a lack of sleep can often impact our mood and make us feel far more angry and despondent than usual. The capacity to think that a a lack of sleep rather than a burgeoning resentment for the world may be the source of the issue is an important life skill.
Stanford Law & Political Science professor Francis Fukuyama discusses the ways in which the institutions of the 20th century Churches, Political Parties & Corporations have lost the trust of the general public.
Recognizing the significance of technology, Fukuyama argues this has made the malpractices from institutions more visible and accessible to the public. He further ponders the consequences of instant media on societal cohesion.
Can institutions regain our trust? Or what must happen to prevent societal breakdown and a post truth age?