Usually I don’t make references to current world affairs in my videos, as the topics I discuss revolve around generic principles, self-improvement and human nature. But because the spread of the corona virus is so into our faces and omnipresent in the media right now, I should maybe give it a little mention. And that’s okay because I can put that in relation to the next important topic I’d like to discuss with you and that is... self development.
If we want to learn something about the world, whether it’s about political events, the spread of a virus, or some kind of a catastrophe, what do we do? Exactly! We switch on TV or radio or go online and take a look at… the NEWS. News is about current, topical events and that’s where we go if we want to know more about the world, right? Well.. not quite, and it’s a bit more complicated than that. Today I’m going to show you that news and knowledge are two different things. I’ll explain the difference between correlations and single events, and make a case for why it is better for you to keep your exposure to news to a minimum. An exciting and very important topic.
Is there a universal type of ethics, or is everything relative?
There’s a big problem in our society today. And by society, I mean the whole world. There seems to be no clear directions about how to live a good life. On the one hand it’s good, because freedom is the essence of a good, humane, modern society. But complete freedom is something you have to mature into. It’s not something that is given in all its aspects from the beginning. It’s the same as with the freedom to manage your free time: you can either spend it playing games and wasting time watching prank videos all day long, or you can do something meaningful and constructive that helps you and the people around you.
What's a good party? What's a bad party? The Yin and Yang of Politics
I know most people aren’t interested in politics and I can’t blame them. Politics seems boring, and most politicians seem like a quarrelsome bunch of very mediocre people. The topics and conversations go often along the same lines of thinking over and over again, as if there never was any originality and independent thinking involved. And let’s be honest: you can listen to politicians defending themselves, promoting their party, eternally criticising the others who don’t agree with them - the fact that they have vested interests in promoting their agenda is so obvious, we don’t even think about it.
Most people don’t follow politics much, there’s not many really educated views among people, but rather this generic fatigue and distrust when it comes to politics. Many are confused about all those terms: socialism, communism, liberalism, social democrat, left, right, center, moderate, extremist and so on. It’s time to clarify what actually matters in politics and say a few things that honestly never get said but should be said. I hope this will contribute to better understanding of politics outside of that horrible and unnecessarily hyped political news coverage.
Empathy vs. Being Right: Respect For Other People's Opinions
What is going on, folks! I hope everyone is having a great time. Let’s talk about opinions, shall we? I want you to think about why it’s important to respect other people’s opinions even if they’re not right. Also, I’d like to convince you why it’s very crucial to have a good relationship with someone rather than just showing that one is being right. I think everyone can relate to that problem pretty well. Intro...
Will Power & Self-Determination: Why You Constantly Fail
This should be about my thoughts on human nature, human relations, human experience and basically about what the hell is going on in life and what’s the point of all this. Big questions right? Well, let me begin with the concept of self-determination, why it matters and what it means.
Understanding the relationships between order, innovation and freedom.
Political labelling helps us characterise the variety of views. However, too much emphasis on those labels causes problems.
Have you ever wondered about the meaning of the political terms left-wing, right-wing, centrism, conservatism, liberalism and socialism? What kind of ideas do they really represent and why does it matter?