"We, not externals, are the masters of our judgements." ― Epictetus
It is often asserted that discussion is only possible between people who have a common language and accept common basic assumptions. I think that this is a mistake. All that is needed is a readiness to learn from one's partner in the discussion, which includes a genuine wish to understand what he intends to say. If this readiness is there, the discussion will be the more fruitful the more the partner's backgrounds differ. ― Karl Popper, The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
a list of questions which pique my interest... feel free to contact me about any you think should be here, or any that shouldn't
Democracy was a fantastic experiment; how can we open up spaces for new experiments today?
How best can we navigate towards a more antifragile society?
In Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, he asserts that "every age has its own collective neurosis" and that "every age needs its own psychotherapy to cope with it" (page 129). What is our age's collective neurosis and psychotherapy? Or is humanity still haunted by the crisis of meaning?
Is there a heuristic to aid us in finding the right balance between appearance and ability?
How can we hold failed persons accountable to the amount of risk they take?
Community centered software: how can the community as a geographic unit become a socio-economic force?
Math must be more accessible to children and adolescents; how can we make this so?