Unpopular ideas about social norms.
Some people have missed this disclaimer in the past, so I’m going to say again that I’m not endorsing these ideas, merely collecting them, and I disagree with many of them.
Incest that doesn’t involve children, coercion, or procreation should be socially accepted.
Society drastically overvalues prestige, to our collective detriment.
We should end the tradition of gift-giving, because it’s so inefficient. Gift-givers are much worse at choosing something the recipient will enjoy than the recipient would’ve been.
People in senior positions should continuously have their cognition tested, to monitor possible decline of fluid intelligence, alertness and judgment.
Addiction is mostly rational.
via Marginal Revolution (iirc)
If you want to help out, here’s some people doing Good-Deeds:
Denver Rescue Mission.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Rally @ Civic Center. Denver, 4/27/2018.
Visit the 16th street mall.
Great art is about interpretation.
A) The artist is focusing on the rain on the window instead of the background to underline the nature of the world that is constantly in front of us and always forgotten.
B) The guy doesn’t know how to use the camera on his phone.
Cool and rainy day. Soothing.
NY Times Style Magazine has a pretty groovy thing on this thirty six month period in the Big Apple.Were those three years an inflexion point?
A polarizing Republican in the White House. Protests for equality in the streets. A new wave of sexual self-identification. This was N.Y.C. in the early ’80s, during the 36 months in which it changed art, design, activism, food, literature and love — forever.
Frank Bruni makes the case.
24 hours/Oral History.