AlDaily – Desultory Selection, October 4, 2020

How to think about disaster. Accepting one’s place in a vast, complex, and violent world is healthier than it sounds… more »

When William James gave up on religion, he went in search of a new avenue to save his life. Can his approach help you save your own?   … more »

What Joseph Brodsky was able to set in motion: “Not the limits of a meager idea, but the activity of thought itself.”  … more »

Beware the reflexivity trap — the notion that awareness of a fault absolves one of that fault. It is rampant in millennial fiction… more »

Why we hoard. Stuff attracts more stuff, and accumulation has a powerful logic rooted in history and biology   … more »

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