An unexpected consequence of social media has been to make public begging respectable.
Most things are too big, and the bigger they get the worse they are.
About a century ago “poet” became a polite term for half-wit, and then it was “artist”, and it will be “scientist” sooner than you think.
In any sufficiently advanced civilization, the Top will use the Bottom to bludgeon the Middle.
If you throw like a girl, you probably argue like one.
School selects partly for intelligence but mostly for compliance.
Humans perceive nothing as accidental, and this is no accident.
Impostor syndrome, n. The realization that you are, in fact, an impostor.
If you want to know what most people’s inner lives are like, imagine the Old Testament, but starring you instead of the Jews.
There is a happiness in widely-shared enforced misery that goes a long way toward explaining nostalgia for Stalinism, or broadcast television.