Since the Industrial Revolution launched a large subset of humanity into the illusion that we could conquer nature for our own purposes, linear ambition has been a kind of survival strategy.
We’re always trying to keep up in a world of work that seems to constantly get faster and expect more of us, leaving us too burned out and apathetic to deal with anything that doesn’t directly affect us or our families.
Source: Adaptation Is Your Most Valuable Skill | Forge
Money is the cause of poverty because it is the device by which those who are too lazy to work are enabled to rob the workers of the fruits of their labour.
Source: One Last Soul: Tricks of the Trade
By assuming that the other person has pressing needs, I am able to make peace with the apparent bad behavior.
Source: Choosing Your Response to a Negative Situation | by Anu Anniah | Better Humans | Medium
cryptographic key for HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
Source: AACS encryption key controversy – Wikipedia
Social Cooling is a name for the long-term negative side effects of living in a reputation economy.
Source: Social Cooling – Big Data’s unintended side effect