No stranger to reading a room, Stand-up Comedian Jimmy Carr once said, "If you're not laughing, you're learning," ..true even when 'not laughing' is paired with feigned shock and indignation..
In this very first episode of the Unism podcast, we hear about the 2016 Presidential election, the current political landscape, and how Unism transcends it - Not through some new age hippie rhetoric, but through a fundamental, universal code: do to others what you would have done to you. From this starting point, the hosts lay out the implications of this foundational principle, and how it can be used to steer the course of humankind towards total global and inner peace.
(Continued from Part One) If someone is expressing malice or hatred towards a certain group, it should be clear from the context. It is this contextual indicator that has allowed the formulation of many jokes in popular culture about people perceiving the word "Mexican" itself as an insult. The character Michael Scott, played by actor… Continue reading How To End Racism, Part 2
How do we end racism? This is an enormous issue facing our world and our daily interactions within it. While racism surely manifests itself in extremely intangible, systemic ways, these systems were established and are maintained by actual people, with attitudes informed by fear and isolation. If we are to end racism, moving away from… Continue reading How To End Racism, Part 1
In today's mainstream society, the concept of being fragile - physically or psychologically - is considered and defended as an ideal characteristic. Historically, suffering has been promoted culturally in each of the Abrahamic religions: Moses suffers through arduous wandering and finds the Hebrew God in a burning bush, then suffers even greater after finding the Promised Land… Continue reading Beyond Resilience; the True Opposite of Fragility