What if Game of Thrones was a metaphor for today’s world?

In Game of Thrones, the different houses fight each other to get the throne, but instead they could be banding together to fight a much bigger threat: the white walkers. I think we're in a similar situation. We have all the political parties fighting for a seat in power and countries fighting each other for resources. [...]

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Success defined by society: Keeping up with the Jones’

I think we should redefine the definition of success from monetary based to happiness. Would it be worth the risks to the economy? In my opinion it would, everyone would be happier generally, enjoy their lives more, have less regrets, follow their intuition more and we wouldn’t be destroying the planet. But society has heavily [...]

“People choose the paths through life that have the greatest reward for the least effort – that’s the law of nature that’s hard to defy” ~ House MD

It's a very natural thing in humans to do. Of course Some people defy this nature and instead work really hard, not thinking about a reward or recognition, because they might just love doing it. Like playing in a band that costs you money for equipment, practice time and to put on gigs but it's [...]

“It doesn’t feed your soul, I’m still empty inside. The things you’re being offered can’t fill what we’re looking for.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3PalrfEF4g&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs Russell Brand on consumerist western society and celebrity culture and how he's been part of the charade but he's awake now and wants to wake others too. "Conservatism appeals to our selfishness and fear, our desire and self interest" He recognises qualities in himself of egotism, selfishness, lustfulness and because he recognises them in [...]

Psychopathic behaviour in society and the psychopath test #PsychopathNight

"Capitalism at its most ruthless - rewards psychopathic behavior: the lack of empathy, the glibness, cunning, manipulative. Capitalism could even be a physical manifestaion of psychopathy " - Jon Ronson Having psychopathic traits sounds like a fun way of living, to do what you want and not care about consequences, with all the money, charm [...]