Culture and Society

Society and Culture have a major influence on our well-being and values. Therefore, many of my articles look at the social, cultural and economic trends occurring today and how they affect us as individuals.

Similarly, I also ask — without getting preachy or political! — how we can influence the culture around us to become more fair, just and prosperous.

Culture and Society Articles by Date

2020
October 19Oct 19 The Law of Unintended Consequences
August 3Aug 3 The Best and the Worst of Someone  (Subscribers Only)
June 1Jun 1 How to Make Sense of the Chaos and Uncertainty
May 25May 25 The Dangers of Distrust  (Subscribers Only)
April 27Apr 27 Nobody Knows What is Going On
March 10Mar 10 Coronavirus: The Real Risks and Human Biases behind the Panic
January 20Jan 20 Why You Should Quit the News
2019
December 30Dec 30 My 2019 in Review… And 62 Book Reviews  (Subscribers Only)
December 30Dec 30 10 Important Lessons We Learned from the 2010s
October 11Oct 11 The Death of Tourism – Thoughts After 10 Years of World Travel  (Subscribers Only)
July 11Jul 11 The Best Parts of Travel Are the Things You Don’t Remember  (Subscribers Only)
May 14May 14 #FakeFreedom
April 29Apr 29 The Paradox of Progress  (Subscribers Only)
March 14Mar 14 Is No One Safe from the Bullshit?  (Subscribers Only)
2018
December 31Dec 31 The 2018 End of Year Recap — Oh, and 63 Book Reviews  (Subscribers Only)
December 31Dec 31 5 Books That Explain Why It Seems the World Is So Fucked
August 16Aug 16 How I Ended Up Working with Will Smith  (Subscribers Only)
April 5Apr 5 6 Things People Should Give Fewer Fucks About
2017
December 28Dec 28 My 10 Favorite Books of 2017  (Subscribers Only)
November 30Nov 30 Why You Should Read Fiction  (Subscribers Only)
June 22Jun 22 What’s the Problem with Feminism?
June 1Jun 1 What’s the Problem with Masculinity?
April 13Apr 13 Smartphones Are the New Cigarettes
March 31Mar 31 Further Reading and References for The Subtle Art  (Subscribers Only)
February 23Feb 23 The World Is Fucked and I’m Pretty Sure It’s the Internet’s Fault
2016
December 31Dec 31 The Most Important Year of My Life  (Subscribers Only)
November 1Nov 1 The Real Cost of Freedom  (Subscribers Only)
October 27Oct 27 The American Dream is Killing Us
August 26Aug 26 The Need to Always Prove Yourself in America  (Subscribers Only)
July 28Jul 28 Is It Just Me, Or Is the World Going Crazy?
June 16Jun 16 I, For One, Welcome Our AI Overlords
June 9Jun 9 The Future of Self
June 2Jun 2 Living In The Age of Outrage
March 31Mar 31 How Your Insecurity Is Bought and Sold
February 11Feb 11 An Open Letter To Brazil  (versão em português)
2015
November 23Nov 23 Why I Have a Potty Mouth
July 20Jul 20 5 Things That Should Be Taught in Every School
2014
December 4Dec 4 In The Future, Our Attention Will Be Sold
October 12Oct 12 Mark Goes to the Movies: Into the Wild  (Subscribers Only)
September 3Sep 3 5 Life Lessons From 5 Years of Traveling the World
August 30Aug 30 Mark Goes to the Movies: American Beauty  (Subscribers Only)
May 27May 27 How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings
2013
December 11Dec 11 3 Things School Taught You Without You Even Realizing It
August 15Aug 15 Why Everyone on the Internet Is an Asshole
August 5Aug 5 The Rise of Extremism  (Subscribers Only)
July 18Jul 18 12 Stupid Things People Care About Way Too Much
April 16Apr 16 How Terrorism Works
2012
October 19Oct 19 The Borders of Sexual Harassment
September 20Sep 20 Wanderlust  (Subscribers Only)
July 10Jul 10 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America
May 24May 24 22 Tips For Learning A Foreign Language
2011
December 6Dec 6 A Dust Over India