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

July 18Jul 18 Are You Not Entertained?
April 1Apr 1 On Slaps and Celebrity
March 7Mar 7 The Life Cycle of Outrage
February 8Feb 8 How Trust Runs the World
November 5Nov 5 3 Life Lessons I Learned From Will Smith
October 4Oct 4 You Are What You Consume
September 6Sep 6 What Is Wisdom?
June 7Jun 7 Social Media Isn’t the Problem… We Are
April 12Apr 12 Behind the Scenes: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Documentary
March 15Mar 15 The Virtue of Delayed Gratification
February 15Feb 15 4 Ways I’ve Changed My Mind in the Past 10 Years
December 28Dec 28 My Favorite Books of 2020
December 28Dec 28 1,273 People Share Their Best Life Lessons from 2020
December 18Dec 18 The Fear of the Unknown
November 23Nov 23 The “Once in a Lifetime” Paradox
October 26Oct 26 It’s a Slow-Moving Car Wreck and We’re All In It
October 19Oct 19 The Law of Unintended Consequences
October 8Oct 8 How to Overcome Loneliness
August 3Aug 3 The Best and the Worst of Someone
June 1Jun 1 How to Make Sense of the Chaos and Uncertainty
May 25May 25 The Dangers of Distrust
January 20Jan 20 Why You Should Quit the News
December 30Dec 30 My 2019 in Review… And 62 Book Reviews
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
July 11Jul 11 The Best Parts of Travel Are the Things You Don’t Remember
May 14May 14 #FakeFreedom
April 29Apr 29 The Paradox of Progress
March 14Mar 14 Is No One Safe From the Bullshit?
December 31Dec 31 The 2018 End of Year Recap — Oh, and 63 Book Reviews
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
April 5Apr 5 6 Things People Should Give Fewer Fucks About
December 28Dec 28 My 10 Favorite Books of 2017
November 30Nov 30 Why You Should Read Fiction
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
February 23Feb 23 The World Is Fucked and I’m Pretty Sure It’s the Internet’s Fault
December 31Dec 31 The Most Important Year of My Life
November 1Nov 1 The Real Cost of Freedom
October 27Oct 27 The American Dream Is Killing Us
August 26Aug 26 The Need to Always Prove Yourself in America
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)
November 23Nov 23 Why I Have a Potty Mouth
July 20Jul 20 5 Things That Should Be Taught in Every School
December 4Dec 4 In the Future, Our Attention Will Be Sold
October 12Oct 12 Mark Goes to the Movies: Into the Wild
September 3Sep 3 5 Life Lessons From 5 Years of Traveling the World
August 30Aug 30 Mark Goes to the Movies: American Beauty
May 27May 27 How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings
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
July 18Jul 18 12 Stupid Things People Care About Way Too Much
April 16Apr 16 How Terrorism Works
October 19Oct 19 The Borders of Sexual Harassment
September 20Sep 20 Wanderlust
July 10Jul 10 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America
May 24May 24 25 Tips to Learn a Foreign Language
December 6Dec 6 A Dust Over India