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

2022
September 7Sep 7 Trigger Warning: Reality Hurts
July 18Jul 18 Are You Entertained—Or Addicted?
April 1Apr 1 My Response to Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock
March 7Mar 7 The Outrage Cycle
February 8Feb 8 How Trust Runs the World
2021
November 5Nov 5 3 Life Lessons I Learned From Will Smith
October 4Oct 4 Why You Should Read More Books
September 6Sep 6 How to Cultivate Wisdom
June 7Jun 7 The Real Dangers of Social Media
April 12Apr 12 Behind the Scenes: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Documentary
March 15Mar 15 How to Delay Gratification
February 15Feb 15 4 Ways I’ve Changed My Mind in the Past 10 Years
2020
December 28Dec 28 My Favorite Books of 2020
December 28Dec 28 The Best Life Lessons From the Pandemic
December 18Dec 18 How to Deal With Uncertainty
November 23Nov 23 The “Once in a Lifetime” Paradox
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
May 25May 25 The Dangers of Distrust
January 20Jan 20 Why You Should Quit the News
2019
December 30Dec 30 My 2019 in Review… And 62 Book Reviews
December 30Dec 30 10 Important Lessons We Learned From the 2010s
July 11Jul 11 The Best Parts of Travel Are the Things You Don’t Remember
April 29Apr 29 The Paradox of Progress
2018
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
2017
December 28Dec 28 My 10 Favorite Books of 2017
November 30Nov 30 Why You Should Read Fiction
April 13Apr 13 Smartphones Are the New Cigarettes
March 31Mar 31 Further Reading and References for The Subtle Art
2016
December 31Dec 31 The Most Important Year of My Life
November 1Nov 1 Why Freedom Isn’t Free
June 9Jun 9 The Future of Self
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
September 3Sep 3 5 Life Lessons From 5 Years of Traveling the World
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
2012
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
2011
December 6Dec 6 A Dust Over India