Month: July 2009
Making Ordinary Things Sing and Dance
Pronoia Worships the Mysteries
Pronoia Is Healthy for You
Pronoia Is the Opposite of Boredom
Pronoia Is Intensely Practical
Some of the “Evidence” That Justifies Paranoia Is Just Plain Wrong
Everything you think you know about violence is wrong. Evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker says we’re living in the most peaceful time in the history of the human species.
The Evidence for Pronoia Is So Enormous It’s Hard to Imagine
In his book Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World, Paul Hawken says that there are over a million organizations on the planet working on peace, environmental stewardship, social justice, and the preservation of diverse and indigenous culture. Artist Chris Jordan has made a mandala of the names of those million-plus organizations.
Imagine Your Own Magical Object
A list of magical objects from the world’s myths, from Freyja’s Falcon Cloak, which allows you to turn into a falcon and fly, to Tezcatlipoca’s Smoking Mirror, with which he could see the entire universe.
Don’t Leave Joy to Chance
You May Not Realize How Beautiful This Planet Is
Just in Case You’re About to Get Too Happy
Despondex, a Treatment for the Chronically Cheery. A step forward in the battle against exuberance.