How to Deal With Unfair Moderators on Reddit

Reddit is a popular news, discussion, and information sharing website. In its entirety, are a collection of communities which users can participate in by commenting on others’ posted content, or posting their own content to be discussed by others. Reddit aggregates these various communities into a whole, but does not itself produce content, or deliver a service, of its own (though its users might). The communities which make up Reddit as a whole are called “subreddits”, and are “moderated” by “moderators.” Moderators are volunteers, and are not compensated for their service of managing communities. A subreddit’s first moderator is alwaysContinue reading

Why You Should Practice Not Having an Opinion

Imagine bringing up a photo of the universe on your phone. As you begin to zoom into what you perceive the middle of the photo to be, you find that you continue zooming in to no end. The picture of our alignment with ideas seems to be much the same; of an infinite resolution. We can thereby come close to being in the middle, but seem to constantly miss the mark by just a little bit. This article assumes there to be a difference between not having an opinion and having an opinion which is indifferent. This is written to motivateContinue reading

Why You Should Cater to Cultural Norms

The most popular fast food chains near you likely have franchises open internationally. Once a fast food chain opens up shop in another country, their menu often slightly differs. You’ll notice that they begin catering to cultural cuisine perhaps, or simply local preference. Those strategically managing a brand’s expansion into international territory make a conscious decision to cater to the cultural norms seen at their destination. On a smaller scale, we can often find ourselves interacting with people from a different culture. Perhaps you invite a coworker who is new to the country into your home, and they express cultural / religiousContinue reading

Is it beneficial to be inclusive to outsiders as a group? This article argues for having your door open.

Why It’s Good to Be Inclusive to Outsiders as a Group

Striving to transform interest into substance is a beneficial pursuit. The act of doing so is the act of building people up. You’ll interact with people interested in your success, interested in your personal habits, and interested in joining the teams that you lead. Should you be open toward the people who are interested in what you do? Or should you remain closed off in the name of protecting yourself and those you’re responsible for protecting? This article will make an argument for being inclusive to outsiders in any domain. Other than the obvious things others provide such as the ability toContinue reading

Why Your Kind Help Is Bound to Get Rejected

“Faith in humanity,” is a term used to describe being wholesomely proud of the actions other people take. Whilst standing at a red light, you may see a teenager helping an old blind man cross the street and feel a sense of warmth. As you receive your cheeseburger and fries, you may be notified that the person who just exited the drive thru has paid for your order. Instances like those build our “faith in humanity.” They perhaps re-educate us on the kindness which exists in others’ intentions, and entice us to adopt a kind mindset of our own. They motivate usContinue reading

How to Get Noticed by Noticing Others

Attention is an invisible, yet valuable commodity. Much like other objects of desire, the value of attention you receive depends on the quantity in which it comes, along with the quality with which its given. Garnering attention which is high in quality as well as quantity is difficult to do. People are on a constant search for ways to mine it. There are those who make their mark on a very select few, to receive attention which is high in quality but low in quantity. Others target the masses in search for quantity, in hopes of ramping up their clicks,Continue reading

Why You Should Recognize Verbal Jabs but Not React

Verbal jabs are comments which hint on a weakness, misdoing, or sensitive topic of yours. These comments are meant to elicit a response of revenge or anger by design, and are typically effective in doing so. The potency of verbal jabs stems from the fact that they are often implicit in how they’re delivered. It takes some thought to figure out the true meaning of a well-placed and painful comment from another. Your anger will be delayed, which in itself will put you at a disadvantage should you want to respond to a particular comment made by the other. This article willContinue reading

How to Tell an Expert Apart From a Phoney

Each one of us has points of focus within their day. Some of us write, some of us read, some of us do house chores, and some meditate. Each person reading this article has something they’re better at than the rest. The differences in skill level may be marginal or may be drastic. There may be someone reading this who is a professional surfer perhaps, or a formidable scientist. One person can’t be a master of all things that comprise life however. As we make our way toward mastering the skills of our choosing, we have to rely on trusting experts inContinue reading

Why You Should Give the Little Guys a Voice

People in positions of authority often treat distant subordinates with less respect than someone they work closely with. Time constraints are at play, and the perceived importance of giving the little guys a voice isn’t strong enough to change behavior. As a subordinate in any organized realm, you’ve likely experienced your input being judged based on your position in the hierarchy within which you interact, rather than on the merits of the ideas you present. Having our input not be taken seriously entices us to either begin trying harder to be heard, or to not try at all. The culture that beingContinue reading

How Master Manipulators Conceal Their Intentions

You may have experienced someone’s seemingly inauthentic ways of being overly likable and kind. Though there was nothing wrong with the actions they took and the words they said, your intuition told you not to trust them. The scariest thing about the most skillful, and sociopathic, manipulators, is that there often seems to be nothing explicitly wrong with the actions they take and the words they say. A lesson any conscious, and skilled, manipulator learns early on, is one of always concealing their intentions. Being inconspicuous is a defining part of being manipulative. It is for this basic reason that all skilledContinue reading