iOS app Android app

Self Delusion

How To Spot Your Own Self-Delusion

Pamela Meyer | Posted 05.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Pamela Meyer

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe logistician Ludwig Wittgenstein said "nothing's so difficult as not deceiving ourselves." Clear heads are hard to come by, common sense is rarely common, and perception isn't always reality.

Know Why You're Here: The Point of Human Existence

Steve McSwain | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

My friend, you did not show up to be a pastor or a lawyer, journalist, or missionary, or a mechanic or server at Waffle House. You are here instead to awaken out of all illusions. The illusions cause the suffering.

A Healthy Dose of Self-Delusion

Sam Sommers | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Research in psychology suggests that we possess a veritable toolbox of self-deception to help us cope with ego-threatening feedback. Well, I visited near every aisle in my mental hardware store.

Reflection, Revulsion, Liberation, and War

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The pathology behind the Tucson shooting is deeply rooted in contemporary American society. And the obvious signs are manifestations of a culture not only desensitized to violence, but worshiping of it.