I realize that when I started teaching I was a disembodied ghost presenting abstract concepts. I have finally learned that that really isn’t teaching…. students are not going to care about the little generalizations you give them for purely abstract reasons. They need to see humanly why they are important. I have learned that the primary resource you have as a teacher is yourself, your whole self, mind and spirit and body, and unless you are willing to teach with your whole self, with everything you have, you are not really going to teach at all. Robert Bellah
We’ve all been taught that competition is good for us, and good for the planet. Maybe it’s time to reconsider
A Catholic priest gets fired for calling out abuse in the Church.
Can psychologists get anything right? After seventy years they still get Maslow’s Hierarchies wrong.
In order to enter Growth Mode, humanity must meet the Seven Essential Human Needs of all living beings
An examination of the importance of creating a lived environment where all our essential needs are met, using wolves as illustration.
A review of the sociological classic, “The Myth of Mental Illness.”
According to Dr. Mech, the man who coined the term “alpha male,” being alpha may not be what it is cracked up to be.
Sociology has a suprisingly wide purview and relevance. It can even help you be a better policeman.
Here is an awesome, and incredibly disturbing, documentary on how fascist power is wielded and developed. In this series, “The Family” (which is a secretive group of powerful white males remarkably like those portrayed in The Handmaid’s Tale) is exposed.
Einstein had a few things to say about religion and human spirituality, and he gets dragged into religious discussions from time to time. This video takes a close look at what he really thought.
School is cool. School is rules. School makes you into a tool. School is fun. When you’re done. You’ll fit in like everyone.
If we change our story about alcohol, if we stop accepting it as natural, normal, and necessary, if we stop telling ourselves that alcohol is medicine, that it dissolves grief, maybe we won’t have to stand at so many gravesides and mourn so many senseless...
In order to grow up healthy, strong, and connected, humans have to have all their essential needs met. In this paper we take a look at the seven essential needs and discuss some of the implications and actions needed to move forward as individuals and as a happy and fully functional planet.
The best book you'll read in a really long time Rocket Scientists' Guide to Money and the Economy by Mike Sosteric was one of the best books that I have read in a really long time. Reading that book made me feel very ignorant about my idea about what was...
As soon as you’re born, they make you feel small…They hit you if you’re clever and they despise the fool…till your so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules. A MAGA, Yellow Jacket, Proud Boy, working-class hero is something to be…
What is Sociology? According to Dr. Sosteric, Sociology is the study of the world we create. Find our more by reading his insightful article.
What is money? Is it a tool? Is it a container? Is it a collective self-delusion? It is time to find out, when you’re ready.
Atheists are locked in mortal combat with the “Church God.” But there’s more to human spirituality than the celestial patriarchs of our typical religious institutions.
A modern, critical update on the classic “you have two cows…” political parable. Suitable for classroom use.
Eugenicists are often portrayed as crazed racists whose primary concern is racial and ethnic purity. This is certainly the popular face of eugenics, but in reality, eugenicists are more concerned with eliminating the degenerate poor, regardless of what race they belong to, then simple “racial hygiene. ”
Our daughter, Vayda, recounts her grade one experience at the hands of a teacher she now understands was an emotional/psychologically bully. #metoo #soistayed #mybully
This song is most certainly talking about the collective awakening that was occurring in the 60s and 70s, before The Family, with the assistance of Hollywood and the actor Ronald Reagan, shut it down. As anybody reading these lyrics will attest, we’re living through another “time changing” moment.
Here is something for parents and their children (that's all of us) to consider. Being held and touched in a loving and affectionate manner helps us develop healthy genetics, and increases our life potential. Although the research is nascent and early stage,...
After decades of prophecy and prognostication, WWIII has, unfortunately, arrived.
Did you know, the same glass of wine "tastes better" if you pay more for it. Using MRI technology, researchers at the University of Bonn demonstrated that subjects perceived an identical drop of wine to be of better quality if they were told it cost more!...
Michael Jackson may have been the King of Pop music, but towards the end of this life, he was standing with the poor and disenfranchised and calling for a global revolution–a far cry from the brotherhood pop music of Thriller.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again Facebook ain’t your friend. From the facile and shallow way it connects people to the awesome power it gives authorities to monitor and surveille, Facebook is a technology born not in the hallways of emancipation and freedom but in the byways of power and control. Or at least, that’s what Julian Assange founder of WikiLeaks thinks and frankly, I tend to agree. Never before in this history of this planet have so many been monitored by so few with so little responsible oversight.
Famous American psychologist Abraham Maslow thought that mystical experience was the authentic core of all religion and spirituality. Maslow thought that all religions, all spiritualities, and all spiritual sensibility was rooted in a mystic’s experience.
We live in an incredibly violent society. From the time we are born to the time we die we are subject to repeated assault and disregard. This article helps to highlight the profoundly deleterious consequences of violence on our precious and powerful Physical Unit. If you want to realize your full potential, stop the violence against you.