Most of the people affected by the decisions are people in future generations, people who don't exist yet but will benefit or suffer under the effects of these choices.
With many young people withdrawing from society of too complex institutions and competing worldviews, education may help by connecting knowledge with student's personal goals and understanding of reality?
Linda Thunström and Shiri Noy
There is no market for thoughts and prayers conducted on behalf of others but their values may be assessed by willingness to pay (WTP), a measure that captures the net monetary value of perceived costs and benefits.
Are we insignificant in the Cosmos or we just mixing up value with control and power?
Peter Richerson et al.
If cultural transmission constitute an inheritance system that can evolve in a Darwinian fashion, then culture-led gene-culture coevolution may have favored genes that encourage group advantageous behavior.
It is wrong to have children: life is filled with suffering, humans are a deeply flawed and a destructive species.
Anders Dræby Sørensen
The levels of existential suffering and mental distress in developed Western countries have not decreased in line with this political, economic, and social development.
26 sources of meaning in life in modern Western societies.
Angela L. Duckworth et al.
Grit may be as essential as talent to high accomplishments.
Michelle Maiese, Heidi Burgess
Conflicts that are relatively intangible are those rooted in the dynamics of history, religion, culture, and values.
The definition of value is always as much about politics, and about particular views on how society ought to be constructed, as it is about narrowly defined economics.
What if both my need to be happy and the demand of psychotherapy to heal depression are based on the same illusion?
The dark side of relentless pursuit of happiness in contemporary Anglo-American psychology and culture.
Capitalist (mis)enchantment and (post)Christian values.
Jeremy D. W. Clifton et al.
26 simple and fundamental goal-oriented beliefs about the overall character of the world.
Alain de Botton
A simple and clear introduction to Maslow's famous hierarchy of human needs: physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.
Beliefs are part of a coherent system, but desires don't so it is hard for us to prevent ourselves from "catching a desire" from other people.
When an individual’s consciousness is based on a part human part technological nervous system/brain, in particular when they exhibit enhanced consciousness, will they hold to the values of Homo technologicus and regard Homo sapiens in a Nietschian way, i.e., how humans presently regard cows or chimpanzees?
The more people have the capacity to truly engage with other perspectives, the more they seem to turn toward moral relativism.
Factual debates and value conflicts demand the use of a different set of experts and different kinds of resources.