How “Roleplaying the Future” Can Help You Build Stronger and Faster Bonds With People

How do you build a deep connection with someone, even in the scope of just one conversation? One interesting and unique way to do this is to use the power of “roleplaying the future.” This is a really fun and … Continue reading

Do You Need Someone to Call You Out on Your Bullshit?

It’s very easy to get trapped in your own bullshit. Our minds can often be our own worst enemy. We fill up our heads with lies, excuses, pessimism, negativity, and erroneous thinking. And we use these as weapons to rationalize … Continue reading

The Disintegration of the Community: Why We Feel Alone Even When Surrounded By People

Do you feel like you’re a part of your local community? If your answer is “no,” you’re not defective, this is actually how many people feel today. According to sociologist Robert Putnam in his classic book Bowling Alone: The Collapse … Continue reading

Good Manners in the 21st Century (And Why It’s So Hard to Be Nice in Today’s World)

Never before in our history has it been easier to treat people like crap then get away with it. This is because we’ve evolved in very small groups and tribes, typically no more than 150 people. Everyone knew each other. … Continue reading

The Echo Effect: How Repeating People’s Words Improves Social Interaction

People who are masters at communication often make good use of repeating back the words they hear from the people they are speaking with. When people use the same words, it creates less social distance between them and makes them … Continue reading