The God-Box

*Disclaimers: For the religious and non-religious alike (I’m sure you saw the title of this post and were about to be offended. Just hold off for a bit. Save your outburst). I am no artist. My most sincere apologies for the lamentable graphics. For illustration purposes, assume for a moment that the human brain is …

The Lost Art of Manipulation

I believe in manipulation. In fact, one of my life-long goals is to master this sly art. Retaining the capacity to convince a crowd, influence a team, or even persuade an acquaintance is a vital skill that every individual should strive to attain. Last week I was manipulated. I had been wallowing in a bad …

How to Win Virtually Every Argument

It seems society today operates on a vicious cycle: We have low self-esteem. We overhear an offensive comment. We are threatened. We feel the necessity to argue our position, which of course, is always right. We are either revalidated (if we make a good point) or depreciated (if our opponent happens to make a better point). This is the vicious …