4 Signs of Evil People (They Are More Common Than You Think)

When we think of evil people, it’s easy to get swept away by the extremes of human behaviour. I’m talking about serial killers or psychopaths.  But evil people are not just prone to extreme behaviour. More to the point, good behaviour doesn’t suddenly stop where bad behaviour starts.  I imagine evil to…

5 Negative Character Traits Disguised As Good Qualities in Our Society

In our society, there is a steady pattern of favoring certain personality traits and behaviors over others. While this tendency may sound quite natural, the problem is that some negative character traits are perceived as good qualities as a result of social conditioning. Social norms are built on many factors,…

40 Brave New World Quotes That Are Scarily Relatable

I recently read ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley, and it left me with mixed feelings. But the most outstanding thing about this dystopian novel was its similarity with our current society despite the fact that it was written 90 years ago. It’s terrifying to realize how many things described…

The Recipe for Mental Slavery from Orwell and Huxley That Is Actively Used in Our Society

If you have read George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, it may seem that these two novels have nothing in common except for the fact that they both describe dystopian societies of the future. And yet, they both provide the same recipe for mental slavery that is…

8 Hand Gestures That Have Totally Different Meanings Around the World

Have you ever been warned against using certain hand gestures when travelling abroad? Can you recognise where a person comes from simply by their hand gestures? Why do the meanings of hand gestures differ so greatly in different countries? Hand gestures and communication Human beings communicate in a number of…

This Passage about a Pandemic from Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ Is Terrifyingly Relevant

If you have ever read anything by Fyodor Dostoevsky, you know that the literary works of this existentialist Russian author of the 19th century are certainly not for ‘light reading’. ‘Crime and Punishment’ is probably his most famous novel and also one of the most difficult to read. First published…