We Learn Faster When Our Choices Aren’t Forced / Influenced

One of the most popular quotes by Peat states that “The attempt to steer a person can make it hard for them to move, because it inactivates their own guidance system“. While he said it in the context of authoritarian systems designed to force/elicit specific actions from people, I have long suspected that such inactivation … Read more We Learn Faster When Our Choices Aren’t Forced / Influenced

Half of Millennials and 75% of Gen Zers may be mentally ill

The bad news for the chronologically young just keep accumulating. About a week ago I posted another study demonstrating that, if current trends continue, Millenials will die earlier than their Gen X counterparts due to poor(er) health. That study was aggregate and included all sorts of reasons for declining life expectancy, including substance abuse, pharma … Read more Half of Millennials and 75% of Gen Zers may be mentally ill

Lack of light exposure may be the main cause of the myopia boom

As the study says, there has been a drastic increase in myopia cases over the last century. Early research pointed at excessive indoor book reading and studying as a cause of the epidemic. Unsurprisingly, these initial claims were quickly drowned by fake research denying that such a link exists. Modern society depends for its survival … Read more Lack of light exposure may be the main cause of the myopia boom