The hottest Substack posts of rebelwisdom

And their main takeaways
1002 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. 2024 is a year with significant democratic elections worldwide, highlighting a growing apathy and distrust in the democratic process.
  2. The tension between centralized control and decentralized, regenerative movements is intensifying, leading to a clash of ideologies and perspectives in society.
  3. There is a growing movement towards seeking new ways of being and thinking, challenging existing structures and norms in society.
648 implied HN points 26 Jan 24
  1. Humor can help shift polarisation in culture by allowing us to laugh at ourselves and break free from the seriousness of current societal tensions.
  2. Comedy has historically faced censorship and backlash, but the rise of social media has changed how outrage is expressed and impacts comedy.
  3. Laughter can lead to cognitive flexibility, social bonding, and breaking us free from rigid frames of thought, making comedy a powerful tool for cultural change.
471 implied HN points 08 Feb 24
  1. Technology can distract us from real human connection and authentic conversations.
  2. Embracing complexity and having genuine conversations is crucial for meaningful coordination.
  3. Embodied sensemaking involves deep curiosity, flexibility, and authenticity in dialogue.
2849 implied HN points 03 Apr 23
  1. Calls for ethical technology are missing a crucial element that involves a radical revisioning of our ideas about reality.
  2. The metacrisis we face involves technology outpacing our cognitive, moral, and spiritual capacities, intertwined with a lack of coherent cultural or scientific story to explain consciousness.
  3. Appealing for value-driven technology is ineffective without a deeper understanding of the metaphysical foundations that shape our culture and values, such as the concept of consciousness as fundamental to reality.
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1552 implied HN points 06 Jun 23
  1. The more time we spend online, the more we risk being influenced by different states of consciousness.
  2. To effectively navigate different states of consciousness, we need 'state competence' and should learn to translate between them.
  3. Understanding cognition as embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended can help us adapt to different environments and perspectives.
1336 implied HN points 06 Jul 23
  1. The culture wars of today have historical roots in elite-overproduction and popular immiseration
  2. Social justice movements have become a simulated religion for the elite, detached from true systemic change
  3. To move beyond the current cultural strife, a new approach based on complexity, compassion, and genuine systemic change is needed
1277 implied HN points 18 May 23
  1. Artificial intelligence is advancing rapidly and poses a threat to jobs in various professions.
  2. Creativity is a complex process that involves combining elements and requires a human understanding of meaning.
  3. While AI can mimic creativity, true creativity is a deeper, more nuanced connection to reality that goes beyond mere replication.
1277 implied HN points 13 Apr 23
  1. The book discusses a personal experience with a powerful psychedelic drug and its impact on the individual and collective wisdom.
  2. The book reflects on the integration of psychedelic science and spirituality in understanding and navigating the challenges of the present time.
  3. The author aims to prompt inquiry and critical thinking around the potential of psychedelics in transforming society and addressing current crises.
1041 implied HN points 13 Jun 23
  1. The deeper healing from psychedelics is in the mystical experience that connects us to something greater than ourselves.
  2. Psychedelics can help us break free from cultural nihilism and consumerism, guiding us towards a deeper sense of reality and connection.
  3. The essence of the book is about embracing the profound lessons from psychedelics to navigate through the crisis of our times and shape new, enchanting cultural narratives.
864 implied HN points 17 Jul 23
  1. In complex systems, there can be sudden and dramatic shifts known as critical transitions.
  2. Solving collective issues like climate change may require a significant shift in how we view ourselves and the world.
  3. Philosopher Ken Wilber's Integral philosophy explores individual and collective human development in a comprehensive way.
687 implied HN points 07 Mar 23
  1. Fungi play a critical role in ecosystems, being essential for survival and offering various benefits to humans.
  2. Mycelium networks demonstrate resilience and adaptability, showing how diversity and innovation can emerge from minorities and unconventional thinking.
  3. Psilocybin mushrooms provide not just physical effects, but also potential societal and spiritual benefits, connecting different cultures and promoting collaboration over conflict.