What is peace? What is war? Whatever the circumstances, if the condition is under the balanced homeostatic harmony, we could call this situation peace. Once, however, the things get unbalanced, causing movements to increase the entropy, we could call it war. This phenomenon is universal for any domains from material to biological to societal to … Continue reading We are our Brothers’ Keepers
To get energized, you should move faster by setting a timer. This way, your brain perceives that you are in a fight-flight situation, releasing stress hormones like adrenaline. The effort can be a strategy to make us productive. When you feel lazy in the middle of working hours, you should intentionally move faster by setting … Continue reading Slow-Motion Therapy
We tend to think the faster, the better. In athletic competitions, performance should be faster, stronger, and higher. Our civilization values these measurements as if these are for the survival of the fittest. Our human history has been with a series of bloody conflicts for this survival race, from individuals to tribes to the nation-state. … Continue reading Slower, Weaker, and Lower
Everything is simple, at the same time, complex. Does it sound enigmatic? In reality, this ambivalence bothers us when we embrace multiple perspectives. For example, there is a glass of water in front of me on the sofa table. It looks like a mere object, which doesn't impact my life. I don't consider it as … Continue reading A Glass of Water
Everything is the whole in itself, at the same time, the part of the whole in the next level. Arthur Koestler called this concept holon. Holon signifies a hierarchical component that can be simultaneously both part and whole depending on the context of each layer. And he defines this hierarchical relationship among all holons as … Continue reading The Infinite Holarchy
Gravitas is one of the virtues emphasized among ancient Romans. It means seriousness, responsibility, dignity, and so on. It is also the origin of the word gravity, one of the forces we articulate in the field of physics as we feel it physically in our everyday life as a sense of weight and heaviness. As … Continue reading Gravitas
One of the most fundamental components of life is a relationship. Without relationships, we can't find the existential reality that we live in this world and beyond. The very start could be our relationship with our mother. As one of the earliest life memories, we can't help but recall our interaction with our parents. Without … Continue reading Who are our Neighbors?