Mar 31, 2023
Mass hysteria is a real thing. Large numbers of people, maybe an entire society swept away by an emotional avalanche. Covid, masks, climate change, overpopulation, evil Russia must be stopped, and many more examples. The French Revolution was mass hysteria and so were the preschool sex abuse cases in the 1980s in California and Massachusetts. The fear that artificial intelligence will get sophisticated enough to overpower humans and enslave us is nothing but mass hysteria. Smart (but not wise) people are calling artificial intelligence the greatest threat to humanity. Why religious people often enjoy an advantage when confronting challenging events like marriage, starting a business, or bringing a child into the world. How to filter the words of so-called experts. Why you do not need a degree in economics to know when a politician is spouting fiscal feces. Becoming a Happy Warrior. What we can learn from the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.