It’s an addiction. A stimulation we crave. Yet it can really inhibit the quality of our lives and ability to focus on hard tasks. Most of us would admit we spend way too much time aimlessly drifting through newsfeeds but how do we beat it?
Author Charles Duhigg believes we must treat it like any other ingrained habit. Accept that we have a dependency and slowly try and wean ourselves off.
This can be done by scheduling timeslots in the day when we will use social media and removing automatic notification alerts that we don’t need and slowly start creating a new habit of focus.
Author, commentator and journalist Owen Jones discusses his views on the major failings of left wing politics globally and how they can overcome the populist right which has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Mel Robbins in this interview for Impact Theory explains why she believes motivation to be a debilitating concept which holds people back. She argues that people get fixated with the idea that “one day” they will do the things they really want to do and all that is missing is courage and motivation.
In reality however, it will always be difficult to do things which create risk in our lives and this belief in motivation contradicts the way in which are brains are designed.
Simon Sinek explores the reasons why Millenials are getting a bad reputation. From growing up with a toxic addiction to social media to the sense of entitlement which is cultivated in today’s youth through instant gratification and pampering.
This talk is a riveting insight into the potential damage of overuse of social media at a young age and poses some stark questions about how young people today will cope with the harshness of the working world.
Philosopher & University professor Slavoj Zizek discusses Trump, Brexit and the future of Capitalism. A riveting interview which elucidates some of the Key questions and quarrels of today’s global issues.
Gay Talese analyses whether journalism has become a failed profession. And whether journalists going from outsiders looking in to events, to partisan insiders of particular causes has destroyed the functions of a public media
what at do you think?
Zizek is one of the most profound and thought provoking commentators on modern issues. From Vulture Capitalism to cultural integration he attempts to tackles some of our world’s toughest problems.
In this piece he discusses alternatives to capitalism and the institutions that are in place to stifle any meaningful change or improvement.