Noah Louis-Ferdinand discusses the interplay between our self-conceptions and what we present to the world, and the dangers that a distance between the two can create.
Noah Louis-Ferdinand notes several recent pieces critically examining Stanford’s climate for the humanities: “Unfortunately, their reactionary nature suggests the protest will be short-lived,” he writes. “If humanities students really want change, we need to carry this energy forward.”
Noah Louis-Ferdinand discusses how many of the large social issues we face are a result of a lack commitment to social justice.
Noah Louis-Ferdinand reflects on how American life’s drive towards individual goals leads us to neglect others.
Noah Louis-Ferdinand writes about the framing of the problem of loneliness in our society, and how treating it as a public health problem can be counter-productive.
Noah Louis-Ferdinand writes about how positive psychology attempts to equip people to enjoy moments of happiness in the moment, and with the tools for a fulfilling life.
American consumerism is currently divided between two extremes. At one end, there is the well-known casual naturalism, which favors all things organic and despises the artificial. I call this casual because because it is part of the otherwise unnatural modern lifestyle. Though commonly mocked, casual naturalism has moved well beyond its marginal status to influence…
The past few weeks or reporting have been fraught with callous speculation about President Trump’s mental health. The New York Times has been especially active in promoting this argument, and several of their regular columnists have done so viciously. Charles Blow, for example, called Trump “mentally small“ and seems to imply that he is a “mentally…