Torturing Geniuses

“It is telling that ‘genius’ is virtually synonymous with ‘tortured genius.’ It is hard to imagine a story like Beth’s without the alcoholism, drug addiction, intense loneliness and self-destructiveness. The real torture is the one we enact by classifying people as geniuses, to serve our own fantasies of independence. Geniuses are the monsters we make.”

Source: The Point
Published: Nov 24, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,621 words)

The End Is Coming

The last generation is going to have to be composed of people better and braver than we are now—and it is our job to help them end up that way. We must take the first steps toward learning to make the unthinkable thinkable, so that they can take the last ones.

Source: The Point
Published: Mar 11, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,516 words)

Who Wants to Play the Status Game?

Hi, nice to meet you, are we playing the Importance Game or the Leveling Game? With a skilled player, it’s hard to tell one from the other.

Source: The Point
Published: Jan 16, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,549 words)