Modern society forces us to reconfigure who we are upon the people in front of us
There is such pressure in the West to be likable that people often reconfigure their entire personality depending on the person they’re dealing with.
In an event such as the Soccer World Cup, the phenomenon of increased identification with the team and greater national pride has been referred to as the “feel-good effect at mega sports events“. Such events facilitate social connections and have an influence on our emotions: they are sources of joy and frustration, anger and pride, depression and enthusiasm; and ultimately affect what psychologist call the “subjective well-being” – which is, as a key concept in positive psychology, our own appreciation of one’s life in global terms.
A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.
(...) This line of thought demonstrates a real struggle to identify with black humanity in any conceivable way. To them we ...
It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special opportunities that lead to further success. It’s the rich who get the biggest tax breaks. It’s the best students who get the best teaching and most attention. And it’s the biggest nine- and ten-year-olds who get the most coaching and practice. Success is the result of what sociologists like to call “accumulative advantage".