Don’t be scared away by the slow start and the sheer length of this piece (my read-later app of choice says 98 minutes reading time). It’s time well spent with an «avid a collector of instances of bad judgment»: a deeply insightful description of 25 human tendencies that lead to bad choices (then again, we’re not as bad as ants, that – once they’d have atomic bombs – would within 18 hours…well, read for yourself).
All it takes is a small step – gravity will take care of the rest. And yet, and yet. This 16-minute documentary from Sweden brilliantly captures people struggling with themselves as they stand atop the ten meter tower, ready to jump into the water. Or maybe not. Or maybe yes. Or maybe not.
What if you countered islamic radicalisation with…empathy? That’s how two Danish policemen started a fascinating experiment in Aarhus, after dozens of young men had gone missing, presumably joining ISIS in Syria. A brilliant episode of the always fascinating Invisibilia podcast.