48 Laws of Power | Law 27: Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following

48 Laws of Power | Law 27: Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following

Overview of Law #27: Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following People desperately want to believe in something. Offer them a cause to follow. Promise the world but keep it vague; whip up enthusiasm. Mimic a religious structure with a hierarchy, rituals, and requests for sacrifice (donations). Create a cultlike following. You’ll have untold power over your followers, who will worship you.

Rule 1: Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back

Rule 1: Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back

In 12 Rules for Life, Rule #1 is “Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back.” What does this mean? Do you stand up straight physically? Or is this more of a metaphor for being confident? It turns out Jordan Peterson’s Rule 1 means both. We’ll discuss what he meant by stand up straight, and how your physical posture affects your mental state.

Gender Bias: Is it Real? How to Overcome It

Gender Bias: Is it Real? How to Overcome It

Gender roles in society are finally being seen as outdated, but many of us still feel the need to play into certain gender roles. Why do we continue to be trapped in gender roles that no longer seem relevant to our modern lives? The existence of gender roles in society and implicit gender bias may be the results of our unconscious associations. Learn how our unconscious biases affect our conscious decisions and take action to change your implicit gender biases.

The Death of Amadou Diallo: What We Get Wrong About Police Shootings

The Death of Amadou Diallo: What We Get Wrong About Police Shootings

In 1999, New York City Police officers shot Guinean Amadou Diallo 41 times when they mistook him for a rape suspect with a gun. Were the officers racist? Was it an accident, the inevitable, if tragic, consequence of officers having to make quick decisions in stressful situations? And how can we prevent these types of police shootings in the future? Learn about the Amadou Diallo case and discover the details we often forget when we try to answer the question, “How could this happen?”

Purge Subconscious Bias: The Harvard Unconscious Bias Test

Purge Subconscious Bias: The Harvard Unconscious Bias Test

What is subconscious bias? How do our actions reflect prejudices that are either subconscious or unconscious? Can the Harvard unconscious bias test tell us the biases our conscious minds refuse to acknowledge? Subconscious bias is a prejudice we’re unaware of, and the Harvard unconscious bias test, officially known as the Implicit Association Test, is a tool used to understand how unconscious associations affect our beliefs and behavior. Learn how subconscious bias affects our everyday actions and how the Harvard unconscious bias test can help you identify your unacknowledged prejudices.

Implicit Racism: 80% of Us Are Guilty – Here’s How to Fight It

Implicit Racism: 80% of Us Are Guilty – Here’s How to Fight It

Could you be harboring implicit biases about people based on their race? It’s disheartening to learn that implicit racism is far more prevalent than we like to think. And as much as you believe in racial equality and treating everyone with compassion and respect, you may be judging others based on racial stereotypes without even being aware of it. Learn to become aware of and address signs of implicit racism.