Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, October 13, 2014

This article’s author discusses Danish writer and thinker Søren Kierkegaard’s “The Diary of Søren Kierkegaard,” which contains an entry in which he observes a pervasive pathology of our fallible humanity, explaining the same basic psychology that lurks behind contemporary phenomena like bullying, trolling, and the general assaults of the web’s self-appointed critics, colloquially and rather appropriately known as haters. […read more]