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Philosophy Wire: Feeling more powerful… Just by taking the… elevator.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2019-06-23]: New research shows that elevation in an office building can increase someone's willingness to take financial risks because it makes people feel more Powerful. [1] We lost centuries debating whether humans feel powerful enough to think they are gods. Philosophers argued for years on whether we are arrogant or simply self-knowledgeable. Tons of ink spent on writing on the subject of human power and our modern state of thinking. But at the end, it is not so complicated. We feel powerful from the very moment we start climbing the stairs. We feel more and more powerful as we move one. Step by step, we reach the top. And there, we feel invincible. Simply by taking the elevator. Simple and crude. This is what hubris looks like. Don’t take that first step. Don’t start that journey. You are already home. Look down and touch the dirty soil. God is there…

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