What is the point of non-profits?

“To escape the logic of this system you have to give up the part of yourself that says you can change the world. You cannot change the world. Mass consumption, mass media, and individualism have rendered the world primitive again, a social vacuum in which there is, paradoxically, no individual. And because there is no individual there is no accountability, no rights, and certainly no social contract. The dream of liberal democracy is dead. All that exists is the global oppressors and the globally oppressed.”

-https://popula.com/2018/11/18/a-way-out/

John Green on making his internet better

“I know that it’s fashionable these days to say that the internet is a festering cesspool of toxicity, and you know, it is, but the internet is also many other things, including one of the primary drivers of humanity’s improved performance at a 29 year old video game. Really there is no THE internet, especially in the era of personalized feeds, there is only for each of us OUR internet. I don’t labor under the delusion that I can make THE internet better, but I do want to make MY internet better, and on that front I think Tetris has a lot to teach me.”

-From Why Are Humans Suddenly Getting Better at Tetris?