Psychologist Gena Gorlin argues that internalizing the universe's tendency toward death and disorder can help us appreciate what we have and compel us to build a better future.
Read her article: https://progressforum.org/posts/JjiewkPhAYmFzY3KL/death-is-the-default-why-building-is-our-safest-way-forward
Dr. Eugenia (Gena) Gorlin is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program in the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy from Tufts University, her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia, and her clinical internship training from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed two years of postdoctoral training at Boston University, where she conducted experimental and clinical intervention research in the Translational Research Program and provided psychotherapy to anxious and depressed adults at the renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and related approaches to the treatment of anxiety, depression, and various concerns tied to motivation and goal pursuit. Learn more: https://genagorlin.com
Chelsea Follett is the managing editor of HumanProgress.org, a project of the Cato Institute that seeks to educate the public on the global improvements in well‐being by providing free empirical data on long‐term developments. Learn more: https://www.cato.org/people/chelsea-follett