Why do people not behave as they are advised for their own safety? Are we just ignorant idiots? Or do people just like to rebel? To answer these questions, we talk to Renato Troffa, a professor of social psychology at the University of Cagliari. “This is a complex phenomenon,” he says. Our frame of reference — our social background and environment, for example — has a strong impact on how we perceive a risk: “Do you trust the government? How concerned are friends and relatives? All these things matter.”
When Olą Belyaeva was in her twenties, a doctor told her parents that he wanted to cut open her head and freeze part of the brain — the area responsible for satisfaction. Because the doctor blamed a defect of this area for Belyaeva repeatedly doing something that is severely condemned in her home Ukraine: Taking drugs.
There are many reasons for a decision to move around the world as a digital nomad. What they all have in common, however, is probably the desire to get to know something new. Or also: someone new. One would think that this shouldn’t be a big issue. But it is. That alone shows the multitude of special apps and Facebook groups on dating for digital nomads. Complicated thing …
Tina plans her daily routine meticulously. She tells of a day when her plan was like this: 11:30 cooking, 12:00 eating, later jogging. She cleared all the ingredients, prepared the pot and pan, lit the gas flames on the stove. Tina cut onions, switched to autopilot in her head.