Essentialized

Explaining complexity is not simple.

Essentialized
  1. DateTue Jul 31 2018
  2. Category book

“Why do people feel unhappy in today’s complex world?”

With plenty of character & wit, Psoid Froid takes you on a whirldwind tour through a smattering of topics; from the see-saw of fulfillment, to the sexual archetypes of Fifty Shades Of Grey, to the deceptiveness of mommy’s hands. Every essay’s a surprise. The book answers the questions in an interdisciplinary way, inspired by a wide variety of books like Travels In Hyperreality by Umberto Eco, Amusing Ourselves To Death by Neil Postman, Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse, and The Shallows by Nicholas Carr.

First, the book explains how the world became more complex and proposes a theory of long-term Human satisfaction called The Fulfillment Games. Secondly, it explains how we simplify things to deal with that complexity. Thirdly, it showcases how those simplifications end up making the world more complex and less satisfying.

And yet, despite seeing the world go to shitake, Psoid Froid remains an optimist with an eccentric sense of humour!

Without further ado, here be:

Psoid Froid’s psycho-philosophical comedy.