Author - Jason Dias

On Being Ordinary

Sometimes we work so hard pretending that we are not anxious that we give the impression anxiety isn’t normal, says existential psychologist Jason...

Jason Dias: How Will You Die?

The Paris terrorist attack has a lot of us wondering how we will die. Existential psychologist/mathematician Jason Dias has the answer, and it's...

ISIS Paris Shootings: But Why Paris?

ISIS has now taken responsibility for the Paris shooting. But why'd it attack Paris in the first place? Existentialist Jason Dias looks for answers...

Jason Dias: Is Your Food Too Cheap?

Is food too cheap -- so cheap that we can't afford it anymore. So asks Jason Dias, who reminds us to watch "Soylent Green" to the very, very end.

Jason Dias: On The Value of Whining

Complaining is more than blaming your problems on society. It’s about challenging the values of society, says Jason Dias. Here are the warped...

Jason Dias: How To Accept Death

The best way to live a full life is to not deny death, but accept it. Here's existential psychologist Jason Dias on how to accept death -- and live a...

Jason Dias: What Does Sadness Weigh?

Sadness feels real. Like it has mass, dimension and weight. That's why therapist Jason Dias asks: What does sadness weigh? The answer will surprise...

Jason Dias: What Is Sadness For?

You live one moment, then the next, then the next. And you keep doing it until all your moments are gone. So what is sadness for? Essay.

Is This Journalism? And What Am I?

Jason Dias ponders journalism versus blogging and wonders about his own place in the so-called Fourth Estate. What is journalism now? Here's what it...

Do Scared People Vote Republican?

Do scared people vote Republican? Psychologist Jason Dias tackles that and other questions that may reveal what your politics say about the real you.

Facebook: You’re Doing It Wrong

I’m not saying it’s your fault all your friends are smug fundamentalist partisans, I’m saying you can get a better Facebook experience just...

Blame The Unions, Blame The Workers

Did unions destroy the American auto industry? Jason Dias says it's easy to blame the unions and blame the workers. And here's what's really going on...

The Trouble with Carly

Jason Dias has a problem with Carly Fiorina in her bid for U.S. president. A big problem. Here's why.

A Week without Racism

What would a week without racism be like? No microagressions like touching a black person's hair without asking. And definitely no mistaking guns for...

Jason Dias: Why I Am A Pacifist

Would you rather die than kill? Rather be hurt than hurt someone else. In Why I Am A Pacifist, Jason Dias does that math. Have you done yours?