How Opportunists Take (Living) Space Away From the Less Opportunistic

The fate of the masses in virtually every area of our lives since the dawn of human civilization has been determined primarily by the directions taken by opportunists – people who constitute a narrow minority of our communities and societies, yet who have the most influence on our relations, our systems and the public opinion that provide the framework conditions.…

Communities vs. Opportunists and the ‘Glass Bridge’ – A Squid Game: The Challenge Example

Recently added to the Netflix streaming service is Squid Game: The Challenge, a reality show based on the popular (and often shocking) South Korean fictional series Squid Game. Although reality TV is usually a genre that leaves me cold, I found The Challenge rather interesting, because the games it presents, as well as the relationships between the participants in the given situations serve as typical examples of existential opportunism.…

Party Politics and the Crisis of Democracy

While constant warfare is raging between liberal, conservative and other political forces at national and international level, the willingness to join parties and the trust society has in them has been severely eroded worldwide.…

Liberals vs. Conservatives: A War of Extremes

One of today’s main trends and sources of conflict in the (so-called) more developed parts of the world is the confrontation and constant struggle between liberal and conservative forces. Depending on one’s place of birth and residence, family and upbringing, social environment, life experiences and identity (which is largely derived from them), you may yourself be a member of one camp or the other, or a sympathizer of one or the other, and therefore the discussion of this topic is likely to provoke no small emotional response.…

About the All-Important Issue of Identity: The Hierarchy of Identities

Nowadays, we hear the concept of identity being mentioned more and more often, which is no coincidence, as it plays a fundamental role in all our lives. Because we are intelligent beings with our own sense of self, we are constantly reflecting on ourselves in our thinking, and we all develop a kind of inner self-image.…

Why We Need to Push Back Social Inequalities

Nowadays, social inequalities and their widening are very often discussed as one of the most serious global problems of our time. It is no coincidence that it is also a central theme of my book, as a cornerstone of social sustainability.…