Phil Ristau

Man in the Arena

Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech in 1910 called, “The Citizenship in a Republic” or is more commonly known as “The Man in the Arena.” This speech is helpful for anyone that has been criticized in life for pursuing something– entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, artists, comedians, the list goes on. The social media world of today transmits …

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Social Conformity

In 1951, Solomon Asch conducted an experiment, whereby how an individual would yield to the majority. In this experiment, eight male (yes, the experiment lacked different age groups, genders, cultures, etc, but the results are still interesting) college students participated in a “perceptual task.” Unbeknownst to the single participant, the other seven male college students …

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