"a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers." --wikipedia
"system in which economic goods and/or political power are vested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement, rather than wealth or social class. Advancement in such a system is based on performance, as measured through examination or demonstrated achievement." --wikipedia
"He popularized catchphrases that promoted his philosophy, such as 'turn on, tune in, drop out', 'set and setting', and 'think for yourself and question authority'." --wikipedia. Social impact (public) and personal LoC (paid-subscriber access).
"American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants." --wikipedia. Social impact (public) and personal LoC (paid-subscriber access).
1522-1591, "considered the... most profound influence on chanoyu, the Japanese 'Way of Tea'.... He was also the first to emphasize several key aspects of the ceremony, including rustic simplicity, directness of approach and honesty of self." --wikipedia
"created the Dilbert comic, written numerous books on self-development and persuasion. He also has a large follow[ing] on social media and his blog. He does a daily live show on youtube where he talks about persuasion and truth in the media."
Lecturing at Yale: "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step, like I did the world a f------ favor,"
"a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, or in person. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to have been 'cancelled'." --wikipedia