Monthly Archives: January 2011

The best book on the environment, economy, and ecology

posted by Joshua on January 30, 2011 in Blog, Education, Nature

Everyone has something to say about the environment, the economy, and ecology. People believe in human caused global warming or they don’t, but they have something to say about it. They believe improving the environment will ruin the economy or save it or something. Everyone has something to say. One major trend I see is[…] Keep reading →

An alternative to truth and lies

posted by Joshua on January 29, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Evolutionary Psychology, Freedom, Tips

An incredibly useful perspective in some half-baked notes to a friend. I’ll develop them more in future posts. Feedback and criticism appreciated. — You wrote about lying as an example of a “bad trait”. I’d like to suggest another perspective (generalizable from just lying to other aspects of apparent lack of empathy): that the reason[…] Keep reading →

Why do movies still have closing credits?

posted by Joshua on January 27, 2011 in Awareness, Blog

Closing credits now commonly stretch for ten minutes. Early movies had closing credits of ten people. Why do we still have them? The typical answer is to credit the people who contributed, but that method seems ineffective: one name out of thousands is nearly invisible, it’s only visible while watching the movie, and they’re unsearchable.[…] Keep reading →

The empowering relationship between time and priorities

posted by Joshua on January 27, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Freedom, Tips

One of the great lessons I learned from my father was that when people talk about how they spend their time, they’re talking about priorities. As he put it, “When people say they don’t have time to do something, they mean they prioritized something else higher. People have time to do anything. The question is[…] Keep reading →