Category Archives: Awareness
For at least 20 years, I always had ice cream in my freezer and pretzels or potato chips in my cupboard. Somewhere inside, I knew I didn’t want them. I told myself I couldn’t help buying and eating them, but I could. I didn’t stop. When I bought them, I would tell myself why buying them was okay, even though I thought I shouldn’t. How addicts think Addicts tell themselves[…] Keep reading →
Sorry for the click-bait title. I commented on an article in the Times and it got included in Readers Picks. Hence the quotes in my title. The article was “If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?“, subtitled: “In the age of global warming, traveling — by plane, boat or car — is a fraught choice. And yet the world beckons.” You can read the article. From[…] Keep reading →
Last year I went 72 hours with only water. I’d read and heard chatter about “intermittent fasting,” not knowing what people meant. The more I looked into it, the more I found most people chattering didn’t know what they were talking about so I ignored it. Then a friend told me about two benefits he experienced — not read about or imagined, but experienced. He said The first meal after[…] Keep reading →
You may have read the empty boat parable. I don’t much like it. I get its point, it sounds too contrived and fortune-cookie-like. The people who say it tend to sound new-agey, which is not a community I associate with. Yesterday morning, I experienced the point of the story without the contrivance. First I’ll share the original for those who haven’t read it. A young farmer laboriously paddled his boat[…] Keep reading →
I believe that diversity in teams helps improve outcomes by the team’s values. Some places have more diversity than others. A big part of culture I see is to increase diversity, particularly in places with authority like government, corporate boardrooms, and STEM fields. People point out that those places are overrepresented by people who are combinations of male, white, rich, straight, fit, and a few other characteristics. Making them more[…] Keep reading →
When more men are in congress, STEM fields, and corporate board rooms, it’s “Women can do what men can. Something must be holding them back.” When more men commit crimes, it’s “Men are more violent, they’re just that way.” When more men occupy leadership roles in acting on the environment, it’s “The environmental movement has a problem recruiting women.” When more men are in jail, it’s “There are still too[…] Keep reading →
Two weeks ago was International Men’s Day, November 19. Here’s an infographic from Cassie Jaye the director of The Red Pill documentary, and her team. I profiled her in Inc, I think it speaks for itself.