Category Archives: Awareness

Double standards

on February 9, 2019 in Awareness, Nonjudgment

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 →

International Men’s Day

on December 6, 2018 in Awareness

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.

Seth Godin caught my scarcity mindset

on November 19, 2018 in Awareness, Habits

Chatting with Seth Godin before recording the last week’s podcast episode, I shared with him how I keep secret the incredible ingredient I love cooking with—peanut flour. It’s nearly the last packaged food I still buy, though I’ve found a mill that I think I can crank it out with my hands from peanuts. I haven’t shared why I like it so much, but I make some of the most[…] Keep reading →

Drugs are everywhere. Everywhere.

on October 4, 2018 in Awareness

Maybe from reading Michael Pollan’s recent book, How to Change Your Mind, or the nationwide spread of repealing the prohibition on cannabis, or the increasing research finding therapeutic effects of illegal drugs claimed to have no value, or people talking about doing illegal drugs on in the media with no consequence, or overhearing middle-aged women talk about enjoying Percocet left over after the pain it was prescribed for passed, or[…] Keep reading →

Men aren’t as confused as the media say

on October 1, 2018 in Awareness, Perception

My response to a popular social media post is below. I don’t pretend it’s the final word, but it expresses something missing. The post I responded to Guys ask why women are so pissed off. Even guys with wives and daughters. Jackson Katz, a prominent social researcher, illustrates why. He’s done it with hundreds of audiences: “I draw a line down the middle of a chalkboard, sketching a male symbol[…] Keep reading →

Do you fly to experience the beauty of nature and untouched places and cultures?

on September 20, 2018 in Awareness, Nature

Do you consider it a moral or ethical issue that water flows downhill? Probably not. Do I sound like I’m trying to make you feel guilty if I say that it rains sometimes? Again, probably not. In the same spirit of speaking non-morally and non-ethically, but simply stating the obvious, when you fly to experience nature, solitude, or remote, untouched cultures what you see, you’re helping destroy. I’m not saying[…] Keep reading →

Three simple proposals to reduce pollution

on September 18, 2018 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Nature, Visualization

I understand that many people reduce their pollution just from knowing how much they pollute. Planes How about having every airplane ticket show how much pollution and greenhouse gas emissions each flight causes—designed, prominent, and easy to read, like an Energy Star label or cigarette warning? I’d add a relevant comparison number, like IPCC recommendations. Like this, from, Cars How about gas pumps show that information as you fill[…] Keep reading →

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