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Category Archives: Nature

Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less?

posted by Joshua on March 27, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My Inc. article today, “Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less?,” responded to a New York Times opinion piece yesterday that I found lame, even sad. My piece begins Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less? A New York Times editorial[…] Keep reading →

365 days without flying

posted by Joshua on March 23, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My Inc. article yesterday “365 days without flying,” began 365 Days Without Flying Leadership means taking responsibility for my actions and empathy for those affected It’s so easy to think greenhouse gases come from “other people,” but when I learned that a flight across the country polluted roughly one year of driving, I could no[…] Keep reading →

One of the most important videos on the internet barely has 10,000 views: Donella Meadows on Sustainable Systems

posted by Joshua on March 18, 2017 in Awareness, Education, Models, Nature

I just watched what I consider one of the most important videos I’ve seen. It’s not exciting, but it covers what I consider the most important issue of our time—how to understand global warming and what we can do about it. Not just the usual questions about science, numbers, and politics. The video is of[…] Keep reading →

Judgment is automatic, what you do with it is your choice

posted by Joshua on March 16, 2017 in Awareness, Nature, Nonjudgment

People are so quick and smug to say, “You shouldn’t judge so much” or that they don’t judge. Next time you notice yourself judging, try to notice if you chose to create that feeling of judgment or if the feeling happened without conscious intent. The involuntary part I haven’t experienced how anyone’s mind works but[…] Keep reading →

My disillusion from visiting Columbia’s Earth and Environmental Science Department

posted by Joshua on March 4, 2017 in Education, Leadership, Nature

I’ll get in trouble for describing this visit as one of the most disillusioning interactions I’ve had for a long time. This post is part of a work in progress, of me disentangling my thoughts and impressions to figure out how to act in a community I’m partly an outsider, but whose involvement I consider[…] Keep reading →

Avoiding “fiber-removed” foods in general instead of avoiding sugar

posted by Joshua on February 3, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Nature

In response to someone posting how he avoided sugar, I shared my practice, which I find simpler, less artificial, and closer to the original plants and fungi, which is to avoid foods whose fiber has been removed. Here are a few posts I wrote, first my original response, then my responses to responses. I worked[…] Keep reading →