Category Archives: Perception

Liberals: get your stories straight, part 1: individual ability and responsibility.

on February 26, 2022 in Leadership, Models, Nonjudgment, Perception

I’ll start with a liberal inconsistency relevant to sustainability, not that they monopolize them or are the most egregious, but I have to start somewhere. Mention anything related to my environmental footprint or personal action to many liberals and I’d better prepare for them to lecture me on how BP publicized the concept to deflect blame from them to individuals, or some similar reason why their or my actions don’t[…] Keep reading →

There is an ‘I’, it’s just not who you think it is.

on January 31, 2022 in Awareness, Perception

Life poses two questions people have probably asked for thousands of years that I’ve seen zero progress in answering from any source: Why does reality exist? What is consciousness? Or, alternatively, why is there a sense of “me” or “I” that seems to exist outside reality? Regarding the first question, I can’t imagine any way of finding an answer using the tools within reality. It’s weird to ask or even[…] Keep reading →

Euphoria from food

on November 29, 2021 in Awareness, Creativity, Nature, Perception

I feel a euphoria when eating fresh fruits and vegetables, in particular my famous no-packaging vegan stews. It’s subtle enough to miss if I’m talking to someone or listening to a podcast, but wonderful. I’d pick it over the high from things refined from plants like coca, poppy, etc since I can do it every day my whole life with no unwanted side effects. It gives me plenty of wanted[…] Keep reading →

Buzzfeed’s privilege “calculator”: How I Did

on November 21, 2021 in Awareness, Perception

Maybe you’re one of the over four million people who have seen Buzzfeed’s video illustrating how society affects us by having people step forward or backward based on their experience: I don’t know what credence anyone gives the questionnaire, but I copied it from the YouTube page and answered it. Some answers I wasn’t sure about, but tried to answer as honestly as I could. My Rating If I calculate[…] Keep reading →

“Bucket list” means craving. You’ll never be satisfied with other places until you’re satisfied where you are.

on October 31, 2021 in Nature, Perception

The travel industry fools most of us into thinking somewhere else is more beautiful than where we are. We live in a world of people sitting on beautiful beaches or other beautiful places, looking at pictures of other beaches thinking that place must be better than here. After all I’m here looking there, so it must be better there. If where you are doesn’t look beautiful, worth exploring a lifetime,[…] Keep reading →

On sustainability, technology is not the solution. It’s more part of the problem.

on August 1, 2021 in Nonjudgment, Perception

How many times have you heard people suggest the answer to our environmental problems is more technology? Have you heard of carcinogens or other toxic chemicals coming from places other than our technology? I guess some things like animal venom or naturally occurring heavy metals, but there aren’t too many of them. Volcanoes may emit carbon dioxide, but not enough to raise Earth’s temperature by a degree per decade. For[…] Keep reading →

The most amazing “You Are Here” map you’ve ever seen

on July 29, 2021 in Creativity, Perception, Visualization

I live in Greenwich Village. Here’s an old map of the neighborhood: It’s a tall building. From the roof, I can see across the street to a playground for a school between a couple brick buildings: You probably see marked on the ground the two basketball half-courts on the left and the blue track that curves beside them. You’ll also see a colorful block pattern inside the track. Let’s look[…] Keep reading →

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