Tag: activism

65) Protesting: What’s the point? It’s just a bunch of ‘activists’ getting arrested and stopping traffic or some shit, amiright?

Extinction Rebellion Bridge Shut-down, October 7, 2019 Sitting on the Bloor St Viaduct, my ratty brown long-sleeved shirt folded up beneath me to use as a meditation mat, I closed my eyes.  The woman leading us through the group meditation was talking about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, asking us to appreciate things like…

58) Jordan Peterson, Part 5: The Perfect House Problem; Subsection 1 – He Who Is Without Sin

============================================================= Tarantula Identification Assessment Tool Put a check beside each of the following that describes you, at least “somewhat”.   – Do you feel self-conscious about your looks?   – Do you procrastinate?   – Do you criticize yourself? a lot?  – Do you watch too much TV, play too many video games, spend too…

41) Jordan Peterson, Part 1, Subsection 4: Moral Foolishness

(from https://geektyrant.com/news/netflixs-voltron-legendary-defender-has-a-78-episode-commitment-season-3-premieres-in-2017) Let’s take a look for a moment at what you end up with when you put together what we covered in the previous two essays: Philosophical Foolishness and Theoretical Foolishness. You get a view of human nature that is disturbingly unbalanced, highlighting the parts of our evolutionary heritage that are most compatible with…

35) Thoughts on Three TEDx Talks

I feel a little weird posting about this, but….well, I feel incredibly honoured to have been given the opportunity to give a few TEDx talks. The third one has just been released online, and after watching it, I wanted to share some insights that I’ve gotten from going through the experience. I remember once, I…

5) Warning: Angry rant ahead

You’ve been warned. Proceed at your own risk. I need to rant. I often feel like I shouldn’t though, like ranting about stuff isn’t a very good idea.  It’s pretty, you know, negative!  Who wants to read depressing stuff?  But sometimes I’m feeling depressed, so, well, what the hell?  After all, this is my blog,…

4) Lauryn Hill, Luke Skywalker, and you

“Fantasy is what people want, but reality is what they need.” – says Lauryn Hill So let’s swallow the red pill and see Reality for what it is. See how our living, dying world is beautiful and horrifying. Inspiring and disgusting. Breathtaking and heartbreaking. Let’s open ourselves to the full blast furnace of reality. Let’s…

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