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Trying to be original

I am beginning to realize, trying to be original is the least original thing I can do. It is doing what nearly everyone does, tie themselves up in knots over me, me, me; obsess over how I can be revered, remembered, seen.


Sphere of concern

If we wanted, we could imagine the noblest good as expanding our “sphere of concern” to the widest, most far-reaching good we can conceive. We could choose to identify primarily not with ourselves as individuals, but rather as humanity itself, as life itself.

The lie of passion work

Purpose work asks us: How much sacrifice, pain, and discomfort am I willing to endure in order to activate my higher self, to produce my greatest good in service to my community?

Staircase from above

Fighting without hating

Can we fight without hating? Can we advocate for tones that we believe are most aligned with our values, that we believe are most conducive to change, without policing for them?

Burning Man art

The tragedy of ideals

Our awareness of the challenges we face always outpaces our ability to solve them. We always place our ideals ahead of us, just out of reach of our reality.

Person walking up a mountain

Outrage fatigue

There will be more tax bills in the future, more sex offenders in power, more devastation of our conservation lands. There will be an endless supply of things to be rightfully outraged by.


The privilege of possibility

The only thing of value that can be done with privilege is to leverage its power into something useful, something that can help rectify the pain and suffering all around us.

Man jumping underneath a tree with sunshine in the background

No more “taxes”

Stop arguing that we should raise taxes. Instead, make the very reasonable assertion that we should have more public money and less money for the super rich to hoard.

US Dollar bill