Thinking

These posts cover topics relating to thinking: how we do it well, and what can drive us to make mistakes.
Feb
23
The World’s Worst Persuasion Tactic: Insults

The World’s Worst Persuasion Tactic: Insults

If you're tired of political insults, take the no-insult pledge with me
4 min read
Dec
22
Heavily snow-covered trees before a blueish, cloudy sky

Nature Speaks; Are We Listening? (by Gudrun Bellerjeau)

The more time you spend in nature, away from human “intervention,” the more you quietly listen, you will hear Nature speaking to you.
4 min read
Dec
15
A mural of a standing man with a raised foot saying "You got this" on the sole

You Could Be Alive Tomorrow, Are You Ready?

We fear death when what we should fear is another day of empty living
2 min read
Nov
24
Wall of stock certificates of defunct corporations

Unions Are Doing Humanity a Tremendous Service

At the same time, unions are inadvertently creating the conditions for their disappearance
3 min read
Nov
17
Gigantic croissant outside a bakery

What Do You Know About Food? (by Pauline Jacob)

We’ve quickly grown accustomed to a food landscape that favors our short-term productivity over long-term societal health
4 min read
Nov
10
Metal sculpture of a knot made of steel beams

Was COVID-19 Just a Bad Flu Season?

A case study of a method for working through emotional questions to arrive at reliable answers
7 min read
Oct
27
Truck panel reading "Secure Destruction You Can Trust" above a saw blade

No, the END Does Not Justify the MEANS

A simple thought experiment reveals the perils of letting your desired outcome drive your actions
3 min read
Oct
20
Cyborg man standing in front of futuristic portal

Immortality is a Foolish Wish

A few reflections on why living forever should be no one's desire
2 min read
Oct
13
A row of colored pencils with the tips all at different lengths

A Solution to Income Inequality That Would Genuinely Work

And would not destroy economies or social cohesion in the process
3 min read
Oct
06
Resilience: a motorcyclist looking down over imposing mountain passes from above

Building Resilience at Work and in Life

A three-step method to help you build resilience: turning adversity into strength!
5 min read