Within the social web, everyone wants to own a conversation. They want to be the person someone thinks of when they think of a certain topic, or trend.
On the other hand, everyone talks about the beauty of open-source conversation within the social web. Everyone contributes, everyone can chime in. Everyone pretends that no one really owns anything. “We’re all in this together” is the mantra of those who own branded spaces online.
For a long time, I’ve been thinking about this interesting phenomenon.… Click to read more
As some of you may know, at the beginning of this year I made the commitment to go 100% Raw for 30 days. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I felt incredible, had more energy than ever, and felt a certain lightness that I’ve never experienced while eating other diets.
Since then, I’ve modified my eating to about 60-80% raw. Some of the challenges I’ve faced have been:
For much of my life, I rebelled against things. I thought the “system” was my enemy and I wanted to deconstruct everything.
And I felt like society was “against me.”
So for much of my teenage and adult life, I sought to break things down. I did whatever I could to discredit the establishment. I looked for holes and pointed them out. I saw the faults and the hypocrisy and I thought, “Why are so many people following these fakes?”
There are many things in life that you will take great pleasure in doing that will not be comfortable. You may dread them. You may even begin imagining ways you could painlessly end your time here on earth to avoid the task at hand.
It’s funny, isn’t it? We know security is a myth. Yet, we often act in a way that favors comfort over fulfillment.
I know that I, personally, have acted in this way many times. I do what I want when the risk is minimal.… Click to read more