I told him that people have different ideas about how humans were created. He laughed and said "that's silly" when I described evolution and he ultimately decided that God just created everyone :)

My oldest son just turned 6. Yesterday he asked me whether adults or kids came first (a variant of the "chicken or egg" dilemma). I am proud of him for his critical thinking.

Capitalism, labour, employment 

Christianity, post-christianity 

Social media, divisiveness, politics 

Corporate social media has catalyzed divisiveness by filling our timelines with two things:

1. Content they know we agree with 100%. This produces an illusion of a cohesive "side" in our minds. Its the "us" in "us vs. them"

2. Content they know we disagree with 100%. "them" in "us vs. them"

Monetizing the system is the priority. Nuanced ideas don't drive clicks, tribalism does. Outrage and certainty are the de facto standards of the social media age.

Been enjoying the music from grandson. I hear elements of metal, hip hop and electronic combined with generally progressive/leftist lyrics.


Chronic Illness 

Social anxiety, regret, teenage years, kid rock :) 

I think the reason the concept of "embracing the moment" as learned through meditation is so powerful to me is because I've always tried to escape the moment that I'm in.

A lifetime of poor self image & social anxiety has conditioned me to flee from what is unfolding around me, regardless if those experiences are good or bad.

Retreating from all those moments has been detrimental to my health. Learning to accept them has been freeing as I've been more able to be engaged in the present moment.

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