“She dumped him for being too fat, but he got revenge by losing 100 pounds. Now he’s lean and trim and she regrets it.” These stories are popular all over social media, but the most disturbing part is the context and delivery, using words like “dumped”, “revenge”, and “regret”. The fact that this kind of … Continue reading Can Our Self-Respect Be Motivated by Revenge? And What Does Bruce Willis Have to Say About It?
Life: Let’s Not Be So Guess-So About It
“Walk on the road. Walk right side, safe. Walk left side, safe. Walk middle; sooner or later, get squished just like grape. Here, karate same thing. Either you karate do yes, or karate do no. You karate do guess-so, squish, just like grape. Understand?” Mr. Miyagi; circa 1984. This is true everywhere in our lives, … Continue reading Life: Let’s Not Be So Guess-So About It
An Absolute Doorway to the Soul
“The cold is an absolute doorway to the soul.” - Wim Hof, The Ice Man I’ve run four Tough Mudders and five other obstacle course races. Why do people do this? Everyone has their reasons, but for me, when I’m in the freezing ice-water, crawling through claustrophobic pipes half filled with water, jumping off platforms … Continue reading An Absolute Doorway to the Soul
A Gray Matter
Gray matter: “It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's (f)ears and the summit of his knowledge. You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.” Thank you, Rod Serling. Our gray matter; as much as … Continue reading A Gray Matter