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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct17Post.mp4 Many, many years ago, me and some buddies were planning a backpacking trip. It was going to be a week. What made this particular trip different was the first day. The book that described this hike said the first day had two options. To get over this huge pass in one day, or to take two. We asked a bunch of experts, and they all said making it one day was difficult. So we both trained, in our own way, to get ready. For a while I was hitting the gym stairclimbers pretty hard. They had these contours show
One of the hardest things to accept is the idea of ever present human hierarchies. A lot of us believe, and a lot of people WANT us to believe, that everybody can be equal. But in reality, we are primates. We've been living together as primates for a couple million years. We've only been "human," capable of language for about 100,000 years. We've only had large societies for about 5,000 years. We've only had post industrial societies (electricity, cheap travel, etc.) for a couple hundred years. Internet, email, text, etc. for a couple decades. From an in
We humans do very well when are constrained by external factors. For example, one way to "dry out" or get clean is to go to a facility where there are NO drugs or alcohol. You are surrounded by professionals all there to help you get clean. There are zero temptations. No triggers that make you want to relapse. This is the same structure dieters use to carefully fill their fridges with ONLY healthy food. It's nearly impossible to effectively lose weight if you've got a freezer full of ice cream and bagel dogs. The easiest way to STOP bad habits is to remove ou