013: Act Natural

There's this scene in Spongebob where Patrick says "act...natural." Spongebob starts to eat grass like a cow. The phrase "act natural" is ju…

012: The Trap of Masculinity

Sex can feel like war. Rejection hurts more than a denied job application. It's like getting rejected from the human race. "Dear Sam, unfort…

011: Presence

A few weeks ago, my world got shaken up. I traveled to Tulum for my first "mastermind summit" (through Fit For Service, a community I joined…

010: Striving

"Years ago, it had occurred to me that Darwin and Nietzsche agreed on one thing: the defining characteristic of the organism is striving." T…

009: Words are an Ice Sculpture

People say "don't judge a book by its cover." But this was for the book store era, not the Bezos era. I prefer "don't judge a book by its ti…

008: Being Pulled

Will you ever get advice better than “you already know what to do” ? In the past few days, I’ve been thinking—all that matters is your inten…

004: Inhale, Exhale

What you inhale, you exhale. Inhaling is absorption. You take in the world, and make it part of yourself. Exhaling is influence. You take yo…

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For a while, I've wanted to write more. And I realized—the only way to write regularly is to actually write regularly. Like sleep, writing w…