I've started doing this daily "Coffee with Calvin" show weekdays at 9am New York time. Some days it's just me, other days I have a guest on.
I'm talking about politics and how we organize ourselves as societies, as communities, and individually, from a different angle from what I've seen anyone else do: I bring the big picture into it, with spirituality, the meaning of life, engineering mindset, and open source thinking, entrepreneurial thinking, and more.
Check it out and let me know what...
Received this one from fitbit this morning:
Let me translate:
Thank you very much for getting back with us and providing us with the information requested. Your help through this process is highly appreciated.
Translation: Okay, we feel a tiny bit bad for making you jump through all these hoops to get to this point.
Your happiness and satisfaction remains to be our number one goal and priority. We understand that the situation encountered with your Aria scale is not ideal....
Here it is, in condensed form:
My friend and colleague Nick told me about a therapist who'd told him that the first 5-10 sessions, people usually need to just vent and get all their anger out. Only then can we get to the real issues. I'm thinking there might be a point here.
Then this morning, I was listening to a book on the law of attraction, and it mentioned that if you're feeling depressed, moving from depression to anger is actually a step up, a move in the right direction. It's a first step towards joy and bliss...
One of the things Byron Katie kept saying at her workshop at Esalen last weekend was this:
Apart from what you're thinking and believing, are you okay?
You might notice, that if you really check in, and you're honest with yourself, the answer is probably "yes".
It falls well in line with everything else I've heard or read from her, but that particular way of phrasing it was new to me. And I love it.
Having clear intentions is the ENTIRE game.
We can spend endless amounts of time and energy flapping about when our intentions aren't clear.
We can spend so much effort trying to work towards a goal, pretending to be working towards a goal. But if we're not 100% clear on what we want, if we're split, torn, if we have hesitations, concerns, doubt, worry, fear, guilt, or anything pulling is away from our goal, we're not going to get there.
In that case, it's much better to stop what we're...
One of the top one or two biggest issues we have in politics and public life in general right now is the limits to free speech, BAMN being a prime example ("no free speech for fascists"!), though it's much much bigger than them.
What pains me is that it's mostly the left that wants to enforce this taboo on what can be said and what can't be said.
The only limits on free speech should be direct threats of violence. Anything beyond that inevitably leads to authoritarianism, which is where...
I haven't read the book, but I got his main points: Climate change is real, but a lot of the science out there is overstated, and the way we're trying to approach it is costly and ineffective. Let's apply a cost/benefit analysis to how we approach it. Let's invest in innovation, not subsidies or taxes. And let's spend...