WHAT I’M WRITING
The Skills To Invent The Future
The world, more than ever, needs a society full of top-level, principled thinkers, creatives, problem-solvers and innovators. Instead of simply pointing out the problem, here’s some quick thoughts (and a resource) about how to fix the issue…
WHAT I’M READING
Hidden historical facts
50 Amazing Historical Facts You Never Knew. The page’s preface says it all: “As the old saying goes, ‘Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.’ (Or something like that). Yes, it’s important to know your history—not just the big names and key dates, but the little details that help us better understand a historic figure or era in which they lived. Maybe it’s a surprising fact that makes you rethink conventional wisdom. Maybe it’s a wild anecdote that seems too crazy to be true. Whatever the case, it’s the little, surprising bits of history are perhaps the most fun bits of history—the type of info that’s so wacky and out there it could never be repeated even if someone wanted to.”
The image that left an indelible mark for millions
From my friend Dean Hopkins. Posted on his Facebook page, the image from Australia speaks volumes about just what it means to live in a sovereign state of mind, where you are minding your own store.
Best real estate bang for your buck (in US)
“Despite the lower incomes, home values in these areas are often low enough to make it less likely that buyers would need to rely on a mortgage. With only one exception, in every ZIP code on this list, the share of homeowners who are financing with a mortgage is below the comparable share of homeowners across the state as a whole.”
The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
This is a kick-ass list, curated by Rolling Stone, that will send you down memory lane. “For the first time in 17 years, we’ve completely remade our list of the best songs ever. More than 250 artists, writers, and industry figures helped us choose a brand-new list full of historic favorites, world-changing anthems, and new classics.”
We See As We Be
Tim Ferriss writes ”This is a hilarious, smart, and on-point read. If you’re dismayed by the hyper-polarity and “truthiness” of today’s discourse, or if you sense something isn’t quite right but can’t put a finger on it, this article might strike a chord.”
WHAT I’M MONITORING
Bitcoin Monthly Return (chart)
Guy, from The Coin Bureau, writes: “So far, this September has been keeping up the tradition of prior Septembers. If you don’t know what I mean, give a gander to this neat chart that shows you the BTC ROI by month. September has historically been one of the bloodiest months for Bitcoin, and it looks like this month is going to continue that trend. The question is what comes next…”
From my friends across the pond (in the U.K.), Karl Moore & Andrew Roth, here’s a quick run-down on the actionable things you can do to improve your mental acuity and empower how you feel… well… powerful everyday.
WHAT I’M WATCHING
600 lbs versus 169 lbs? (16:13)
How Empathy Can Save The World (10:18)
Passed onto me by loyal subscriber Ben Rivers: “Check this out. There is actually a brain circuit for empathy! I find the brain endlessly fascinating….”
Steven Keller’s “horse dewormer” story (4:55)
An interesting little story from The Emotional Reset Coach. I’ll probably be having lunch with Steven soon. He’s a cool guy. Check him out.
Robinhood is giving 5 people $20,000 toward tuition! If you or someone you know signs up now with an .edu email, we both get an entry, cash reward, and a free stock 🤝 No purchase necessary.
WHAT I’M BUYING
Rechargeable Handheld Frother
I bought this just off this recommendation from Mark at Boingboing.net: “Most battery-powered frothers are wimpy and will stall if you try mix anything other than low-viscosity liquids. I wanted something to blend nutritional powders and almond butter into drinks, and this USB chargeable frother does the job without stalling. I charge it every couple of months.”
How Coronavirus Hysteria Took Over Our Government, Rights, and Lives.
WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT
My Go-to Tech e-Store
I’m asked on a routine basis something to the effect of, “Bear, where do you like getting used electronics”? Whether phones, laptops, or audio gear, B&H always always gone above and beyond for me. They only recommend the gear based off my own needs, not what they think will be the most costly. Try them out.
Howard stern calling celebrities, like Joe Rogan, anti-vax “idiots” for… eh… not subscribing to his own Blue Pill narrative of, what we saw goes, goes. Follow our top-down mandated narrative, or else...” And I am giving my own take, to local friends, what this riff by Aubrey Marcus means to me (brilliant):
When you wish death upon someone in the name of saving life.
When you beat someone bloody in the name of their health.
When you mandate that a child risks their future to make you feel safer.
When medical professionals are silenced in the name of ‘science’ – the process of testing and challenging hypotheses.
Something else is at work. A darker thing, lying in the shadow of your psyche. Your fear turned to rage and projected externally. Subconsciously believing that the solution to what you feel inside, lies in the destruction of the Other. This has been the sentiment at the root of countless atrocities. With pitchforks, fire, and now with pixels.
I pray that we do not repeat our sordid history. I pray that we stop dehumanizing ALL people, and instead choose reverence.
There are no ‘sheep’. There are no ‘unclean’ domestic terrorists. There are humans making the best choices they can with the information they have been exposed to and their intuition.
We’re all on the same team. A human team, part of the Earth team, part of the divine team, and our team needs us. Shall we fight amongst ourselves until our planet burns? Will righteousness be a comforting blanket when the oceans die and the crops fail?
If humans are the problem, humans are also the solution. We need each other. Please, please, I pray we wake up before it is too late. I want my children and their children to dive off waterfalls, go to the Louvre, dive in the barrier reef.
We’ll never get there unless we come together. It’s okay to fight for what you believe in, we need to stand for our truth, but may we never forget that behind the beliefs of another is a soul just like ours.
It is time to end the violent desire for homogeneity and unite the polarity by remembering our humanity.
This is what I stand for. If you feel this too, use the hashtag #unitedpolarity and let’s make it a movement 💚🤞
Questions? Comments about anything above?
If so, lay ’em on me below via the Comments section…