Today: Self-skepticism; critical optimism; mental health, illness, and unwellness; The Little Mermaid; Bo Burnham sings a song; Phoebe Bridgers sings a…
Start your week right with this list by James R. Doty, a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and the founder and director of the…
1. Welcome to Friday. Finally. Now let’s do this. The myth of ideological polarization ‘Left’ and ‘right’ are illusory categories. What we’re really…
I’m a bit late on this. This being 9/11. But since the whole point of what follows is that September 11, 2001—whether a memory or a learned piece of…
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1. Senseless waves of anxiety were the norm for me this week. That’s just the way it goes sometimes. Thankfully, I have a few tools and remedies at my…
In my latest I Didn't Say That post, way down at the bottom, I shared a video of a recent conversation between the comedians Louis CK, Tom Segura, and…
1. The radical political power of friendship It can help us push back against tyranny. Philosopher Hannah Arendt’s legendary cocktail parties were…
More than once recently, I found myself doing small-scale deep dives into somewhat narrow topics. This involved reading, writing, and learning about…
About a year ago, I experimented with a new section of Think List called I Didn’t Say That. The basic idea behind IDST was to share a short daily list…
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It's been about a month since I last wrote here. There's no one reason for that. I've just been busy with life: getting my ice bath set up, taking my…
A few weeks ago, I went with my wife and in-laws to Chiang Mai. While we were there, we stopped at a coffee shop that sells cannabis. The last time I'd…
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America's horrors and failures are many and real. They riddle our past and present and will no doubt find their way into our future. But it's a strange…
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