It is inconceivable that I could ever become religious. Becoming religious would contradict principles that I value more highly.
Growing up in regional Australia in the 1990s, I adopted the casual racism of the schoolyard. As an adult, I had to educate myself out of these racist attitudes.
Capitalism is the single dominant force that shapes our lives today. But for some reason it is taboo to discuss the system that contains us.
In 1973, researchers visited the last remaining Canadian town without TV reception.
In my Nineties kid childhood, internet access was a scarcity. Today, the internet is ubiquitous and is a major distraction.
I don't own a smartphone, and still choose to use a 'dumbphone'. By doing this, I intentionally limit the time that I am connected to the internet.
Our reptile brain constantly scans for ways to distract our rational mind. By blocking internet access during work hours, I block my reptile. Then, I get to work.
How many invisible "energy slave" workers does it take to fuel our modern lifestyles?