meaningless of faith, identity, truth, justice--fill in the other blanks
The list of "metas" meant to counter the putative "physicals" below is a crock. I hesitated to enclose the term with quotes for fear of flushing down that same intellectual toilet this site elevates to--aw, hell--the asshole responsible for this was on Colbert last night for god's sake. Legitimacy beyond question. Of course, the writer's strike can be held responsible for Stephen's grace and pukey indulgence.
But to the point. Every single heading below is cultural turd going unquestioned as legitimate rubric for discussion. Not the possibility that this list was compiled by a junior high school methhead, but by the evidently sincere belief (although, please god, someone rank me out and reveal this for the tasteless joke it could only aspire to) these "topics" merit thought and commentary.
My name is Matt Guillen, I live in France, originally from New York, and yes, I'm so very happy to have left all this shit behind.
Setting a simple intention and coming prepared can help you — and those around you — win big.
- Setting an intention doesn't have to be complicated, and it can make a great difference when you're hoping for a specific outcome.
- When comedian Pete Holmes is preparing to record an episode of his podcast, "You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes," he takes 15 seconds to check in with himself. This way, he's primed with his own material and can help guests feel safe and comfortable to share theirs, as well.
- Taking time to visualize your goal for whatever you've set out to do can help you, your colleagues, and your projects succeed.
The Amazon Rainforest is often called "the planet's lungs."
- For weeks, fires have been burning in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, likely started by farmers and ranchers.
- Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has blamed NGOs for starting the flames, offering no evidence to support the claim.
- There are small steps you can take to help curb deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which produces about 20 percent of the world's oxygen.
How do we combat the roots of these hateful forces?
- American Psychological Association sees a dubious and weak link between mental illness and mass shootings.
- Center for the study of Hate and Extremism has found preliminary evidence that political discourse is tied to hate crimes.
- Access to guns and violent history is still the number one statistically significant figure that predicts gun violence.