Relationships Category Archive

True Loyalty

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Do you have anyone in your life who (occasionally or frequently) loves to vent their frustrations in your direction? Are you often the provider of a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on? At times these can be valuable roles to play. I think it’s well and good to be sympathetic and understanding when […]

Simplifying, Downsizing, and Going Nomadic

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Recently I decided to undergo a major lifestyle transition. In 2015 I plan to go completely nomadic. No stable home. Very few possessions. Living and working from the road. For the past several weeks, I’ve already been taking action to prepare for this shift, but I still have a ways to go because I need […]

Imaginary Men (New Audio Program)

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Today I’m happy to announce the launch of a whole new audio program that I recorded with several friends. It’s called Imaginary Men, and I think you’re going to enjoy it — especially if you’re in the mood for something different. This is a very unusual and original program. I doubt you’ve heard anything like […]

Ridiculously Rewarding Relationships

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

When you desire to attract and meet a new relationship partner, a common approach is to be more social, start connecting with new people, and try to be as likeable as possible. I think that’s a mistake. Where does this lead? You may very well find a new relationship this way, but it probably won’t be very […]

Can You Act Independently of Social Pressure?

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

One thing I really like about open relationships is the ability to learn through experience more quickly. There are valuable lessons to be learned from a long-term monogamous relationship, but I found that my understanding of relationships quickly accelerated with a more open attitude towards connections. This is a predictable consequence of being able to learn from a greater […]

Ones and Tens

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

When you present yourself to the world, do you have a tendency to sanitize your public image? Do you show other people, especially strangers, your safest and most socially acceptable aspects first? Do you find it sensible to avoid the risk of judgment so as to make socialization easier? When you get to know other people, do […]

Changing Your Culture

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

If you were to design your own human culture, what would you include? What would you leave out? Here are some basic design questions to consider, based on the three core principles of personal growth. Truth How would your culture relate to truth? Would you create a very honest, truth-based culture? Would your culture encourage […]

Social Media, You Got Dumped

Monday, July 7th, 2014

After careful consideration I’ve decided to opt out of participating in external social media sites. I no longer have active accounts with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or YouTube. They’ve all been closed, deleted, or otherwise nuked. Yesterday I had tens of thousands of followers on those services. Now I have zero. To opt out even more […]

What Is Respect?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Respect often seems like a meaningful and powerful word. We claim that we want others to treat us with respect, and we dislike it when others show us disrespect. But what’s the real meaning of this word? The word respect has a number of definitions — feel free to look it up if you’d like — […]

Conscious Rejection

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Over the past few days, I’ve made a lot of progress in resolving some of the ethical dilemmas I’ve been sharing recently. I’ve felt some significant shifts happening in how I choose to relate to people who support animal cruelty, such as modern factory farming. Tolerance In the past, my main way of dealing with […]