This is a well written, humbling, and very interesting book detailing some of the strange findings of psychology. I recommend it to everyone for the mere fact that it helps one understand their own brain which is a pretty cool thing if you’re… you know, alive.
This is a video by Chögyam Trungpa about aggression and giving. He’s a pretty controversial Buddhist who escaped Tibet at 20 in 1959ish, moving to the USA in 1970. (He has a pretty thick accent so I recommend reading the transcript below)
I was reading a letter in the MOFGA newsletter the other day that sounded to me like some ignorant old man complaining about organic hydroponics: “There isn’t any soil in hydroponic production.” Yes, that’s the idea. And, “Big money is presently invested in ‘vegetable factories’ and ‘vertical farms’ where production is hermetically sealed in huge warehouses filled with LED lights and nutrient pumps.” It’s implied that all these things are wrong, but it’s never mentioned why they’re wrong. And then I see the letter was written by none other than Eliot Coleman who literally wrote the book on small scale organic ag.