Choice Paralysis: Then And Now

Then: Build a trap to catch a rabbit, or team up to hunt down a mammoth?
Now: Order the Chicken and Waffles, or the Kale and Salsa Black Bean Burger?

I’m not trying to shame you here. Some people might see this imagery conveyed in the same way that “first world problems” was. But that it not at all my intention here and I can’t stress that enough. It’s just very interesting to me comparing the weight of the choices we have to make versus the speed at which we make them then and now. I obviously wasn’t there when our first ancestors explored the earth, but something tells me they made choices a lot faster than we do now. They had to, their life depended on those choices. Continue reading “Choice Paralysis: Then And Now”

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Blame and Responsibility

In one of my favorite episodes of The Cracked Podcast, a parallel gets made between the subversive nature of racism in America, and the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start The Fire.” I’ve posted the link to their episode below but if you’re too busy to listen to it, I’ll summarize it for you, but before I do that, I have to lay down some groundwork for reasons that will become obvious in about a paragraph.

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