#88 Fear Porn & Focus Fear is an ancient and conserved response that served humans well enough before the advent of civilization, but it has become distorted in modern societies where primordial fears can readily transform into phobias. (NLM) This article says it perfectly. One of our great assets as a human has been used, abused, and exploited by institutions of power for thousands of years. This is nothing new, but something we must always keep in mind when consuming ANY media. Tech & mainstream media make money off of attention. More attention = more sponsors & ad revenue, and they’ll use any tool in the box to keep you engaged. We would be wise to understand that fear is one of their greatest assets since it prays on our brains at the deepest level.
#87 Endocrine Disruptors & Focus The European Chemicals agency estimates there are more than 144,000 man-made chemicals in existence. The US Department of Health estimates 2000 new chemicals are being released every year. According to the Endocrine Society, 1,000 or more of these chemicals could be endocrine disruptors. So let's dive in and see where we can avoid these chemicals when possible.
#85 Ego Death & Focus In our last episode, we talked about psilocybin and one of the common experiences mentioned is this concept called Ego Death or Ego Dissolution. I experienced ego death… it was a profound experience and it completely changed my perception. On today's episode, we are going to break it down.