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The Reverse-Negative Feedback Loop

Sometimes I think it’s fair to say that some positions are really hard to defend, even ones that are based on opinions. For example many people believe that homosexuality is immoral. I would say that this is a hard position to defend without appealing to religion or other dogmatic beliefs. Lots of people have attempted to…
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Buzzwords

A couple weeks ago I made a video where I ranted about the state of discourse on the internet nowadays. Instead of having civil, honest discussions about the topics that are pressing, we have divided ourselves into groups based on our surface-level disagreements and we dismiss our opponents as being either evil or idiotic and…
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Unrequited Infatuation & “The Seven Year Itch”

  The Seven Year Itch is a classic 1955 comedy film about a man who struggles to remain faithful to his wife after he meets a beautiful young actress. It’s an adaptation of a Broadway play, and in the play version, he actually gives in and has a brief affair with the unnamed Girl he…
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What’s the Point of School?

  I always hated school, pretty much from the beginning of elementary school to the moment I dropped out of college. I was just unable to make myself care about most of it, and I was unsatisfied with the way everything was set up. It just felt like a mad dash to get a degree,…
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There’s always someone who’ll oppose a stance.

(The first draft of this post was originally posted on my facebook page.) There’s an episode of the (amazing) show Parks & Recreation in which all the members of the different branches of the local government have a contest to see who can create a mural that will be hung up in City Hall. The…
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Why I’m Not a Vegan

I knew going into it that this video would be controversial. The vegan community on the internet can be quite ferocious. I’ve often been hesitant to share my philosophy on certain topics because some of my views are quite “non-traditional”, and otherwise, there are some things that people are just unwilling to be intellectually honest…
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Suggestions for the1janitor

So one of the reasons I’ve launched this blog is because I want to do a better job of engaging with you guys, my audience. I think I’ve done a relatively poor job of that in the past, so I’m trying to improve. One of the ways I intend to engage with you is to…
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4 Problems with “Rebound” Dating

I’ve been doing a large amount of social justice videos lately, so I wanted to switch it up. A few years ago, my channel became somewhat known for videos about relationships and interpersonal social dynamics; and while I still talk about this every now and then, I’ve definitely expanded my channel to focus more on social…
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A few things going on with me.

I made this video a few days ago to sort of give you guys a basic idea of what’s going on in my life. I’ve mentioned several times in livestreams, and on social media that things have been weird and stressful in my life lately, and I go into it (vaguely) in this vlog. As I…
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First Post!

Hello everyone! I’d like to welcome you to the launch of my new blog. It’s been a long time coming, I know. For the past few years I’ve considered myself a social media person. I’m very active on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, so I figured I didn’t need a personal website or blog. And Tumblr…
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