I’m almost 100% positive you’ve seen it before. Whether on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we all inevitably come across posts and information we don’t like.
Sometimes it’s a political affiliation you don’t agree with, a not-so-subtle attempt by a brand to influence us, or straight-up fake news — unwanted activity on the internet abounds.
Some media platforms have made basic changes to fix this giant problem. Like the act of removing the simple dislike and downvote buttons. A harmless change to make the internet a better place, at least according to founders like Mark Zuckerberg.
But in this case, I…
He preferred to be called T. He’d get immediately soured if you referred to him by anything else. But we all loved him nonetheless.
T loved listening to 90s grunge music, binge eating on Friday nights, and having long conversations with friends who didn’t always listen to what he’d have to say. His friends called him a ‘chill cat’ and loved partying with him.
But some people ignored him on the regular, much to T’s disappointed chagrin. He still loved them nonetheless.
T was just one of my many roommates while I was flexing out my angsty teenage years. Our…
We’ve all been there before. You’ve spent years preparing. You’ve toiled away improving your skills and crafting the best possible you that you can be.
You know how to make it work, you know what pleases the crowd, and you are exactly what they need.
But then the almost inevitable happens; an editor just completely ruins your day.
Sure, there’s lots of advice out there saying just “take it in stride,” or “you’ll live to fight another day,” or just “swallow your pride and hope for the best.”
Don’t listen to them. …
I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but I feel I no longer have a choice. I have to speak up, lest my neighborhood battles escalate into something completely beyond reprieve.
In the before-times, there was peace.
Everyone loved each other, said hi on the daily, and occasionally lent a helping hand to those who needed it. I was one of those blissfully happy and ignorant souls. No longer.
Because now the enemy has declared their intentions.
There will be war.
For many months, I have embarked on a daily ritual of reading a book in the bright sunny…
History is full of great civilizations falling to make way for the next one. From Rome to Carthage to Egypt to the Galactic Empire, every society comes to end at some point. And perhaps our time is next, which is terrible for us.
But a great opportunity for you!
We’re currently inhabiting a world with real estate, stock markets, and mythical currencies all experiencing a massive bubble. People are more divided than ever politically. Climate change, a worldwide pandemic, great powers shifting — there couldn’t be a better time to make your own mark.
After all, we have more pseudo…
Most of us Mediumites have seen it before. And if you’ve been a good Feediumite, you probably know better than to do it by now.
It’s completely useless.
No, I’m not talking about most of my writing, however applicable that may be.
I’m talking about the selfish posters.
You see them in the comments section of a typical discussion.
You find yourself in the middle of a great discussion on how to improve the recipe for peanut butter tuna sandwiches when you see it.²
One person says a brilliant comment. Another replies with a great rebuttal…
Lucien Greaves is by all accounts an honorable and decent man. He donates to charities. He organizes scholarships for young students. He started an organization called the Protect Children Project which aims to eliminate corporal punishment in America’s schools.
Yet, he receives death threats almost daily from established groups around the country.
Because Lucien Greaves is the founder of The Satanic Temple.
If someone believes the following, what kind of a person do you think they’d be?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines literacy as being “able to read and write.”
Most of us take this simple skill for granted. We went to school as kids, learned to read from parents, teachers, and aggressively large yellow birds.
Some of us took this basic expertise and allowed it to completely envelop our worlds. Even at incredibly young ages, we’d make attempts at reading Lord of the Rings without truly quite knowing what an “ilex” or “hauberk” or “Grade 9 reading level” meant.
But not all of us took this extra leap to form a complete grasp of languages.
MacKenzie Scott has now donated 8 billion dollars of her personal wealth to charities. While that act is noble in itself, her estimated wealth increased $23 billion during the same period.
Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife literally can’t give her money away fast enough.
Because she shouldn’t have had that much money in the first place. Neither should her ex-husband have. And neither should the other 717 billionaires in America.
719 people who collectively now own more than 4x the wealth of the bottom half of Americans.
We’ve now entered the age of philanthrocapitalism, where the world’s richest CEOs, genetic lottery winners…
Do you ever feel the urge to gamble? Spin that wheel. Bet on double 0’s. Arm wrestle someone for your house.
Haha, just joking. Most of us can’t afford one of those anymore.
But alas, I’m not talking about watching the dice fall in an artificially oxygenated illuminated faux-art museum full of entertainment, booze, and gambleholics.
I’m talking about the simplistic joy found in discovery.
Google has it. …