Today I am jamming with the bestselling author of The Comfort Crisis, Michael Easter! As an author, professor, and adventurer, he writes and speaks about how humans can leverage modern science and evolutionary wisdom to perform better and live healthier and more meaningful lives.
Join us today as we jam about the surprising idea that our cozy, comfortable lives may be at the root of our major physical and mental health issues. Michael shares his powerful experiences from his adventure in Bhutan and the Alaskan Arctic, where he uncovers the power and benefit of sitting with discomfort and silence. Tune in to learn why you need discomfort and how to navigate it to help bring more happiness into your life!
01:11 Why should you disrupt your comfort?
05:37 New generations and lack of discomfort
18:53 Being alone
24:02 The power and influence of silence
30:30 Writing a book in a world full of distractions
33:18 Choosing discomfort vs comfort
35:59 Remerging with the cycles of the planet
41:11 The discomfort of boredom
46:26 Addictive technology
49:32 The process of hunting
54:24 Life and death
1:01:15 Younger generation taking responsibility
1:03:56 Cancel culture and freedom of speech
1:15:09 Are journalists left-wingers?
1:22:37 Psychological media manipulation
1:27:02 Differences in political views impacting relationships