Misunderstanding Experience

Elsewhere I have noted the lack of words that can accurately capture a feeling, or reliably create a feeling in others. At best, words can only allude to some different perspective than to which the person is accustomed. Since new feelings are most of what we’re after here, it can be a little frustrating when words are the medium.

Sometimes, when I use the word “experience”, I forget that not everyone gets my reference. This word is such a ...

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Age, Minus The Number

How do we make sense out of the observation that humans decline in the capacity for life-engagement faster and farther than what is ideal and possible given our state of knowledge on the subject. I’m on a mission to unravel this curiosity, and create ideas and environments that supports maximizing quality of life beyond 50. The goal of course is to provide that ultimate road map for maximum, not merely acceptable, “aliveness” for as long as our lives ...

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Stop Calling Medicine “Healthcare”

“I know you’ve heard this before, but it’s worth saying again: health is not what doctors do. “

Doctors do medicine. Doctors diagnose. Doctors do remedies. Doctors do emergency life-saving procedures.

That’s not news. Here’s what is news:

None of those things are health. Health is the stuff that keeps you from needing any doctors do in the first place. We fail ourselves when we get that confused.

Now for the really strange part: most people now believe that “health” is what ...

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