My new book – The Travelling Ape: What Travelling (Nearly) Everywhere Taught Me about Humanity, Geopolitics, and Happiness – is out now.
Is blind positivity flawed? Could deliberate catastrophising actually make you happier?
While we revere ‘great thinkers’, too much thinking is the path to misery.
Most of us do our best to pretend our universe ends at the edges of Earth. This is a huge mistake.
Here’s a recent interview I did with NomadMania, a community for the world’s best-travelled people. I talk travel, coronavirus, meditation, and a bunch of other stuff.
If you are politically ‘engaged’, you might get tempted to convert other people to your particular political worldview. Don’t waste your breath.
What is consciousness? This post explores why the mystery of consciousness matters. And how you can make use of it, to the betterment of your everyday life.
Despite being the bedrock of Western civilisation, the concept of free will falls apart under close scrutiny. Why does this matter?
If you read or watch the news, you are probably left with the feeling that humanity is doomed, and that most people are ‘evil’. The more you travel, you realise the opposite is true.
The more I travel, the clearer it becomes that we haven’t abandoned our hunter-gatherer roots. Almost all nations remain starkly divided into tribes.