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What Are The Most Popular Forms of Hopium?

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  Artwork by Ken Avidor

So, What Should We Do? Part Four

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  Pictures from Seneca State Forest, West Virginia

How Intractable is Our Lack of Agency?

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  Farm near Douthat State Park, Virginia

The Evolution of My Thinking

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  Douthat State Park Beach, Virginia

Why Is Society Still Mired in Mainstream Thinking?

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  Eagle Rock Train Station, Eagle Rock, Virginia

External Change Can Only Come About From Internal Change

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  Recently, I saw a comment from John Robin Strohl that really struck home, quote: " We are here for conversation, not conversion. " I see it the same way; that most everyone wants change, but nobody wants TO change. People are consistently looking for external change but don't seem to realize that external change can only come about from internal change. Another set of facts about change is equally important: Here's the thing...changing behavior isn't really as difficult as it may seem, but it does require a desire to change and the commitment to follow through. Most people really just don't want to convert (change), thinking that, "Why should I do it if I don't have to?" Most of my regular readers will understand that in reality, it isn't optional. If society doesn't change our collective behavior, then nature will force behavior change upon us and those who don't comply will perish. Of course, people are going to perish regardle

Rationalizing, Storytelling, and Narrative-Generating Apes

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  Falling Spring Falls, Falling Spring, Virginia

What Does Lack of Universal Perspective From Society Imply?

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  Buchanan, Virginia

Do You See Technology From a Complete Perspective?

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  Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Why is Excessive Optimism Often Rewarded With a Reset of Reality?

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  Fairy Stone State Park, Stuart, Virginia

Why Do Today's Realities Escape Society?

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  Philpott Lake, Virginia, as seen from the Visitor Center of Philpott Dam

What Are GeoDestinies?

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  Lover's Leap Overlook, Virginia

Why are "Solutions" Really Just Bargaining?

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Flag Rock Recreation Area, Norton, Virginia

Time for a Reality Check?

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  A turkey vulture flying over Yatesville Lake in Kentucky