media recommendations

Media recommendations are a great proxy for values and interests. The media we consume and advocate for reflect the ideas that are worth thinking about. Here are some essays, interviews, short stories, and videos that resonate the most with me.


How to Want Less

  • there are hundreds of essays on the concept of hedonic treadmills and fulfillment but this is the first one that made me feel truly understood

What the Second-Happiest People Get Right

  • taking risks is fulfilling


Chamath Palihapitiya's interview with Lex Fridman

  • chamath has a really great understanding of nuance

Brandon Stanton's interview with Tim Ferris

  • the most authentic interview I’ve ever listened to

short stories

Liking What You See by Ted Chiang

  • very thought provoking ideas on what could realistically happen if we tried to remove beauty from society


consuming content to make my brain go quiet

  • thoughts on using social media as a pacifier


viability of vitamin + mineral supplements

alcohol + the brain


snow sport injuries

benefits of habitual fitness

longevity and diet