For years the need to be first has been surpassing the need to be right. Unfortunately it has now reached epidemic proportions. The attention span of the general population has become incomprehensibly short. Once an event manages to capture the ever fleeting attention of the public viewer there is but a moments pause before establishing … Continue reading Shameless Self-Promotion of Virtue
The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently released a report on racial profiling in the Toronto Police Services, and the results were quite damning. In the media there was an immediate and overwhelming consensus that the findings were beyond reproach and action must be undertaken immediately. Because of the nature of the topic no one seems … Continue reading Flaws in the OHRC Report on Racial Profiling in the Toronto Police Service
It was incredible to witness how this change swept the nation like a wildfire of biblical proportions. Radio stations were clamoring over top of one another to be the first to pull the song and extol their virtue to the world. But virtually every single comment, or reaction, or shared post that I've seen since … Continue reading Why Haven’t Radio Stations Reversed Their Ban For “Baby it’s Cold Outside”?
Most of the time when a politician uses the term sustainable it is universally met with applause and praise. Sustainability is one of those terms that almost everyone can agree on. Like a political safe word. But there's one slight problem.... Nothing about humanity is sustainable! I don't care how much recycling you do, or … Continue reading The Dark Side of Sustainability
I have always HATED the term 'toxic masculinity'. And every time there's a scandal, like the recent despicable events at St. Michael's private school in Toronto, the term gets thrown around in public discourse without much resistance. It is too easily accepted as a term that adds understanding and coherence to the situation at hand. … Continue reading Refuting the Utter Bullshit of ‘Toxic Masculinity’
On the Warriors website you won't find an overarching mission statement. But what you can find, and what truly lead me to look into the Golden State Warriors from this perspective, is this fascinating video about core values on their YouTube channel. The values are competition, compassion, mindfulness, and joy. In the video they really … Continue reading Describing the Greatness of the Golden State Warriors
Yesterday I visited the Canadian Museum of History with my two children and it was a great way to keep them busy for a few hours. However, now that I have started focusing on the role every institution plays in human progress I was excited to see what I could come up with when I … Continue reading How Does the Canadian Museum of History Push Humanity Forward?
I believe there is one thing that is the greatest fundamental driver of human behaviour. Every single person on the planet is either engaged in the intense pursuit of it, or in the unyielding defense of it. It's theme is scattered throughout the documents that govern our politics, and in our greatest movie scripts. It … Continue reading Autonomy and the Flaw of Activism
Martin Luther King was one of the greatest orators of any generation. Armed with that ability, and combined with an uncompromising belief in his values, he created a powerful movement that defied extraordinary odds. But just decades later racism remains a powerful force in the US, and throughout the world. We celebrate the man. We quote … Continue reading The Diminishing Population of Progressive Thinkers
Can we all pretend for a moment that things just went slightly differently on Tuesday night? Let’s say two results changed: First let’s imagine 60,000 Trump votes in Florida switched to Hillary, and second that she received 70,000 more votes in Pennsylvania. That gives her enough seats to win. If this was the case, and … Continue reading Was Donald Trump a Necessary Evil in the Name of Progress?