Rant: Use the word “bigot” as necessary

This is absolutely a rant. This is about privilege and bigotry, language, and diplomacy vs. name calling. In this blog I explore the reasons the transgender issue in the United States is not a matter of “opinion” and why it is ok to leverage name calling (the word “bigot”) against the privileged as necessary.

Listening & kindness phenomenon: The Anchor app

The unique feature of a new audio-only social media platform (Anchor.fmAnchor on the App Store) is that it appears to be completely troll-free (total strangers are really nice to each other). If you compare that to other platforms (Facebook, Reddit, YouTube, Twitter) that is very unusual. This post explains the intimacy of the audio-restricted communication that occurs on Anchor and proposes trying that learning out in various ways. 

Social gold: fix this & see!

So you want to make people feel good, and you think the best strategy is putting yourself down by judging yourself and admitting your faults? Think again. Neurology and social psychology show why this is the absolute worst strategy. But if you want to be humble, try this instead.