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"Anything that improves human well-being usually comes with some form of discomfort."
Michael Easter is the author of the book The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self. In this interview, we discuss...
- The important role of boredom and how digital media effects our minds
- The battle against frictionless technology
- Human evolution and how physical discomfort is good for our bodies
- His experience surviving in remote nature of Alaska
- The immeasurable value and intentionally getting uncomfortable from time to time.
- How reflecting on your mortality will make you a happier person
Michael is a speaker, journalist and professor at UNLV. His work has taken him into ancient monasteries in Bhutan, US Special Forces training grounds and the world’s most remote wilderness areas which we discuss at length in this episode. He's also a contributing editor at Men’s Health, and can read more of his work at Outside, Men’s Journal, Cosmopolitan, Vice, Esquire, Scientific American, Women’s Health, and more. Follow him on Instagram here.
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