Who the hell do I think I am?

The short version:

I’m obsessed with learning and trying new things. I’m interested in a wide variety of topics. I’m not afraid to be wrong, it’s the only way to really learn and grow. You can use this to your advantage by subscribing and learning from my mistakes and successes.

The long version:

The most frequent word people use to describe me is “different”. I just don’t do things the way most people do. Here are a few examples:

I’m a minimalist – I own two pairs of jeans, three pairs of shorts, and eight shirts*.

I read and listen to over a hundred books a year

I think being smart and athletic are not mutually exclusive, in fact I think that is how we were all meant to be.

I believe that 90% of the gyms, doctors, nutritionists, and trainers out there are stuck in the 1980’s.

I like to eat butter and thick slabs of red meat, but I won’t touch “healthy whole grains”. Ancel Keys has killed more people than the ruthless despots of the past ever thought of killing.

I quit drinking because I couldn’t make a reasonable argument for why I ever started in the first place.

I’m convinced that renting is a better deal than owning a house.

I know that kids are a lot smarter and more capable than they are given credit for being, and that they will rise to the challenges you present them.

I’m pretty sure that “getting old” is an excuse people make for not taking care of themselves and that most people can live a happy, functional, active life to the age of 100.

I believe that there are two states in life, growing or declining. There is no such thing as stasis.

I think everyone has at least one good book in them and that all those books need to be written.

I think that IQ and BMI are both crap metrics that try to fit a widely varied population into standard boxes, and that they have both done humankind a great disservice.

I have no use for anyone who ramps up fear to manipulate people. They are cowards who can’t make a valid logical argument to defend their position.

I think credit and sugar are legal addictions that we may never purge from our society.

And last but not least, I believe that I’ve learned things that can help people live happier, healthier, more productive lives, and that if you subscribe you just might learn something useful.