Relationships have the potential to drastically improve our lives, or to sucker punch us in the emotional gut. Impactful as these interpersonal ties can be, it's worth the effort to become more familiar with them, question a lot of our default notions that surround them, and calibrate them to best suit our needs and those of the people we care about.
"Best book on relationships I've ever read"
Becoming Who We Need to Be is a book about the challenges we face as societies and how the decisions we make as individuals matter in those larger struggles. How we seek out, filter, and parse knowledge shapes our understanding of ourselves and of the world. How we analyze, organize, and act upon this information influences how well our individual ideas and ideologies scale up to the societal level.
Act Accordingly is a philosophical framework written to help people become the best possible version of themselves. Rather than proposing a one-size-fits-all code of beliefs or behaviors, the ideas presented in this intentionally concise book encourage readers to question their long-held biases, their definition of confidence, their level of self-sustainability, and the degree to which they allow themselves to evolve their beliefs over time.
"Basics but nothing new"
Travel is an excuse to challenge your beliefs and increase your perspective. Telling travel stories is an excuse to discuss society, philosophy, the evolution of modern relationships, and the state of contemporary marketing.
"Good Food for thought"
Few of us take the time to consider. We act according to data acquired by viewing the world from a single perspective: our own. As a result, we don't always think to ask certain questions that, when answered, may benefit us greatly. We don't do important things because we never think them worth doing. We don't assess unfamiliar facets of life, even though such scrutiny might change everything about how we live.
My Exile Lifestyle is a memoir made of stories from the life of author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler, Colin Wright. From his early years as an antisocial geek, to his high-flying career in Los Angeles, to his life as a wandering vagabond, Colin holds nothing back as he talks about love, business, blogging, and culture through tales that span four continents. In the easy to digest style of storytelling that has made his other work such a success, Colin discusses life on the road and nothing is too taboo.
"Not enough substance, narration was rough"
Out of shape, bored to death, and stuck in small town nowhere (without a car), Cain's life is bland; the voice in his head that (critically) narrates every move he makes isn't helping matters. Then a film crew comes to town, and everything changes overnight. A second voice in Cain's head starts speaking after years of silence, and Cain is pulled into a world filled with superhuman cops, mad scientists, and anti-augmentation activists.