In this podcast episode, I’m thrilled to be talking with Michael Easter, an award-winning journalist, contributing editor at Men’s Health magazine, and author of The Comfort Crisis.
Michael breaks down how our world has gotten more and more “comfortable” since the Industrial Revolution, why this isn’t necessarily a good thing, and why more folks today need to do what homesteaders, as a natural inclination, tend to do… challenge themselves and lean into “hard.”
Podcast Episode Highlights
- Why Michael’s book should be interesting to homesteaders
- What is going on with our modern culture around depression and anxiety right now?
- How it’s hard being a parent these days…
- Why do we have such an aversion to do hard things?
- Why we need to find the right balance between hard and easy
- What is Misogi?
- Explaining the TSA experiment (“First World Problems”)
- What is the role of boredom in creating a meaningful life?
- What strategies should we do to start adding these challenges back into our lives?
- Looking at air-conditioning and other modern climate comforts
- Final thoughts…
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Podcast Episode Resources and Links Mentioned
Where to find Michael (and his 5-day challenge!): eastermichael.com
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