S2E3: Discomfort

Reinvented | Season 2 | Michael Easter | Discomfort

In this episode, I speak with Michael Easter, author of The Comfort Crisis, about how stepping out of our modern, comfortable lifestyles can dramatically improve our health, happiness, and spiritual wellbeing.

Highlights

0:45 – Introduction

2:00 – Why write about discomfort?

7:00 – Evolutionary mismatches

9:30 – The mental benefits of discomfort + regaining perspective

14:45 – Not losing newfound insights

17:30 – Quick fixes vs. natural solutions

19:45 – How to start adding difficulty back into your life

23:45 – Boredom and technology

32:00 – Rediscovering the past

33:30 – What you eat doesn’t matters much as why you eat

38:50 – Prevalence-induced concept change, i.e. “comfort creep”

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