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In a fair, balanced, and unfettered free market, there is a clear competitive and economic incentive toward innovation and authenticity — both in business and personal expression.

However, as social and economic centers of power begin to centralize, it creates an imbalance where greater primacy is placed upon conformity and…

Our journeys are shaped by the stories we tell about our lives. Limited and self-defeating narratives yield limited and self-defeating results. Expansive and self-affirming narratives yield expansive and self-affirming results.

This isn’t to judge or to declare one manner of existence better than another. There can be a certain sense…

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Have you ever wondered how people built things like the printing press, looms, and train engines without computers? How did people envision and design such complex pieces of machinery without digital 3D modeling? How did these innovators develop complex experiments with electricity without the vast resources we enjoy today?

What…

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Whether a statement is true or false depends entirely on the narrative context it was given in.

Say, for example, I look out at my yard and say, “Those weeds are a real problem.”

A native plant specialist might counter by saying, “Actually, that statement is false. Those weeds provide…

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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.― Buckminster Fuller

To annihilate the rich tapestry of human potential, you’d only need to erode the individual’s capacity for imagination. Without a collective imagination for what could be

Lance Baker

A fellow observer on the journey through life. Trying to cultivate a deeper way of being in the world.

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