Best of the Web

Here I'll keep links to my favorite pieces of web media.


Developing ethical, social, and cognitive competence by David Chapman. In an influential blog post, Chapman elucidates the 5 stage theory of growth of developmental psychologist Robert Kegan. In the years since, Kegan's system of thought has become infused in Chapman's work and in the work of intellectually neighboring writers.

Amy Schumer Offers You A Look Into Your Soul by The Last Psychiatrist. TLP takes a look into the stories we tell ourselves to prevent change. This post hits home like a hammer. Be thoughtful about who you share it with.

Making the Garden by Christopher Alexander. The famous architect talks about his search for God through architecture.

Meditations on Moloch by Scott Alexander. Can human values survive multipolar traps? (Earlier versions of this post linked Nick Land's post "The Cult of Gnon" for inspiration, which is a concept of similar power to Moloch).

A Quick-and-Dirty Introduction to Accelerationism by Nick Land. Accelerationism has completely scrambled how I think about politics, capitalism and the political spectrum. This is one introduction.


Videos

3rd Degree Black Belt Exam | Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

60 Minutes on Mt. Athos (part 1)(part 2)

Hieromonk Seraphim Aldea's videos on prayer, personal identity, and authenticity have been a big influence on my spiritual development. I've never heard anyone speak quite like him.

Talk on monasticism, changing the world, and finding out who you are.
Talk at the Orthodox Youth Conference on finding your true vocation and Q&A
Talk on Father Sophrony and prayer


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