About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

How Thinking About Death Can Influence How We Live Our Lives

The introduction (the first seven minutes) to this Sam Harris podcast on death is extremely profound. It had a pretty significant impact on how Anne and I have been thinking about our choices and our near future, having to make decisions about our careers and money vs the rest of our lives and our time together.

Personally, I didn't find the interview itself very compelling. Given that we're so far behind on podcasts, we stopped listening 2/3rds through. But I strongly advise taking just seven minutes to listen to Sam's introduction. I have tears in my eyes just listening to it again.


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