On Minimalism: In Favor of Less
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by Brandon Stover
7M ago
A narrated essay reflecting on minimalism: owning only what adds value and meaning to your life and removing the rest. Find more essays at brandonstover.com Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com Timestamps: (00:00) - Beginning of Essay (02:08) - Minimalism (03:53) - Value of Small Spaces (07:05) - Using Things to Fulfill Feelings (09:01) - Deciding What Has Value ..read more
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On Content Creation: Rage, Rage Against the Content Machine
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by Brandon Stover
7M ago
A narrated essay reflecting on the dark side of consistently creating content, what a content creators intention should be, and how to create content that is both sensational and valuable. Find more essays at brandonstover.com Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com Timestamps: (00:00) - Intro (01:25) - Beginning of Essay (05:19) - The Two Sides of Content Creation (08:26) - Consistent Content Creation (10:03) - Content Marketing (11:58) - Creator's Intention (12:40) - Value of Long-Form Content ..read more
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On Relationships: A Partner in Life is a Partner in Pursuing Purpose
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by Brandon Stover
7M ago
A narrated essay reflecting on the five stages of relationships for both monogamists and non-monogamists, delineating when a romantic interest should move to the next stage. Find more essays at brandonstover.com Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com Timestamps: (00:00) - Intro (01:21) - Beginning of Essay (03:03) - Stage 1: Need Fulfillment (04:18) - Stage 2: Mutual Benefit (05:37) - Stage 3: Romantic Trial Period (06:37) - Stage 4: Resource Trial Period (07:47) - Stage 5: Life Partners (09:32) - Pursuing Purpose Together (12:09) - Monog ..read more
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On Self Development: Perfection is Not Reality, It's an Ideal You Work Towards
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by Brandon Stover
7M ago
A narrated essay on how to strive towards perfection, an ideal state of being, without feeling shame or guilt when we fall short as flawed human beings. Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com Timestamps: (00:00) - Intro (02:29) - Essay Narration (05:10) - Commentary on Essay ..read more
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On the Metaverse: Metaverse vs Reality, Enhancing Evolution, & Running Simulations to Solve Climate Change | On Life 083
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by Brandon Stover
1y ago
A narrated An essay reflecting on how the Metaverse can either supplement or replace reality, simulation theory, evolution of humans, and the decisions each of us will have to make as the Metaverse unfolds. Brandon shares how he believes the Metaverse can help, his fears for those turning away from reality, and how he would proceed given the choice between the Metaverse and reality. Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Introduction (01:17) - Beginning of essay On the Metaverse: Metaverse vs Reality (03:59) - Will th ..read more
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On the Body: Using the Body to Access the Mind, Your Body is Your Responsibility, and Who Has Decisive Power Over Your Body | On Life 082
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by Brandon Stover
1y ago
A narrated essay reflecting on how to access the mind using the body, your responsibility for your body, and who has the power to make decisions about our bodies. Brandon shares how he began a better connection with his body and his views about decisions made concerning other's bodies including abortion and COVID. Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Introduction (01:04) - Beginning of essay On the Body: Using the Body to Access the Mind (04:15) - Inspiration of essay, my journey with first connecting with the body ..read more
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On Goals: Joy of Goals, Finite Games vs Infinite Games, and The Fear of Ambition | On Life 081
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by Brandon Stover
1y ago
A narrated essay reflecting on what the true joy of a goal is, what to do when you are not reaching goals fast enough, goals in finite vs infinite games, and how to share your ambition with others. Brandon shares his struggles with not reaching goals fast enough and sharing his ambition with others. Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Introduction (01:16) - Beginning of essay On Goals: Joy of Goals (04:50) - Inspiration of essay, not reaching goals fast enough (05:38) - How does dopamine and our brain influence goa ..read more
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On Marriage: Marriage as a Social Contract, Greek Love, Divorce, and Monogamy vs Polygamy | On Life 080
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by Brandon Stover
1y ago
A narrated essay reflecting on marriage as a contract, whether love should be a part of this contract, what other types of marriage exist, and if monogamy is the best form of partnership for marriages. Brandon elaborates on his 4 year marriage ending in divorce, relationship check-ins, and what forms of love and relationships he may look for in the future. Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Introduction (01:20) - Beginning of essay On Marriage: Marriage as a Social Contract (05:43) - Current context, recent divorc ..read more
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Introducing: On Life (Formerly the Evolve Podcast)
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by Brandon Stover
1y ago
Introducing the On Life podcast. Through narrated essays and intellectual interviews, this podcast will equip you with practical philosophies, new perspectives, and modern understandings of global issues so that change can start with you. It will help you to become a more critical thinker, find purpose in your life, and discover why you would want to take action in changing the world. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE Why I'm rebranding the podcast What On Life is about and how it will help you How philosophy is one part of a trifecta for human action The biggest problem with content creati ..read more
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Ben Jeffreys on Solving Clean Cooking for 4 Billion People, Carbon Credits, and Impact Flywheels | Evolve 078
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by Brandon Stover
1y ago
Ben Jeffreys is the CEO of ATEC International, which supports households across Asia & Africa to transition to modern, decarbonized cooking through its patented IoT stove products - delivering cost efficiency to households, data-validated carbon credits to net-zero partners and addressing the 4 billion people who lack access to clean, modern cooking. After moving his family to Cambodia in 2015 to commercialize ATEC’s biodigester prototype, the winning product of the Google Impact Challenge, into a social enterprise, he has helped ATEC become a global leader in clean cooking it's two flagsh ..read more
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