Social Change

Krypton Community College: COURSE #001 Go: How to Overcome Fear, Pick Yourself, & Start a Project that Matters

Krypton Community College: COURSE #001 Go: How to Overcome Fear, Pick Yourself, & Start a Project that Matters

Go: How to Overcome Fear, Pick Yourself, & Start a Project that Matters is a free, four-week course held weekly at Office Junction, and led by Ryan Breske of Zeitgeist/33, a marketing agency in West Seattle. The course is designed to get ideas flowing, as well as build community. It's entirely free and registration is open to everyone!

Stop. Take Action.

A concept is a thought and it can't be owned by anyone. It's something that is shared amongst us.

Share what change you want to see—in you, in others, in the world.

Pick something that's so engrained in your everyday life you barely recognize you do it—that thing you do that gobbles up your time or experience. Stop doing it.

 

Bigger, Better, Faster, More

​Recently, on a training run along Alki, it occurred to me—while taking in the Seattle skyline—that so much of the city's infrastructure is designed to maintain people going to work. The mom-and-pop sandwich shops, our transit system (if you can call it that), parking garages, child care centers—the primary reason these places exist is to offer support to those making the trek into the city (or across the bridge to the Eastside). That's it. Without folks making their daily pilgrimage, the need for these businesses would be reduced drastically. Traffic, our dependence on fast food and the need for others to raise our children would go away, right?

Are you a control freak?

Are you a control freak?
Over the past year, I've dealt with the topic of control quite a bit. My world — and I'll dive into this in future posts — has played out vastly different than my initial life plan. It really wasn't until today that the misconception of control truly clicked with me. Control is a delusion. We hope for it — I think because we believe it provides safety — but we're misguided. In reality, the concept of control prevents us from experiencing who we really are. The very essence of the word is limiting.