Everyone knows that personal growth requires us to get out of our comfort zone. (No pain, no gain!) So why then, do we go so far out of our way to avoid discomfort? Why do only two percent of us take the stairs, if an escalator is available? Why do we build ourselves “safe spaces” to keep us insulated from uncomfortable ideas? Why do we always hit the “easy button?”
These are just a few of the questions posed in The Comfort Crisis, which I encourage everyone to read. I met the author, Michael Easter, a few weeks ago at an event in Tennessee. I suspected he’d be a great guest on the podcast, and I was right.
In short, Michael spent 33 days in Alaska on a caribou hunt that was, to put it mildly, uncomfortable in every way. His misery, however, led to a level of enlightenment that we can all experience – without spending 33 days in the arctic circle. Our entire conversation is here.
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