Jon Brunner

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Jon Brunner
Posted 4 months ago
Paul Piff: Does money make you mean?
The unfortunate truth is that real change is only brought about by pain, violence, and death. The "Arab Spring" is a recent reminder of that. "Words are Wind", is a beautiful phrase from the Game of Thrones series, which is startlingly accurate. The only time you see those in power move with any speed is when they themselves are in danger of loss or personal injury. They have money and power, they don't need to care as well. Even more so in corporations … institutions designed to bleed the masses dry.
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Jon Brunner
Posted about 1 year ago
Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood
I really like the video, but I always dislike the casual implication that men are the only sexual assailants. Though, not really the point of the video. Boys have a lot of problems to overcome & I think this is a good step.
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Jon Brunner
Posted over 1 year ago
Why do people who have many advantages in life struggle with ongoing happiness whilst others with far less to be happy about are happier?
I honestly wish I knew. I blame my personal complacence on my middle class upbringing; I've literally never had to struggle. Granted, I am fairly intelligent but all that did was grant me the insight I needed to get by on the minimum, and even though I went to college I skated through. I've been reflecting a lot lately & I've come to realize much of my life was handed to me & when pressed to say what happiness & success looks like to me I have no answer.
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Jon Brunner
Posted over 1 year ago
Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix
Mr. Ferguson presumably didn't invent the means of preparing a solid speech, or how to tell a story, but he "jumped 'em from other writers" and arranged it his way. He built it on centuries of standard practice. And the works of Picasso & Michelangelo are fairly linear. Michelangelo was a genius who pushed the skills he learned about other artists into new realms of creativity. Picasso began his career studying the masters, including Michelangelo, and built upon that to create something new. It's obviously not that simple, but nothing is brand new. Everything you create is wrapped up in your experiences and your broader culture … including this comment.
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Jon Brunner
Posted almost 2 years ago
Do you think feminism is becoming a sexist anti-men movement?
My problem with the feminist movement it that it often overshadows the problems of boys & young men. If you try and highlight the fact that boys only have sports figures as positive role models or that young men are dropping like flies in the American school system there always seems to be 10 people telling you you're being insensitive to women's issues. I don't see why discussions of men's & women's issues have to be mutually exclusive.
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Jon Brunner
Posted almost 3 years ago
Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong
She mentions God, because her prior example was Saint Augustine … who was probably a bit churchy. I think she's emphasizing not questioning with her tone. It's not a straight upward curve in pitch, but rather an up then down bell curve. I consider that inflection, not question.