Hi, all. Not long ago, I was contacted by “Ay,” a blogger who asked if I’d mind being interviewed. After we’d corresponded a bit, she sent a list of interesting questions that I responded to. The full interview can be found here.
After checking out my responses, you should look at Ay’s piece about pointless overthinking.
Thanks for reading!
Troy Headrick’s personal blog can be found here.
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I like your motivation Troy, “the idea of working within a community of thinkers and writers” and that “the artists of this world will probably save humans from themselves”.
Hi, crisbiecoach. More of us–especially those who are in positions of power and thus have the status and influence to make things happen–need to move beyond status quo thinking. Status quo is actually regression.
Of course, we all have a role to play too. I truly believe that if we want to save ourselves–from the climate crisis and creeping authoritarianism–we all have to become activists of one sort or another. We can longer pass the buck. We all have to get involved. Thanks for the comment.
What do you say to the people who would save us–from the climate and other crises – WITH creeping authoritarianism?
Hey, Fred, I want to understand your question. Are you asking what I would say to someone who wants to solve problems by implementing authoritarian solutions? If that’s your question, I’d say that the cure is worse than the illness. Or did I misunderstand you?
A lot of people believe in reshaping society through authority rather than persuasion. Any regulation you make inherently increses the amount of authority (command control) of the government enforcers. That’s the stick.
If it becomes more profitable to change than to stay put, then you don’t need to extend authority to achoieve your goal. That’s the carrot
People who think in terms of enforcing a moral judgment often look to the stick and think of the carrot as pandering. A business that is entrenched in an existing way of life thinks only of carrots. To them, sticks are a step towards totalitariansm. In a sense it is, because you rarely see old regulations repealed but new regulations come out every day.
I’m always more of a carrot person but admit occasionally one needs to speak softly and carry a big stick.
I agree with Cristiana that your answer on motivation was great. And I also liked the way that the whole piece showed how you have consistently reinvented yourself, often by making and grabbing opportunities!
Thanks for the kind words, Wynne. You know, you told me something about myself that I didn’t notice (at least not in this instance). That the buying of the blog was me seeing an opportunity and taking action. I often see myself as something of a bumbler. I guess, in this case though, I actually did do something that was pretty OK. Thanks for making my day, and thanks for reading and participating.
Good answers: Keeping it simple.
Thank you! I am very appreciative that you care enough to read and interact.
That’s interesting. I’m going to be interviewed by a blogger named Jim from some kind of institute. I need to get a camera and a mike set up for a zoom meeting. It my be fun or it may crash and burn.
Fred, I’ve always been impressed by your intelligence. And you are very articulate and persuasive too. I think you should just familiarize yourself with the technological aspects of this interview. The words and thoughts will take care of themselves because of who you are. Congrats, by the way, on the interview. Sounds cool.
Thank you for making me realise that am not alone on inking whatever comes across my mind. I hate to be judgemental of the outcome regardless of the efforts I invest and have to pat myself even if it is meagre to my own consciences. I find this post extremely pacifying and not to forget the spontaneous answers. It is inspirational to know of what others have to say.
Hi, Vishnupria. Like you, I’m extremely intrigued by the creative process that others employ. I guess we all have our individualized ways of creating. I agree. Knowing this is an inspiration. Thanks for the comment.
Great read Troy. I found it encouraging and illuminating to hear your thoughts and about your journey so far. The power of creative thought must never be underestimated.
Hey I have a degree in Political Science and a concentration in theory too! Cool! Too bad I don’t remember anything!