When to Attack a Moose


I feel like this video could have easily been adapted into a medium-length non-fiction book. As soon as I start talking about identity, and story, and how we determine who we are, I basically can keep going forever. So I hope this wasn’t too much, but also didn’t leave so much out that it feels empty and vacuous and useless or, worse, dangerously simplistic.


Particularly simplified is the idea that “caring what other people think about you” prevents you from being “really bad.” I don’t actually know if that’s true. But I think that caring what other people think about you is, like, maybe the only thing that gives society and culture enough cohesion to operate productively.

Endscreen Links:

Previous Vlogbrothers Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYFdu7Xo5Uc&t=4s

Does Stretching Before Exercise Help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gPsr-RHPdQ

Calicotheres are Cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmeCaAwEtUI

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