My name is Penfist, and I am a writer. If you found me on social media, welcome to my newsletter platform. Thank you for being interested in what I have to say, and for taking time out of your no doubt busy life to consider my ideas.
I’ve struggled for years to find the balance between exploring ideas and exploring technology, which is the platform for delivering important ideas and growing their influence.
Welcome to Substack. I’ll be using this platform moving forward. The reason is simple: I want to spend more time writing and less time fucking with technology. Expect unfiltered passion, inquisitive investigations into ideas that interest me, and lots of editorial explorations of topics that cover the human condition.
There are some key areas I want to focus on using this new platform:
Exploring ideas about how humans got the way they are
Where do humans want to go from here, and how will that change us
What can we do to make a better future for all humans
Stoic philosophy and themes
Technology and how to use it better
If you are easily offended and want to stay that way, this is not the place for you. We do not do echo chambers, but I will also take great pains to avoid intentionally stabbing ideas that don’t deserve to die.
Potentially offensive things that I often discuss include, but are not limited to:
Human sexuality and deviance
Psychology and mental illness
Religion from the perspective of a skeptic
Political issues and politicians
I don’t write for USA Today readers - most of my writing rates as appropriate for college students. I like big words and bigger ideas. You have been warned.
Paid subscribers will get exclusive content once a week, typically published on Saturdays. Subscribers will also get access to excerpts of material I am working on that hasn’t been published anywhere else.
Visit me on the web: Penfist