Weekend Thoughts - 6.13.15

Image by  John Eisenschenk , courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by John Eisenschenk, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Disinfo published a piece critical of mindfulness titled "Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good". The article cautions against the thought that mindfulness is a panacea, or without its respective side effects. I'm not sure what to think of this one, but figured it was worth a share.

2. A New York Times op-ed describing why the author chose to default on his student loans, and why you should too. This isn't something I have personally done, but I do know people who have chosen to go this route. The piece is short but well worth a read.

3. I haven't covered the Silk Road trial on Think Wilder, but I wanted to report that Ross Ulbricbht is appealing his conviction and life sentence, arguing that he was framed by Internet drug kingpins who have not been identified.

4. An innovative idea (with backing logic) suggesting that we run a study that allows police officers to take MDMA to see if it will reduce police violence and improve police/community relations from SmartDrugSmarts.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.