The Simple Heart

Wayne Hsiung
Finding kindness. Embracing nuance. Steel-manning everything.
Created 14 Oct 2021
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  • The best long-form articles of 2021
    01 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 3 0
    I started this blog to produce content that I like reading: namely, long form content that dives deep into a subject. Here’s what I posted about 6 months ago, when I came back from a long hiatus from ...
  • The strange story of Anthony Fauci
    31 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    Anthony Fauci is one of the most polarizing figures in America today. Most recently, a prominent Fox News host was castigated for saying that activists should “ambush” Fauci and go for the “kill shot....
  • The killing of Eko the Tiger
    30 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Multiple news outlets are reporting on the killing of Eko the Tiger today at a zoo in Naples, Florida. Eko, an 8-year-old Malayan tiger, is a member of a species that has been classified as critically...
  • How to change an organization
    29 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Around the year 2004, I decided I was going to devote myself to an immense project: veganizing the University of Chicago. I had seen one too many slaughterhouse videos and was suffering from night ter...
  • Why E.O. Wilson should matter to animal rights supporters
    28 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    E.O. Wilson, the pioneering biologist and entomologist who, for a generation, pioneered new ways to study the natural world, passed away today. It was sad for me to hear the news. Wilson’s childlike d...
  • Does hard work actually matter?
    26 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    My mom was a Tiger Mom. She worked as hard as anyone I ever met. Raising two children in a foreign nation, in which she barely spoke the language when she first arrived, she barely had a moment to rel...
  • Locking people up – even racists – is not the answer.
    26 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    A few days ago, Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, was convicted of manslaughter. She faces a sentence of up to 15 years for the crime, and many cheered the ve...
  • The solution to sadness isn't happiness. It's kindness.
    25 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 28 7
    The New York Times is reporting today on new research showing that people who give to others, e.g., by volunteering in their local community, report lower levels of loneliness and stress. This is impo...
  • The benefits of fasting
    24 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    In September 2018, 58 activists were charged with felony conspiracy and held on $25,000 bond for walking onto a massive “free range” chicken farm and attempting to give aid to collapsed and starving a...
  • A (late) list of things that I'm most looking forward to in 2022
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    I’m late on this post by a couple hours. Not good. But better late than never. So here are some of those things. Moving forward with a new community building platform. I’ve been thinking about this fo...
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