What You'll Learn:
There’s a comfort epidemic plaguing society that is so pleasant we still seek it out at all costs. But it is costing us in mental illness, chronic pain, and diminishing quality of life. Ever since realizing that drinking himself into oblivion was failing to protect him from his inner turmoil, Michael Easter has been on a quest to rewire himself by “rewilding” himself, choosing to go on wilderness treks that stretch the limits of his safety-craving self. Based on his experiences and research, he argues that we feel more alive and enjoy life more when we embrace adventure and discomfort, whether that means climbing mountains or simply learning to embrace boredom.