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Culture Wars.

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Culture wars.

Half of twitter and instagram/facebook is just soapboxing at one another, trying to be the witty jerk at the cafeteria table in Junior High ’cause we failed the 1st time round.

If only there was a social media dedicated to working things out, we could save the world.

Well that’s what we’re working on. You can start by “hearting” articles [see the top of this article, just below the title].

Those hearts will go into an article’s rating, and the ratings will begin appearing on Elephant in just two weeks (if all goes well). The ratings will, in turn, determine which writers “win” the week, and get paid by Elephant—and eventually, a la Threadless or Kickstarter, by you—our readers.

Imagine thousands of writers getting paid by 1000,000s of readers to do mindful work, not just think up witty insults. We might spread awareness of climate change, war, sexism, racism, and beautiful things like avoiding plastic and composting and biking and education and art…like wildfire.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.

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