How to Spread Your Ideas: Write a Manifesto

Three years ago, I started Wrecked for the Ordinary, an online magazine for spiritual misfits, with some friends and colleagues.

The basic idea was this: when people have a paradigm-shifting experience, they feel “wrecked” or “ruined.” And that’s alienating. These experiences leave people feeling isolated and even a little weird.

So, we (some colleagues, friends, and I) wanted to do something about it. We wanted to use stories to change lives.

We knew that we had something to say. The question was how to do it. We figured starting a community was the way to go.

We were wrong. Read the rest of this entry »