One of my favorite finds for 2021 has been VicVerdier.
I first found as a podcast at The Art of Manliness entitled "How to Stay Physically Fit As You Get Older" (in retrospect fitting, given the week I have had). Which led to me finding and following him on Instagram (@vicverdiercoaching). Which led, of course, to his website. His bio is here: suffice to say he has led a very interesting life (Officer in the French Navy, Scuba diver for deep wrecks and cave systems, Martial Arts, Trainer, and gym owner).
He posts interesting thoughts on Instagram, interesting to me (at least) because, as man in his '50's and a non-American, he has a different view than is often what is in our culture and can say it in a way that often Americans can not (in one case, having the audacity to address the fact that men in their later years may still have a sex drive, he got temporarily banned from Instagram. I read the post: trust me in saying that it was not in the least controversial). Here was his thought this weekend, both typical of his posts and highly thought provoking (at least to me):
"It's easy to watch sport on TV and not doing anything with your body.
It's easy to watch porn and not having to build real sexual desire with someone else.
It's easy to watch UFC fights and never learning how to fight and defend yourself.
It's easy to spend time on social media watching the ideal life of others without even trying to better your own life.
It's easy to watch documentaries about faraway lands and cultures and never traveling and dealing with people with different beliefs.
What is difficult is to stop relying on surrogates and start making your life more interesting, meaningful and fulfilling. You’re a man. Get the courage to go out there and live your own life."
I always find him highly engaging, and would recommend him as a follow.