7 Reasons Humans Should Act More Like Mushrooms

Mushrooms are truly misunderstood magic, and their innate wisdom can be distilled into countless life lessons to teach us how to be better to ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

Why should you care?

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In an attempt to simplify the fascinating world of fungi wisdom…here are 7 life lessons we can take from the mycelium network operating manual:

#1. Take more than your share of the blame, and less than your share of the credit.

Fungi are the driving factor in something called ‘bioremediation’, also known as ‘mycoremediation’. They are true martyrs, consistently cleaning up the mess we humans create, yet require no acknowledgment to continue being our generous but silent friends.

© Flickr / Katja Schulz
© Flickr / Katja Schulz

#2. Create more than you consume.

Mylo, mycelium based leather. Photo credit: Bolt Threads

#3. Step outside of the conformity and comfort of the collective. Positive disruption requires you to march to the beat of your own drum.

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Photograph by Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi. Styled by Suzy Kim

#4. It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light.

#5. You are a result of what you do consistently.

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#6. Create your own wind.

#7. Remember your roots, but seek discomfort in exploring the world.

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If your interest has peaked and you’re craving mush more…

  • WATCH: The best starter kit I’ve come across for understanding the vast power of the fungi kingdom is Fantastic Fungi, a documentary that has been in the making for over a decade (2019)
  • READ: If you’re looking to learn more about psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics, Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind is widely regarded as one of the best depictions of the history and current landscape of the space. (2018)
  • READ: Entangled Life, by Merlin Sheldrake (2020)
  • SHOP: Wanting to incorporate functional mushrooms into your daily routine? Step into The Multiverse. Head to yourmultiverse.com for the best snacks, supplements, skincare, and more to supercharge your health with mushrooms. (2020)

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Alli Schaper

Alli Schaper

Enthusiast of all things community, health, and mushrooms 🍄. Passionate about bringing psychedelics to the mainstream wellness conversation 🌈.

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