All the best movie heroes are sigma males (or females)

We most admire the lone wolf.

Photo by Serge Kutuzov on Unsplash

I watched Top Gun: Maverick this week. It was fun, in a soft-reboot (a.k.a. legacy sequel) kind of way. Maverick is thirty years older, but he’s basically still the same. And that’s the point: rather than having leveled up to say, a Navy Admiral (like his old rival / buddy Iceman), he’s stayed a lowly Captain. This is mostly because, despite…

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T. J. Brearton

T. J. Brearton

I’m passionate about climate change, plant-based cooking (though I’m not vegan), philosophy, and mental health. I write thriller novels for a living.