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4 Absurdly Easy Things I Do That Make Life Disproportionately Better by David Cain
"Absurdly easy things. I do that. Make life disproportionately better by david. Cain of wrapped a to dot com. Lots of the things. We spend our energy on our worthwhile but some are a better deal than others. The benefits of my weight routine for example are worth much more than the effort takes. But that effort is still pretty significant. You have to lift a two hundred pound barbell quite a few times for anything. Good to happen. There are few things. I do and sometimes still failed to do that. Take almost no effort. And somehow make my life significantly better. As far as i can tell these four small things are the best deal going number one shining the sink before bed. I don't know where. Or when but i remember reading about someone who swore that her habit of her saint before bed was the linchpin of productivity and wellbeing. I have tried. It and ken corroborate her ridiculous claim. Readers have since pointed out that this is from the fly lady making your morning coffee beside a shiny sink is empowering self affirming experience main coffee beside a dull sink containing even a single dirty fork sitting in a puddle is comparatively draining and dehumanizing at a stray bloated noodle or two and it becomes strangely life. Destroy in my experience. One of two different people emerged from that coffee making process depending on the condition of the sink. One of them is sharp and ready for life. The other must fight his way to his desk from under some great -sential wait some grimy psychic debris that's inseparable from the maroon super amnon that greeted him this morning. The sun is his enemy not as ally in all his work will be up hill today. Different things probably need different techniques minus stainless steel. I use one of those magic white pass with a bit of comment and water. Wipe down the rim. Many chrome fixtures with spray in a dry cloth takes forty seconds. Might change your life number two going outside with absolutely no plan. At some point. In my adult life i developed a strange seemingly self-defeating habit at the supermarket i wouldn't bother crossing the store to get the last item on my list. Part of me knew that leaving that one thing that would make a necessary to walk six blocks to the corner store the next day. This is my sub-conscious screaming for help. The quiet wise part of my mind sabotaged my efficient supermarket routine in order to create an excuse to travel somewhere by foot. I now see our walking as an essential nutrient. It should require an excuse. Will we need to excuse ourselves from the kind of perverse post industrial arrangement where it is even possible to spend a whole day without traveling any significant distance outside on foot fresh air and bodily movement or always healthy of course but to get the full disproportionately worthwhile benefits of neighborhood. Walking is essential that you don't know where you're going if you have a destination or even a regular walking routine then you risk making the walking itself into a task something to be done with rather than something to do when i step out of the building. I don't know if i'm going to turn left or right until i'm doing it. I've gone on hundreds of these destination less walks and a regular route as not emerged. It turns out my body knows how to create a closed pauley on without my mind having to think about it. There's something life-affirming about any enterprise in which you rely on moment to moment intuition instead of planning and it's just a walks you can't muck anything up too badly at every corner. You just turn whichever way you feel like or maybe continue straight ahead. Let your feet aside. You'll end up at home somehow number three sitting on the floor and doing nothing for a little while blaise. Pascal famously said that all human miseries arise from our inability to do this. I think it's really just an unwillingness. He's right about the arising miseries though not knowing how to deliberately do nothing his crippling disease that leads to bizarre self-defeating phenomena like workaholic cigarette. Smoking ru smartphone. Behavior eventually worn. Pestle is sitting on the floor and doing nothing isn't exactly difficult but it feels very foreign at first. We are so attuned to being constantly doing acting evaluating and improving the to fully. Stop in this way feels almost as radical as your ignition at a red light and putting your feet up although it's a lot less disruptive to society.
"blaise " Discussed on Harvard Classics
"The art of persuasion by blaise pascal. The art of persuasion has a necessary relation to the manner in which men are led to consent to that which is proposed to them and to the conditions of things which has sought to make them believe. No one is ignorant that there are two avenues by which opinions are received into the soul. Which are its principal powers the understanding and the will the more natural is that of the understanding for we should never consent to any demonstrated truths but the more common though the one contrary to nature is that of the will for all men are almost led to believe not of proof but by attraction this way is base ignoble and irrelevant everyone therefore disavows it. Each one professes to believe and even to love nothing but what he knows to be worthy of belief and love. I do not speak here of divine truths which i shall take care not to comprise under the art of persuasion because they are infinitely superior to nature got alone can place them in the soul and in such a way as it pleases him. I know that he has desired. That they should enter from the heart into the mind and not from the mind into the heart to humiliate that proud power of reasoning that pretends to the right to be the judge of the things that will choose and to cure this infirm will which is wholly corrupted by its filthy attachments. And vince it comes that whilst and speaking of human things we say that it is necessary to know them before we can love them which has passed into a proverb one the saints on the contrary say in speaking of divine things that it is necessary to love them in order to know them and that we only enter truth through charity from which they have made one of their most useful maxims from which it appears that god has established the supernatural order which is directly contrary to the order. That should be natural to men in natural things they have nevertheless corrupted this order by making a profane make holy things because in fact we believe scarcely anything except that which.
"blaise " Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Note blaise. Pascal was born at clare mall. In ovarian on june nineteenth sixteen twenty three the son of the president of the court of clare. Mo- he wasn't precocious child and soon showed amazing mathematical talent. His early training with scientific rather than literary or theological and scientific interests predominated during the first period of his activity. He corresponded with the most distinguished scholars of the time and made important contributions to pure and applied mathematics and physics meantime. An accident had brought the pascal family into contact with gentleness doctrine and blaze became an ardent convert. Jansen ism which took its name from johnson. The bishop of apprai- had its headquarters. In the cistercian abbey of course royal and was one of the most rigorous and lofty developments of post reformation catholicism and doctrine it somewhat resembled this in its insistence on grace and predestination expense of the freedom of the will and in its cultivation of thoroughgoing logical method of apologetic practice. It represented an austere and even ascetic morality. And it did much to raise the ethical and intellectual level of seventeenth century. France janssen ism was attacked as heretical. Especially by the jesuits and civil power ultimately took measures to crush the movement disbanding the nuns of puerto and by its persecutions affording to many of the chance in this opportunities for the display of a heroic obstinacy in this struggle. Pascal took an important part by the publication. Under the pseudonym of louis damone talked of a series of eighteen letters attacking the morality of the jesuits and defending johnson against the charge of heresy. In spite of the fact that the party for which he fought was defeated in the provincial letters as they are usually called. Pascal inflicted a blow on the society of jesus from which that order has never entirely recovered pascal forms. The plan of writing an apology for the christian religion and during the rest of his life he was collecting materials and making notes for this work but he had long been feeble in health in the ardor of his religious devotion. He had undergone incredible hardships and on august nineteenth. Sixteen sixty two. He died in his fortieth year. It was from the notes. His contemplated apology that the port royalists compiled and edited the book known as his ponce or thoughts. The early texts were much tampered with. And the material has been frequently rearranged but now at last it is possible to read these fragmentary jottings as they came from the hand of their author in spite of their incompleteness and frequented coherence. The thoughts have long held a high place among the great religious classics. Much of the theological argument. Implied in these utterances has little appeal to the modern mind but the acuteness of the observation of human life the subtlety of the reasoning the combination of precision and fervid imagination in the expression. Make this to which the discerning mind can return again and again for insight and inspiration.
"blaise " Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Those households, it helps you contextualized maybe how you might be responded to perhaps how you respond to a person that you've contacted in ways that are different based on that socialized experience right and so I think it's a huge part of that. I just love that I love putting the Lens on yourself because I, think so often we are. Looking outward in especially when we're reaching out to other communities, making assumptions and judgements on those and putting the Lynn talk what you know, what kind of person Mama GonNa talk to what should I be saying to them this going to resonate with them because I have an idea of that. So I I really love putting the Lens on yourself and looking at what you're bringing to it. Absolutely and and it sorta strips away those assumptions right? 'CAUSE 'cause that's when you enter the conversation. You're like, wow, this did not go how I thought. It would go user are making divots interns along the way and I think that goes nicely with the second point that I made right, which is you're not there to save anyone you're you're there to serve a community not to save and I think that we sometimes have this hero at hero it kind of viewpoint of ourselves where we see ourselves as kind of swooping in with a Cape and saving the day when in fact, all of these communities have really amazing organizers and Volunteers, day in and day out, putting in work into those communities to make them better to make them more whole to make them more complete and that doesn't mean that what you're doing isn't helping for sure and for certain it is, but it is to recognize and understand the context that long after this season is over a long after the election for a lot of folks this is there live right and show how do you honor that and how to use step into communities with a sense of reverence for the people who have and continue to do the work and sort of that and revere that work that they've done by complimenting it..
"blaise " Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"That you can download from the APP store and and set up a number that way. So if you don't WanNA share your personal number, then you can do it that some more tech to enjoy but that's some people doing that. Good. Advice. So, once you sign up, here's what you're going to need. You'll get details about this when you sign up for phone bank, but you typically need a laptop or tablet a phone if there's Emmanuel if there's the manual dialer like we were talking about and then you want to know who you're calling for. So I usually just go to the candidates website, take a quick peruse around look at their twitter and I've got I've got a great idea of, and then I also of course like I'm supporting them. So I know why and then you know everything else will be provided for you script. FAQ's details about the area phone numbers. So it's really easy to get prepped for one of these phone banks. Yeah, that's right. You don't have to stress about it, and if you do run into any any problems in a questions about the tack and stuff like that, we have great resources on our phone bank page swing left dot org slash phone bank has all kinds of Docs and and helpful stuff there too. So and we are here for you I'm here and people can also sign up for training with you. Right they can. Yeah we're doing phone banking training and Geo TV trainings four times a week. Now it's fun but let's talk about some best practices. Now shall we when you're making those calls I mean. You were junior sales associate of the year. At that new job. You took an in the year two thousand right at the telemarketing firm. Yeah. Listen. I. Wasn't invited back the next. Summer Olympics. But I. But I am I I am good at talking on the phone so. Let's talk some best practices when you're making calls. The first one is to keep the moment in mind when you're calling people. Right, because were calling people during global pandemic, it's like we mentioned before it's affected all of us in different ways and the campaigns like I said, do have a wellness check at the beginning. So that's a really lovely way to check in with people and make sure they're okay. But we do want to approach these calls with empathy and understanding that were in a tough moment for a lot of a lot of people. That's so important for both the volunteers and the voters. The next thing is is don't make assumptions. So a lot of us are calling into communities different than our own. So it's really important that we don't make assumptions about who were calling mostly just important to listen and understand that. We're calling from what we've talked about before is our big blue double bubbles that community may be a little bit more conservative than we are, but we share the same same principle, same overlying values, and we're all doing the same work to to elect Democrats. Great. Advice even if you're not found banking. Right. Every phone bank..
"blaise " Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Welcome back to how we win. All over the country people are doing extraordinary things. The Best Antidote to anxiety is action. There are are thirty four days left until the most important election of our lives just over a month with your help, we can win all the houses right today we are talking about talking on the phone with voters in our key states. Phone banking is now the only safe way we have to connect one on one with voters. We're GONNA give you the tips and tricks to have effective meaningful conversations. We also hear from diversity inclusion and equity expert. Jordan blaze she talks about how to have culturally competent conversations. With voters communities outside our own and how to go deeper with our conversations around race and equity. This is gonNA. Come in Handy with that phone Beijing I'm Steve Pearson. Mariah craven and this is how we win. Yeah Mariah is, Back Bamba Mariah. Song. Back, I'm sleep deprived but I haven't also little baby. So how is Jackson doing? Maybe Jackson is. Garage. Smiling this week. So, that's pretty amazing. I'm so happy for you guys and really really happy that you're back I'm sure all of our listeners are so tired of my voice on this thing and glad to have you back here. Dow It can't be true. The Nice thing about him also is that he doesn't talk about Donald Trump. So not yet he's the only one. Literally the only one. May He never even like may just be something. He reads about in the history books something, which is not wild like he's GonNa read. He's going to read about this moment in fifth grade history be like. Sounds a weird were you guys taking? His is this what you were prattling on about on your podcast. MOM, it'll be called something different biden be like A. Hologram cash. Exactly. Anyway we want we. WanNa leave this moment behind but we wanna we, WanNa do it right..
"blaise " Discussed on WGN Radio
"Are to be joined by cardinal Blaise Cupich archbishop the archdiocese of Chicago cardinal thank you again I I read it a quote just a moment ago from a statement you're calling for peaceful action to stop the hatred that has ended the lives of countless black Americans is this a crisis of history a crisis of the heart where are we now do you think where at this moment it seems to me in many ways replaying but I experienced as a teenager during the sixties and seventies where there are ills in society left unaddressed dad will come back to haunt us if we don't deal with it constructively so this is an opportunity now for us to make sure that future generations of Americans of young people going forward in the future will not have to revisit this once again this is a this is really a wound and in the body politic of the country this racism that's there and we should have the where with all to be able now to deal with it so that this does not have to happen again racism has played not only the United States has played the world right cultures hating each other based on whatever language they speak or they they may look different or eat different things whatever it happens to be what is the root of that do you think well I think a it goes back to you know the problems that we see in in the scriptures where people are envious of one another they feel as though the gifts of god are limited and so it's ugh those are is zero sum game and we're going to be less if other people have what we have and I think that that is is something that we really have to see that we're called to share as brothers sisters lives that we have with each other and that nobody should be left behind but in America this is particularly I I think tied to that in that moment in which slaves were introduced into our country and people's lives were considered to be just like cattle possession something that could be used and we really now have never dealt with that original sin of slavery in our country and it's time for us to do that when we tried to address it and throughout my lifetime as you just mentioned throughout yours and they were certainly in the nineteen sixties in the nineteen seventies attempts to to deal with that too to make that to make social change a priority and it never really seem to take it seemed as though it was heading in that direction then someone would interrupt it yes and of course every generation has to deal with this a child is not born with racism in their hearts it's learned it's passed on so it really somebody asked me today where does it start and it starts in the home we have to be able in our own families to make sure that we purge any a past history of racism the other thing it keep in mind row is you know in Germany with the second World War the German people step forward with Nazism in the way their hatred of the Jews which was a wrapped into the Holocaust to show up they took concrete action through an educational process through ways in which they reconciled with the Jewish people in which they also put laws in with regard to anti semitic miss medic behavior in language we've not done that we've not had that kind of national reconciliation and I think that it's time for us to have a discussion about that and do something the argument about against that obviously is not freedom of speech and people you know we should be allowed to hit whoever it is kind of a constitutional right which seems counter intuitive at the spirit of it is not right in it and then it goes to one of the things that you and I have talked about over these last couple of months and again I cannot thank you enough for spending the time that you do with us cardinal but there is a there's there's there's there's there's hatred that and spear that is just dominating our lives and it is the crisis of conscience isn't it is and yet there is there are signs of hope you look at the crowds that are marching in peace you see young people who are ill in thirty years and younger and they're not just African Americans or people of color the vast majority in some of these marches are white people white kids so there really is an aspiration it seems to me to want to roll up their sleeves and get to work and I was told taken by how many young people came around town here downtown where I live and and took brooms and cleaned up places black and white kids working together I thought it was really just extraordinary in a sign of hope you know the first funeral for George Floyd was held today in Minneapolis and al Sharpton the defense of the public figure but he's also a Reverend he gave the eulogy and it was actually a really beautiful eulogy and he talked about how there is a time you know it when he gets down about these things if he Reverend Jackson always told him you know go back to scripture now your scripture and he goes back to the notion of there's a season right at times season for everything and that maybe this is the moment because he's been so disappointed so many other times I think we all as of Americans when these things happen and they seem to be happening at least once a decade there isn't a moment of of pure reconciliation but he said for exactly what you're saying cardinal he saw in the images on television that there were as many white people as black people and many of these protests and that a woman came up to him at the airport on his way from Minneapolis and I tugged on his coat and he turned around in the in the city steeled himself for whatever is going to come out and because I'm sure in public he hears a lot of things and she said no justice no peace and it was the end of the the church of rocked me said that is this really a moment do you think I think so I think people are awakening that this is not who we want to be as a nation this is not the legacy we want to pass on to our children now we're better than this and so I think that this it can really be a turning point for a night the nation to have the kind of reflection it's nets needed for people to have discussions at home with their kids they are kids in our schools for instance we have you have kids multi ethnic populations I know that kids talk to their parents about their friends who feel bigotry in society and and it is I think it's that young people today are the ones who are taking the lead at the many times they're they're shaming the rest of us were older masking tough question here because I hear it I see it even in my own heart I I I I have I struggle with this which is when you watch television watch the images in Chicago over the weekend and you see those helicopter shots of of with primarily young people but there's some you know middle aged going into running in the stores and grab stuff up and running out or walking it in some cases calmly walking into stores that have been already broken into feeling no repercussion thank you end end because it was happening in a primarily African American neighbors on Sunday is primarily African Americans going into the stores downtown a little bit more of a mixed crowd but it's it it puts it all of a sudden if you know the the the lance is in your brains don't toward that my god what's going on here because even Lori Lightfoot on Monday talked about the fact that this makes it very easy for people aged in their heart to say Hey what are those people of course that's what's happening and and I heard that too but you know I was with the governor the the other day and there was a young black man who got up and said told the the the people were there the drug store and a grocery store and neighborhood within his grandmother lives is no longer there anymore where she gonna get her meds so it takes the voice of those young black men those young black people to really be the ones who say to their to their community members this can't happen yeah because they were the ones who heard it took so long for some of the stores to come in these neighborhoods and now they're afraid that it's going to take even longer now for them to return so I I I don't say too much about this because they're raising their voice a quite a bit I would not however want to the criticism of this including which should be criticized to in some way overshadow their they need to do to address the social ills that we needed to do in order to have a better society I don't want this to be a distraction I I eat people need to be held accountable but this should not be the story the story should be let's move forward what is the Catholic Church doing now prepared to do obviously we've got the Covidien overlay here that we can talk about that as well but but right now what kind of overreach or what do you saying to your parish priests about addressing this well of course we're doing things on the ground right now we have a huge food pantries through Catholic charities in our parishes so we're taking care of the basic needs right now people and we're looking for ways in which we can help those those folks were also making sure that our schools are going to open this fall because we educate a lot of young people today who work not Catholic in different races and we really are laboratory for how people can work together in an environment to have good rate race relations but we also need to to preach a say things from the pop up to remind our people that especially this Sunday at Trinity Sunday were god teaches us how to be a family that no one's left behind if anything they call that infection and contagion and now the rights that we're seeing and the protest and that the difficulties after the death of George white teaching us that we're a global community for one family let's make sure that we don't leave anybody behind or box somebody off because they're different from us this move forward here in terms of talking to kids in the school year and let's hope that we can open up the schools again this fall is there going to be programming surrounding this do you think well we have to do that I think we're we we have to take this up as an agenda item the kids are going to want to talk about it they're going to want to be there to take the lead I have no doubt that we're going to move in the direction of of having this is.
"blaise " Discussed on Cafecito Break
"My I am presence and I am one with the I am presence of every person on earth through the power of my spoken word I command the unformed. Primal light substance from within the heart. The very hard of my father mother. God which is the core of creation to tangibly manifest my heart based invocations decrees and prayers in the world of form here and now beloved presence of God I am within me. I gratefully acknowledged in my mind and accepted my feelings. The living reality of your mantle of electronic light substance and folding me in a blazing aura of ever expanding light and protection centered within my heart. Flame I feel the pulse ation of my own divinity radiating through my awakening consciousness. I now know that I am the physical manifestation of my I am presence through which flows at all times the virtues qualities and blessings from my father mother Guide and the Company of Heaven. These gifts from on high flow to me and through me to enhance the lives of all. Humanity the lamentable kingdom and mother Earth with loving construction. I decree the light of. God is always victorious. I lived the stay. In God's light God is in control wherever I am. The harmony of my true being is my ultimate protection. I do now invoke. The added assistance of God's divine will to keep this activity of light sustained around me and my world so that only the will of God may manifest in all of my activities in all places and all times. I now invoke my father. Mother Guide the mighty elohim the archangels and the ascended and cosmic beings associated. With God's will on this planet blessed ones come forth now blades. Blaise blazed the most intensified activity of God's Sapphire Blue Flame of divine will and power that the earth and humanity are capable of receiving tearing this cosmic moment project the sacred fire which is pulsating with the full divine momentum of God's will in through and around every person place condition and thing on earth blazed this cosmic flame of God's will through me and every person on earth clear away any destructive of our own free will which might rush in to impede our conscious desire to do God's will in manifesting the heart based patterns for the new Earth help us to become and remain obedient to the laws of divine love and to be God.
"blaise " Discussed on 5 Minutes in Church History
"Welcome to five minutes in churches hosted by Dr Stephen. Nicholson where we take a little break from the presence to go exploring. The past asked travel back in time as we look the people events and even the places for the shape the story of Christianity. This is our story family history. Let's get started Pascal programming language. Pascal is also a unit of pressure. And it's used to measure internal pressure the pass cows also our subject in this episode of five minutes in Church history. Well that computer programming language in that unit of pressure are named after Blaise Pascal Scou- he was French mathematician by training but a physicist. He tried his hand at inventions. He was also a philosopher a theologian and and we would even say an apologist. He was born in sixteen twenty three. He died in sixteen sixty two thirty nine years of life and in those years were rather full. Pascal has been described as a mind on fire. And that's what he was as a teenager. He's making breakthroughs in physics six. And he's inventing in constructing prototypes of mechanical calculator. I'm not sure there was an area of geometry math physics or physical science that he didn't didn't explore that he didn't create something in or offer. Some new theorem that has stood through the centuries. He was a true genius and sixteen fifty four he had an inexperience a religious experience. And as a result of this he wrote out this saying the God of Abraham the God of Isaac the God of Jacob not the God of the philosophers I in the scholars he actually wrote that on a piece of fabric and he had it sewn in to his jacket the interior of his jacket and as he aged change jackets jackets. He would pull that piece of cloth out and put it in his new jacket and it wasn't discovered until after his death one of his servants was going through his things and found that testimony. Pascal was is telling us about the God who revealed himself the God who is known we might say the Covenant God God of Abraham the God of Isaac the God of Jacob the God of Blaise Pascal. Well this this experience this conversion in sixteen fifty four. This led to two major writing projects of Pascal. The first I was the provincial letters these were letters written on ethics and it served to anger both the King of France and the Roman Catholic Church. So Oh he's probably saying something. Really right in those provincial letters. The second is the pulse a which is just French for thoughts. This was a project he started ended in sixteen sixty two years before his death. He didn't finish it by the time of his death. It was published posthumously in sixteen seventy. It's a series of nearly a two thousand just small thoughts. Some of them are just sentences. Sometimes they're paragraphs in here. He is speaking of what he called the reasons of the heart. Some of his famous Ms Ponce have to deal with what is known as pass cows wager. This is based on probability theory. You can say God is where you can say God is not if you say that God is and it turns out to be true. Well what have you gained. You gained everything. You've gained an infinite amount if you say God is is not and that's right. Well what have you lost. Well you've not really lost infinitely. You've just lost maybe five nightly but if you say God is not it turns out that God is well. You've lost everything in. That's not a wager. You should make so pass cows wager. God is is in by believing in him. We have everything to gain well. Pascal also had a lot to say about Christ in the Ponce at one point. He says the two oldest books in the world are those of Moses and job the one Jew and the gentile both of them look upon Jesus Christ as their common center and object in that beautiful well in addition to Moses and job looking to Christ so did pass cow. This is what he had to say. So I hold out my arms to my redeemer who having been foretold for four thousand years has come to suffer and to die for me on earth at the time and under all the circumstances for told by his Grace Pascal says I await death in peace in the hope of being eternally united him yet. I live with joy whether in the prosperity which it pleases him to bestow upon me or in the adversity which he sends for my good well that is Blaise Pascal in the arms of his redeemer. And I'm Steve Nichols and thanks for listening for five minutes interest for more ordination or listen to past episodes. Please visit five minutes in Church. History.
Social Intelligence with Blaise Aguera y Arcas
"All right everyone still here in in Vancouver at Noor ups continuing our coverage of this incredible conference and I've got the pleasure of being seated with bless Aguado. yuccas blesses is a distinguished scientist with Google. Ai Bless welcome to the Tomo podcast. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me absolutely so you are doing an invited. Talk here at the conference tomorrow morning on Social Intelligence and we're going to dig into what exactly that means for you but before we do love to get a bit of your background sure sure so It's a little motley. I started off in physics undergraduate at Princeton and I studied physics and applied math. There I I took a year off between my third and fourth years because I was not a very good student and I really started to get into into biophysics this X.. Pretty heavily so you're euro for after during during a or a little bit a little bit before and then during I worked for for a little while while in there he was working on bacterial Metaxas. That actually gonNA figure a little bit into mytalk tomorrow morning. So it's the behaviors years of of the intelligent behaviors of bacteria. And how does that. They that they find food. There obviously a really small simple system but maybe not quite as simple as people think okay and end and then from there My my next adviser Bill Bialik is somebody with a physics background. As well but also computational neuroscientist. He ran this course in woods. Hole at the marine. Biological lab called methods and computational neuroscientists it methods and computational science I don't I don't know if you're familiar or how many of your listeners are with with with them deal with marine biological laboratory but it's this place where a lot of Princeton notes on Cape Cod. Okay and so. It's right on the elbow of Kit. Kat across from Martha's vineyard okay this this little tiny town. It's very cute. And there's this kind of ramshackle lab that's been there since the nineteenth century tree that That a lot of a lot of visiting Sort of neuroscientists and biologists have been going for many many years A lot of really basic basic discoveries in science where made their. Oh so it's kind of this cool place. And and at this. Course at nothing computational neuroscience I I met my now wife Adrian Hill. Oh so she also came up in physics and Studied originally chaos and turbulence and fluid dynamics comics and things like this and was making the switch to puck additional science so we met there and and then she ended up getting a faculty job at University of Washington which is how we ended up moving to Seattle and around that time I started a company And was no longer really sleep. Part of academia at that point and the company got acquired by Microsoft couple of years later and they come into doing computer vision type of work or a it's a somewhat somewhat doing sort of multi resolution representations of of documents of of various kinds. It was okay. It was a combination of wave. Latouche kind of tricks six and and you X.. If I think wave letters like Kryptonite for me that was the hardest thing that I studied in Grad School. For whatever reason it was very difficult to rock it was it was hard. Yeah my my advisor. In Grad School in applied math was ingrid do bitchy who was one of the inventors intercept wavelength. Yeah she was she was absolutely wonderful very very smart very kind and I think I think one of the greatest living mathematicians if I. I don't know maybe unbiased. But Anyway Yeah Microsoft acquired it and I did immediately turn the team toward more four kind of computer vision e things right after that so photosynthesis which started off the photo tourism project by University of Washington professor and Microsoft research scientists together. With with their Grad student snively was in three D. reconstructions environments from the images and that was really my introduction to computer vision Asian. That was pretty classical. Wasn't like deep nuts or anything like this geometric computer vision but I kind of fell in love with that with that field and ended up at Microsoft Echo soft. You know sort of doing a lot of leading teams doing that kind of work so Microsoft's OCR team and they're kind of photographic treat type teams the teams that ended up doing a lot of work for a hollow Lens tracking The head using our facing cameras. All that kind of stuff was okay was part of my team at the time so I was at Microsoft for seven years I also was the CTO of bing maps which also had some kind of computer vision? The are photographic tree kind of stuff going on and being mobile and then I am I went to Google. That was six years ago. I come across so many people that are in this field that have some connection to bang. Yeah I shouldn't I shouldn't Bad I mean it was it was it was creative and scrappy at the time You know whether whether Microsoft was really committed to running these things I guess it. It's anybody's guess right but but yeah. I mean one of the most one of the reasons that I ended up leaving Microsoft was because about six years ago they had just Kind of lost the phone phone war and it became clear that they were going to be moving away from being a consumer focused company. We're GONNA start working on just enterprise stuff and I wasn't that interesting to me and that was around the same time. I'm also that did the whole deep learning revolution was really getting into full. Swing and I was very excited about about some of machine learning and computational neuroscience verging and Google is the obvious place. where the kind of hotbed of of a lot of that so nice? So what do you research. Google well at Google I started a team. UNCALLED CEREBRAL. With is not a name that we've generally used in public but that's not at all heading. Thank you it's the plural of brain. So there was a brain team already that you know Jeff. Jeff Teens started years before and I went to Google to start a team that would take how much more decentralized approach so rather than one brain. It'd be many brains. Everybody would have a little brain and I had a very augmentation focused point of view. You know the rather than having one giant running in a data center these things would have to shrink to democratize. There would have to go into devices. Run locally I had a lot of reasons for wanting to push in that direction including privacy Which I will talk about a bit tomorrow so mobile nets and a lot of these kind of efficient ways of running neural nets locally came from From our team again. I'm running. The you know the the the groups At Google the two things like oh CR and face recognition and a bunch of other sort of image understanding Primitives but we also power a lot of a lot of a or features chores or whatever you WANNA call them in android and also on other kinds of devices include including these little coral boards which are sort of an Iot kit for doing taking local I think those are just well. I guess it's maybe half a year ago at the developer conference drink. I have one. That's that's right that's right so yeah we're very excited about those cool he you mentioned OCR and Of all the things that we've talked about I think of that or it's probably easy easy to think of that as a solved problem the problem. But there's probably a lot of Even saying it. There's probably like this last mile problem. Where in order to get to usable or better levels of Accuracy and performance kind of that those last few percentage points are are really hard to get to. So you say I mean it solves problem and yeah I mean. It's good enough for practical use engines. That are good enough for practical use but a of of course. Extra percentage points are always useful. A little bit more is always better but also a team that I run at Microsoft was still using a lot of these classical techniques that would I you know they'll have a whole pipeline of different stages first segmenting out letters and then you know doing template matching and then using language modeling all kinds of like this and the direction that that that I think in the end that the you know the people in the team believe are really the most fruitful now are much more and much more neural so imagine smoke scanner that scans the entire line maybe by directionally and emits a string of characters. Kind of like a speech engine. Might if you you do it that way then you know. Join join letters and ligature is. Don't matter right cursive doesn't matter handwriting. And you don't print could be the same Arabic and other languages. That don't have good distinctions between letters. I ain't going but rather that don't that don't distinguish clearly between letters in the more cursive sort of approach. All of those things work and that sort of general and also just weird funds. There are a lot of things that are easy for us to read that a classic engine right so thinking about it more like a real vision problem some of the brain behind it as opposed to just a classical kind of letter clustering problem with the language model talked on
"blaise " Discussed on Back To Back
"Entertainment industry. Now it's easy to write off mental health and I think it's very limiting to write mental health off as something that some people have have because they were born that way and they're just broken road about twenty percent of cases of mental health. You know when you're talking about things like anxiety depression and About twenty percent of those cases are biological and require pharmacological or chemical intervention right. You have have some. Something's not firing right in your brain. The other eighty percent of those cases are socially and environmentally caused. I and I really believe that in our industry. It's this obsession it's this. It's this egoistic obsession chain with what people call external values. Sure Right. It happens the minute that you cross us the boundary. The minute the crossover the divide from playing the piano. Because you enjoy it to playing the piano because you want people to. I think you're good at it. I WanNa be adored and you WANNA be famous and you WanNa make money and then all of a sudden everything becomes about that and you can never have enough of that. I've never met anyone. That's always there of instagram followers. Yeah I want you to speak to this because I think in Um the position you've been in throughout your career you've probably seen this more than a lot of people just because you've seen tons of high status status artists or celebrities or whatever just been in the same room with them By nature of your work and I have to imagine no level level of success or fame is enough to fix that feeling higher up they get the more terrified they are because you have more to lose and and because there's bigger issues to fill the next day and how you had a number four record. How are you going to top that now? You have to have a number three record. They're like quicksand. These external values values their desires. They're not needs their false needs. You know agreement. I used to call them. That false needs their things like quicksand. Extend once you have a little bit of them you want more cars close money. Whatever there's never enough you you get yourself into a situation nation where then you're in Rehab and that's unfortunately we're a Lotta people especially in our industry finally learned that lesson You know one of my a biggest idols. Is Russell brand right. Look at his story. He just overdid it like he was in a situation where he could have all the drugs. Eggs drink women party men. Whatever he wants her he could have it ad infinitum and he eventually intially realized it wasn't getting him anyway? So you know what I really. The thing that I think is the most important it is yes is important. Take care of yourself yes it's important. You gotta eat clean. You've got to sleep. 'cause it's obviously you're never gonNA feel good if you're not taking taking good care of yourself but I really really want to encourage everyone in our industry to really stop and think about where we're placing our values values. I'm so disenfranchised by you know the competition are this person's growing faster than me. They've got more followers than me. What are they doing now on their channel? You know it's not healthy dance. Music was created was founded by marginalized sociocultural groups as a way for them to express themselves be connect with each other C.. Serve Humanity. Those are the three things things those are the sole desires. Those are the three things soft expression connection and service that are GonNa make you feel good. Those are the three things that are gonNA make you feel. He lived a good life. When you're on your deathbed those things that are GonNa make you happy all the stuff before that money you know look at Maslow's hierarchy of needs shelter survival safety of yes? These things are needs. Yes they're important but once you have them. It's time to move on. You know people. I think at trapped opt in this loop of they get stuck at like the money level right they get enough money to survive. But then it's like. Oh what but I need more because that person has to Tesla's and I only have one or you know my friend. My Friend's Dad knows what's his name. Mark Cuban Okay and he tells me how Mark Cuban sits around what the owner of the New York jets. I forget the guy's name but they're like good friends and Mark Cuban's teasing him all the time. Because he's only worth one billion and marks were seventy and this. This is real shit. You know people with this insane. The amount of money like really obsessed about this shit worse and it's sickening ever enough. It's never enough and that's all I'm trying to say to people in people in dance music people in any music man like let's it's just remember. We're doing what we love. We're expressing ourselves creatively as a living. If we're making a living doing that and not dying and not living on the streets and able to live daily we've won you know. Don't let them tell you that we're different. Don't let them tell you that it's a competition. That's all all bullshit. That's why people are becoming depressed. Yeah man and one of the three tent poles you just mentioned was being of service right and maybe that's a good way a two now come back to social causes and And to talk a little bit about the label that you're doing and I don't have a great segue for it because I just found Out about it but What is it what do you do man So this is not this is not my label. I'm doing a bit of work with a we haven't even launched yet so I think when this airs. I don't know if there's going to be anything online but the label's called Gwen Like a penguin without the pen. Yeah label was launched by some pretty interesting people including a guy called Michael Bearden. Who Some of you real heads may know? Michael was originally. Madonna's Music Zeke director. Then Michael Jackson's music director. Wow Now lady Gaga music director. That's a pretty fucking big resume. This guy knows music. Yeah so I got with these people at the beginning of this year and it was really interesting to me. I mean to be honest I was really not in the market to work at record label anytime soon. Like it's just it's just a lot especially with what I told you about wanting to focus on my own stuff and you know I I also just didn't really you know I said I think what a lot of people would say right. Which is why does the world need and record label? Everyone has a record label. What problem is this record? Label going to solve off and from the very first time I met the founders. You know they're very young and they really live hip hop and they're old old enough to know old enough to to know about like when hip hop was good but young enough to not be tainted by the industry and still have a really beautiful pure vision for what can be accomplished through music and you know have the resources to actually empower lyrical purpose driven artists who deserve it. Who WanNa make the world a better place and who are good people not just good rappers? So that was interesting to me and I came on board initially as an art consultant and I was doing some creative if direction and you know that sort of picked up as a label started moving and more and more inspired and I think we started to develop a bit of a chemistry and My role sort of started to expand. Now we've got a you know a fiery little team of of four or five people and we've signed our I to artists guy called Sylvan. McHugh from here in Santa Monica People may be familiar with him. He's got some he's he's been in the game for a minute Sullivan And then even younger catcalled. Lb Nineteen ninety x from DC. Who again some people may know? But he's also still very much coming up and one of the things you know the reason I get so excited and and and the reason I'm so engaged with this label right now is they've really given me. They've really helped you know collaboratively we've all sort of created this platform to espouse a lot of these values that I'm talking about right lake. We're all totally on the same page. The mission of this label is to develop developed collective consciousness through storytelling music. You know for example from day one. I said hey we should give artists four hundred dollars a month just to take care of their health. needs to go get therapy into new. Join a gym and to do whatever. And they're like cool done like this and we made that non recuperable so they don't have to pay back you know because it's about building them as people. I really believe that the best way to develop your art is to develop yourself while which which he artists like whole people. You know you know. Hang out with them. We read like we share books. Like they're my friends now. We very much. Don't look at them. I'm like like products. We have a whole code. Artists always retained ownership of their masters. You know they're always compensated for their one. The services we always do fifty fifty fifty net profit split deals. It's just a really fair label. It really puts people at at the heart of it and it's really about trying to make the world a better place and so one the other things that we have sort of set out from the get-go was that every artists that we sign is going to align with a social cause and so so far we found that a lot of them come in and it's not hard. They already have something in mind that they're passionate about right because our scouting has been really good and we've been able to really identify people who are incredibly talented but also incredible people So for example you know Albie Nineteen Ninety six. He said well you know growing up. I I always play sports at the boys and Girls Club. My mom worked at the concession stand and it was just like a really important part of my character development as a young person playing sports at the boys and Girls Club and you so now I go there and the equipment could use an update. You know the facilities aren't in such great shape and he's like I would really like to help them. You know so you were making that happen now. You know we went through some of our connections and got a good introduction to someone at the corporate level at the boys and Girls Club and you know everything that LBJ puts out now on the label. Support the boys and Girls Club. So yeah. That's kind of like like you said how to put that how to put that Cherry on top. Obviously we're creating being a forum for self expression obviously. We're helping connect people through the music but it still has to be of service and all music service music makes the world an incredible place. It gives people reasonable up in the morning it would suck without it. I mean we're what would we be doing man. Yeah so I'm yeah but it's really really rewarding to work with people like that who are making a better making the world a better place place in a more tangible way like that man not just through dance and having fun. I'm excited to see what you do with them. And is that would you say that's so you're focused right now. What are you? What are you most excited about that? You're and it doesn't even have to be about business shit but like what are you. What's fun for you? What's exciting for you right now Over the past year. I've been super busy. Over the past year I have done some. Anr Consulting for native instruments. Help them launch. The sounds dot com campaign with ditlow. I've been I've done some consulting for so Ben Turner and I started working together after the retreat I started also so working with him on Russia.
"blaise " Discussed on Back To Back
"And did exactly what blaze to set a twenty four hour livestream where where they more or less. I mean they didn't actually Dj for twenty four hours but they did a really long time and That was that's kind of a legendary dairy moment. Man if you really like look back at the history of our little a pillar. They had circus animals driving cars. Ars people were getting tattoos. People girls are upside down everywhere it was and I was I. I mean kind of like working you. You know helping run the event but also has completely sober. Because I was hurting meditation. The next day I ended up getting in a really bad fight with the girl was dating at the time I am because I was so cranky having to stay up all night and be sober and deal with all this and we were supposed to start learning meditation together as a couple and I showed up the next day to the class and she wasn't there and they totally thought tried to scam them for the couples discount by bringing a fake girlfriend. She's not here and you're like Oh sorry. She broke up blew Jackie party because I was sober because I was learning to meditate. Wow Yeah I've if you call that smack in the middle of the middle. Yeah shouted Kathryn Catherine Fraser. She I think most people in the industry. No Catherine Frazier from Biz three. She was the one who really put me onto this on. One of our long drives out to Malibu. I was just telling her about you. Know I couldn't really describe the feelings as articulately at the time but I just knew that my mind was often moving really fast and I often felt thought really stressed and really kind of Physically weighed down by the stress. And she put me on the T. M. and MS probably the single. The greatest thing I've learned or done with my life by far the most important scale thing that I've learned and and probably the most special gift anyone's maybe he ever given me really if you could. If you're able to sort of distill down really like the super basic level of you've what changed for you once you got into it. What would that be so the first thing that comes to mind is I remember I was? I've always been a huge fan of Kobe Bryant. We had the same birthday actually okay. He's exactly ten years older than me. I met him when he was a rookie before he was even playing and he likes. Stop and talk to me like twenty minute like told me to stay cool. Look Really Nice Guy Class Act. Wow and then he also became really good. I'm a fan of this guy and I remember an interview where he was saying saying that they were asking her about that game where he put up. Eighty one against the knicks the Knicks. And he's like. Yeah you know everything was just clicking. I was just so focused game. It felt like a chess game where I could see like four moves ahead. It felt like everybody else is moving in slow motion. But I wasn't and that's probably the best way that I could describe how things and things changed immediately really with the very first meditation the very first one that I did I- transcended it as they call it. I felt the call it the Zhang from one of my favorite movies rules of attraction. If anyone is listening to this those that movie they'll be like Oh snap he's talking about. I felt it the very first time and the effect was immediate so much so and tangible so much so you know immediately hooked me and it just really felt. It wasn't just my daily life like I became a better. Dj Oh ahead in the mixes. It felt like I could connect better with the people heap. I was more present. I wasn't thinking about like man. I I need to really impressed this crowd or I wasn't even your Dj fos going through your mind man of course still had maybe shitty day. Maybe tactic shit or something. That doesn't involve shit totally unrelated girlfriend. Yeah and just help call that help quiet all that so I became a better friend. A better conversationalist better. Dj better listener. I'm just a participant in the world. Man That's amazing Shadow to Catherine Fraser..
"blaise " Discussed on Back To Back
"This was kind of funny how it happened. I met blaze at his place out in Venice in California. This was the very last thing I did on my last trip to l. a. and I mean very last I actually had to cut at the interview a couple of minutes short because I literally had to run to the airport or I was going to miss my flight. And what's even weirder about. This is that blaze had just come from the airport. He had just gotten off a flight from Germany like an hour before I showed up so we were ships in the night. We were both a little loopy but I just love talking to him. We locked in right away. He's one of the most interesting people I know. And if you're a long-time listener of this show you might remember for I did a mental health panel over an icon collective with people like Getter Foster Damas and blaze was another person on that panel. Hannele we put that out as a two part episode about a year ago. So go back and check that one out if you haven't already blaze was amazing there. And since then I've always known I had to get him back for a full episode. He's a really inspirational guy. He's just one of those people that To use a cliche I think really sees through. The Matrix sees sees through a lot of the surface level stuff that goes on in the music industry that we all deal with. But he's able to just sort of cut to the heart of everything focus on what's really important and he's always a couple steps ahead. I think that's why he was so effective as the label manager for Oslo for so many years I mean he was at the helm from the very the start of that label when nobody even really knew who screw lex was what housel was all the way through the peak when they were one of the top labels in dance music and he he went on to do some really incredible work focusing on taking care of artists. Making sure that what we all do is sustainable. That we know how to be healthy. While we're we're doing it. He's an artist in his own right an amazing Dj and this was a long time coming. Man I'm just glad we got to do it. Let's get into a right now. Shout out out to everybody out there supporting the show by the way spreading the word. If you like this week's episode put up a story. Put a tweet tag me. I'm going to see it. I'm GONNA reposted hosted. I'm going to reply to you. We'll talk we'll connect. That's my favorite part of doing this every single week. No lie but right now we're going to get into it. This is me and Blaise is de Ngelo back to back. Let's go back in this one this this plan right here. You see this improve your circulation. Okay that's that stuff the keeps your blood flow. You've been having circulation isues. Well it's funny when you look when you get into like eastern alternatives sorts of medicine Chinese medicine surveys and things like that they look at everything like it's a circulatory issue Everything for them is about. You know the blood flow the flow of cheese in the body and most host. The all acupuncture really does it focuses the flow of blood to a specific area residents channel. So yeah if you everything super simple when you look at it through traditional channel Chinese medicine it's all just about like your flow of energy in your blood flow and if your circulation is really good. Your body's pretty naturally able to sort of defend itself against you know things that would otherwise be sick. Yeah I'm so ignorant about a lot of eastern medicine and like I'm aware of it that it exists. Listen aware of you. Know kind of the theory behind it but have not tried a ton and then when I hear people say things like that which sounds very logical. Yeah I probably do that man. It's cool I got into it. I get in Chinese medicine. Because I've always had allergies like I was always taking ZYRTEC and Allegra. I grow over the counter stuff as a kid. Like you know getting a lot of sinus infections and like sneezing and coughing and all that and Western medicine doesn't really know shit about about about dealing with that. They just give you stuff to you. Know band-aid it and Chinese medicine eastern stuff is actually really good for that kind of stuff like draining a ed pain inflammation back. Pain problems sleeping SINUS issues like freely really effective But it's not delivered in a way people are used to so you know for example acupuncture. You won't notice anything right away. It's very subtle right strengthening the organs. So they're good for the long run and we're very used to like taking thing and immediately feeling better. I think too do because not that. Eastern medicine hasn't been studied or hasn't been scientifically proven but because there's maybe more of a spiritual component. Yes it's crazy. There's things that Chinese medicine is known for five thousand years. That western medicine still hasn't figured out but it's like you said it's science science has this has this authoritative. Take sort of stamp right. It's scientific under scientific. You know scientific research back that when you know. I'm not discounting Science Diane. Obviously scientists science but so much science can be bullshit too well and science by its very nature is always evolving and learning. There's things that we thought were true. One hundred years ago that now we find out well actually. The truth is slightly different. And we were just sort of on the path to figuring during out the actual way it worked you know and then there's the political slant of science right so I was home for Christmas this year. My Dad came in my dad's like the junk food head the family. We're always riding him about like drinking soda and stuff so he comes in one day and he's like Oh. There's this article from this Harvard professor saying that coconut oil is basically like poison. Like what are you guys thinking about that. Coconut oil eaters. Like how do I look. Now if my cohort without even looking at the article I said before I even open my computer to look at this. I'm going to bet you that. This article was funded by someone who has interest contrary to the fat industry. And I'm also also a study that I can find. It says the opposite thing and sure enough. I went on there and I found that that study was indeed funded by the sugar. Industry has been since the fifties in basically clearly a cold war with the fats industry shifting. The blame about who's responsible for things like heart disease so they each just pay Fancy Ivy League schools to research thing to come out in their favor and published a study in the New York Times. And it's all just backed by it's all just Financially motivated yeah. It's true. My mom is a doctor and one of her biggest complaints over her entire career. She's retired now but it was sort of the the pharmaceutical lobbies and how much money they would just throw at doctors to prescribe the things they like. Or you know they would take a doctor on a fancy trip for a week sort in the guise of a retreat but they're also kind of talking about their products and my mom ended up feeling like it was a very predatory thing and that she couldn't trust just a lot of these quote unquote studies that in the past kind of she had entered the medical industry. Believing right. and IT'S A. It's a weird thing and I do want to say too. I mean it's also very specific to the individual right because for me I mean. There's a lot of western medicine That I'm very stoked about and I think a lot of progress being made like I don't think it's sort of we picked the wrong one. You know what I mean now but I do think be probably like you said because so much money is involved in western medicine that it's almost profitable affable for them to keep other ideas out. Yeah you know what though I will say and I've not heard a decent comeback from this yet yet. So maybe you'll be the first but hit me. You believe in love right sure whereas the science behind that well I mean you're right they haven't figured it out but I I feel like there are people working on it. Definitely if you're working on it. Yeah definitely working on it but yeah I mean it's one of those things you know you know how it feels and yet it's it's this all pervading force that kind of makes the world go round right but you know Kennedy proven. No can she be measured. No and and I think again. It's the individual like there's some people who have certain treatments or similar issues issues. I have whether it's like. Oh my knee hurts or Oh my neck is sore and I'll talk to someone else and they'll say oh you know what's great for that is x Y Z. And then I'll try it and I'm like that's terrible anytime any time. Someone talks about what works for them. I used to be way more judgy than I am now and and now I'm just like yeah that's cool man and you know if I tried out and it's for me that's cool but I don't know I look at it much more as like a personal journey at this point this is you're you're spot on. And this is a very limiting belief that I think causes a a lot of conflict and disagreement and confusion among people. And it's also why you see every other week then the headlines Coffee is good for you next month. It's bad for announced back to being good good for you now is bad for you. I think what most people fail to grasp is individuals have individual constitutions red and they have predispositions his positions to things and susceptibilities to things You Know Me and my dad you'd think we'd be very similar My Dad has what Chinese medicine would call very strong constitution right so he his whole life you know. He drinks soda every day. He's diet basically consists of red meat pasta cheese and sugar and he never gets sick. I mean like maybe twice in my life. I've seen him sick. Never get sick. Never misses work every day he jogs. He swims you know he's sixty four. He still has all of his hairy very slow ABS and yet my mom complete opposite she spend most of her life barely eating because she gets. You know she'll she'll she'll. It'll get nauseous from something as innocuous avocado. She has a very weak sensitive constitution. And I'm you know somewhere in the middle so sometimes it's really hard for my dad and I don't understand or be on the same page. About why a certain thing is important or what it does and I think when people are having conversations like this. They're very eager to all of this thing worked for me. So do it right. And it doesn't work for the other person doesn't mean that person's Aligarh it just means everyone's different. This man has never start with conversations. Like this I geek out on this stuff. This is when I started learning about this stuff. The first inclination I had was. How can I use this to support? Report the arts read. How can I? That's that's the community that I come from. That's the word that I live in so when I I you know went to India and didn't the IRA vedic retreat. And when I first started meditation and we'll talk about this stuff but the very first inclination was my first idea was. I need to start managing these doctors. I had an east are bringing into the US. And I can actually help people that way I can help people get the care and the service that they don't even know that they need and up up spread these ideals that aren't really being being popularized. That's such a forty music industry idea of like I should manage the. How can I insert myself in between the money changing hands so the money has to pass through my head? I know I did not do that wisely but we when when when was that approximately when you started getting interested in two thousand fourteen I started or maybe the very beginning of two thousand fifteen. I learned transcendental meditation. Okay so this is when you were kind of in the middle of stuff right like Bro. I learned learned transcendental. Meditation is like a big deal. Like you have to abstain from all alcohol and drugs and mind altering substances for two weeks eat a pretty clean diet and then the the learning itself happens for a few hours a day over the course of four days. Okay my the first day was the the morning after the infamous twenty four hour. Jackie livestream party all rights. When when the Jackie we came out right right right and for the people who don't know you know Jack You dip garlic's released this EP?.
"blaise " Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Thanks for the strategy to Blaise Pascal. he was a French philosopher if you're not philosophical in your studies. also mathematician back in the seventeenth century which was the sixteen hundreds in Kenner he dealt with probabilities he figured out that if you want to change someone's mind. you can increase your odds by first doing this ticket I'm in the chant. one crutch shot in their greed almost anything. you can increase your odds of changing someone's mind or persuading them to what you're trying to persuade win them over to buy first. focusing on how they are right. basically it goes like this yeah okay we all want to feel smart in our egos Ryan don't like being wrong so if you want to win an argument you should first focus on the stuff that you agree with. it bothers the person up then they're not so standoffish they'll be more receptive when you bring the hammer down in point out the things that you don't agree on because they will have already chalked up a winner too and this is the oldest trick in the book this is what our boss does it actually is a very old trick on. it is very old so now you're gonna say speaking of old tricks here's a story about our box. careful how use no no no here's the thing. and it's not just our boss it's every boss they will and anybody who's critiquing even a student a teacher to a student they will say something positive about your actions or your behavior or your work. followed by. the negative thing that they really called you in for right it is a good strategy though but it's also it's also an honest strategy. is it you know. because you will leave with your tail between your legs if they just if you sit down with your boss in and they say here are the five things you've done wrong recently but if they say Hey love what you got you bring so much I just want to help to kind of fine tune what we're doing here here's a couple spots that we could grow which could help us to encounter even more success. I'm kind of a natural persuader so maybe that's why a dock this methodology about more. nice Pat. I am always trying to sell people want things that's what I mean I try to be persuasive. you know I I just wanna get people excited about stuff. you do TCL do you are you to be a great. you're right I am and I am you and I are a great combination because I am very impressionable but I act like I'm not right but I truly am yes and I'll be like well Steve. is it the that's why you would be great cult leader I know guess I totally get it that Russian each hash tag bring back Russian each. maybe no no no no no I am rushing earlier today I said I I am David Koresh might say that we don't know why I said that. Ryan. you know you did. and I said you remember David Koresh I am Dave craft he doesn't remember he said he did I know. he does what I when in doubt just be like oh yeah that was good money. initial the Nike shoe guy. David Koresh you know he wasn't he Waco yeah there you go Waco remember rigs from Friday night lights played him. in that mini series called Waco yeah. only when he for you please go okay I have a tip okay if you're flying somewhere for thanksgiving or Christmas thanks for. it says here god for bidden both. that's me. if you want to save some money you need to book it now. into the data data. triple a from the past three years to date do you hear me guys one two day this very day is the best day to get is to the best data book those deals on thanksgiving flights and tomorrow is the best data book to get deals on Christmas lights really and there's more additional information FYI they also found the cheapest days to fly are the Monday before thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. I could do Christmas Eve. yeah the Monday before thanksgiving. I want to be there for them with IBM thanksgiving thanksgiving thanksgiving what time the of the meal well it depends where I go. I grew up in it was I think at about around six o'clock and now it's like two PM it's like two PM yeah early this notion on the stuff all day long this is the time to fall asleep football are you. get into a big old fight with his sister. just to vote they always think today it is I think it is a national register to vote that is. this again ha you didn't even act that happened totally organically I think. yet today is the day. still it okay don't forget you're flying out for thanksgiving book today you're flying out for Christmas book tomorrow thank him you can get registered on Facebook. can you yes. but also poker friend. number poking for a white man someone real like Jim from accounting just spoke to you yeah or and I'm like excuse me he charges PO to Jim. he he he and then there was like selling so sent you a wink felling so send you a candle what was that all about Mary's traveling and she needs you to feed her sheep not always type at Mary needs to get a job like what we say so that's very unnecessary I don't like to munity games I don't. I don't blame you play a doodle game you do drawings and then you send in your. thank. that that's a weird like a lot of group participation like everybody clap yeah let's go and I'm just wanna be defiance and crossed my arms ago. not gonna. however I do love a good wave. I love a good corporate saying I think the world's problems could be solved if you got every for everyone every human being in the world together. and then have them all saying Hey Jude. the non a non part the not another part that you would see missiles dropped into the ocean we don't need it you're right chest you can't fight that feeling. serendipitous thing again now now that movie which without the Beatles yesterday yesterday. out today. just so you know. we're looking for more on the nose soon to be there but I'm stretched so I know that you definitely want to be a part of this year and I. 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"blaise " Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"God bless you. Sweetly? Right. She will get better. This is something. This is something very interesting. Not terribly serious. Not a disease or anything like that. But. Is the route. All right what we're dealing with here. And this girl is simply being still when you listen to what I was saying to her. It's being still in a special way. Blaze. Blaise PASCAL, the one I said, I perceive all the of mankind. From one thing is not knowing how it's not knowing how to sit still in a room, it's more than that. But the point is made be still a no I am God. And you ain't. What does being still does? What is it was? It mean to be still. All those. Flotsam and gypsum running cruise through your head, and you you're struggling with it. But you see what you're struggling with is the dark side of the force. You are struggling you never had a life. When you came into the world, you lost it. I when I came in the world, I came into a perfect father. Her mean, not you can't imagine a perfect father because he's not. He doesn't have you know. What.
"blaise " Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"Of simple natural selection. Therefore, humanity as species progressively evolves physically, mentally, morally, and relational. See Blaise PASCAL was right. We all have a God shaped hole in the heart, but what we decide we're kicked God out of that whole, the whole remains something transcendent has to fill it. We need a creation. Myth, we, we need something that tells us why we're here. We create it because even if we deny, we are the imago day. We are still the Mago day. You may deny your mail, but you're still one doesn't change how many times you tonight. How vehemently tonight you may deny your made in the image of God, but you still are. And so that craving for transcendence in the heart remains something fills, it Darwinism comes along. That's what it's called in our time. It's this methodology has had different names and other times, but in our time, Darwinism comes along and says. The only transcendence is within you. You won the you one natural selection. So eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. Darwinism comes along and gives you permission to do and be what you really want to do and be, which is your own God. And Darwinism gives you the scientific transcended science magic, not science, science, science has magic science. Now fills that hole in your heart and. As daylight. Soul wants wrapped do what you like. That's Darwinism. Does. I also think you compare that to what we just said about the previous in do do Eliza you. We Christians say, you're not basically good, but the best. But ever now oftentimes when you hear about you like, oh, no, this time it's but you but about God's. Got this. There is a beauty beyond compare in store for your entire life here though with Dr and that's where people get all my hand, what it what a Downer. I don't believe in God who what? What does Dr wasn't? Gonna is the tip of the spear now with what's being laid out. You're, you're an accident. This. This is really a nothing burger. There's not. I mean, you might get lucky and win some kind of a lot of rain, but that guy over there. God who I, I don't wanna believe a loving God would send people to help. So I wanna believe in a loving God who told me that I have no purpose for being here. What so ever and everything I do doesn't matter. That's inspiring up with people, right? They're fantastic. So I, this is where it's so important. You know what's? It's so important to be honest out of the outset. Hey, your center because that's the beginning of figuring out how you break the chains, man. The what? What Darwinism is doing. Actually, despite the little trinkets and oftentimes because of the trinkets, the unfettered, whatever. That's the key to putting you in chains forever and ever. So once we have established now that there is no original design or purpose for humankind. So so now we've kicked God out of the human heart. We have replaced it with a new transcendence, which is nothing. We need an ethical system. We need. We need something that still we can't just have chaos. We have to have some ethical system, and this is where the next the next spot on the flow chart of cultural evolution comes from. This is where we go to pragmatism utilitarian ideology that says, only something which works satisfactorily is true and or that the validity of a truth statement, proposition or belief is to be found in the practical consequences of accepting. It. I saw a one of those televangelist TD Jakes on CNN several years ago, and he was asked by the the reporter at why? Why do you believe in Christianity? And he said, I believe in Christianity because it works for me, that's not Christianity. That's utilitarian ethics. You know, I mean, I Bavarian house painter thought gas and six million Jews worked for him. If the standard is or the son of a Bavarian house painter, I should say. So if the standard is what works for you, I can justify just about anything I want, right. No, Christianity isn't true because it works for you. It works for you because it's true and those you may think that's a distinction that a difference. That's a distinction with the biggest difference and the freaking universe didn't didn't. We earlier on the show talk about what worked for Kermit causal. Yes, yeah, yeah..
"blaise " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Blaise a gentleman a mad does deserve to be in jail for the rest is natural light i may practically amid yeah i mean it like if i did army law i eat wild while he's a double murderer is that i know that's not fair to say because all stephen a got off it it was the acquittal you know what you know why would be it would we know what would make it unfair to say that if the trial wasn't on tv and all we had to go by was the the verdict coming from the court but because the trial of the century was on air and we all sore it and we all sorta preponderance of evidence levelled against him and we saw the blood and a on a trail of blood from the backyard and a bloody glove and we know that nicole let's say was doing things that would really agitate him and with aid and certainly not justified it because i think he's a double murderer and should be a jail for the rest of his life but when we talk about motive he had mode of any evidence was there and then for him to come on am amid what he admitted to the degree that he did i am a lot he look guilty as hell he really really day and it is hard to imagine that's just may i mean is the guided he's lucky to be hit to have is free to right now he truly truly is is something to behold editor aides say is pence ended a seven to nine three seven seven six beginning back to the caller that tried to call the out i said five things that don't make any sense police every day i speak i make sense you might not agree with it you might not like it but i never speak and not make sense this is what i do.
"blaise " Discussed on SUCCESS Talks
"F about what people think you know and just did the diy attitude i'm going to do this if i won i'm going to do it myself and that was really appealing to me and still is and the other day my friend said to me she's not a punk rocker and she's explained to her what punk rock is as it punk rock isn't you know it's not mohawks us not even just the style of music it's it's not giving a heck of but what people think of you and doing it yourself and just going for your dreams and she said do you think you live a a punk rock lifestyle and i said of course i do but so do you because she's totally punk rock she thinks she is but you know she she has her own business she doesn't all herself she works hard she has really cool clothing line that's different from everyone else that to me is punk rock will am i love that you likened punk rock to not just music i think that's really apt description for entrepreneurs for people that kind of blaise their own trail that realize that are stepping outside of the the norm that they're taking their future basically by the horns and saying okay i'm gonna do this so within punk rock of course you know artists and and just really creative people express of people that they they do want to really showcase what makes them different and something that you said in your ted talk.
"blaise " Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Both blaise is this steps somewhere offense coming from is there thank you mike eight or speaker or a he beat the the whole raise large inside that and he's bending over the rookie perplexed that and actually this image is in the books but in fact and realize you know the record player and two new records they weren't alien artifacts from an extra two it's truly don't so was staged and as a filmmaker he takes liberties with the reality yeah it's harrison is call the fall their documentary when in fact you know this is the central it created a romantic fiction what he creates that generates a lot of interest in in these people i mean that it is i don't know if it's you call of a sensation but i'm in a lot of people then are interested in the story of them yeah well i know i know he also he introduced popcorn to build her highlands with and that you could argue you know that that there is a very popular today it was popular in his prime it was called because of the made it in making the popcorn to it known as guns through that you know you've made popcorn yeah the popcorn made kirk on both his salvaged it and it with people.