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"I. It's Merriam. Webster's word of the day for August twenty third. Today's word is forte also pronounced fort and spelled F. O. R. T. Forte is a noun that means ones strong point. It can also mean usually pronounced fort as the part of a sword or foil blade that is between the middle and the hilt, and that is the strongest part of the blade. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Columbus business first from Tristan Navarra. Fried Chicken is it's forte including spicy and boneless versions. It's other specialties breakfast. The word Forte derives from the sport of fencing. When English speakers borrowed the word from French in the seventeenth century, it referred to the strongest part of a sword blade between the middle and the hilt. It is therefore unsurprising that forte eventually developed an extended metaphorical sense for persons strongpoint. Incidentally. Forte has its counterpoint in the word foible F.. B.. l. e. meaning both the weakest part of a Sword Blade and a person's weak point. There is some controversy over how to correctly pronounce this word common choices in American. English our forte and Forte. But many usage commentators recommend rhyming with Fort. In French, it would be pronounced Tho- but the English pronunciation may also be influenced by the Italian derived musical. Direction. Forte. Meaning loud. You can take your choice knowing that someone somewhere will dislike whichever variant you choose. All however are standard with your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolow Ski. Visit Merriam Webster Dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
"Merriam Webster's word of the day for October sixth. Today's word is forebear spelled as one word F., R. E. B. E. A. R. forebear is a noun that means ancestor forefather or precursor. Here's the word used in a sense although several of her male forebears had graduated from the US Naval Academy Tina was the first woman from her family to do so. The word forbear also spelled sometimes without the initial E F O R B e a r was first used by our ancestors in the days of Middle English for F. O. R. E. means coming before just as in forefather and bear means one that is This bear is not to be confused with the bear in the unrelated verb for their which comes from the old English Baron meaning to bear or carry the bear in the Noun. forbear is a combination of. From the verb to be or more specifically from being an old dialect variant of B and a are a form of the SUFFIX E R which we append to verbs to denote one that performs a specified action. In this case, the action is simply existing or being in other words. Bear implies one who is a beer. With your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolski visit Merriam Webster Dot, com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
"Mariam Webster's word of the day four November twenty first. Today's word is fortitude spelled F. O. R. T. I. T.. Ud fortitude is a noun that means strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger the bare pain or adversity with courage. Here's the word used in a sentence. From moby Dick Captain Ahab stood erect looking straight out. Beyond the ships ever pitching prow there was an infinity of firmest fortitude a determinate unsurrendered wilfulness in the fixed and fearless forward direction direction of that glance the word fortitude comes from the Latin word fourteen meaning strong and an English. It has always been used primarily to describe describes strength of mind for time the word was also used to mean physical strength. Shakespeare used it in that sense in Henry. The sixth part one with these lines coward our to France how much. He wrongs his fame despairing of his own arms fortitude but despite used by the Bard that second sense languished and is now. Oh considered obsolete with your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolski visit Marian Webster Dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word lookouts APPs.
200 BM Daily Vocabulary #182 | conform
"Beaming live speaking radio channel presents b. m. english one of the my name is and i'm. I'm your host for this episode. You are listening to episode number one hundred and eighty two of season three today's would conform arm the meaning of conform is comply with rules or laws to behave according to socially acceptable acceptable standards to be similar baton or type with the m english speaking radio channel learn one new word every day and impressed the world in his english lesson. You will learn how to use the word conform. We are sure that this e._s._l. Lesson will help you to enhance her. English were capillary and speak english fluently and confidently. He didn't leak conform is spent as c. n. f. o. r. I am the would conform indicates as action which is an acceptance with the set standards. This can dan we in context of the acceptable behavior in the society or you're related to legal framework for example businessman smain setting up operations overseas need to conform to the local procedures and guidelines listen. Oh carefully how we can use the word conform in eight different situations in eight different sentences example number one of eight in the age of internet and social media. There is tremendous peer pressure on the youngsters stories to conform to the latest trends in fashion and electric gadgets moving onto example number two. Oh fate chan then came from his village to the metro city for studying in a prestigious cool. When his parents met the principal she emphasize emphasize that chandan must conform to the rules and regulations of the school completely example number three or fade fade. The latest bridge constructed across the river significantly improved upon the travel time in the town the most noticeable a feature of the bridge is that it conforms to the most stringent industry standards of safety. Let us understand example number four eight. The travel blog invited to bend down his experiences of visiting the rain in forests near the equator. He agreed to write but asked about the format so that he i can confirm to the same wasn't that wonderful on his spot i._b._m. English speaking we conduct english fluency fluency courses at our training centers in mumbai and yes we also conduct online courses in english fluency for you to know more about these courses visit of f. site w._w._w. Dot usc bmc consultants. India dot com example number five feet of finance company was awarded a two year contract for managing the accounts of a large business group as a part aww the agreement. The client insisted that the staff working on this project must conform to the highest standards of professionalism. Let's understand example number six of eight. The media reported incidence of duplicate medicines being sold in the market to prevent this. The authorities sent notices to all pharmaceutical companies to conform conform to the latest quality guidelines prescribed by them example number seven eight the when you're and travel company took a group of senior citizens to visit the neighboring country as part of their standard operating instructions instructions the requested all the group members to conform to the local traditions and customs moving moving onto example number eight monye was invited to a welfare function by the chamber of commerce in her city. She was going to attend such events for the first time her colleagues advised her to get the details about the dress code and signed conform to the same today we learned the word con form which means comply with the rules standards or all laws behave according to socially acceptable standards ought to be of similar pattern or type. Can you name three. Are you sentences with conformed and type in the commons box. Y'all waiting reassure. This lesson has helped to enhance her english uh-huh capillary and speak fluent english. You can download the scripts of this episode and all episodes from w._w._w. Dot what be 'em english speaking radio dot in june for new english work abadi lessons. We are on a mission to train winegrower indians and english fluency fluency. This was episode number one hundred and eighty two off two hundred billion vocabulary episodes that we have planned kindly note that we will be releasing one vocabulary episode daily at six pm indian standard time so me tomorrow at six o'clock with the new world till then take care.
The Random Show Zen, Investing, Mike Tyson, Artificial Intelligence, and the Worlds Best Beers
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We are not medical doctors don't play either on the Internet and anything you find in this conversation is for informational purposes only. So before taking any action on anything this, please consult your local qualified. Professional and with all that said, please enjoy this wide-ranging and rambling conversation with Kevin rose. Cheer we are again here we are again I love it. Good to see. You're in the the dark cavernous is that a man cave is at a bar where he? Dysentery light-colored Alternate Universe, yeah, you look a lot more peaceful than my kind of dungeon I'm down here in the This is the bar actually, but now it's office was a bar. It was a kind of a cool place to hang out and have people friends over. But in Cova Times, it's an office and I got a Mike Hooked up here on my computer crap and mail and all the other stuff. So it's like all of 'em Dungeon equipment is Heidi that is. That is you do you WANNA. Talk about that? No. No look look I am actually in my acupuncture office, you may recognize the acupuncture shelves behind me. I am in fact in an acupuncture office, but it's not mine. Just. Renting went out or what are you doing? I'm borrowing fast WIFI in an undisclosed rural location where my Internet speed is otherwise zero point five megabits per second, which doesn't allow us to do calls like this I am on a farm and in the middle of the woods have a bare living. About. Well, in fact, probably hundreds of feet from me at times. All real full on bear. Yes. A huge black bear but a huge bear it's a gigantic healthy black. They're like we haven't really trained one kind of thing or not trained no try schools no tricks no dancing on the sidewalk for. It, this is a wild black bear we haven't yet. I've met Fox Coyote. All, sorts of other animals but have not yet met the bare. Just seeing photographs that my friends have taken. Have you done bear training? I have not done any bear training. So that's the thing. Yeah. No I haven't but. Our mutual friend, Mike Maser sent me photos last weekend. He went up in did some he lives in Montana and he did some bear training like they bring up rule loud bears tackle you. Re Wrestling with big dudes with beards is that pretty much. San Francisco's. Exactly I think I did otter training when I was in San. Francisco. But no real legitimate bear training I've done raccoon and Squirrel as my my two certifications. If if people have not actually seen Kevin's raccoon video, he's not lying he didn't actually Do any raccoon training, but you got thrown into the swimming pool like turned into an Olympic swimmer in Mumbai. To defend your your your little toaster people can search Kevin Rose Raccoon and get to that I haven't done bear training. If you're in Montana, you need to legit bear training because you have. Terrestrial. Great White Sharks Aka Grizzly bears which are very very different from. The. Right. They seem like they avoid humans and tend not to prey upon humans. So that's a good thing. You carry bears bread though I take it. I do not currently carry bear spray. And make a lot of noise when I'm hiking but that's about it. At this point, probably should do more research but one of the things I've been getting into is plant and spas. This would be a subset of that but tree edification. So that's been it's been a lot of on I've been doing probably two to three hours of. In the woods day and that involves a whole bunch of year aside from my my lack of bear spray. So I wear a limit tick pants they have per meth rhen in the fabrics. So you avoid ticks, which is super important if you're anywhere certainly on the east coast and anywhere else and then have you ever seen a go rock. Rucksack I believe they're based in in San Francisco. So there are backpacks designed by. While the CEO and founder who's former special forces to carry. Customized weight plates so for. A replacement to running because I like to think that I like to want to run but I don't actually enjoy running very much in it. It bothers my knees. You can do these waited hikes. You'll have say twenty or thirty or more pounds on your back but the backpacks are specifically designed to carry the square wave plates that sit high on your upper back soon that you can have better economics as you hike and it's been. Yes. I, was curious about that because I have a weighted vest that I have you know the standard one like you order on Amazon and you use on the treadmill time for like a super low grade. But you know adds an extra fifteen or twenty pounds. How is this? Position the way to position better hurt your back. The way that it's pitched and I've only used a weight vest once just a quick side note. So when I used the weight fast. I had no point of reference. This was probably two, thousand, eight or two, thousand nine when I was working on the four hour body and I thought I can work with the weight vest and this was I. think it was before they used weight vests in the Cross Games and so on. And I had no idea how much us and I was like I'll just get like fifty or sixty pounds that seems like. A good a good starting point. So I put on sixty pounds and I would usually go for like a three mile walk in San Francisco and I, got three miles out and I was like I'm fucking done I can't do this and so I left the best on the sidewalk. And walked back, I couldn't I couldn't hack. It was also in the summer but. If you read the website would be led to believe that the vests have more of a suffocating effect because you also carrying on chest easer intended to mimic more of long distance big aching Ergot economics you have right and it's actually piggybacking with the weight higher up on your back. So I've found it surprisingly comfortable. I have some spinal issues in my upper back. So let's just call it lower cervical. and. Wearing backpacks for long periods really bothers my back, but these bags actually allow me to train usually for no more than about an hour and a half without any subsequent back pain as long as Overdo it. So it's been it's been really nice to build up the lower legs. I'm also jumping rope using both in a way to prepare for possible trail running. and feeling great feeling just fantastic audio books do calls typically while soon that two questions one I'd always heard at least back in the day like when you're backpacking, they always get a backpack. Is kind of pushed down to your hips. You're carrying on your hips and it's not so much are back. Don't. You want something like that and to your jump rope point did you hear the Tyson's going to fight again? I did hear that Tyson's going to easy. It is crazy. The hip stuff. All right. So the HIP stuffy I would imagine if you are carrying a lot more weight or if you're just hiking for efficiency and not as a workout that probably makes a lot of sense what I have found personally five a backpack with a wheat strap end shoulder straps maybe I'm just using them incorrectly, but it tends to pull me backwards and I jumped my head forward quite a lot There are training recommendations and guidelines on this. This site I think it's just go rock dot com and I followed those. So they encourage you not to lean forward they encourage you to stand up straight and very deliberately do not have a chest strap or a waist harness. I'm sure you could train with other approaches, but the fact of the matter is my little skull upper middle back always hurt after a short period of time of carrying backpacks wherever I would be walking around in the city whether it was San Francisco years ago or in Austin or elsewhere, and doing this I got a great workout. But without that subsequent, it's really spinal pain basically the. Spine, maybe even the connective tissue had. WANTED SEIZES UP TO I. Don't Know How many times you've had your back season you were you'd like you just can't move. Oh my God. It's like it's the worst it is. I have two little monkeys like hanging on me all day long with little girls you know and I'm just like, did you tweak you one way or now I'm in my forties if I cost my with my head point of the wrong direction because it's Like seizes up on you well, I feel like that's a good segue to what? Lazy Bastards we are compared to Tyson is in his fifties isn't it? I know? Six almost sixty. So let me ask you a question like straight up ten million dollars none. No. Now, that's not enough money for Tim Ferriss Tim Ferriss. Two, hundred, million dollars no bullshitting. No fall of the ground. Would you step in the ring with? Tyson today? Absolutely not. There's no fucking way. I could win. What number one absolutely would not win do you have a black belt? I meet Judo I. Mean it's judo. It's very different from. Raised in his book Brownsville. With. The rounds? Absolutely we we're talking boxing or anything unless I jumped guard and just hung on for dear life like a co-op. Bear. I would not last one round I probably. Could last one round I don't think. So man do if you covered up completely like you just put your arms in full. Position. And just let him punch you in your arms. Your fucks. Yeah. I most people have not been hit by a trained fighter I've been hit by trained fighters. and. It's a lot worse than you think it is. It's yeah a lot worse and as someone who's had head trauma before and concussions was never very good striker I was I was a better grappler and I wasn't a great grappler either but I was decent with a lot of wrestling background in judo and so on. But. I would just get whacked in the head. Have you ever seen space balls or yes of course. What dark helmet is? At Bay with one arm and he's swinging isn't hitting anything. I was basically dark helmet whenever I sparred because I was heavy for my height and so I ended up with these God damn six, foot two, hundred, fifty pounders who had just tee off on my head from a distance nonstop. And I ended up, I think with some long term damage and consequences from that. So traumatic brain injury, I have zero interest in these days. So I would not for the price not even if it was like grappling MMA style. Tyson. The problem is I wouldn't risk it. I wouldn't risk. Definitely. Get in one good show. That's right. That's right. All does all it takes right? Like he you could try and then he just needs to get the right angle and then you're out is just over the other thing to remember too is that Speed goes with age I. Mean Speed is one of the first things. If you watch say Roy Jones junior or a lot of these fighters who had a winning style predicated on speed once they lose half a step they start getting knocked out. Tyson was very, very fast, but he's also ungodly strong and he's got old man strength that. Has Not. Diminished can watch videos I have watched some of his back has yet his pat and network video. Clot and We'll put some in show notes for people to to check out them. If they just search you know Mike Tyson, new videos I'm sure they'll pop right up Terrifying. They're really really terrifying because I've I've been hit by some decent strikers and I mean you feel? Afterwards, you're the the bruising of your brain. Your brain is bound ricocheted off the sides of your skull like a big ice cube being shaken fucking Shakur. and. That's not good for you can contribute to depression it can contribute to dementia early onset Alzheimer's I am so. Uninterested yeah. Take my chances with the bear over Tyson Anytime Anna for for our body Tim would might have been interested if you years ago, four our body to him as evil. I'm GonNa Jump Grand Canyon, and just wipe out into the wall break every bone in my body, and at the time I think I just assumed that I could automatically repair all that and the fact is. Not, to imply that there's a lot of that in the book I don't think there is a but. There's a certain sense of immortality or. invincibility that you have when you're younger which you you learn very misplaced when you get a little bit older and that's not to play the Crotchety old I go God once its third is all downhill once it's thirty five, it's all downhill. You meet lazy people who say that. Shit They don't want to put in the work because takes a little more work when you're not in hormonal nirvana to keep that little. Python that swallowed a goat physique in a dad at bay. But The fact about or is like without higher testosterone levels and so on your recovery time and and everything else is extended right so I am so uninterested in injuries these days especially during covert right the last thing I want to do is put up some home-based par core. Course and like bravest trying to scale the garage and then have to go to the emergency room though A. Thank you Roy Jones Junior on. Tyson. You don't know what Mike might do. Is it Roy Jones junior that would be a huge weight class mismatch. Let me just fact check this real fast. Roy Jones, junior was boxing not that long ago right It's been is it is Roy Jones Judo. It is Roy Jones Junior eight round exhibition foot. One per. Super Interesting Roy Jones Junior I watched a lot. And these are both fighters who? Capitalized on incredible speed, and now they're older. They're both strong Tyson absolutely has the strength of. Jesus. Tyson. Is Five ten to forty. Roy. Jones junior is one ninety three. His height is. said here, you'll one nine, only read the to forty. That's a big way difference yet you really don't want to get hit by either of these guys. Sell. To make that exhibition looks like an exhibition fight on September twelfth. That's really soon. That Roy Jones junior is going to have to dance. He's really going to have to dance and I don't know. The last time that he had a dance card stakes high amid and he might be laughing all the way to the bank, but honestly, it's like. If Mike Tyson hits you hard enough you're going to have trouble finding the bank. Yeah. exactl-. Oh, my God I'll definitely watch that fight though. Are you kidding? Good to see him back though man you know the cool thing about is I saw Tyson being interviewed and he pledged on one hundred percent of the proceeds to charity. He's he doesn't care about making any money off this. That's not whereas happiness comes from anymore. It just seemed like really a different version of Tyson that was refreshing to see you know it. He's done a lot of a lot of work on himself. Yes seems that way I mean it's I not yours anymore I. Don't think sign off ears. That's a good start installment stop biting off years. And it seems like he's done a lot of work as a video on which was an interview. Of Tyson describing his five zero five. Muth Oxy M. T. experience. Okay. Yeah Yeah and I I don't know who the sitters were for that. But You either have to be really really really good with lots of safeguards that you have to be incredibly fucking stupid to be in a room where he volunteered to hold down Mike Tyson money is on. The. Fuck that I. Thanks. Yeah. You get a big padded room and you Kinda have to do it the like. Through the phone. Yeah, exactly. All right Mikey here's the two years the tube through the window. Exactly. You're GONNA do great. Oh. My it's like the whole when he like erupts than just like you know you can't contain him. You don't WanNa to to that. So what have you been up to man? It's been actually quite a while since we've caught up it's been at least a few weeks since we had a proper proper conversation. Yeah. Know and then our last podcast that we did. I. Mean we were just in like a horrible place like our last podcast was when Kobe was really starting to hit and we're both like well, we'll see help to see US sometime. We thought the end was near least. You still kind of feel that way though well. Not. The End. But lots of changes for sure I'm less concerned about the virus wiping out everyone which I didn't think was going to happen to begin with but I didn't like the. At the time what we understood to be the characteristics kinetics of the virus still very, very glad that I made public statements and published a blog post that I did which I still stand by but. I am very concerned about the. The secondary third order effects of. Economic Destruction and high rates of unemployment. very understandable. Anger and frustration and strong emotions coming from. Not. Having, work. On not having a sense of purpose for millions of people. And also just having a very, very polarized political machines were capitalizing on. That heightened emotion. To try to further their aims on on all sides this is this is this is. A. Defining. I would say characteristic of a sort of opportunistic. Political maneuvering so I'm I'm very concerned. About the country. So I'm not the game is far from over if we had a working vaccine tomorrow. And were prepared to distribute what percentage of the US do you think would volunteer even if they were told that that it were mandatory who would comply what percentage of the population you think would comply and actually get a vaccine and we don't have any. State to state. Restrictions in terms of travel? I. Mean there are recommended. Fourteen. Day. Right self quarantines and so on but there's no real enforcement. It's no follow up. That's right. Yeah. So what percentage of the country do you think would actually take a vaccine fully distributed? Thought to be effective. Yeah I mean I think it also depends on the window of time that you're you're talking about right I mean I think a lot more people will take it a month versus month one you know. So. I would say that. I guess my question though is really matter like you and I are GonNa take it right like. Be a certain subset of people that won't and yeah. You, know it's like you're rolling the dice with your own life and at that point, there's you've done all you can do. Horrible to say that but. You can't force someone to like stick a needle in their arm. So they have to do the best. You can at education at demonstrating safety and efficacy, and then you know hope for the best I. would say it's probably GonNa be more than you would think. Well, what percentage of folks get the flu shot every year I guess that would be a good proxy. Does A and then, and then I would say it will be higher than that. Because flu is very optional for a lot of people not as deadly so. Yeah it's hard. It's hard to to back into a number like that. But I I would imagine it would be somewhere around seventy percent or greater. Would you think would you probably think twenty percent? I'm thinking twenty to thirty percent month three that would. Be My guess that's what are you doing it month one you know this is this is where we're going to get ourselves into trouble I'm not a medical professional, not giving medical advice. I would not want to be the first monkey shot into space. But we edit this out later because I also don't want to discourage people from getting a vaccine but. If we're breaking every land speed record in. Developing a vaccine for a virus that we understand very incompletely. Have my own misgivings I. I do think vaccines are incredibly valuable to the individual and to community and humanity overall. and. We we simply don't have a lot of data on in this virus. So we'll see your point about the economy though that's going to be the difficult piece of this in getting folks back to work and getting the average consumer to trust restaurants again to trust bars again, addressed all of concert venues, all the things that we do to drive up the economy and and you know. I just can't see it bouncing back as fast as people have said, it's going to. I think I think we're in minimum. Year and a half two year. Yeah Titles Trench. So as you put as as you poetically, put it to me sometime ago I think we're in for a slow donkey I think. I. Think we are looking at a slow donkey here. You in your there's no way like I definitely said that sounds I would say. The will here's the crazy thing man like I've been thinking more about universal basic income and and the one thing that the biggest at first I was like, no, there's no way. What do we need? It seems like a waste of money you know just giving out money doesn't seem to be a solution for anything and then two weeks ago a new. API came out from a group called. Open. which is artificial intelligence group. Have you seen anything created this Gq three have you seen this at all? I've seen Chris acas experiments that I haven't played with yet he's he's seems incredibly impressed I don't know. What his involvement is if any, but it's dummies so. Seems nuts. It was some of the demos that I've seen lately are. You give the I A couple of websites here's website like, and here's another website I like. Now design me a website that looks like those websites, but about a text based messaging APP and it literally created a beautiful ready to go fully design website and like minutes that it came up with. As it and you're like, well, there goes all the graphic design jobs like you know maybe not in the next six months next year. But that is where it's going and that's going to be on a whole like a I is GonNa kill so many technical jobs and and I it's it's just crazy. I. I don't see any way out of this you have to. Become like a basket weaver or a potter ray or a cult leader those are that's immediately. That's the first thing. Doria said, I was talking to my wife about it. She was like you know it's going to be down to like artisan crafts like they. I can't do like touched by human hands and I'm like, yeah. But like how many people need baskets like how many? European like how? Artists we need to be doing this like I. Just don't know that there's that many jobs there. So maybe something like universal basic income does make sense when eventually that hits. and. I worry the the talk the talk now on on the street is that a lot of these jobs just aren't going to come back. I'll talk on the street that's a phrase. Distri like Wall Street. Okay. But word on the street or coordinators are saying. I got your jobs aren't going to come back. I mean if this is like V zero, right? If this is right raft, it's hugely. Awesome in the. Eighteenth Century sense of the Word Right I. Mean it's all inspiring and kind of staggering in its implications and also really terrifying. It is. It's like writing books. Now like you're you're going to be soon out of work did you see some of its writing like you can say write me a bedtime story and then it just goes crises beautiful like you could take that tweet a couple of words and like put your name on it and people will do that and it's not gonNA show up again in any plagiarism dictionaries or anything like that. It'll be like ninety percent I written. So I mean, that would be a way to rough draft stuff. As as as I although have to imagine it's pulling from other sources that might end up then having claims of plagiarism but. Not from other sources in terms of creating, it's mental model and understanding model of the data. So so are we all right? Like the only reason you can write your books because you're pulling from all your childhood experiences and all the other crap so it's the same. All the crappy childhood experiences. Sokha. For those people who don't know very. Very very successful. Investor previous operator I fund of delivered something like two fifty X. and has done very well. He drafted a number of tweets and then let. Open Ai but that's not the phrase he used. What was the other term that you used Oh gpt? GPT three what is that refer to? That's their most recent iteration of this type of technology was to announce three I. Don't know what the stands exactly I can find out though kit catchy catchy. I I thought he was talking about grand theft auto need smoked weed. I wasn't sure what he was texting me about and he he wrote a string of tweets and then he let gp three, right the next two or three and. Effectively. Impossible to tell apart they. Like tweets, he would write. Spooky. It for those of you that listen I have no idea what these guys are talking about like definitely go on twitter type that in and just look for they have somebody examples being tweeted out there just fun. They're crazy and fun and Wacky, and but but it's one of those things where. You realize a major shift has happened like this is truly a big. Shift in that, you know I talked to Siri today and it doesn't understand half the shit I'm trying to tell it and you go into what you what this can do and you're like, wow, this is an order of magnitude better than what we had just a couple of months ago. You know a Siri tell me predict what the slowdown is. GonNa do slow donkey. Toy. Ki Yeah. Oh. My God. That's so fucking creepy man why does Siri? Because I said, Hey Siri, auto activated on my phone and then had slow donkey I didn't get that. Could you try again all right Siri? Boy So you asking what we've been up to you I mean I just for me. It's been more of the same in Portland though you know just kind of like enjoying the protests out here. Like not enjoying them. That was a joke. It's it's been really brutal downtown. PORTLAND. The weather has been fantastic but you know it's like you gotta look on the bright side with all this stuff going on and and try and find ways to I dunno, just return to some resemblance of some kind of normal and I don't know how you do that for for us. It's like and I like on Friday nights even though we don't leave the house like we actually get dressed up like we're GONNA, go out to dinner and I know that sounds cheesy but it's like breaking that Pajama routine is a big deal you know and like eating outside now is nice like we're we have a backyard and Portland. So we can go outside which is a huge change But Yeah, how about you guys? How's IT What? What have you been up to? Well. It's a big difference at least from my mental wellbeing. To move from a more urban environment to a very rural environment to have access to. Wilderness got Muck boots for people. WHO Are Looking for some Bush whacking boots. Muck boots are amazing. Hustler knee-high. Boots that you can wear through mud and anything you might WANNA walk through they're not actually that suffocatingly hot for your feet. So I'll throw those on. I'll throw on the tick pants and. Just. Hike for hours and other so much land and so much of the US that you if you're able to. Move. Yourself from point A. to Point B. and there are a lot of areas now out of Austin outside a lot of major cities L. A. Outside of New York City. Where you can find space that has been incredibly. Clearing for me I also deleted all social apps from my phone four weeks ago. That's crazy. You know I did that a couple of months ago. I did the same experiment and I it's been fantastic. Yeah I have I've I have missed exactly. Nothing. Of great importance that that I'm aware of meaning. I talk to friends I. Will occasionally on laptop look. At Say things that are trending on twitter that might be relevant to anything that I can affect positively or areas where I can mitigate risks or something like that. But the vast majority of news is going to make you either anxious or really pissed off and if you're not prepared or able to take action on something that is within your sphere of control, it's really just creating. Energy leaks that will drain you and I realized. Somewhere between. Six and eight weeks ago that I was extremely fatigued very tired and it was I think because i. Had so many. Stimuli in the form of different notifications or apps on my phone social, etc.. which were creating these powerful emotions without any ability to direct them towards something positive and actionable accents. and. So I've. Deleted them for my phone and talk to a lot of friends and. Also will talk to members of my team employee's. WE DO team calls. Various types and feel like the signal to noise ratio has improved so much since I did that and I will occasionally probably twice a week. Look at at replies on. Twitter. Because my. Listeners and readers are extremely helpful in. Helping me to find high signal articles or research studies that are really relevant to things. They know I care about focus on. But outside of that, it has been such a freeing experience and I really feel like social by and large has been a huge negative dude. It's so crazy that we came to the same realization like a to a couple of months ago I posted on instagram. My final post saying I'm not going to be on here for a while and the same thing with twitter and removed all of them from my phone all the APPS for my phone I and I stopped looking them altogether. I have not been on instagram sense it's been. At least a couple of months and I have gone back on twitter because like you. Well. Two reasons one I some people communicate with their over DMZ I don't actually have their phone number and so sometimes, there's important things that come through and then also There is important stuff in terms of the research I do for my job and investing in tech companies and all like it is a good source of that type data. So by I still kept it off my phone to it is a desktop only experience for me now and I will tell you you're right thing Zayed's goes down. The notifications to your device goes down and you don't realize you know it's funny. I don't know if you've got this feeling but the first week I was opening my phone I'm like, Oh, I wonder was away I don't have any more. Did you get that like a few times? You're like, wait a second I don't i. don't have that APP, the other thing I did which you might want to try. This is kind of. And this is just dumb stuff that people are listening. Don't like I'm not trying to be holier than thou and I do this stuff it's just like it's fun to do little micro experiments. The other thing ideas I said okay. How can I reduce the stress on my own more and that would be uninstalled even more garbage that I don't use that might may or may not -cations but with every APP is like a micro mental burden somewhere buried in their of having just like one more thing to check one more thing that is a potential distraction. So I said, if I can't sit the APPS on the homepage, I'm not going to have them on my phone. So No swiping sideways for more APPs. So basically, I have one. Just, have folders with like seventy five APPs have folders, but here's the rule the folders the folders cannot swipe sideways. So I only. So that means total of nine APPs and fuller's basically this is my my home screen right here, and so you can see. There is. Now, the bottom, the repute people are looking at the bottom, the bottom, the I do have a screen they go sideways that I put all the apple utilities and crap that you can't uninstall the compass APP and the measure, APP and the calculator, and like all that stuff in its own little side folder thing but but categories in those buckets and. Here's what I have. My categories are. Audio, which means for me that's pocket casts music APP spotify audible. Home stuff in Pandora. So that's good health I have waking up I have the strong APTEX COM or lasts. Zero. For learning all the the language learning APP said, I want to go back to and luminosity and masterclass. Finance stuff one screener that which is. Personal Capital Financial Times Wall Street Journal Wealth Front. I like playing around with clarity, money and barons, and simplify. And I have home apps like home control and home means like I gotta trigger Barbecue, which has been a fantastic addition this summer by the way. So I also got a trigger. That's really funny. Yes, what did you get looks like we're on a parallel tracks here? The the one that timberline eight seventy. I got the actually did get the timberline eight seventy. That's fucking crazy because the one I got I did get that and so I have that in Austin and at the undisclosed rural location I have I. Think it's a six fifty. So I got a slightly smaller one because I looked eight seventy and I was like. Okay maybe it is. You can cook you can cook twenty chickens at one time and I'm like I don't need to cook twenty chickens at one time so I got a smaller smaller unit. Maybe, I did get a small unit is well. Now, you have me curious to see which when I got it doesn't say on the APP right away. I think it is the smaller of the timberline version but anyway, that's that's great one. Last, last one with the home stuff has like things like that whereas like. Ring and Lutron and myself. Clear, you have an APP you have a trigger APP which helps you to control the grill so you can check temperature and so on and so forth. Yes. So we. By the way wild salmon is running and it's on sale right now but it's it's I've been smoking salmon like crazy I've gone through six or seven different recipes I finally found the perfect smoked salmon that I'll send you which one on the trigger APP. That is fantastic. But you gotta Let. It cure twenty four hours as. You gotTa can't do any of these little rubs Redo like four, two, four hours. You GotTa Deal Full Twenty Four Hour cure on it. Cole had at. I've been dialing in the traeger like crazy. Just. 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Also I? Don't know if I. Don't know if you even know this Kevin but I ended up. You know you definitely know you can. You can confirm this I invest in very, very few things these days. And about a year ago. I invested in a venison harvesting operation in Hawaii called the Maui Nui then is for those people who are not watching the video Kevin is laughing. and. Really thought to myself there's no way. This is ever going to make any money but I like the ethos and the. principles behind it because access deer are an invasive species in Hawaii. They've destroyed a lot of ecosystem. Damaged or compromised coral reefs because of runoff after removing vegetation and this operation harvests access tear. And they just approach it in such a thoughtful. Such a surgical way. And the meat is so incredibly good Peter t is obsessed with us also by the way. and which he and he's the one in a in a way who convinced me to combine the trigger with this this Maui. Nui. Venison. So the the leg medallions are better for cooking indoors but REX steaks all of that are just incredible and you've probably realized this on the trigger that one of the benefits of having and for people who don't know what the hell we're talking about. This is a would disease a wood pellet fueled. Grill you could also think of it as a smoker in a lot of ways I tend to think of it more as a smoker than grill because. Get. Ya, it's more difficult to get say the searing on a Burger in. Direct direct flame. That's right. But but if you cook ribs at Super Low temperature like one, hundred, sixty, five or one, hundred and eighty five, you just get the most incredible flavor. Oh. Yeah. I did I did ribs last night I did some heritage pork ribs. By the way speaking of trading a place to buy meat have used crowd cow at all. have not used crowd Gal. Companies have used butcher box, which might be similar I'm not sure I don't know crowd cow. Yes. A crowd cow is essentially what they've said is like, okay, there are. A dozen or so probably more amazing farms in the United States that are like small little tiny mom and pop farms that don't really have way to get proper distribution online. I didn't even know how to set up their own online you know sites, and so let's go to them and put them on our site and it's only like the best small little. Amazingly run farms and also they work with Japanese farmers as well. So they get in some of the best woo that I've ever had a five I'm certified with all the holograms and everything on there and they work with a couple of really small farms out there and that's fun stuff. So do you choose you then choose the farms you ought to buy the? Me From you pick individually yes. You can do it. I think how they started was like you had to kind of put together a portion of a cow like x number of pieces, and then he would save like you're going on a cow now it's like all. That's a feature in there somewhere but now it's like all now. So you can just go. I just want some amazing reviser arrack and they're just right there ready to buy. Cool. Yeah. Butcher box kind of mixes and matches and you get a membership So I have to pork beef from them as well. Another one that is close to our long ago home in nor cal is Bell Campo I don't know if you've tried any of their stuff now. Has Incredible Rabbis. So those those are the two non venison sources that I've been trying these days. But that's that's about it. Is Far as as Nicos tried to really do a take less not less as more. But like if you're gonNA eat meat like really. Do it in his thoughtful away. As possible at which I recognize is in a sense, a luxury bright admitted it it is. because we have the the means to sort of explore some of these options and some of them aren't cheap certainly, triggers aren't cheap. Trailers that expensive man they make ones that are further down the line that aren't the fancy fancy ones that actually do a great job smoking. My Buddy has one of the ones that you can buy at Costco and it is it's it's phenomenal and they're not. They're not create. I mean they're not cheap, but they're not crazy crazy. We're not talking thousands of dollars or anything you know. So I've been enjoying. Really paying attention to the fundamentals for me just harkening back to what you said about us being in a pretty bad place stressed out place him and I was very anxious. stressed out place for really long time. Once, I of saw, the the comet of COVID had towards. Planet her last United States. Since. Early February rights, I've had this low grade or high-grade anxiety four months and eventually just fucking tired of the. Anxieties you want to figure out approaches to to lessen it, and for me it's it's really been keep it simple stupid right eat good food cook food take time to prep at Super Meditative. If you're using a sharp knife, you gotta pay attention or you're GONNA chop your little pretty fingers off. And it's been doing hr V. Training. So heart rate variability training with breath work and it's the jury's still out of doing that for five weeks twice a day for twenty minutes can ask what that looks like. Yeah. Looks like using an APP amusing one called breath or actually it has very generic name but this is not to imply that it's the best app out there but it's still on breathing just breathing and it's a circle that opens in contracts. To help you time the duration of your in and xl. What is it? What is the The the sometimes the four, seven, eight, braff there's five and a half seconds and five one is I think I'm doing. Three point seven second in hill and. Six point three second xl and I arrived at that or I didn't I'm working with Dr. I'm I don't WanNa mention her name just yet but I'm working with a PhD who sent me a kit which includes a pulse ox similar which you put on your thumb to track your pulse and. Heart rate and then Lennox's well right and blood ox although I. Think we're looking less at that. And then a A. respiration strap. So it looks like basically a Bra that the put on. Under your nip naps and it'd be just about your navel and as you breathe in, it expands their sensors that track that and so you can correlate. And superimposed you're breathing on your heart rate and she would then take me through it would we would use zoom share screen and take me through different exercises to identify. Which? Duration of in Helen Excel seemed optimal for me in terms of activating my sympathetic I'm sorry my para, sympathetic nervous system. So more more of a autonomous relaxation response, and if people have trouble separating the two sympathetic, you can think of stimulating s equals stimulating sympathetic like fighter flight fight flight freeze. Not Quite that simple but useful shorthand and then Paris and pathetic would be more of the letting go calming and I have incredible hyper vigilance I'm in. I don't think we're GONNA get into it today but. A lot of gnarly stuff. Happened to me as a kid and my system. while. As she put it I am cardiac hyper reactive. So little things will send my heart rate shooting to the ceiling, and then my heart rate will stay elevated for hours. And and that's part of the reason to the tune of what like what a ninety minute like it not crazy at eighty eighty to ninety. But that's I. Mean we're talking six seven hours. That's a long time. I was worried you gonNa tell me something worse. But yeah, that is that is that's like you know that you probably should be walking the dog at that rate. You know what I mean like that's just sitting there that that is elevated. and. You'll fatigue has been this lifelong battle of mine since I would say. Age sixteen seventeen especially with lime disease on Long Island and all these undiagnosed lyme and then later diagnosed, which is how Now the people are familiar with Sierra logic testing you know I I was tested with when I when I was suffering acute symptoms and they said well your positive for the short term antibodies but you realize you've already had lyme disease because you're testing positive for the long term as well, and so I've really tried in. The last dog pacing all over the place you can. See, where is she? Is She has. Her But I think she has to take a little break to let her out but. Long story short this fatigue like my battle. Without sufficient energy you you really can't execute anything else, and by Xq, well, I would include like. It enjoying herself right. Tank is empty. The tank is empty. So the fundamentals the food, the HR V. slash meditation on these things have been focused on identifying. Cracks in the vessel where I'm leaking. Energy. And so a lot of those. I've found to be really helpful like the jumping rope. I'm not talking about like ten rounds of jumping rope I'm not Mike Tyson getting back into shape to to try to Lop Roy Jones Jr Junior's head off. I'm talking about like three to five minutes jumping rope first thing in the morning just to get outside to make sure I get outside into some sun ideally and move my body that's it, and if people are interested in the The intersection and the interplay between exercise and the brain and brain health and brain neurotrophic brain derived neurotrophic factor. Yeah PDF, there's a book called spark that gets into this but if you WANNA get out of your. Monkey mind. At least for me, one of the fastest ways is through the body and it doesn't take a lot. It really doesn't take a lot get outside walk for a few minutes jump rope for three to five minutes and then go back inside. So those are a few the things I've been doing I. Don't know if you've found any routines or other practices helpful. Yeah. You know it's it's funny I've just now recently started getting back into meditation but in a in a different way you know before I had done. Sams course which I think that you've done as well. say waking up. APP. So, are you still doing the tantric self pleasure meditation that you told me about the one that use them with me on? Wednesday. Exactly. No, this is it's interesting. I I was I was on Sam Zap in this was. Several. Weeks ago and I saw that there was a new course on their by Henry shook men who is a? He practices certain lineage of Zen, and he's based out of whereas I've not euro-zone about New Mexico. And he just had these beautiful fall ten minute meditations on these Cohen's do you know much about then Cohen's Yeah Yup Paradoxical? Statements or parables that are intended to as I, understand it intended. Derail the rational mind to right sort of sidelined the rational mind. So what is the sound of one hand clapping type stuff right and these beautiful little Unsolvable riddles that that that that are part of the practice and that they will meditate with them and on them. And then take back their kind of insights that are gathered from these overtime back to their teachers and it's kind of like a Utah talk them through with your teacher. There is no real answer to them, but they're used as the very difficult to describe but they're used as part of the Zen training and so I had was very fortunate to reach out to Sam Sam, introduce me to Henry and Henry. Has Come on my podcast and he had a book that he recently published called one. Laid. Of. Grass. By Henryk men, I'm just pulling it up right now it's on Amazon. Fantastic work that talks about. Is based basically a biography of his life and he talks about. All the struggles he faced he had severe Eczema all over his body where he was like hospitalized bleeding knuckles like really bad for for decades. How do you spell his last name? Is Misspelled S. H. U. K. M. A. N. got thanks in so yeah, he's a he's fantastic messer and I I I read his book and he talks about his path to these stages of enlightenment and how he was able to. Slowly over time he was one of these people that had a very early experience. It didn't even know how to put into words what had happened to him because he wasn't training at the time. And then later went into Zen and had other experiences, and then all the way through to today where he describes the falling away of basically of everything that the the just everything falls away at some point. In training and it's a beautiful story on Zan and religious. Reemphasized to me that. That I mean, he's he's you know how career as a writer and he was. An award-winning poet and Oxford trained. Very busy productive human. Wife two children and is still been able to go off and obtain these very deep life What he's now kinda flipped onto the side of the their lasting. Now, the changes are lasting versus going back to reality after a couple of weeks. Fascinating story but also just one where I by the end of the book I was like I need to get back into zen like I 'cause I I, Don I told you you I used to my house where I live right next to the Zen. Center. But my first training in San Francisco was at that center. And then I fell away from it because I didn't really take it seriously. But yes. So Henry's going to help me really get back his end and he's I'm I'm excited to to go to his amount clouds end center that he runs and I'm going to be taking some courses there and I really WanNa, take this seriously I figure I'm in my forties. Now it's time to devote a decent percentage of my life to this type of training like I feel like it's time. I looked to hear you elaborate on that because I know you've you've tried all sorts of different types of meditation. Still. Interested. To know if you recommend the surrender course by Michael Singer Michael Singer. You have you've explored these various tools and modalities. What is it about zen? That differentiates it for you or that you find attractive right because you could. You could reach out to or get a hold of your one of your magic powers getting getting hold of anybody. Basically WanNa get a hold of wise then. What is it? I would say that when I first took my the when I first took the introductory courses in. I. Appreciated. The. Mystery behind it in some sense I was attracted to. How It could be a strict discipline in some ways like you know kind of one of those things where you show for Zan and if you're not there the second, you're supposed to be there they'll keep you up from coming in and you're you're rejected or if you want to train and actually CEPA residents there like you have to prove it by sleeping outside like two months all these stories. Henry actually studied can be super hardcore or like let you go to the Zen. Room and you're you're separated by these cubicle walls and so you're you're sitting in Zaza seated meditation with your face about a foot and a half away from a wooden wall, and then if you start to not off, they might hit you with a little wooden switch right? Yes. So you know I kind of I was initially attracted that now Henry's discipline that he's into that he's teaching is is a little bit more laid back which I, which I can appreciate because this is like you know when you're going to, you had to enter your right foot when you're entering into to sit like you have to enter into the room the correct way you can't cross over the Mat and the wrong way like these all these rules right too many roles but also very Japanese. But I is very Japanese which. We all both really love. But? The one thing I will say about. Is that in a especially with the way that Henry has been teaching at least not that I gathered through his book and through our conversation is that they're they make. In light, meant less mysterious and less about being perfect person and making it actually seem like it's something that is attainable by everyone and it doesn't have to mean that you're this ultimate spiritual guru, the second you snap into these different states states of consciousness and that there are these really beautiful moments when people have this flip like this flip in their. Brain the switch that goes and then they're jolted almost shocked into this the state of consciousness like sometimes like there's these stories of the Zen Masters with a look at a student, the right way and the student grasp it the student can they've been they've been teaching in sitting and they just can't, and they'll just shake them in a certain way and it'll. Spontaneously, jolt them in the Right Way to enlightenment and these these funky little things like that. That are just like beautiful stories and like you always take a lot of that stuff with a grain of salt but coupled with this Cohen Training, which I which I highly recommend listening to on on the waking up at their fantastic by Henry it just it's. Checks all the boxes that I'm curious about and I think for me the curiosity at this point is the most important thing because it's encouraging me and it gives me the drive to go and sit for half hour every morning consistently, and that's what it's GonNa take. It's GonNa take a real dedication and I I think that if I can get the proper. Training coupled with these Cohen's and I just I. I've done the trends dental meditation. I've done a few other disciplines in this one for some reason. Maybe because I'm a Japan file like I don't know all the reasons but I'm attracted to. Cool. Do you know what the training is GonNa look like and what the meditation sessions are. GonNa look like yeah I mean they're very simple simply just set. So. It's like. What I'm more interested in what HAPP-, what happens inside the head so you sit Maybe you shave your head, I'd love to see you the shaved head. That'd be hilarious. Kind of thing we can. Be Cue balls together. get you some black robes with some some white inner. Be Good Good Luck for you. you kind of already have that. Look you say steamy with robes on we've been together who? You're already got that one as but okay, you sit and then what what happens on the? So I think there's a there's a few things one. The question initially is. There is there's table stakes to to play in the arena and I would say like to to even get to that point. At least for for me when I've what I've been told what I can gather and I'm saying this is someone that is well, you pretty new novice to this new sect of Zen. Is just sitting and trying to quiet the mind and that means counting meditations. Counting to ten and repeating yourself following the brass. It's it's that classic Zen posture of looking at the walnut closing your eyes glancing somewhat downward towards the ground with a a fuzzy awareness of everything going on in the room. But no strict focus on anyone object it saying to yourself a thought a distraction it's okay. It is the weights in a gym is what I need to get to the next level of of of this. So not getting upset in and getting the mind to where it's a little bit valuable and kind of getting to that place where. The sits are becoming. Longer and duration, but also the mind is calming down a bit I. Think Henry said it best in his book actually this is a I'm going to butcher it but I'll I'll tell you the gist of it. He said the zen is like pulling the plug being a a boat in a bathtub in pulling the plug of the drain. And initially you Kinda just notice a little bit of swirling a little bit of like move the boat and then you look around and you see the walls of the bathtub. Higher. That's odd. And then you notice a little bit more movement and all of a sudden you start to twist, and then all of a sudden you notice that there's a swirl going down the drain and then there is the total annihilation of all things and that's where you're headed but you don't but you have to sit at the the surface for a while and just kind of like you know slowly realize that even though you're not feeling it, the daily practice is unplugging the drain and you will eventually get there. So I'm buying this terrifying description. Oh, shoot way to you read his book, his description of his last trunch of this. Passing into this I think you would actually really like it because it reminds me of a lot of conversations that you've had around like Wasco and some of the EGO. Disintegrating and cattle. CONTROL DEATHS AND He's getting that without any drugs me just like intense like multiday meditation kind of things that happen you know for for I guess a lottery reasons I. think that's scares me more because with. With the tea or like all right I'm going to go to crazy town for four to six hours. Earth time. And then I'll be back to some semblance of normal. Computation and absorption of what we call reality. But with the zen practice with that description, it's it's almost like slow-motion. PSYCHOTIC. Break engineered for yourself and that scares the living fuck Adamy. So that is I don't know how to back out of that I. Can't. That's the thing. That's crazy. Dude of when you read this book and you get to that point I'm freaked out by this because when you go there all the sudden you're viewing the world. As an illusion as a completely different thing than you ever had before and there's no going back. What is Dario think about this? Issue Supportive. Yes. She listened to my interview with him when I did the podcast and she was like, yeah, he's sounds amazing and this is the path you wanna go like I support it. I mean I don't think she's not worried about you like. I know we're in your shirt backwards and picking it navel lint like staring blankly at the wall. You have you have to listen to his post analysis of what happened because he wrote the book after all this happened and I'm curious to know if you would enjoy this world, I think you would. It sounds beautiful. Like every moment is a new and just glistening and it there's so much. Fascinating. Butcher at all I think much like you with me and my various. PSYCHEDELIC experiments of which are now many many many many. Now's let me think for you. It's Lot Indra? Of let me be the Guinea pig I think I'll let you be the first monkey shot into space on this slow motion engineered psychotic break. Tell me how that goes. Yeah I mean here to support. I think it's not like you're to see me in six months and we're just gonNA levitating like this is going to be like if I correctly, this is going to be like a thirty year Kinda journey to get to these these places or who knows. There's no there's no pinning a date unless he unless he grabs you by your ears and shake your head and gives you the highlander quickening like. I love that actually. Rabbi. Your eyebrows and bite your fucking upper lip and like. Where you off your chair. That's exciting. Yeah you should check his book one blade of grass. I highly recommend it to anyone listening. It's it's a fun audit. He has fantastic. British voices from the UK. So his his audiobook is fun is a fun listen. You know yeah. The accent gives you an automatic plus twenty points of IQ Oh one hundred percents at least for at least for any yanks listening to it my God. Such a such an upgrade. You know I wanted to thank you for something introduced me to actually because I've been consuming a ton of it. You remember when you gave me some peak a t the. The Pi Qe for anyone wandering. Not Inexpensive, but they're powder POO air. I've actually been having almost every morning. For the last while and it's fantastic. I've been having that usually before I do so the sequence for me would be. wakeup. Immediately do the breath work hr V. Meditation for Twenty minutes. Then, heat the water. To like one seventy pretty low temperature just because I don't like continually burning the fuck out of my mouth when I forget how hot something isn't a insulated mug. Then, putting in the peak. Poor with a don't know if you've ever tried layered superfood creamer the unsweetened stuff, it's basically powdered. Oil is one way to think about it. And it's our I've been fasting. Well, if you consider are fasting I've been semi fasting until late lunch a lot recently, and so I'll have that. And then go into the safe jump rope and so on. But THE PEAK IS A. Really good. Took me a while to get into but I appreciate you introducing me to that. It's funny because. I never know sometimes I'll reach out to your bike. Anytime you plug me someone that can get you stuff on your podcast and stuff like that. All the way plug you feel is. Everyone's well, we'll do it together and you're good dude. Thanks for that recommendation mobile and then like. A week later, a hundred random emails. Hey, I had this like ball massage can you get to ten like he would love Blah Blah The. Everybody comes out. I'm like you're like. Trial, the ship them the good stuff I pass onto you so well, I actually. The peak. Cool company I met with with with the founder and we were chatting about. How he creates some of the stuff because they the thing that's unique about it is that you know so many times like tea is you know you steep it and you discard the leaves done. They. steepen crystallize it through this crazy process and then they make instant. So it's like you can just port in you'll have to think about you don't have to. It. Like if you took every t and made it into Macho, right, right? Exactly. Yeah and so it's it's really easy to consume in. You can't screwed up which is a lot of people will their like t so bitter it so you know it's like, no, it's. Weirdness Stringent Assistant you've overstated that's the main. Yeah complain. But anyway, that's awesome. Yeah they do they do quality stuff. I'm glad you got glad you're enjoying it. Yeah. What. What else is what else is new in your? World man? Oh Gosh I would say. New stuff that I'm into. I've got boring stuff like I'm getting into salmon fishing that's going to be next I've got one I've got one ear. I don't you're the guy. On the idiot who is like. In in two, thousand, twenty, two, I'm like I felt this APP called. WHATSAPP really great and you're like Oh boy here we go. I saw I am I am pretty slow on the uptake when it comes to APPS, but I did find one because I was. As I mentioned. Doing a Lotta hiking have been doing a Lotta hiking. and. I'm in a very rural area. I don't want to wander onto somebody's property and have somebody like come outside with the shotgun and be okay. What the hell are you doing in my property and I also just want be respectful right I don't want people showing up at my house. But I really wasn't sure how to identify property boundaries. And I've I met someone who hunts locally and introduced me to something called the on X.. Hunting APP. And it's just O N X. And on x hunt is the APP and I'm not going to necessarily use this for hunting but what it allows you to do. And they give you the premium features for free for seven days, which is Super Super Smart if actually listening to this, I would. Think, they would get such better conversion and probably increase their revenue forty fifty percent at least from this particular APP if they had an on boarding process which they don't right. There's no automatic tutorial that I saw, which meant I had to kind of fumble and go find online FAQ's and figure it out but the on X. Hunt App allows you to see. Property boundaries it allows you to hit track and track yourself as you hike. So maybe similar to Estrada in that sense. But in this particular case, it's for, it's for wilderness you can save maps offline so you can use them when you don't have reception, you can look at topographical view satellite view or combinations you can take photographs. So for instance, if I find something of interest. And I want to share that with someone I can take a photograph. Gio Tag it, and then just share it with someone else who's on the APP. And School. Now it actually. Covers a fishing as well, which is great. Yeah. It's a it's a it's a it's an extremely, extremely cool up. So I've. been using that on a pretty much daily basis and and really really enjoying and who knows. Maybe I will use it for hunting I. Don't hunt much pretty infrequently but. If I were to travel to say Hawaii to hunt access your, which may be at some point I will not not particularly easy to do I. don't even know if I could get permission to do it but I would you something like this so that I could see how much mileage covering where I was where I went. Perhaps we go in scouting trip. During non hunt hours run a non hunt day and I could take photographs of particular locations that I think might be. Ideal In, save those and then I can go back and review that. So I've been I've been loving it. That's that's. That's an APP that might not otherwise come across your radar that. You might get a kick out of playing with. It's cool. Yeah. It looks awesome. I'll definitely give that a shot given how many hiking trails that are here. In Portland there is so many hundreds of miles hiking trails just right in the city which is crazy. So I you asked me what I'm into lately. They actually I do have one thing I've told you about. You know I've been. A think that lately I've put on some weight and I have been illustrated back off through intermittent fasting. And then also you know doing a lot of cardio and things like that. But how do you typically what's what's your fasting look like just real quick eighteen hours a day. If I'm if I'm in lean mode like if I want to get lean eighteen hours a day if not at a minimum fourteen I think that's when a lot of the the data I have. A friend out of UC San Diego she works with long go out there and she said that the I was just talking to her a week go and she said fourteen hours of what she does and that's where a lot of the data that looks really promising in terms of just like some the longevity benefits I think you're going to do it every meeting from what like Between what our what I why? I just basically zero. Obviously. Gap and. When I'm done eating dinner. So it's our with the kids and putting them down and all that stuff. You never know when you're gonNA actually finish your last bite. So whenever I'm done, I just hit start whenever you know it tells me it again than I than I eat. But it's forty hours after I finished my last night basically yeah. Cool. And so what I'm doing eighteen hours, you know sometimes I'm eating late dinner and I that eating 'til one, thirty, two, clock the next day. Which is, which is a little brutal, but is okay I just have black off I'm totally fine. But to. Actually. The point I was it was going to what I was. GonNa chat about is that in choosing my alcohol and alcohol consumption especially during Cova, there was like period there were like March April as Rogan dime gay get drunk the entire time. I remember that every time I talked to you. Hey. Whatever I'm five glasses in fucking you didn't say is a five glasses but I was down three. But was you know we you know what was going to happen and it was kind of free. Will Open the good stuff you know so. In in my Cutting back and focusing more in health what I've decided to do, and this is kind of a crazy thing is like, okay wind can get Nutso like a really nice bottle wine can be thousands of dollars for like crazy wines right? Like nobody wants to do that I mean some people want to do that but not on a regular basis. So what I was thinking is why not go I would to be your advocate and I went to the top one hundred beers and I've been slowly finding and buying the top ten rated beers in the world, and then trying them like just to consume like if you have or had the number one rated beer in the world, I hadn't. It's right here. It's it's called the. Kentucky breakfast. Stout. And it is from topping toppling Goliath here. Let me show you what it looks like. One Sachs's we have video. All right. So out of the top. Beers of the world I would say out of the top ten. Probably seven or eight of them are stoute's. So it's like the thick dark rich funky slow sip type stuff. So so look. Melt the top of that school now, who in their hand numbered. Two thirty three. So you said beer advocate I know nothing about beer. So, advocate has like their top just like some guy named Tony and Newark New Jersey was renews our who I think. It's community based and and they have a lot of a lot of the pros stuff go on there that are really into this but but this Kentucky brunch stout by toppling Goliath it's so the vintages twenty. So they age these like wine because they are so dense, you can just basically put them. In you know the wine cellar and let them sit for a decade or longer, and then they really mellow out over time. So I just picked this up. I found it. I found a great site actually by the way I'm giving away all my best links, but people need to know this because it's fantastic site. My favorite place to buy aftermarket beer and I don't a lot of research on this. Is My beer collectibles dot com. So you see aftermarket it makes it sound like you're buying a spoiler for your Miata or something what does that mean? So what that means is the bottle number two, thirty, three, maybe they made five hundred bottles in this year. So it's impossible to find that you can't buy it new you just can't buy. Got It. So the second you mentioned is like the Ebay. Is e beer so you can you pliny the elder on their this got on there to this is called the SR seventy one by the same manufacturer with this one's ranked like number twelve or something like that. It's got you can't see but there's a little blackbird stealth bomber on there. Or not itself, but it's ass or seventy one actually, and then all the ingredients and everything are in binary on the side. So. These are so cool cultivable fund beers. So you gave a price anchor on the winds, right thousands of dollars, thiamine, tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands right? I. Mean Get wind get super super crazy. So what what does one of these? Very well ranked beers go. Okay. So let me give you. It's wide ranging. So for example, I got. Some of them that can't be aged you have to drink them fresh. So there's the number one ranked. The number two ranked in the world is called. The Julius by a brand called treehouse. Okay. So the Julius Julius by treehouse right now, a four pack on this side is going for thirty nine dollars, ninety nine cents, and that's Our number two ranked Ip in the world. That's so cool. How Fun what was the name of the site again that you've mentioned my beer collectibles dot com. That's such a great hural. It's Janke sight but they've got a lot of great beers on here. On Geo cities. That's cool. That's super cool. Yeah, the the affordable. Vices right. There are certain things where you can get the best in the country or the best in the world for less than fifty bucks. Are Certain categories of thing. Where you can go very high end. I mean I think. Really. Good Chocolate would be an example of that. If. You really wanted to have a treat I. Mean, you don't necessarily have to break the bank to do that. But if you're like, Oh, I wanna get the fanciest car, the fanciest boat, the fanciest wine I mean the you better have an inexhaustible funds or you're screwed. And at the end of the day, if you think about it too, it's like that stuff. Ages really poorly right the those types of. Neither of US collect that kind of stuff. But if if you if you think of we know people who do. And it's like. Four weeks after they've bought something, it loses its luster. For most and I instead if you have this. In the cases we're talking about the beer or the chocolate, there's a, there's something really special about the perishable nature of it. And it's. It's an experience, right? Well, that's the key right the it's an experience. That's what it's been linked to happiness like actually having experiences with friends and like this sharing something like that, right? Yeah. It's great. Love it love it. I, I don't have anything. I don't have any big ones on my on my list or anything it's coming to mind one thing I want to ask before we wrap. I. Don't know if you'll share this actually. Might to cut it but. What are you? So the stock market is so freaking crazy right now. It is all this going up an individual stocks are going up and I'm like. Well Yeah. But that doesn't make sense like what are you doing like? What's the Tim fear is for our finance? version of this. Boy. Yeah. Be careful everybody your earmuffs cover your ears. I'll tell you what. I can tell you what I've done. Yeah when you're doing. And it's not so much doing. It's more what I've done and I'm glad you asked this because. I recently turned forty three. and. A while back I. Spoke by parents looked genealogy as a lot of questions and determined that the average age of death of males on both sides of my family if you adjust for some outliers is eighty-five. So forty three, push me past the half Mile Mark. Right and hopefully live until one hundred twenty but I've also lived aggressively right. So my systems taken a beating. And I don't assume I'm gonNA live that long. So. I've been doing a lot of introspection and this birthday hippy kind of hard. Usually age I'm just like whatever it doesn't matter but it crossing. Paths that fifty percent mark. Hit me unusually. And be doing a lot of journaling a lot of thinking and I realized that. Number One and you've seen this over the years I don't have. A high burn lifestyle right like I don't. I don't buy lots of stuff. and. Thank if I have A. The ability to hike with my dog, my dog and my girlfriend are happy and healthy, and occasionally I'll splurge on nice food or something but I don't I don't really in a flashy guy like I've never seen you with the sports car. I've never seen you with a fancy watch I've seen with fancy. All. Stroz also true. The old that was probably the first time I ever splurged people think that he's joking not actually joking. So for the for the four hour body because I killed myself on that book in more ways than one super proud of it and I made a promise to myself because I very rarely celebrated and. That's that's been a weakness of mine as I don't celebrate right I'm very hard on myself and I feel like you become the story I've told myself for a long time as you become complacent if you over congratulate yourself. So I tend to really not pause and smell the roses. So to speak that you guys the other roses and smell you guys to go. and. Celebrate has been this this a word of the year for many years for me and when I finished writing the for our body I promised myself if it hit number one, New York Times that I would or saddles. I think about the horse. Specifically. But I said I'll get something special for myself. That relates to Japan because I used to live in Japan this week deep love for for Japan Japanese people. and. I had. Around the same time, maybe a little bit afterwards you might remember this I did a TV show. Pilots where I went to Japan attempted to learn horseback archery and one week in I'm pretty sure you can find it online. If you go into Youtube and search trial by fire, you might be able to find it. It's And it's fucking dangerous as hell. So I did that and I'd I'd been thinking maybe we'll get a sword may get some type of armor and then I thought to myself actually because I had this experience really really liked to to get. Either Saddle or stirrups of some type initially, I was just looking for stirrups because I thought they'd be cheaper and easier to deal with. And ended up finding beautiful wooden carved saddle so I do have. Japanese saddle. which at the end of the day wasn't that expensive but for me it was it was the one of the first time they've ever treated myself to anything. So. Yes. Aside from all that and suited to zoom out back to the the question about investing. I realized when I was journaling. Around my birthday that. Thinking about money generally does not make me happy. It makes me more anxious. and. At the same time. I feel like I'm pretty good at because I'm hyper analytical over analytical. You might say I'm pretty good at fussing around and optimizing. But the optimizing. At this point in my life, I figured out a lot of things that make me happy figured out a lot of things that don't make me. Happy. and most of the things that make me happy don't require a lot of capital. So this is just a long way of saying I decided that I wanted to make. All of my investing decisions. Or like money decisions. By my birthday didn't quite work out. So I gave myself a grace period to To the first of August, and then to take six to twelve month break on all that stuff meaning like I'm not allowed to consider new deals, I'm not allowed to. Look, at stocks I'm not allowed to do any of that stuff and. So I'm glad I'm saying it publicly because I wanNA make myself accountable. So I'll tell you what I did. It's pretty simple. I've I've thought about an IT's been made. More. Complex as you said because. It's Allison Wonderland. In the markets right now, I stuff is happening the. By any. Kind of rational prediction pre cova just should not be happening. There's all sorts of weird stuff and then I'm not sure what's happening right now. But certainly previously, you had the the Fed buying high yield bonds like all this stuff that was off the playbook and. The, there's such a dislocation between the market. And the economic reality of millions of people in the United States, I mean tens of millions of the entire. Entire. country. For. That matter. that. I only wanted to put money in places. where I felt I had some informational advantage or Not. Just in my head. But like in my heart and gut just had some conviction that I couldn't quite explain. Does that make sense? Just. Like this feels like it makes all the sense in the world and I don't have that very much. So just to be clear to people, I'm not one of those people who. Uses the word intuition justification for lots of Haphazard Shit. That's just not me. But. You and I. I think is a way honestly to kind of distract us from the stress and uncertainty. At least in my case, like talked about quite a bit of investing stuff over the last few months but we haven't talked in the last. Two months about this stuff and you had some predictions. That I, think turned out really well, I don't know if you're open to talking about him but like Peleton right where I thought maybe that was already baked in sauce like. I'm not going to buy a bunch of different things from Peleton. I don't have enough room I do have one bike and I love the bike but. I'm not going to buy a bunch they've ended up doing really well at least last I saw. The the question I asked myself was. which companies if we're talking about the stock market, right because I don't think it helps people if we talk about more esoteric stuff like distressed debt or. Backs or like weird stuff that most people aren't gonNA have access to but when I looked at the stock market because my biggest. I would say my most my highest conviction bats been in the in the stock market, which you know is crazy for me I don't play in that sandbox you do that all the time. But. I just asked myself like. This was around. Mid March and I listened to an interview. With Chamois. I can never say his last name. But interview on investing and sort of his framework for looking at different investments and it. It catalyzed a bunch of questions for me. Some were the same questions he had listed out. I, put I, put this interview. In fiber Friday of the newsletter that I put out so. I think the interviewer was pump is nicknamed Pumpkin Yano. We talked about this podcast together maybe send it to you. I don't know maybe you might have sent a very good chance that you sent it to me I mean this is the kind of thing that you would send me. So everybody listening send your interviews. And I begin to wonder. which companies technology companies would do extremely well. If. Co vid were protracted. Or if covert were somehow magically resolve in three months like which companies. Would benefit from a short period of dramatic online acceleration? Even, if it ended in three months and especially if it continued for a year year and a half. And at the same time I was I was looking closely at other countries like China where I might be getting the numbers. Wrong. But there's something like. Seventy. Nine percent all ecommerce and where seventeen something like that. And Yeah a lot of room to grow and I wasn't trying to do any fancy spreadsheet analysis and I know people are going to say well, then you're speculating and there there might be some truth to that but. I only really considered a handful of companies. And ended up deciding this when. I can tell you what the prices were too. So Amazon at about two thousand. and. Sherifi at about three eighty per share. This would have been very I WANNA say early. April but some point in April. And I decided to initially I was looking at a bunch of different companies and what I Decided for myself that if I if if I was. Dividing my bets because I had low conviction. I shouldn't put money into any of those bets and I'm not saying that's the right approach. But that logic made sense to me and I said, all right. I have high conviction around Amazon and shop. and. If one dominates the other than. Perhaps I still break even right. But what I noticed was when I went I I use Amazon all the time and certainly my spending has increased dramatically after covid. And I remember when Amazon was limited to essential goods and I couldn't get anything else. Right I would go to order. Coffee filters and it was like four week delivery and I thought to myself. These companies are fucked. Right like if these people are. are largely dependent on Amazon, they don't have A. An elegant or effective ECOMMERCE plan B.. They're going to need to do that immediately. And who's going to be and as somebody who has an? Advisors to to shop and then. One could argue stupidly, but it made sense to me at the time I ended up selling shortly after lock-up period. When they IPO I became an advisor on that eight to twelve employees. Now, they have whatever two thousand. I always kick myself. Right. 'cause I love those guys and. They know what they're doing. The good guys the they're very strategically intelligent they're great executing. So I was always kind of kicking myself and I and I'm when they suspended their guidance for twenty twenty and they got pummeled thought to myself. All right you know if you really believe that. And you're seeing this trend. Then, this would be the time to like push some serious chips in. And it's like either put in enough where. If it grows like an and I kind of in my mind thought okay. Two to three. X. In share price over the next three years did not expect it to happen in three months. I mean that's just bonkers, right yeah. But those are the only those are the only if I. I don't think I'm omitting anything but I think those are the two stocks that that I put a lot into but it was really thinking about what would do well. No matter what and of course, there are lots of unknowns. There's there's key person risk in both of these companies but. They've been really really smart and. I. I don't know about you. I think you do this to base a lot of my investment decisions. This is true for early stage also later stage just based on my personal day to day experiences and how spending money and how my behaviors are changing and if I see those same behaviors changing in a dozen of my friends. I think this is the thing. Well I mean that's that's the beauty of being an early adopter which you are in which I am like your early right and if true in all of our friends early adopters and we're all early on something which she stock, right? Yeah. So Yeah. So I follow the same. Kind of strategy in that I have two buckets I have. So one we should we'll save neither of US are registered investment advisers and this is not investment advice just like. Personally. To things. My sister will I tell her I'll tell her don't buying individual stocks. By. Wealth Front going to get a bunch of index funds, played safety your thing set yourself for retirement you're done. So one bucket of my portfolio is like that it's just like ultra say flake Yup. Slow growth nothing fancy lots of index funds Blah Blah then there's the okay. Let's take this and this is different for everyone in terms of what what their allocation would be, what percentage of your overall. Net Worth and say I'm going to take that investment something that I hope we'll have a blended three x over the next five years right or or whatever whatever you kinda aiming for, and for me, it's the same bucket. So I I was thinking okay. Heading into Cova. What are the things that are going to do better? Which would be Peleton? Because you know gyms are closed. It's a fantastic product. The churn is effectively zero because when someone else buys a bike that is being sold, used a new subscriber as activated, which is crazy. One of the very few products zero churn. And you have to imagine they're working on and they've hinted this publicly the working on other types of equipment, right? So it's not just a one trick pony there. He had a treadmill they pull the back is the revamping and like that's so. It's Like right now even today it's a nineteen billion dollar company like if you think of this more as a technology subscription play in the future of fitness I, think there's a much larger business to be built here, and you know we were talking about this when it was under ten billion. Market Cap. So That's interesting Amazon. Obviously to your point about ecommerce penetration being relatively low the united. States. Did there is no bigger Goliath. There is a bigger giant than this. You know beast of a company and it's like they're just going to continue to crush. And so for me, that's not a three x because it's already a one point, eight, trillion dollar company or whatever it is now like, but it's you know there's there's still some growth to be had there and it's like I I'm not betting against ecommerce ever, and especially in a world, people are going to be shopping do more shopping online. So I I like that. Square I love how they diversified their product offerings. Square cash is a fantastic at so it's not about brick and mortar. It's now about you know they're doing stock trading doing bitcoin purchases, which they've made a ton of money off this last quarter. It's about building out that suite of personal finance tools for the UNE banked. Directly in that cash, APP? which is I think. I'm so. To my point earlier about the three to five acts, you have to look at lower market cap companies. You can't be looking at an apple or an Amazon for those types of returns over time. So you know squares a sixty, seven, billion dollar company. There's I believe there's there's more room to for them to grow their. With like you on Shopper Five. For everything you've said. Tesla same thing I think it's expensive right now but I mean they're they're continuing to build these massive gigafactory. So there's a reason why every other week there like announcing a new gigafactory like the demand is there and they have a fantastic product. Yeah. I, just love it's hard to bet against them. Here's an interesting that I haven't told you about. So I don't know if you know this, but Intel is screwed right now they've had a really hard time with chip manufacturing and getting this new process down the smaller die chips. AMD has been crushing them. But here's what's interesting. So apple also moved away from Intel chips out is now doing their own ships, right? So apple amd. Apple is not using MD apples using their own silicon and doing everything. So who makes all these chips a company called? tsn At of Taiwan that makes all these next generation. Version of Intel so Tsm I think is going to be I mean they're already at three hundred and seventy, five, billion dollar companies so they're not tiny but but TSM is massive, and now also consider this we're going into the fall two things are happening playstation the playstation the new xbox are coming out both of them amd architecture both being manufactured by Tsm in terms of the chips themselves. So I'm excited about them. And then you know I buy some some gold to hedge all of that. And then that's pretty much about it. Oh, you know spotify did I think spotify is going to be seen as the net flicks of audio and additionally we'll get into video as well and I think it's going to be There's a reason they haven't launched Joe Rogan on in the APP yet and I think it's because they're revamping my get my gut tells. Me The revamping the player and they're gonNA announce video at the same time and it's going to be like spotify is GonNa be like the next Netflix I think that was so I I agree with you, I, one of the disgust publicly discussed but under disgust aspects of that deal was the inclusion of video that that his show would be coming off of Youtube. and. Going into spotify, right this is that's the thing that people are like, Oh yeah and they're doing the video thing but okay. But look at the audio and look at the price of the deal and I'm like, no no no. Video. Super fucking. Important. Actually that that's a big big big deal is huge. The out those guys are smart they're really smart. Bomb podcast. Now, that's exclusive spotify I. This is funny. I was talking to talk about speaking early adopters stuff I was talking to. My wife, Doria and she's like you should just had this conversation last night. She's like I Google podcasts crashing for me. She goes you I'm going to use spotify because everything's there and they got some exclusive content now and I was like Ding Ding Ding Ding like that's just you know. It's going to be the default. They're smart. They're being very, very aggressive in ways that. Some of their competition really can't I mean they technically could but is not designed. To be aggressive in the way that br that is being aggressive and I'll be super curious to watch space obviously because I play so much of the podcast world, but you think you'll ever join them. I don't know I. Don't know. I mean. It would have to be an incredibly good offer. I do I've thought about this quite a bit I mean as it relates to different options, right because there there have to be some responses to reactions from the big players, right? Like Apple, Amazon? Google. Or all going to. Put a lot of capital and energy into the space because there's there's money to be had, and if anyone's playing with music, they recognize that the margins and advertising dollars much more interesting. Economic so much more attractive for podcasts and spoken word rhyme in look at look at audible, right? What a monster. So dominant another reason that I'm bullish actually one of the one of the reasons I I was really bullshit. Amazon is I said this actually came from a friend of mine, Mike You pointed out and he said. What is going to happen with live sports? How are they going to broadcast? Sports to millions of people who is equipped to handle this right now, and he's like Amazon with which is equipped to handle this in some fashion right? Like there are there's infrastructure within Amazon that can be adapted for all sorts of. Gaps in the market. To. Thing is Amazon. Gets paid to matter what? who gets what happens when Google taps out their data centers, what they light up next? Games on exactly everybody's letting APS stuff goes as big. Exactly. So Let me ask you a question about you mentioned a couple things real quick. So yes, confirmed that we are not registered investment advisers and I, think it's really important for me to. Provide a little more context around my comments were I said I put in you know enough chips were a good will be meaningful with say Amazon and to shop man, you said spotify always confuse the shit out of those two. I put. When I put money into both of those companies I had roughly. Fourteen times more in cash reserves. So this is really important to keep in mind in other words at the time. Right if I put two percent of my liquid networks into those stocks. I had something like thirty percent in cash or cash like reserves, right? So I'm playing it from my perspective is kind of safe in that respect and I do not recommend people stock pick in general I. Just think it's dabble idea. And and. If. If you'RE GONNA IF YOU'RE GONNA play in this world like there's no such thing as timing the market and you just never know what's going to happen like always dollar cost averaging into any position. So that means like if you have five hundred dollars to invest rather than say tomorrow I'm going to go buy some spotify for five hundred bucks just call it a day like maybe divide that into five one, hundred dollar investments over the course of five months or three months you you're not buying the bomb you're not buying it the high, but you're getting that blended dollar cost averaging and a lot of people do that. As a as a little mini way to to head. Jn. Because who knows what's going to happen how insane this market is the second piece that is the thing is important to mention as I, think, Tim, you're on this boat too but I wouldn't be buying anything that I wouldn't WanNa hold for the next five plus years. So it doesn't seem that important I should have said that I was planning on not touching these for three to five years. Yeah. I mean if something drops by forty percent, will I be crushed by looking at the price of course but is I think long term I'm going to be in. Just A. Position, and that's the way you kind of you. This to it has to be something that you're comfortable losing at the same time. Right. So it should be the life savings, right? Yeah and we should also say it's like we're talking about companies that we actually really fucking no right some level I mean. not this doesn't mean that it's different type of knowing than reading every analyst report and. It's just like a deep product knowledge and the fact that like we both like I know. Dozens and hundreds of companies that. Use Shop Affi- right as their commerce solution I use Amazon every day for one thing or another and I think that's important to keep in mind and questioned about. Think my. To Pace I'm going to say crowd she's being very we can. We can. We can wrap things we wrap things up all this. This'll be a good way to expedite the the answer to my question, which is you said you're buying gold how do you think about gold versus crypto because you've been very involved or knowledgeable of and tracking? Crypto for for quite a long time. and Are you buying ETF for you buying bars in some vault in a foreign country. What are you doing Michael Versus Crypto? How do you think of the about them? Differently Well on the gold side I, I like to look at the stat that do warehouse their own gold and actually have you know full transparency reports about actually owning the bars and you know so I I actually by the I shares Gold Trust, which is a you and I like that a couple that one they're the biggest one out there is jail D. but their expense ratios are higher. I you. I believe there was a couple of things I looked into in also like like like providence like worth keeping their gold as well and I was keeping in Switzerland and I think one I think the UK is well and it just I want to make sure they're storing. It is also a safe and secure not because I crazy warzone or something else. I could potentially go really bad on that Front Bank of Sierra Leon Yeah it's like you don't. So you know I just I. I went with that when there's a I'm sure they're all the big ones are all probably pretty decent but in terms of crypto. Bunch. Of cryptocurrency that has not yet tradeable that. I've invested in over the last few years that hasn't hit the market yet. So already see, my crip bucket is being pretty full. I. Don't think. Holding bitcoin or theory is a bad idea. I wouldn't make it any substantial or should my overall portfolio like I wouldn't it wouldn't be ten percent or something crazy. You know why do you have less confidence in crypto than gold if that's leading question but I'm just making an assumption here and that does not to imply that I am. A super bowl with Crypto, but it seems like. In some respects, you are more confident in. Gold as a disaster hedge versus crypto. Why? Why would that be the case if it's true? It is true and I believe that you have to look. At what are the safe asset choices they? Have direct access to. And There is no easy way you know ETF. To Buy cryptocurrency is just not there yet in anti just it's not to say that people won't turn on the prices won't five x by the time this video just released like who knows but I just I know that gold is so time-tested that I I just feel it's it's it's a it's a proper it's it's a proper hedge and I'm okay with with with having some portion of my portfolio being gold view that as a hedge against hyper inflation hedge against General Equity Collapse. What are you hedging with gold I would say a little bit of both mostly general general equity claps like just something I'm hedging in that I believe if all like, let's. Say We have a vaccine that doesn't work, and this turns into a three or four year process. Instead of a one year and change process jobs don't come back. That's going to be a pretty brutal place to play ride like the markets I think at that point might start to sour. It's very confused. Now they haven't today but like you know in that case I I would like a little more something a little more something that's liberal more concrete like gold as part of a portfolio but that's just me everybody's different ask some friends that won't touch this this stuff. So and then I, have some I actually have bars in there like actual physical gold bars. Those people as well. Do you really has. No I don't I don't actually but I'm just like I'm like if it gets that bad right where it's like Mad Max and marauders, you drive your fucking Dune buggy with machine-guns down to the seven eleven and like take a razor blade shave off a sliver of gold to get your Tampa. He's like, no, you're not right like Tim's on the corner with like a little little hatchet like he's like etching. Awesome. Gold trading it for some lend lease if it gets that bad like you're going to have to use your goal a weapon because. Any functional value but. Who knows it's. God it just feeds every like not paranoid sort of apocalyptic scenario planning compulsion that I have which I try to I try to not get wrapped up in it because it's so seductive. It's so seductive. Yeah. Cool well, thanks for thanks for thanks for answering that. Yeah, I. I think people should be prepared for a long haul. Like it, it's I think it's very dangerous to try to do any short-term trading and. I. Actually heard anecdote amok and mention any names but one of the. One of the best known. Hedge Fund investors in the world who has an incredible incredible track record. I'm in the guys, his compound annual return over decades. Are just ludicrous and. He came in. This is a couple of weeks ago and basically said his team. He's like guys. It's too fucking hard. Just like take a vacation. We're not gonNA. Do we're not going to try to deal with this right now? So? If that is happening like one of the top shops in the world. I don't think it's a good idea for. Ninety nine point nine nine percent of people to do any short term trading, you're going to get eaten alive. Either by. Other traders who do this twenty, four, seven or high frequency folks. or he just GONNA get murdered by the market right. As the saying goes the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. Yeah. It's it's crazy when you read these. separates about these robinhood traders that are using that APP to leverage their positions and these kids are going in there and just getting these crazy leveraged positions on certain things and they're driving up bankrupt companies like hurts and all these. New, record highs and you're just like this is not. We shouldn't be playing. Don't don't play with this stuff well, that one kid that poor kid I don't know. Did you hear about what have? I don't know there are a lot. which talking about this one guy? So. Robin Hood the APP it's a fantastic trading APP it's a great pizza software, but it allows people to opt in to options trading and leverage trading by. Three clicks. Terrifying. So this kids go in and this one kid put in I. Don't I don't know what the dollar amount was but he he got on the wrong side of being leveraged in. It saw he saw I mean he didn't know these things. We're going to expire any sound like a negative like make number, but it's something like one hundred, thousand dollars negative account and he killed himself. Oh my God all over Robin Hood, and this is. Just a misunderstanding of what was going to happen in the end and just got so wrapped up in it. I expire. Yet it is I honestly for me another reason why I'm just hitting pause on all this stuff is that. For me. These days like the function of investing. And that can be applied to time and energy, but certainly, capital is to increase your quality of life. Right. So if if if one agrees that that is, let's just take that as the primary objective if you're making investments that caused you to lose sleep and chew your fingernails and have, Cortisol pour out your eyeballs investment doesn't matter to ten x one, hundred X.'s if for a protracted period of time, it's going to have that psychological psychosocial effect on it's not a good investment and. I've learned that the hard way to right. I've chased returns certainly in the startup world and all this stuff and I was like this fucking sucks like this is not fun and even if you're good at, it doesn't mean you should do it. Like watch after this podcast comes out like venison futures are GONNA shoot up. Innocent. Is. The. Future. Venison. Is the future Maui Nui get. Goal then well, it's awesome to see brother. You to miss hanging out and a bomb or to not be able to spend time in person. So hopefully, we'll be able to do that before too long. Yeah. Agreed Dude it's been been too long. It was I'm actually really glad that you got to visit us just before this whole covered thing happened wasn't that many months before so it was good to see them but it's A. It's been. It's tough stuff. Stuck in the house all the it's hard with significant others to you know it's like you really realize what your relationships made of but you. You get you get to see all the stuff. Exactly. In all your stuff. Got No shortage of my stuff you know to daily project and anything else want to before we wrap up. No people can find you anything like that. Yeah. I mean I'm not on social really these days I do tweet every once in a while Kevin rose. But yeah, I would say one thing I would like to mention his if people want to check out that. Zinn view, I did on my podcast with Henry I thought it was quite good. It was like you know I'm sure you get like this to you. You probably obviously don't say publicly but you record episodes now cal was just okay you know it's like Sometimes you like every once in a while you get one of those. Yeah. Yeah. So this one I was like, wow, actually I think I did a pretty decent job with this one. So I was I was pretty proud of it. So I think people will enjoy this one with with Henry shook men. and. You find that at podcast dot Kevin. Rose. Dot Com. Sweet. For me. Really. Love doing the Hugh Jackman Inter must have been huge for years. It was amazing. Yeah. It was just a dream come true I mean he's been on the wishlist forever and he just was so game. To the if you want to check that out I think it's just tim. Lewis. You gotTA. Listen to it because Jerry, you hear the Tim. Interviewed. Hugh Jackman I'm like. I. Like he must've been shitting himself. That's like years. Yeah. Super Nervous. It was great. It was great. So the. Better training and stuff I did. Yeah. Yeah. If you could only choose one exercise what would it be and why and what with protocol he? He gave he really gave the details and got it's exciting. So, that one I'd recommend people check out if you just search my name and Hugh Jackman go to. Your podcast. APP. Of Choice and then also, I'd say one thing that I am still doing that I'm still really enjoying fiber. Friday. Which is the newsletter that goes out to between one and two million people every Friday it's free. It's just five bullets of the five coolest things that I've come across that week or that. I'm. Thinking about using experimenting with pondering and you can find that at Tim dot blog forward slash Friday. and. That's it for me man but give give a hug to the fan for me. Miss you guys. Yeah. Mitzi guys to and Yeah Let your dog go pee. Molly Molly thanks for getting. Off. Our? Brother. Hey guys. This is tim again, just a few more things before you take off number one this is five bullet. Friday, do you want to get a short email from me? Would you enjoy getting a short email from me? Every Friday? That provides a little morsel of fun before the weekend and apple of Friday's every short email share. The coolest things I've found that I've been pondering over the week that could include favorite new albums that have discovered could include gizmos and gadgets and all sorts of Weird Shit that somehow dug up. In the the world of the ESA. Tarik. 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Donna Kim Brand - Training For A Better Life
"Welcome to living legacy leadership where we explore, discover, and share insights, tools, and strategies for life well lived into elder hood I'm your host Donna Kim brand author speaker. Legacy, strategy coach and crater of the concept living legacy, where you choose to live life on your own terms while contributing to people, places and projects along your life journey. I believe that the life you live is the legacy you leave. Now the guests I bring to each week. All address some unique aspects of learning leadership legacy. This, house you raise your own game as a leader in business in life, and also showcases some extraordinary people who exemplify living legacy leadership. At least once a month I also for training session to skill, you and game change your thinking career own application. So get your notebook ready or sharpen up your memory by tuning in your attention and we'll dive right in. Today I thought I would tackle the the. The. Topic of collaboration. We've all been put in a situation with the pandemic and remote working of having to. Spend our time on zoom in lots, meetings and Webinars, and so on, and I've noticed that the collaboration that's requested and required particularly working longer term remotely an online is difficult and part of the reasons. People just haven't been trained. given the tools so today I'm going to discuss book I've written, which is called the force of creative collaboration, five dynamics that cultivate a creative culture. I'm going to share. Those dynamics create a shared language in tools that guide participants through collaboration to achieve results. They desire all without pulling each other's hair out or starting a food fight. Yes, I've seen that happen. Yes so much for high level lives is the middle managers anyway, so the book is called the Force F O R C e which is an acronym. Will be sharing with you of creative class action. and I I run a workshop that I call creative co lab or exploration, because while they're learning the process of how to collaborate, it is an exploration, both of the the tools and the process, but also how they can each. Exhibit. And share and build on each other's creative powers, and energy to move towards a creative solution that they're looking for, so we've all heard the phrase. Of course. May The force be with you? We hear it and we contract images of Laser sword-wielding Jedi Knights. We assume the power is in the sword. Invite you to consider that the force is actually you. Not The sword especially when you're living in creative expression. The. Force magnifies when engaged in creative ration- with others who also access their creative powers. Now this is a force to be reckoned with fairly simple in its development yet infinite in its possibilities. World Changing actually whether you're referring to the world of your daily life, which is the center of your personal universe or our whole planet? And all its messy glory, now this discussion what I mean by force F O R C e are the key dynamics that underpin a thriving culture which supports creative expression by individuals and leverages that power through creative collaboration. So who cares anyway? While having worked in company schools and organizations around the world I know for sure that people are empowered by being in touch with their own unique creative abilities, and not only happier, but the far more productive and people willing to make trade-offs to spend their days in environments like this that the millennials will choose having a collaborative environment as one end recognition for their contributions as one of their top requirements job more than the income. so just look at the cultural dynamics of currently thriving companies they demand high standards of individual excellence and creative prowess along with a willingness to so-called play nicely in the sandbox with colleagues on a rigorous basis in the name of brand domination, so you add to that an emerging trend. twenty-first-century businesses and entrepreneurs need to be on board with the new business as usual approach to thrive in the modern, socially conscious economy is to engage customers, employees and the wider community in meaningful contribution so for that to happen, it requires engagement, dialogue, problem, solving project, creation and delivery with partners, either as part of their core, business or adjunct to it. So that's ineffective, creative collaboration is a high stakes game played it a whole new level of transparency, accountability, courage and trust, and you want to be in on it and a leader of this dynamic. So how do you activate a revolution of this magnitude without causing a revolt among the masses I suggest you activate the force of creative collaboration within personal business in organizational cultures. It's not only personally satisfying, but organizationally profitable. So let me introduce the dynamics. Go along with the letters of the word force. So with the letter F. Just as an overview, F.. A. Stands for focus. Flexible. And Fun. And by the way I'll come back and explain each of them in more detail, oh stands for overview. Organiz! And outcomes. Are stands for rigor. Resilience and results. See stands for creative connections. Collective Wisdom And contribution. And E. Stands for engagement energy enjoyment and enthusiasm, So, we might think it's. Only bold new upstart companies that have the advantage to build in such dynamics as his startup. Well, maybe they do have the advantage of setting up their physical environment from the start in ways designed to enhance a creative culture. We know that designing in opportunities for random encounters with colleagues think of the Water Cooler, and maybe a centralized cafe or restrooms, even these are more likely to spark. Created wizardry than just hanging out on our own in our cubicles, but in this model only works if the infrastructure is powered by people willing and skilled to play by the new rules. It's demanding yet. The payoffs are big. The good news is that anyone can play as long as they too are willing and able to develop some basic skills and creativity and creative collaboration, so organizations must also be willing to nurture and support such a culture, knowing that payoffs in relational vibrancy and value creation far outweigh the trade offs. Since the force begins with individuals. You can start small and start today. I suspect it won't be hard to find volunteers who would leap at the chance to create such an environment to work in so it's win win really. So we start with the notion that creativity is an individual skill. Yet were asked to come up with insights and ideas, collective scenarios day whether we're in traditionally creative industries or not, so all the while most of us have never officially been trained in creativity for the most part and reliant hope the inspiration will hit when we need it, either by being silly or taking some of the trends of the latest books like whacking yourself. Yourself for jumping on trampolines, and so on you get the picture, but you don't have to resort to that can if it's fun, and if it's a break, or if it's helpful, but and in fact you can do it if you you know a under one condition. That's it you do it with a focus in mind that you're trying to generate ideas for. But it's hardly a comfortable scenario for anyone concerned and not sustainable in our modern world that demands and develops. Upgrades! So You don't have to be a rocket science scientists noticed that we do live in a world of constant accelerating change, so while we enjoy many of the fruits of our so-called progress changes also caused disturbance in the status quo upset the tried and true ways of doing things around here wherever that may be so when you add that resistance to lack of creative, know how the result is frustration best and extinction at worst. So We're catapulted into scenarios of complexity where we have to. Come up with good ideas, and of course now we're put in having to communicate through teleconferencing zooming without protocols for participants to clarify really what they're doing that. They might come up with something. Let's talk about this, but There's no protocol to clarify the creative focus to generate explorer select, or even discard ideas, and then make those ideas robust enough to apply an integrate so frankly often these meetings disintegrate, and you don't get much mileage. And people leave the kind of like A. Kind of a sensibility, so you know and it's not for lack of goodwill or even effort in many cases is just the people have not been trained in the ways of creativity and collaboration now creativity is defined in many ways. But also an always involves bringing something new or different value into being in a way that hasn't been seen replied that before that includes creation of artwork or products, services, literary works, new concepts or theories, new processes and pretty much anything else is both a mental and social process. That includes the ideation phrase. We come up with potential ideas. The refining face to home, potential value for the current context, the winnowing phase of narrowing options and the presentation phase where society passes judgment on the creative offering, whether it's tangible intangible for better or worse. So you know, creativity is. Considered quite elusive subject at the same time, everyone to have an opinion about it, so You know it's it can be a little bit tricky. But ironically the biggest predictor of whether someone will be creative or not is whether they think they are or not. Because if you think you are, you tend to behave more creatively. Take more risks Now I've got another book called Creative Mindset ADC twenty-six ways to become a creative hotshot, and these are twenty six like that match up with alphabet ways to shift your your mindset, your framework of of thinking you layer that on with creativity tools of various sorts both thinking tools tools like mind mapping like lateral thinking, six thinking hats, and so on, and I've also written another book called bags of creativity, forty creativity tools for creative journey where their techniques for business as usual as well as in crisis situations, and just sort of brainstorming blue-sky our creativity session, so we'll talk about those in another session. it does help to know the cycle of creativity, and there are a couple of models for that Robert. Fritz is simple. It's assimilation. Germination! Culmination cultivation. and. The more popular or regularly. Viewed version is a preparation where you immerse information incubation. Illumination. Will you get your ideas verification? You make sure there's a fit between the ideas and the brief and then implementation, so even as you're moving through the creative process of a collaboration session with the Force F. O R, C e, the creative process is underway and But it all starts with the. Focus. Word focus itself is a subject worth paying attention to, and is a key pillar of mental fitness. It refers to selective concentration on one aspect of your mental physical environment to the exclusion exclusion of other aspects. At that time now we're not traditionally well trained and focusing and in fact, until recently used to be. Considered a skill to be able to multi focus, but my view is that it takes a lot of focus to multitask You just do it in time, blocks or focus blocks. You have to instead of pushing them altogether. You just focus on them separately. others will just say Oh. You're just subject to shiny objects. Syndrome where your attention is yanked here and thereby whatever shows up on your attention screen. And Mental fitness is actually a practice just like physical fitness and so it does take time, energy and effort to develop mental fitness of which focus is one key skill. Now in terms of focus when you're going to have a creative collaboration session there several focus areas. You want to focus your mind first of all, but you also want to focus on your topic. What is it we're going to be thinking about or collaborating over. What's the issue here? what are the tools we might be using or certainly will be using, and you can either predetermine it or if the. If there's a facilitator that knows the different tools and can throw them out when needed, or if the team as it moves through out, says I think this is the tool we need to use here if they know what they are. Otherwise, you can follow protocols and formulas that move you through a creative process, and then finally focus on your time, so it's focus on your mind. And your mental strength and Other things that have come up here. your topic, your tools and your time. You can actually just give you a little focus exercise so focusing the mind involves at least two elements, so you either pay attention in the moment. Selectively like at one thing with a narrow focus or to a whole scenario. Maintaining concentration over time which takes some stamina and pacing yourself and literally takes physical energy to be able to maintain focus for long periods of time. And so that's why a lot of I had the honour to work in the Mind Sports Olympiad. When I lived in England and every year I was a proctor or facilitator or host or something at the Mind Sports Olympiad and the stories that these really sharp men and women that were winning contests, whether it was chess or memory or scrabble, even you name it all the different mental tests they put themselves through always had pretty strict physical regimen as well Diet and exercise for if not their lifestyle at least several months before the competition to be able to focus their mind on the day when they had this very intense Akam, competitive expression of their mental fitness. In focusing on the topic, how many meetings of all of us sat through where the topic was never really well defined and in fact? You know. The thing about focuses at as I, just said it can either be very narrow and specific, or can be quite broad, so I've done a lot of work in downtown development, you might be looking at something specific like the type of material used in sidewalks of a pedestrian area. where maybe the name of a neighborhood or the colors of paint allowed in commercial developments, a storefronts, and so on that's those very specific focus areas, but you might want the broader view of what atmosphere the we want to provide. What kind of street, scape or parking or gardens or parks or Do we want to allow that fits with the vibe we want to create how about zoning in a bigger scale, so all those things are abroad focus within the specific focus of downtown development. So defining your topic doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to that You know for the for for time immemorial it means four this creative collaboration session. Let's focus on this to get the outcomes results. We need for that. Same thing with time the time you look at the time. You have in the actual meeting right now. four year session. Maybe it's also within that session. Let's say you designated three hours of morning, and within that you're going to move through tools X.. Y. And Z., and so you want to keep the mental movement and momentum going by moving through those tools in the time you have while you're also adding in breaks. And finally there's the time the overall deadline may be. You need to present a report or paper in three months, and this is your preliminary planning. You're going to have another meeting next week and next month and so on so you break down the time into immediate short medium and long term relative to what you're talking about or as needed. And then finally there's a focus on the tools. Obviously, the more tools you have in your creativity toolkit. You're thinking tools. Your creativity tools your human resource tools of how to get along with people your emotional intelligence. Tools, all of those will be really handy to. Help! You sort of set the scene and move through the fun. Focused unleashed a narrow process of the creative gration now in the force or moving onto O.. which stands for overview organize an outcomes, so you have a macro am micro overview so in creative collaboration sessions tend to be called, either as a regular way of doing business, or when there's a specific need for new ideas, so an overview at the beginning sessions sessions, usually good idea because the overall context almost always lays the foundation of relevance for specific contributions, even even including choosing the focus and choosing the tools and look at for the results that you're looking to achieve, so it's healthy to. To make sure that the wariness of the big picture connects to the issues on the ground, being discussed, because it's so easy to get off track so you basically give the overview and take the pulse with the people that are there and flesh out as key to your subsequent findings, so you know, be be sure you might ask in a macro sense. What we actually here for today What do we know so far? Do we still need to know and move through? You know who the industry leaders views we might need to take into account, and so on so forth level I will make the best use of resources we have in the time. We have in the scheme of things. Where do we need to focus our attention now and I have in the book, a whole series of questions for macro and micro- overview just to make sure you sort of set the large context for the movement kind of the rotor ruder moving through creative tunnel. To come out on the other side where the light is showing at the end of the tunnel, so obviously, there's than the also stands for Organiz. We set up and. Decide on your resources so. Obviously you can do this process by yourself as an individual, but we're talking about here, also as a collective, and the more you are familiar with the tools, the more you set up your environment and set up ground rules like playing fully and fairly being positive, assuming positive intent of the people who show up it does help to have a facilitator and ascribe to so the ideas keep flowing without impingement that you more or less keep to the Times agreed, and if you need more time, you agree to take more time once you've. Pass the first milestone. And you deploy what's called parallel thinking? This is really key to make non-adversarial creative collaboration session is we lay ideas down in parallel without saying? He said she said yes. No, that will never work. You don't judge them at the time and dismiss them actually lay them down options and possibilities at the stager in of unleashing the ideas, and then when you get to the part of narrowing down, then you can judge and Setup your analysis of the ideas, because frankly a lot of them just won't come up in the conversation because they become irrelevant. But you don't WanNa waste your time when it ultimately ends up being irrelevant, there's some other ground rules as well, but we're going to move on to the final Oh being outcomes, and we're going to tickle around later in results but for outcomes you're looking at results, relationships and clarity so results are interesting, because sometimes you know exactly what you want. I want a specific product or system or solution that that has something very specific other times. The results outcomes are we need three new ideas to present and consider or you know how what should we be doing with a budget of x. So it's there. It's specific, but there's latitude within it to actually. Be Able to. Make use of it and then the relationships because it's non-adversarial when you use Parallel It's easier to through in a non adversarial away have good relationships, people bouncing feed off each other, even if they agree to disagree and that's part of the game playing full out, we got onto the are enforce for rigor and resilience. We've mentioned the valued mental rigor before and It requires fitness including staying hydrated during the session having properly. Proper oxygen and comfortable seating. You want to build in resilience as well both mental and physical. Maintains Stamina as you move through a very grueling very often, even the creativity fund when you have a serious need for outcomes and results it can be grueling. For creative connections I mean creativity is all about connections and creative collaborations and artificial construct that pulls together natural mental functions with course, social elements stimulate sparking and connecting with focused thinking towards outcomes now when that happens. The collective wisdom can in the group, and you often see sides of two people that you never saw before, and they end up contributing, which is another see in ways that they never have before now. If people don't contribute sometimes, it's because they lacked know how. About the actual, sometimes, they lack the know why and they don't want to give their discretionary effort, and sometimes they don't know when to use certain tools or how to contribute. So, those are things you can pay attention to get into the final were a letter enforce e- e- for engagement, energy, enjoyment, joy and enthusiasm, and of course we all know what all of those mean, and it leads us then to. The final comment here about how can we using engagement energy enjoying enthusiasm, add by racial energy and Zing for even more impact, either in our thinking process or our outcomes, so that's a quick overview of the force of creative collaboration. Five dynamics cultivate creative culture, which happens to be one of my books and I! Thank you for being here with me. Living Legacy leadership and I look forward to having you. Look us up on the SOB radio network. Dot Com under the show name or my name and will look too heavy. Join US next week and do remember the life you live is the legacy relief by?
"Mary Worcester's word of the day for November. Twentieth. Today's word is perforce. Spelled as one word P E R F O R C E perforce is an adverb that means by force of circumstances. Here's the word used in a sentence from the New Yorker by Hilton als, but by making an opera about television, a source of entertainment for the every man, they are perforce creating a marriage of high and low. English. Speakers borrowed the term path fuss from Anglo-French in the fourteenth century path meant by from the Latin word pair P E R and the Anglo French word I had the same meaning as its English equivalent force, which was already in used by then at first perforce meant quite literally by physical coercion that meaning is no longer use today, but it was still prevalent in Shakespeare's time Shakespeare wrote in the comedy of errors these lines. He rushed into my house and took perforce my ring away. The by force of circumstances sense of perforce had also come into use by Shakespeare's day. In Henry the fourth part two. We find these words your health the witch if you give or to stormy passion, must perforce decay with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolow ski visit Marian Webster dot com today for definitions wordplay. And trending word ups.
414: Be Your Customer's Hero
"Third Generation Entrepreneur Adam to pork uses his years of experience in the trenches to help you design and deliver customer experiences. That work in the real world. All right let's get cracking. Hey It's Adam and you know what it's possible just possible that this is going to be the shortest episode ever recorded. Because I'm just GonNa talk with you for a few minutes about one thing. There's no scripts. No big idea is just extemporaneous or it may not be too soon. I just want to share with you one concept and it comes from this realization. I just had that in a couple of weeks. It is going to be the five year anniversary of beer customers hero. That's my book for those of you. Who Don't know and one of the things I get asked a lot is. What is a customer hero? Now we use the term class in the book hero Class Service and what that means earner three elements to that The first is to meet or whatever hostile exceed expectations. The next one is to provide a hassle-free friction list experience and the third one is to do both of those things consistently and those are the elements of great customer service and truly consistency may be the holy grail of all customer experience. It's the thing that can truly differentiate you but the thing is the hero concept goes deeper than that because people want to know what is a hero what does it mean to be a customer. Sierra widely used that term. What does that mean? And it's never about you know leaping over tall. Buildings are having superhuman strength. A hero is somebody who is there when you need them and in the world we live in today in this Kobe. Nineteen world and as I record this a you know a few weeks ahead. I have no idea what the world is going to be released. Things are changing day by day. Hour by hour minute by minute. Sometimes but here's the thing there's a lot of people in our industry including me Jeanie and we're talking about things like how to handle your customer relationships right now. What are some things you can do in these uncertain times to create experiences or maintain those relationships and all those technical insights in viewpoints are important? But here's the thing we really don't know what is going to happen next and I will say to you that I believe that the one thing you can keep in mind your through line. Your top line is just to be your customer era to be there when you are needed right to be there when they need you. You can keep that in mind. You'll know what to do in every circumstance you'll know what to do when the time comes and will be there for your customers because right now our customers are going to need us and some of the people who are customers or your customers anymore because of this time but if we can maintain that lens if we can think about that hero concept I tell you I think we can find ways no matter what the circumstances are to deliver hero class customer experience and to make sure that we are supporting in empathizing and understanding and essentially delivering that experience. That we want okay. I promised it wouldn't be that smoothie probably rambled a little bit but hopefully you get the point. Just think about how to be there for your customers. Use that to guide you during this time already. Will you may or may not know but we all right route member of the C. Suite Radio families of extra sure to check out all that great business content that C. Suite radio DOT COM and C. Suite tv.com. We appreciate you spending your time with us. You can find my illustrious partner Jeanie Walters over at experience investigators dot com and you can find me at them before at customers that stick dot com until next time. Take Care Yourself and take care of your customer. Hey C. Suite radio listeners if businesses wore than you need the best possible ammunition and training to win the fight join US April nineteen th through the twenty first on the USS Wisconsin. In Norfolk Virginia for the C. Suite Network Leadership Forum here distinguish military leaders discussed battle-tested management strategies as you network with America's top CEO's sign up today at C. Suite forums dot com slash battleship and use code battleship hero. You don't WanNa miss out on this once in a lifetime experience again that is C. Dash S. U. F. O. R. U. S. DOT COM slash battleship code battle. Shapiro no spaces. We'll see you there.
"Hi I'm calling your host of the good news podcasts. And I'm neil the other host host the good news. PODCAST is your source for Good News Fun Stories Auditory Delight and Sonic Joy. We're bringing all of this goodness to you you from the cards against humanity studios in Chicago prison reform. I love that you know why I love that. You're hustle. You do. Love your favorite podcast. I just saw them live and it was amazing. I cried twice twice in tears but tears more than once like two separate cries not just one long cry with a low TWOS ABACI lease separate cries over two different subjects. Yeah well I I think that we are in a new a new world where where people are more actively and more consistently talking hang about the prison system in the criminal justice system here in the US. Would you say that's fair. Yeah I mean if people are talking about it. Of course it's gone from being like a place where they send bad people to sort of this concept that we probably need to rethink and by probably I mean we definitely yeah most definitely. I think about those Scandinavian prisons that you'll see in a documentary sometime. where the where they like indoor policy everyone is very Chill and like doing doing paying paying the price for their crime but they're encouraged to be reformed and recidivism one of my favorite words. That's a tough is super duper love. Of course you know why because they treat the actual problem problem they treat people like people Criminals aren't animals. Yes so and I don't think drug problem needs to land you in jail. Well I mean yeah criminal justice had they get there in the first place. I'm today just talk in prisons. Just I take you first to Polaski County Arkansas Arkansas Pulaski Polaski And I'd like to tell you about the story book project. What are they doing there? They are a nonprofit that is allowing Wing incarcerated people to connect more with their children who are thankfully not in prison with them. They are bringing children's books to prisoners and recording them reading children's books and giving the recordings to the families out out in their homes. So the idea is that you are even. If you can't physically be together. Their Prisoners Zor still reading a story to the their children. Whether it's a bedtime story or you know just I think they're or even longer stories in there as well. so that's really sweet. Yeah it's creating a little a little bit of connection for people who can't physically be together and and I think that is a lovely project so check it out. It's called the story Book Project Right Now This story comes from Arkansas. So check it out. If you are interested in supporting that nonprofit heck yeah go for it the next thing I would like to share with you comes from Indiana. Oh my home. State and a program with a long acronym called F. O. R. W. A. R. Ankle four four war for work. They should work on that. Well yes does seem a little aggressive. Clunky the Pendleton Correctional Facility has had a you know pendleton when I was a reporter did a story. They're interesting. Yeah well At Pendleton title ten the prisoners there are getting to spend some time with shelter cats. Oh yeah this is this no oh I do know. I know that you know bringing animals into prisons is what does wonderful things. Yes and. What's interesting about this? This is that the animals the cats are also Antisocial taking cats are troubled and giving them some attention from people who love spending time with these cats. So I'm I'm looking at at this story on cats on CATNIP DOT CO and they are showing inmates like dressing cats up in costumes and The knitting things for them. Yeah so these. These inmates are cleaning them feeding them grooming them and it helps the cats become more trusting and it allows the inmates to sort of interact with something. That's so excited to spend time with them. It's really lovely for both of them and and I would encourage you to take a look at the pictures of these Inmates spending time with cats. It is very cute very lovely. I I love hearing about the. There's a program called. I can which has puppies go into prisons and they train the dogs because those dogs will grow up then to become Like a an ability dog for children or adults if they need it does great and and again everyone wins that scenario. Yeah Yeah Oh yeah. Oh Yeah Oh yeah nice. That's all I've got for you. Okay and thanks for listening. Do you have good news. Incredible or maybe. WanNa tell us a joke idea. Excellent email us at hello at the good news. PODCASTS dot F. M.. Or leave us a voicemail at seven three two one seven zero one five six. You can also tweet us at the good news pod and follow us on instagram too. And if you love the good news podcast think about supporting us on our Pitra on page must of our music is by Paddington. Bear
Stage Fright and Disney Channel Movies
"Hey guys what's up. It's Savannah Primer here. Sorry to interrupt episode that you're listening to but I just wanted to take a quick second and talk to you about my podcast. Outcast called the instinct if you like true crime and I mean enemy true crime. We're talking serial killers unsolved cases solved cases missing zing persons cases and so much more than my podcast killer instinct as the perfect fit for you. I post new episodes every single Wednesday and go onto crazy detail. Tell about some of the most insane cases you will ever hear of so take a second right now to go over to my page on killer instinct and subscribe to make sure you never for me this an episode without being sad. I hope you enjoy the rest. SEGER episode. I'll see you next time on killer instinct correct opinions episode eight. I talked about some of my most embarrassing performance stories. A little bit on Halloween Lakonia Review. When you just detain movie should and few airports pros aiming this Music Johanna? Oh you don't beautiful Wednesday November six overnight stay. I want to say thank you all for listening right episode eight. We're moving right along. Maybe two months in prison shell listening. It's this is. It's been fun because I've always just made. Videos is very different type of content. Right Right So partial baron with me and figuring out. It's been fun great. I love reviews. Good and bad. We're trying to make it better. So yeah thanks. Let's keep it rolling. I'm on tour this week. Doing a few shows in the mid West sold also doubt can't believe it's crazy it's been a lot of fun So yeah if you're if you're podcast listeners. Say what's up while you're out on the road with me and Excuse me it's been fun. I never would've thought it'd been in this position. I was really shy kid growing up. I have some time with trae. Maybe this is a new segment storytime with trae. Gather around the fire. I I was really shy. dikeman I really was Story different like school plays and stuff I had to like. My parents made me do it and it was terrifying ever be like the school Spelling Bee for several years. I would purposely misspell the first word so I could just not have to go on stage again. That's what Fortress F. O. R. T. R. O. U. S.. Yes yes I hate it. I don't want to do this only mean please. Mama don't want the million you need to. You're a smart young man. You the need to use the gifts got it gave you. I don't want to do it I don't want it was kind of a lot of my childhood. I was released. Shaima N- I remember. We're at first grade with a little luck. Thanksgiving play with First Class. Little Turkey you know the the pilgrims and the Indian. I don't even know how the story went. But I'm kidding and I do I think. History men I digress but history. I don't know anything about history is embarrassing. I'm the worst I know that's bad but I am not afraid to say I don't know anything. I hardly know which World War came first. Civil a civil war that happened. I just don't I don't know. Oh I'm like I wasn't allowed back down. It doesn't really affect me. I know it does. I know what it does but history is my least favourite. Who Cares has very pleasant and child abuse? If you're picking up on that. But first grade plain ride align think the pilgrims and the Indians joined for dinner they had a good fees and aw I ran off into my mom's arms just ran off the mid play just ran off the stage into my mommy's arms. They're probably like Geez. What is wrong with our son on humiliating now for a living he makes videos and podcasts? Humiliating Yeah it was kid. I A my go-to most embarrassing story story was as a freshman in high school freshman in high school. My my high school. Did this big fundraiser. We have these assemblies and they do different fund ways to raise money and one of them. was these these days. So it'd be like Robert Will Shave his armpits for a hundred dollars and then everyone puts hundred dollars in a bucket and he goes down shaves pets or something and you could like nominate other people but the idea was that they consented to it and and I went to a fairly good sized school. I mean we have like twenty five hundred kids in this gym and they announce I'm a freshman. I can hardly talk to people my own age. Let alone anyone older than me or you know. Just really end up in a lot of ways Trey Kennedy will come sing for us for fifty bucks. My eyes grow wide. No I tried no. I didn't agree to that. And you know it doesn't matter if a freshman whatever freshman ha this is for fun. It's for charity these because I had a bad habit of just sixteen around and be like it man on the floor if he ain't let me know because I was a jam back then little things like that to go. Can you kind of seeing if I at the time. I didn't sing at all okay. I didn't do anything in front of anyone so the most ever talked was over the microphone buddies in an Xbox live party the only party I went to xbox live parties that kind of yet. Did you on the part of the xbox live one yeah it was exclusive parties that I hosted anyways. So that's that's what set up. That's the dare set set up. I'm like what I can't doesn't cool. But that's what it is and so it's like a whole week and so by the middle of that week they're like and there's another assembly. I'm thinking okay I think squashed it. And we've raised money for Trade Kennedy dancing on down and I was just like and I just get thrown out of the bleachers out. So next thing you know I'm on the court twenty five hundred people around and I'm like what am I gonNa do and it was like seniors run into this thing and at that age seniors. Feel like it's like you're I don't know like the president or something like I just well anyways and you know it's like the they seem so old and cool and you're like I can't even talk to this person here. You go man go for it. She sends me the Mike did that. Was it hitting my face here. I want and I literally this exaggeration. Here you go man I grab it. I didn't agree to this fresh. They'll I'm still getting booed so so I'm trying to hold back the tears because I'm such a soft little fourteen year old boy and the sweet senior discussing if we play. It's a music along with it. Would it help and I was like. Oh I mean little. Did they know back home in my bathroom and the price of bathroom I was in there killing some. It hurts those his being so close. I mean I was killing in my bathroom in the privacy of my own home but I wasn't ready that is red grass flats dude killing but here. I wasn't ready. She plays music along and they go. Click the plaza music and it's found new miss new BOOT which seemed karolyi A- In awhile it took me ten years. I just now realized that was cruel. They're like yeah. Just play. Play the dumbest song. The bears this kid further. I I'm just having that realization nation right now. Dr. Cordless screw those guys man. Wow so I get them. I I've it's blaring in the background. I think we need to pull it up for for so you can get the picture I mean do horrible. I mean twenty five hundred people dude twenty five hundred people. We'll start playing a here. We'll place it means reducing along. Here you go you the mic in miss ran off as ran offstage off the court just like something out of a movie off you buddy. Just sing along with it. I don't really worry woody. They ran off. I can still while I'm getting like going back to that place ace terrifying bother to see what he do. You must do Budi the lyrics. They want me to sing. Get it right get it right. What does this mean? It wasn't ready for all of this. I wasn't ready for to be exposed to such sinful music and to a whole to a performance like that. Yea so I spread out the room right. I spent up is do booty hinder the Mike I gotta runoff blue truly booze so you know and this was halfway through the schools I gotta go to the rest of the school day and basketball practice practice and you see stuff in movies like when people are people are saying Hey Oh I'm sorry and movies and people are getting bullied right. What's up door can like showman lockers? Right that doesn't really happen at the wrestle. Missile school the upperclassmen were like. There's freaking little sissy. You wouldn't sing seriously. It was really molded me into I aged a year that day and at school ended. So let's go back best practice. I just went home. I don't even know my I couldn't drive maybe a call to new but now there's no I don't know I got home. I'll just skip basketball. Practice went right to my parents Jacuzzi Tub and cried. I I will. I drew through a bath and I bathe myself in bubbles and my tears worse Trae Masol right does he just. He couldn't take it. I mean you kidding me. There's ran people's the upperclassmen. The Basle team unity spelled. That was ooh. That was tough. Then I was tough but you know what we we came back around and in college I sang in in front of people and it was fine but Geez Dune ragged look these lyrics to sing homeric twins shawnee money in it song. Let's put your own. I couldn't sing that those guys while. I'm just realizing those people are cruel dude. Those people sorry I got distracted Fancy football notifications propping up. You guys know I'm obsessed with but anyways Yeah this is tough stuff. Speaking of seeing music. Connie album is out several. Everyone talk about coney's new album right. Everyone is and it's great. I don't know if you've listened I really enjoy it. I now I do have moments where I'm like if you if this is the exact same song and instead of Konya it was little church boy and it was a white dude from like Omaha. We'd be like this is really lame yet. Do you listen to it through that Lens. Listen at Connie's album again. But it's not Kanye West it's it's The the trinity troubadours based out of West Palm. And then. You're like man. This is Kinda lame I don't know but I didn't I get a kick out of all the people like saying like Connie's not a Christian or people go about how. Hey if he's a Christian. I'm not either. We're all centered and it was just a lot of that I think. Can we just listen to the album. It's great he can do his own thing. I also felt like we should. We should keep in mind that he he is crazy. I mean right. We can't I don't know man. I eight fully bill. You can be a Christian. It'd be crazy he's crazy like he's always been grew and crazy stuff he he's that'd be great because he's he's he's Jesus King. Is the album name. That's AH across the nation. That's cool but also I saw the interview Asli said with this new album. I'm undoubtedly the best artist to ever live sentence like. Okay well I kind of go back and forth but I do I mean he is great. I love his music. The the Asahi as you're my overnight close on Sunday you're my chick fillet. You're my number one with eliminate I don't like is that good. I don't know it's it's interesting to me. How much good music's probably out there? But because it's like once you hit a certain point. Can you make bad music. If you're like Taylor Swift. Whatever puts she puts out? Are we going to Taylor Swift. I love it. It's Kinda West I I love it. It's such a mind like it's so confusing but We should remember that it's crazy but it is doing a lot of good. I think it's kind of cool and I love. I mean I've always loved the Gospel Music. I might make my own Gospel Music Inspire me. I might be fun. You know Listen to music through that Lens I want to hear to think. Let me know Hope you'll have to save pellegrin Halloween's one of those holidays that I'm always like it's kind of like it's probably just behind New Year's holidays on like that'd be so fun and they're like oh well you know what I mean. We had a little. We had a murder mystery party so fun we'll up and then you're in the middle. You're like I don't know the all the people who dress up a German address. The new you forgetting. Oh oops and use Amazon. I just I just Amazon Halloween costumes in the fourth. One that POPs up. It's like twenty one nine twenty nine nine. I'll be that I'm just a squirrel. I guess this year you're just has holes in it by night because it's made of paper or something. I WanNa just kind of weird and I didn't get any trick or treaters Gosh. I wanted to mess with those little rugrats wide and turn enough unfortunately and then I got a couple we did the rules change lights on means stayaway lights off. It's like ooh spooky. The lights off into the dark for your treats that's weird. I don't know maybe I'm behind the Times but I think we should get a day. Halloween's everything if we don't get a day off of work though. People need a day off work the day after next year is gonNA. It'd be a Friday so it's going to be amazing but you know it's like hell on Tuesday. What do you do? I guess you do the weekend before if it's on a Thursday as confusing holiday and I did the murder mystery partisans put on some Hocus pocus had some green colored punch called it a night. hocus pocus is an amazing movie. Disney channel movies. Oh my gosh you remember those a group on that edge once a month on Friday night at the new Disney channel and they were amazing they would be best picture winners these. I would vote for that. They wouldn't be but I would vote it best picture winners these days. Make no sense you ever. I like some of them ever seen like. Oh I'm going to walk with us all the best picture nominees as I'm GonNa Watch these and you're halfway through it like Kosh. I don't like like the most classic literature or the best films. Apparently it's like it's incoherent. I don't feel like I'm that dumb but you used one of talking about it's it's frustrating because like okay ooh. This book is considered a classic by Ernest. Hemingway I'm going to read it and then you read it and you try and do this is so boring hiring. Why explain it to you like with the symbolism of of you know Grapes of Wrath? It's the symbolism they moved from California to Oklahoma Homa is just and the dust bowl and what I don't. Just Gimme a Disney channel original. Dude just Gimme a little. GimMe some guy in rollerblades. It's Duke it out on the half. Pipe puff since Matt Brink. Okay I'M GONNA do my ranking of the best channel originals. Okay that's what that's what that's what's happening and I want to hear what Y'all oh here's a list list my gosh heavyweights holy crap. Heavyweights was dizzy channel original. Does those those fads were so fun to watch. Oh sorry Dude says they stopped and no they kept going. Oh and then they got. So here's here's a here's a year ago weird I remember specifically when it got weird. It was June sixteenth of six. I was fourteen years old. It was windy whoo homecoming warrior. And they started you at a special effects and stuff and she was like some flying Ninja. Like what HAP-. Whoa what what happened? What happened to Zeon Zina's Lupita what happened to the even Stevens movie? That's try the bus best work. Ever holy cow what happened to Cadet Kelly. The jet the famous at what happened to that motocross tw there's three on the rush up to in fairness cheetah girls dude because we assist we stand together Make a think famine even we are not the same cheetah girls does a low P. You could argue that. Cheetah girls made huge strides in the fight against racism. We make one big family. We not stamos spots a different and that's symbolism I can get behind different Carlos Cheetah girls. They could do it all gosh up up and away Smart House. Johnny Sue Nami. I've met I've got a few people on the way the best one ever met. I'm a GRANDPA FROM JANIS PHENOMENA. Not Too long ago I'll know so. Here's my list of the best one I'M GONNA I'm GonNa go back and watch these and we're going to have a review. Maybe I don't know the number one. Best as each arisen movie Johnny Sonoma Number Two Best Disney channel original movie brink three cents. A lot of people don't remember that one that's one of the first ones suns horse sense fire four motocross five luck of the Irish boom. And then they start start to go downhill but a little bit and then UFC Merkel was good too then they go downhill and then we have Just the titles alone it we get turned you know it was all tiger cruise Halloween town high. The Cheetah Girls Full Court miracle and then windy we homecoming warrior and then then and then it gets weird. Princess Protection Program Wizards of waverly place a place where we can various like fantasy here at least keep a real but no phoenix and ferber them. What chiefs sharp as fabulous adventure girl versus monster? Let's just the name of how to build a better boy that was in August a fourteen. You mean how to build a better boy that rating was bad and then freaky Friday. Oh no that's that's a knockoff. Freaky Friday for your Friday was a fire movie but we need those movies again man. He's yeah every feeling of two options movies now over here. The right which is like they're up for like awards and their incomprehensible or over here. The left the rock. That's it if you WANNA see movie. It's either the bizarre. It's two and a half hours in it's like doesn't really make sense or are you watch the rock carry around skyscrapers for two hours. I'm tired as the Rock Ben and a good movie he never has. I don't think who else was it. Who's never movie? I don't know I just I don't know I I. I like rock as a person. He is a nice personality. I think he's he seems like a nice guy but man if if he at the Rock in it I think he is. He is about two two years away from being the next Nick H.. Think get your head about that. Wrap your head around Bat. Too Hot takes. Imagine dragons is a couple years away from the next nickelback. The Rock is a couple years away from the next Nick Cage. What do you think about that you ever tried to order like flowers ars online? 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Our topics range from Kim Kardashian to Jeff Bezos to Donald Trump and everything. In between if you WANNA be entertained and educated check us out right now in the podcast APP just search group chat by the way. The EX boyfriend isn't a killer. It's her best friend who is sorry for ruining that but now that you have a little bit more time give a lesson list of the rock movies. I just don't think he's ever been in a good movie. Am I wrong Tom. Fast and furious the recent one. I've never seen a thousand furious and I won't I truly won't that this they just made the ninth fast fast and furious. Will you ever you people ever get enough. I mean this guy's in twenty two movies a year. How does he do it? Jumanji you didn't see it. Baywatch eighteen percent rotten tomatoes central intelligence seventy one percent no made me and my words I feel like rampage fifty percent Hercules fifty percent skyscraper. What I say? Forty Percent Moana. Oh wait I have wow. I've seen one that movies incredible. That movie made me a new person. That was a beautiful movie fast and furious nine. They just won't stop just A. Ah It's either. Hey it's an indie film of Black and white or the rock moving night movie night. It's either this movie on Net flicks. That's not even singlish with subtitles or the Rock. It's either Two hours of dialogue or cars ars that can also fly fast. What how they keep doing Paris that next? We're going to go to like cars that turned into planes and then cars is that turned into apes that he like trains cars that turn into the rock. The Rock and that is transformers. Translate the fast and furious. Twelve collab- transformers nine. The Rock is the Rock and a car and a transfer can't wait for that movie. Twenty twenty two percent or out tomatoes twenty three billion at the box office. He run out for that. Gosh Oh oh. We need Disney channel originals back On Flight Day and I was on a flight was trying to saving for buddy is because a lot of people are coming on. It's one of those. It's South West Five. I'm a-list Brag Not Brag Doug and He's he fresh chicken he was like see something. So I'm trying to save the seat in this So I'm saying like I'm on the Isle I'm trying to save the window of the Alamo says says duty that middle ones saved my era. He was that Middle One free. Yeah so he says on the middle and without hesitation he just moved to the island moves a stuffed in the middle and kind of look. How many US can't say seat? I felt so small. One I gotta do. But it's Kinda true. Saving seats is is like a weird thing where it's respected by most. But then if you if you just describe to somebody and say sorry nothing I can do that. Movie once. Movie Premiere. We're in the sweet. Little girl was trying to save like eight seats until she had some. Shell like an item. And you see who's really like looking around okay guy show up show up. His big old fat dude comes and sits right in the middle of the seat. She's like Sir. I'm I'm trying to say those seats without looking at goes can't do that and she'd straight up left I think he just ruined eight people's Bulls Day was like. Wow but what are you gonNa do you excuse. I was trying to say well. We can't really help you. There like officer he called. He called me a name well. Let's get that. That's not very nice but I don't. I can't really tell me I was at the gym. Trying to save the people say machines across the way or a Oh man I because I'm not that big right and there's guys in the gym or monstrous Goto machine is like I'm on that and he's like basically pushes me away. I feel so small so week like well I guess yeah that's yours. What am I supposed to do about it? I'm going to go up to you your muscles your you look. You can't even punch me your arms or so big win. But I'm scared. You ever see people who the Oh no ono at. Arc's me the the Dang Silicone Ring Wedding rings who again these are great because like a dollar. Yeah Yeah I can tell you some people they just put it on just for the gym. You know just for the gym. 'cause you know it's hard to work out without big the big metal on your fingers. Might you just take off. Do you really think you can't go. Forty five minutes without being like hit on. I keep this thing on here. Just just take off the wondering put in your bag and put it back on like I got for some from women's Gymnast Primary True But dudes just stick it off for a second. You'll be good and I think you'll be good but the silicone rings horrible as horrible horrible right. Yeah super comfortable and if you know if it breaks just get another think yeah and then look. It looks like equipment wait war. Rubber bands is accessories. Like come on so tweet recently. a girl like girls who wear rather I watches with like formal attire. Like address was stop wearing her. Your I watch with address. You look like a spike it to stop up to submarine Silicon Ren- As a wedding ring. You look I don't know what you look. You look like you're in middle school. Like you've got that little crackerjack box but you're married to a grown woman just wear the wedding ring. They're great man. They're like they're running to buy two get one three yeah. I wonder you'll get like your boy. Get Air pods pro. Sorry for bragging. I've I've sold many people in airports there. It's the best pizza pie piece of technology but the only thing was it was tough on like loud places because you see now the noise cancelling. What else could you need work at? They what apple will do next. Gosh air pods pro. A whole new level to put an airports to avoid talking to like Uber drivers or strangers. And I'd have to. It felt I felt bad because I would hear them talking to me but I have to act like identity but now with noise canceling I for sure I actually can't so when they're trying talked to me and I can't hear them. I'm being honest that's probably most excited about because a lot of times again neighbors airplane Heyman doing. Oh okay he must not be able to hear me. I'll shoot. I can hear him fine. I just feel like a jerk now. These can't hear you. I can't hear you. That is kind of sad. It's like I mean they're I mean apple. They're hearing AIDS is basically when I mean when can I was talking about recently. It's come full circle. My GRANDPA and I understand technology so far away but it's like no it's come full circle you you and I both live with these devices in our ears at all times. Yours help you hear mine helped me to not here. It's just different and then it'll come full circle. It's Kinda beautiful when you think about it. Papa Humira not too too dissimilar the guys. It's it's November. Can you believe it weather's changing I live in mid West I love November December. Weather is is amazing. It gets cold. I changed from coal brutal hot coffee. Gosh love this little things right. Turn on the fire. Aw honey season snuggle up in bed. You take long hot showers now. Could you called Sutin have soup again. Rahman season cheese. How Fun and then Holidays beautiful the snow lights. The ball drops new year. And then I get me out of here and then it's just cold for no reason and it gets cold what's cruise it gets even colder. The coldest is January. It's like New Year. This is gonNA start out brutal. It's seventeen degrees while you're trying to figure out your life good luck. New Fiscal Year started. And you can hardly physically get to work as a so called. You'd have to chip and ice off your new New Year. Two Thousand Twenty. It's GONNA be great ship and ice off your window. This was fun December when I had jingle bells around my neck but now I want some else around my neck. This is horrible horrible We're referring to scarf. It's very cold but the I like the weather change at first but then it's like do less me right. You know what I mean. Yeah just a lot but excited for the holidays. Holidays are are great man. I recently My fiancee's doesn't eat meat. She's trying to get not eat meat and she's just throw me all this and there's actually a lot of knowledge says bad which is upsetting me. Because here's the deal. I want to be healthy right but I also want to be happy and it's starting to be pretty apparent. You can't do both so we're going to pick and choose their it's like I just can't I'm I'm all the things I make it fun of. I'm becoming all the things I make fun of. I can't I can't go to Thanksgiving tonight. The Turkey Oh thanksgiving Turkey anyone's family out there. None of Cook and you didn't learn at till like now I did. They know how to cook a lot of things but not meet my family is I feel like it's does. Your family have a weird thing with her like. We don't WanNa get Salmonella Cook this thing till it Jerky like I used to think I didn't like chicken growing up quote unquote until I and like college. I had a correctly cooked chicken and I was like. This is the best thing I've ever had because we don't want it. We don't want it to be raw. Cook the heck out of him. You know what I mean burgers tight. We're having hockey pucks on bread yum yum all grown up. We had a we go to restaurants steak. Well done that was ah that. It's now going to friends house and get it was like in college and they cooked up burgers and their symbol out on the plate. Bro You cook that for like twenty more minutes. He's they just shut up and eat it. I took a bite and my whole life changed a medium rare all the way and I judge. If you don't do that you have to. I read a I read one of eight hundred eighty autobiographies and he says like they reserve like bottom of the barrel horrible cuts of meat from when someone walks in and says well done because he can't tell the difference. You've ruined the flavor and so for for Thanksgiving finally last year I said Hey. Let me help with the Turkey and we cooked it two and a half hours of less than usual because I took it out and I like did the meat thermometer Mike. It's done and they're like we usually cook it for like three hours. Like I believe view I believe you. But that's let's do this and everyone's so nervous we're going to someone else we're GonNa and we all ate and everyone's like okay. Wow this the different but I can imagine going to Thanksgiving eating me the goodies healthier. Happy your your choice her Christmas and then all the goodies. It's the best you go back to your parents house. My mom has little bowls of candies in every room of the house else. Like No. Don't do this but do it. It's amazing but you you can't I struggle struggle with you. Can't it's not Christmas we're November. You can't put up your tree torture Thanksgiving but it's a bummer. Because I think this Thanksgiving comes a little earlier. This sure that we get like a full month of Christmas season troopers season which great some years it feels you get like three or four weeks and you want more of it but it feels weird. It's not time yet. You have to thanksgiving. It's respect as we celebrate US committing a mass genocide cheese. Okay who is a lot more joyful when you think about it. But these are my thoughts Again for Lithuania Sena- tours going great sold out can't believe it get the fall merch while we still have time chopped UP TRACHEA DOT COM. Hit me up on my socials and Yeah things are great man. It's fun to do. The podcast. Cluj are listening And for real. I love the feedback. Good or bad so hitching boy up for real. I WANNA see some. DMZ people like. Hey
017 Thomas Aquinas and God
"Hello and welcome to the PODCAST. I'm Jay forest the Spertzel skeptic today I want to talk about Thomas Aquinas and God. So I've been reading through the practical theology that takes quotes from Thomas Acquaintance and explains them anyway. The interesting interesting thing is that he does. I was Kinda hoping he had better arguments than he does. So here's here's the thing. So God's existence is proven and by acquaintance by the fact that the universe had a beginning and if the universe had a beginning it it needs a beginner. Yeah that's that's the first cause argument. It goes back to way back to aristotle title Prime Mover idea serious. The problem very easy solution to the problem. So so science gives us the Big Bay. Science does not tell us what existed before the Big Bang. We don't know Right now it seems like the math is pointing to a multi-diverse rather than the universe though we don't know so the answer Thomas Acquaintance would say although he didn't understand the big bank because he was way before that is the Big Bang. Was God begging so the Banger was God Bang. Was the the cosmos the universe. But here's the problem first of all. There's no evidence for that second of all the evidence seems to and I'm using the word seem as seems to point to multi verse. This'll damalf seems to say so. This is the hypothesis that I have. And I'm going to use a UH thomas acquaintances words or language and rephrase it so the cosmos alone has no 'cause needs no cause the cosmos alone exists from within rather than from without by by its essence rather rather than from a 'cause it exists thus only the cosmos as a whole is necessary. Everything else is a contingent might not have then and only the cosmos is eternal. Everything else has the beginning so just to to clarify what I'm using by Cosmos. I'm using cosmos to speak of all of reality by that I mean if it's one thing fine if it's a multi verse fine but whatever it is it's the cosmos okay so the cosmos all of reality existed eternally so. This is what I picture when I think of this. I think of a vast infinite ocean of quantum fluctuations K.. Incident it goes on forever. And what happens in this great ocean of infinity of quantum fluctuations is occasionally disturbance takes place and Eddie like in a in a you know a river ponder or something and Eddie takes place and in this Eddie you have a winding down of the quantum field into a singularity so singularity slows down into it reaches the point of singularity and that point it begins to wind back up and in the winding backup. Yep It does the explosion it does Abang so it slows down to a point and then it stops and then it so it completely stops and then it comes back and winds back up K. It's opposite of the idea of anthropology. P P takes place within the banged universe but not in the infinite quantum fluctuations. So what you have. Is You have a Eddie of quantum fluctuations slowing down to the point of stationary Asian areas and then it explodes because of the energy within it and begins to return to the state date of of quantum fluctuations so returns to that. That's why the universes expanding and accelerating in the expansion. It's returning to the the the rate of the Infinite Ocean of quantum fluctuations K now that might not be mathematically correct. But that's I guess that's my hypothesis. The Universe is eternal and that the or excuse me the cosmos is eternal. It's a multi verse in the sense that within this infinite vast quantum fluctuation See See occasionally you'll have Universes Explode Bang if you will expand expand and these universities expanding then. We'll be not just in one place but this is an infinite ocean of quantum fluctuations. There's no end to it. There's no place where there isn't quantum fluctuations so this is the the point that I have here is then it doesn't have a beginning and doesn't need a beginner so then Thomas Acquaintances and God the second part that bothered me. And so that was the cosmological issue. The second one was the problem of evil evil which I think defeats Christianity so he actually tries to answer it which I give them Kudos for at at least giving the attempt to answer it a lot of them. Just say God's ways mysterious and beyond our ways so so what he does is he goes through any talks about all that is is good and by that he means that good exists and evil does not evil is a lack of good. So here's the difficulty is a uses good to refer to two different kinds of good natural real good and moral good okay. And then he uses the evil to refer to both natural evil and moral evil. But here's where the problem comes. Things are not good or bad except in human judgment. If it's raining out and I wanted to go out and play to me that's bad. That's a judgment. Badness is a judge note it has nothing to do with whether it's rating or not raining is just rage is what it is. Everything about. Natural good and natural evil is the same way is our judgment about a natural event soon Nami. It's not evil or bad it happens to be bad in our judgment judgment because it kills people but it's not bad intrinsically it's not bad intrinsically but likewise this is the key here it's when it rains and it's been in a drought okay and the rain falls and it eliminates the drought in our judgment. That's good but it's not intrinsically good and that's the mistake he makes. All that is up logically is good so as Abdel logical being it is good. My argument is very simple. No if it is it is good is our judgement of it. There's nothing that you could mention. That doesn't have a good or bad application interpretation to it now when you switch to the moral good or evil then that has to do with whether or not you are intending harm or intending good. So now you're getting into the direction of the will again is is based upon human judgment. There's nothing good or evil in itself except except accept our interpretation in judgment of it so when you think of good there's there's good as in beneficial rain for an example if we needed rain and then there's good as in virtuous that is being a good person but evil is also not intrinsic to nature. Natural harm is bad in our judgment but it's not really evil. Evil deals with moral judgment. Evil is harm intentional harm. It's only descriptive of choice. Even if you choose to harm somebody but it didn't work out. That was still at evil. Act A selfish act if that makes sense so here. He's saying that the problem of evil is simple. The good exist. The bad doesn't so therefore God's not in charge of the bad because it doesn't exist in in onto logically. It's an absence of good and it's very simple. No that's not the case. Good and evil is a judgment. Now you can say that it's God's judgment and therefore right but then now you're back to circular reasoning. You're begging the question so the fact that there's evil in the world does in fact disprove move God's existence. It's very simple if evil exists exists. It is only a judgment on either a natural event or a volition UIL event saw places therefore therefore if God is in control of the universe okay then he has the power and he should have the willingness to stop evil especially against innocence especially against innocence. He could be justified. I would argue. That evil can happen to somebody who's done evil. They get evil. All kettle idea what goes around comes around idea that that you could justify God for but how do you justify testify. Assu Nami that kills men women and children indiscriminate okay. That's a natural natural disaster. It's a natural disaster that could have been stopped by God and he didn't that becomes that natural. Literal disaster now becomes a moral disaster is the difference between. I'm driving down the the road and the steering wheel comes off and I hit somebody K.. Natural accident second scenario. I'm driving down the road and I intentionally swerve. It hit somebody. That is a moral evil. Not a natural accident the same with God the minute it that God is put in control of natural events. Those natural events cease to be physical cease to be natural real and they now become moral they are now moral acts because someone allowed them or permitted them or cause them knowingly freely. So I always I like to get it right down to a very very simple example K.. Just sit sit down and just imagine for a moment okay. You're in a room in the room is a button. It's it says. Stop on it okay. So anything that happens in the room all you have to do is press the button that it says stop. That's very simple you completely free. You're not bound. You can move around completely free and you you can stop what's going on in the room with simply hitting the Stop Button. There's a little child two years old. Okay Okay and there's a mother who's taking a cigarette and she is taking it to the child's arm and putting the cigarette out out. Do you push the Stop Button. Of course you do. You would stop that instantly. How about your in the room? There's a a stove in the room and somebody is taking a child and putting him in the oven putting the child in the oven and turn the oven on. Do you stop. Do you push the Stop Button. Of course you do. What kind of human would you if you didn't and yet God? Every single day refuses to hit the stop up button when you are more moral than God. Maybe it's time to question the existence of such a being. That's my difficulty. You cannot have an all powerful all good God it in charge of this screwed up place you can not. If you have any rational logical capacity they do not compute you would push the Stop Button. God God who the entire universe was supposedly created by him and he cares about the sparrow and the hairs on your head but he doesn't give a crap about the suffering of these children. You see the problem. Such a concept is just on unsinkable. When you really are honest with the evidence so now you eliminate an all-powerful? All Good God you eliminate the Bible and now you're back to okay. Religion is made by man by women by humanity entity and now it's time for us to move to stage two in every religion that's based upon the evidence based upon science Based upon the way things really are without a god the supernatural or an afterlife without a church without a clergy without commandments. A religion that serves man rather than men serving religion. That is what what I'm trying to do with bodey Taoism so. I hope you enjoyed this podcast. I I hope that you found it. Insightful I do actually hope that you spend a little time and just send me off an email if you have a comment a question you. You have a dilemma. You have an argument for God any of these things. I would more than happy to hear from you and you. My email is J.. J. Forest Dot Org that's J. F. O. R. E. S. T. Dot. Org and you can find me on the Web uh-huh to J. Forest Dot Org and there's a contact page there you can contact me. Through is also linked to the body Taoist website Bodell ISM DOT COM. It's right on the top right hand side on the desktop version and down towards the bottom on the a mobile version. So I hope that you enjoyed it and that you contact me and let me know your questions comments ideas and and whether or not you find this interesting so I appreciate your time and attention. And until next time may wisdom guide your steps on the path the weakening
Anxiety and Tuning into your Body
"Hi I'm Nicole. And I'm here to share with you. Some healing tools like Ricky visualization meditation in order to help. You feel Martha filled stock holding onto the past and get closer to who you're meant to be so let's get started. Hello and welcome to my podcast healing real I'm so happy that you're here and you're listening and I have a pretty good topic today, which is really? Understanding where your anxiety comes from by tuning in tuning into yourself your body. your soul. Whatever that means to you. That is what I want to talk about. Because I have been feeling that. This has really been helping me personally with different. Things that come up that make me anxious. Maybe things that are you know past or just different things that. have been coming up for me and I feel like for me the best way that I've been able to work through these things is just tuning in and the reason I say whatever that means for you is because, I think a lot of people have different. Ways that they in like. Maybe they need to have a conversation with somebody and think about like. Would they actually said and it's almost like a realization like Oh, like you know after you talked to throw your like that's what I mean or that's you know that's why I think I should do. and. I personally think I like a mix of things when I'm tuning in. I enjoy meditating which I feel like to me. That's tuning into my soul, and like really listening to my body and. All the messages that it's sending me. and. Why is this important because? I really truly think that. After struggling with anxiety for over ten years, I think that anxiety it is you know. A disruption in your nervous system. It is a lot of different things like you can. There's a lot of symptoms of anxiety that thinks incident. People would be surprised about because. There's just so many ways that people can like. Hold that. But I really think that. In my opinion that a lot of times the anxiety can come when we're not really tuned into ourselves and I. Mean this in like multiple different ways because some things. -IETY can be a health issue. Like physically like physically, there's something wrong with your body like there's some sort of a health imbalance there is. Maybe some sort of like gut infection that you have that's causing. You have anxiety, maybe birth, control pills or causing you having Zayed's like there's like a million reasons you could have anxiety. However I think that when we don't. Listen to ourselves and listen to our bodies and really. kind of like like. Where is this coming from? Then we're just like. How I used to be. Is is to be like. Oh, I feel anxious and I don't know why and I think that was like my. Number one like what I said about everything. And I think essentially like I just don't think that that is. What happens I think it's what happens when you are not tune in, and when you just are kind of like a victim to what's happening which I feel like sounds probably more harsh than I need it. I don't really need that you're just like. Allowing this to happen to you and you're just sitting there i. just mean that sometimes I don't think we realized that we hold the power and a lot of ways and looney tune in. We can find out like how much we actually hold the power and. So I. Just really say that if this is something that your struggling with anxiety specifically, but I mean this goes for so many things that you know. Do you tune into yourself? You listen to how your body actually reacts to things. Do you listen to how your body feels? If you talk to certain people like I, don't even you know what I said before about the physical stuff and having like you know a vitamin deficiency, our gotten faction. I even mean like talking to certain people. Maybe that makes you really anxious. And why is that? You have something unresolved with that person? Does that re personal? Remind you of something that you have unresolved with somebody else. I just think there's so many. Things that could really be. The source or sources of airing. Zaidi and we're not going to know unless we really listen and. kind of like sounds way more simple than I think it is because. When I say that one of my favorite ways to tune in is meditation. I think it took me. I don't even know honestly how long to like regularly met he into. Really feel like okay. That's going to be my go-to or that I. Guess that feels good, so it should be a Goto. It probably took. About a year of going on and off with that and I still have times where sometimes when I'm on vacation, I don't necessarily meditate maybe at the same time every day, but generally if even if it's like five minutes like I am pretty. Rigid about it because I feel like it's so helpful for me. and that obviously is not the only way that you can tune in like I said before even having a conversation with somebody else. Could almost be a way of tuning in for you. Because? It can help you to get your thoughts out there and you know as long as that person is not also trying to. I don't know. Put their agenda on you and kind of like word vomit you as long as you're having a conversation back and forth I think it can be helpful and. It doesn't even have to be you know a close person. This can be with a therapist. This can be with a coach. This can be. Just up into different where two people it can be your mom I don't know. But. I just think that's super. Helpful I think that journaling can be very helpful, because whether or not use specific journal prompts. I think journaling can still. Be a good way to just get. Your process out whatever you're processing you, can you know put that out into words? And sometimes you go a lot deeper than I think you think you're going to go, because you're writing it down and it just starts flowing, and I mean sometimes, it doesn't, but sometimes it does, and it feels really good, and it allows you to be like. Wow, that is why. Thank or that is really what I feel and I think it can be super, helpful and. The Journal Prompts I. Think are like an extra and I a lot of time. Just look up problems that are like on pinterest on just because there's so many, so you literally look up like Pro Journal. Prompt Springs, -IETY and probably find a lot of what we're talking about, but also just be certain things that you want to go deeper in, and you can just do that independently, and you don't have to follow any sort of props but yeah. another way that I tune in is ricky. Talk about this other podcast episodes, but I'm actually a Rakia practitioner going to be master practitioner soon but. Ricky is basically an energy that. We can say it's a universal sort of energy and the thing that makes me a Reiki practitioner as I am attuned to. This energy saw. I can do self Rakia myself I can do it on other people, and it's basically like an energy healing like the rocky energy is a very positive energy, and you're using on somebody. You can help them to balance out their energy and anything that is know stock you can help. Move that out by putting that positive energy in There's just so many things that ricky is good for. And I personally use this almost every day I. do sell freaky on self. which honestly has also been a process of getting into I was a rocky practitioner. I just wanted to pop on in the middle of this episode. I thought this would be a good time. You know that if you struggle with anxiety I would love to help. Anxiety is something that I personally struggled with for over ten years and really haven't found relief until the last two years when. I really started incorporating different mindset and alternative healing modalities into my life, and with that in some other changes I'd need to diet and lifestyle. I've really been able to get a handle on my anxiety. So if it's an that, you feel like you've tried of things and you're just open to trying something new. I would love to talk to you. And I have a thirty minute calls where we can see if we are a good fit and I can let you know the multiple ways that we can work together so I'm GonNa. Put that link in my Shannon's. If you want to just set up a free call. said it's totally free, and there's no commitment but I would just love to talk to you if anxiety is one of your struggles. Thank you so much for listening to this podcast now let's go back to it. I think ricky to like last November so maybe like. Seven months ago and really just like the past couple months I have gotten really into self Reiki and really you know listening to. Everything that goes on when I do that myself and that's just been processed because I think sometimes you know the same with medication number one. It's just hard. I think for some people that. I come from a very dysfunctional family where. Number One. I think self. Care always looks like you're terrible. Has Always you know within? My family looked like you're terrible person, but then I also think that because. All of our lives are always like Gogo because my father was an alcoholic and my mom I, think did everything she could get us out of the house. I just felt like there was never this. Moment of quiet or okay, we can be still now. I think our lives were just go. Go go so for me. Really stepping into all this has been a process. It is not been overnight like okay now. Just he'll meditate every day and I. Just I'm a personality. It's like that's just not what happens so. It takes a while, but. My whole point for everything that I'm saying is that once? We are able to tune in and truly listen to ourselves. We can find the sources I'm the roots of the things that ails. If you're the thing that ails you is anxiety, which it probably is if you're listening to this episode. You can start to listen to win. That comes up and you know. What are you feeling around? That and you know how talked before about how lake? Maybe you haven't gotten infection. Maybe have a vitamin deficiency. I don't think you're always going to get messages that are like okay. You have a vitamin deficiency, but. You could. Hear whenever you tune in. That maybe there's something that you need to look into your health of little bit more, and maybe not prompts you to go to Dr or go to an Natura path or go to whatever it is that you would go to in that case. So I just think that you know. I'm not saying that you're going to get lake. Okay, this is exactly what's wrong with me the end. I think it's way marver process than that, but. I guess it sounds Nice to say to think about the fact that okay. Well I can have an answer immediately which I mean our law to say that that's how it happens, but it really doesn't. But! Anyway Overall is think that's such. An important part of you know if you want to heal and manage the anxiety that you have naturally I really think that is one of the biggest things you can do, and I guess something else. I WANNA. Talk about is when I say you can get messages. I personally. AM PRETTY SPIRITUAL? which hopefully you are to, if you're listening to this, but. I believe that we have spirit guides I believe that there is. A universal energy that sends US Signs and Once good things for us like I believe a lot in all of that stuff and. So when I say messages I don't I think that a lot of times they can come to us as Our voice, but sometimes they can be from spirit, guides or other. Things around us. So I. Don't always think that it's just like you're listening for yourself, but sometimes you are because essentially all of this stuff is a part of you in my opinion, so it's going to come through. You personally, so however it is that you hear those messages. Work obviously. I actually you know I just want to mention that, because some people are like well, what if I mean like hearing messages, and whatever and I guess that's really what I mean, and honestly the way that I've connected with that sort of stuff like spirit guides and. Different energies is honestly from just doing different meditations. I personally dead spirit guide meditation a while ago and was able to see. Some of my spirit guides and every once in a while. I do stuff like that because I do think there are. People spirits. Angels, all sorts of beings that our souls guess that are helping us in this life and I don't think it's you know I. Don't think we're alone here. I think that. There's a lot of. Things at play I don't WanNa say. Something, specific because I think for everybody that this could be totally different like some people would really call to God and we'll get that, and that totally works to like whatever it is. I just believe there. There's like a higher power and. That is what were kind of talking to whatever that means to us. So. That's also. I guess part of the equation when I say tune in. To really get to the root of things so This is kind of a short episode, but it's just something that I really felt the need to talk about right now because I think obviously like I've said the whole time. The I just think tuning into yourself is going to give you. So many. Answers that you want and without that, you're going to search for answers from other people and you might not get them. You might not get answers I mean. You might not ever get answers for certain things, but in general. I think we're going to get way more from tuning in. To ourselves that we are for other people because we can know what is going on with our body, truly Only weak and understand what's truly going on with her body. Even when people are sick with something, and they go to like a million doctors which I have done, and nobody can tell you that anything's wrong and they're like well. You seem fine so the end, but because they are not in your body, and they cannot like be can't know everything attest only gets you so much and I'm not saying that like once you start meditating. You're GONNA figure out. What's what are your health problems that nobody's ever been able to figure out before I'm not saying that, but I'm just saying that. The reasons sometimes that you're not getting definitive answers from other people is because they can help you as much as you can help yourself and whether that means to. Maybe really reach out and go to like a whole different type of doctor and not situation you know. Maybe that's what it means. Maybe you're just lake going around in circles doing the same thing over and over again and you need to like go to a whole new, you know. You're really in the conventional medicine area, and you really need to natural path, and now is just like your sign like almost like okay. This is not working for me. I'm not getting answers. I need to go elsewhere and I think that only you can know that like only you can. Find what works for you and that's just by listening to you really? And I just think that can be so powerful, and obviously hope of the episode was with anxiety, but I just think with so many things. That is you know it's super powerful to know that you have the power. You can. You know listen to yourself and get so much out of it, and you don't have to turn to external outside. Sources in order to get answers about yourself. So I'll I hope you'll like this episode and. I will talk T- leader. Thank you so much for listening to my podcast? If you want to follow me further, you can find me on instagram at Nicole. Dot Four dot real, and that is for F. O. R., I also have a facebook community called healing for Real, Anna, have a website called Nicole for real dot com, so thank you again and don't forget to listen to the visualization that I have right after this episode.
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We did New Mexico you know drove a lot on on and then we rented a car and drove all the way to San Diego and met friends in Scottsdale and l. whether it's to the west coast or New England or whatever but in an RV and even had like would like all the maps from like AAA pinpointed like where was it like pensacola or something and then rent the RV there and then just I don't remember where it was it was somewhere that I'm pretty sure we were flying to like basically like the edge end up in California and then fly back that we never did it we never did he wanted us to be like my biggest disappointments to my father is not completing that road trip allison's in the what are you doing at the school he just walking around the halls between be and starbucks close to starbucks to my brother is a which is like three and a half hours from there moving to Maine Bangor the mindset Bangor Maine yeah he just made that up yeah we I see yeah yeah I think it is what it is none of your the first every day when I said how are you say it questions we ask Him we're just answered with the word no and then I was trying to break the trend but for win the lottery Ooh I'm sure all right anyway alison back to under my car no Oh my God you're on it now holds your tells you you look into your car is anybody screaming yeah there you go he's a mechanic that's right totally Friday this is a special Tim curtains on Ed redesign and our Celebi prognosticators back for the second not numb 'cause 'cause he won because he was yeah okay are you familiar with Mitch and I know he was a rapper in the nineties the Health Jill Dougherty Joe did you guys hear me that it was it is nick their house what's wins and yellow they're pretty all the leaves are turning again a branch from on your car and forty degree weather well yeah when I was filling out of five brothers driveway Anthony Worth are you sitting in my it's good you had the nicest spot there she's like a corner office basically we'd like to windows like an l Jarash Nights shower curtains so the club Kylo a couch there because of like how roomy this would be and okay great how long have you been with this show I think since two thousand Tang right I think I think it was fourteen because I know the first back in my day interesting stuff meyers today I have actually in I don't know who's I'm not stating that as a fact I'd like a historian to look that up for me seth is no offense to Greg but seth is like a lot younger so it's hard to believe back in my day yesterday although the tweet no longer exists I re tweeted it it is there and then all of a sudden it's not available what does that mean you've been happy on banish laurels I think the show should periodically re tweet all of my best back in my days Coffee Oy get on that on it it is it is stu plus they have rewards I love rewards you'll love rewards if it's he has to watch their favorite teams and artists perform in person earning credit back on all purchases and more all through the vivid seats at it is amazing vivid sees offers great prizes all of famer customers can earn from ten percent up to sixteen percent credit and if you had your Promo Code. 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He never edited like we can't trust them to do this so when do we tape it like on Monday and turn it around for like a Wednesday everything's going to be they should resurrected idea cheesy brassy intro song that's the key the plan was to have Chris just half an inch to a different instrument every week and you know even if we got like plastic prop whatever Hughes's going to try to play an instrument and play us in permit and then you never know like Greg you know your son he could have secret towns that have just never I don't I bet he hasn't touched how long ago was this I mean Christmas it's been almost wanting to play the guitar wishing he played guitar I bought him you know not a great big electric booklet and you know how to do this in I haven't talked to about it since some form of a sport or another throughout the year whether it was like baseball cross ah like cast from like my side my ankle so I knew I couldn't do something so I was like you know chiefs to show me how to play the guitar like instructional stuff like that never learned playing and then I ended up just going like video games or something so like we have the same type of story no discipline he different but like I'm watching the tape in like put your fingers on like see in this court and that court and I'm I'm not smart enough to teach myself how to play the guitar I also tried to this is kind of related but I I also go I mean I never bought the keyboard because it was kind of expensive really romantic if I like secretly took piano lessons for my wedding and the spotlight his life I never did it never did a great story about Kinda on the wayside or did you put it in the back of the car a memento who yeah so you haven't left the branches nearby you're commenting on this Booker's wait anti memories I kinda Anthony I was not going to pass the math class that I was in got in a little bit over my head but your teacher told easiest class to go into let me take piano no there's like twenty years in 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Rolling Phones, Twitter Stories, & the Coronavirus Cancels Events Worldwide
"Guys welcome back to another episode of way form where your hosts I'm Marquez Brownlee and I'm Andrew Manganelli and that's our intro still. Yeah that's it what we were talking about this the other day like I feel like I guess I mostly think of interest as like Austin is like hey guys are filter. Franco's not nearly enough. Hey guys sorry and Austin Intra. Hey guys there it is okay. Yeah I don't think we think our interest under boring well I have the HD video intro which is pretty clean right now you may recognize the. Hey what's up guys them could be. Hd here yeah but for the podcast navy should come up with like different. Maybe we should have people on twitter. Just give us ideas. Yeah up as an intro for the way form. Podcast help us out. We need something a little more unique. If it can roll into something about wave form or about tech like Dow be awesome but we just WANNA a cooler intro. We liked the music already by the way camera. Barlow sent us that as episode one and we found it and fell in love with it. But let's get a new intro sub guys walking away form. Lets form the wave? Let's certainly let's please help us as you can see are brainstorming has been really poorly so far. Figure it out if twitter. Wbz FM let us know what will be all right. I guess we'll go right. Back into recap. We'll go over the past couple of videos since the last episode. And we have our big three cents. The last wave form which was s twenty Tra. Mac Pro and Xiaomi mi mix Alfa. Yeah I think last episode. We talked about Samsung nonstop salutes. Give everyone a a break. I mean if you WANNA watch the. It's the eighteen minute long. Four view of the highest end twenty ultra. Were STILL GONNA. I just started using the regular sized as twenty today as you start listening to this but The S twenty ultra being a flagship th the highest end of phone. That people expect the most out of I think generally people were feeling like and I don't blame them. You want like a perfect phone for fourteen hundred dollars starting price and Obviously there is no perfect phone so every single little thing. That's a little bit wrong with it or not quite the best. You tend to feel like. Oh that's such a letdown. It's not the best cameron any phone. It's not the absolute longest battery but it's got a lot of things going for it so I think people who watch the review will get a pretty good understanding of all the ups and downs. Yeah for sure. So that's twenty ultra. We also had the MAC pro review finally and the MAC pro is. It's a tough thing to review. Also the verge also came out with their Mac pro review this week. Did you watch it yet? They they kind of came from a different angle. But it's the angle they said they were. GonNa go for the problem. You have the MAC pro is. There's a bunch of different specs. We've we've talked about since the I. Mac Pro and with the Macro. But there's a bunch of different specs and with the MAC pro with dramatically different prices. So it's almost impossible to just review the MAC pro when someone might get the base Mac. Proce get the sixteen core with ninety two gigs of Ram. So when might get the forty thousand dollars twenty? Eight Gore macaroni. How do you review all these things? My original idea which we didn't end up getting to do was going to be too like review it from the perspective of like five different ideal people to buy a Mac pro like the youtuber. The final cut editor the redder the reading the Professional Internet College. You know a bunch of different Perspectives and to to sort of get expertise from other people who have different workflows for me. Because I'm not a yeah after-effects editor photographer developer. Any of that so we'll be cool to get those different people. But that's what the verge did so we can. We can link their shown below. But or MAC purview. Was it was just coming from my perspective. Which is I'm a final cut editor. I'm not the perfect candidate for like an after burner Cardi yet but it might be upgraded to take advantage of that later. Have a very CPU GPO intensive workflow. When I'm in the workflow yeah So we went over all. And that you've it's future proofed like you might be overkill. But you're ready for this it's modular. You're ready to have this for very long time. Yeah I'm hoping to as I mentioned at the end. I want to have this for a decade and that sounds insane to have one piece of tech for a decade. Sounds bad for the channel. Two's less content to make. That's true if any one piece of tech is equipped or able to be modular enough to last a decade. It's this desktop computer. So I'm hoping that actually that actually happened. Hopefully yeah and there was one of the thing we saw a lot of comments on which I think was a fun. Little behind the scenes snippet here but There's one shot in the review. If you watched it where Marquez. Raising his hands up and the whole that the case seems to flow up with it. And there's lots of speculations as to how we did it or revealing that. I think we should reveal it. That's what the podcasts gay. For Rights Weird Tippett's new little snippets. We do from behind the scenes kind of stuff if I wasn't Wasi to think of. Yeah if I hadn't been involved in making it and I just watched it and I think I would have just thought we'd put the case on the Mac pro and reverse the Shah and we try that. It just didn't look like as if you didn't put it down perfectly like level like once I'd started and then it didn't really slide very well and I never hit. The bottom. Like evenly was uneven in terms of speed. It would like start falling really fast and then really really slowly at the bottom so we couldn't and we were like adding camera movement to so he couldn't use some weird greenstreet and I think a lot of people thought fishing string but like drawers. Yeah I don't think you could do fishing. String clear like the test line enough. That's like would be able to pull out without seeing it. Never have we ever used fishing wire for a shot. Maybe one shot ever don't know if we had as we thought I remember of it and I think we've tried using it before and then figured out like tape. Something or use of adhesive somewhere I tape. We thought we could use. But actually I can see on the cartwright now yeah so what we finally wound up doing. Is We grabbed a Suction Cup car? Mount so we have like this to suction cups linked together into like an arm that you could probably put something bigger than like a gopro on I would say maybe like an Arx one hundred or like at best. Maybe like an ace seven. If you're feeling ill feeling very bold but we basically Suction Cup into the back. I kneel down behind the table and just of pushed it up using the Suction Cup. So that way we didn't damage it at all Dow is actually the one we have to send back so he couldn't do anything that would actually like cause any deformities to it so to suction cups I pushed. If you look really closely you can actually see my shadow kind of like. Were you pushing? Upper pulling down rushing up really. Yeah it's it's the right. I thought we used the shot we used. I'm not sure which one it was but I thought it was a reverse shot where you assisted the downward motion of the Mac pro really Suction Cup high. I have to go back and look. I thought because the way the camera moves yet his vin going from down to up. When I feel like coming up to down would be a harder charter. Fluid Movement to get it to feel like going. I'm not sure we've I don't know we don't even know so yeah I think we tried both but I think pushing up work the best because I remember my shoulder man. This starts to her after. It's not light yet. It's a heavy shell of the MAC pro. But that's how we got. The shot is the we made a plunger tool. Yeah all these like camera magic. You guys think we're doing is usually actually pretty simple in the background just is hard to to think of the of effects practical always works the best all right. What else do me Mix Alpha? That was a sister wild phone. I'm really glad we live in an age. Where those weird concept phones in like two thousand five hundred? We're like what if the future of phones was this insane thing from the movies. Yeah I'm glad we're actually kinda trying whole that was crazy me is like we're holding them in our hands we see. All these crazy renders from on twitter of like the new iphone and stuff. And you know they're they're like rendered and stuff like that so we're getting to the point where we're filming stuff like this and you're holding it. You're like this looks fake. Read all of this looks fake. I can't believe audience thinks this is real but I can't believe it's real because I'm holding in my hand right now. The I remember when we were shooting with it. Because we got this Knicks Alpha. And if you've seen the videos before this is always worth Xiaomi pushes their design. Yeah the the limits I remember the first remix video which I think there's maybe six million views on that video to people get really about. Basil is design so this is where they do that. So the Mimic Sophos this wrap around screen all the way to the back and I remember as we're shooting this video. I just kept looking at the footage. Like this doesn't really look at real like it. Almost looks like click. Baiting my own is you know what I mean. It doesn't look right But the more we shot with it the more I like my brain got used to this being like a real a real fun. Yeah actually I went home that night and Clara asked me what like what we did at work and I was like I don't. I don't know how to explain this phone fully so I said she didn't know she's never heard the term like screen to body ratios. I explained that to her and I was like all right. Your phone is his A. One plus fide so her screen to body ratios probably like seventy percents bad so I was like yours is like seventy five percents pixels like eighty percent. What if I told you we shot a phone knows hundred eighty percent? She's like does like the screen. Fold on top of itself and pretty pretty close somewhat like that to be honest. It wasn't the most practical idea Lincoln. Not at all right off the top. It looks amazing and a lot of times when something looks amazing like that. You sort of forget about the practicality and practicality tradeoff is you are always touching screen while you're holding and that's a really big challenge for engineering for software And so yeah as we're using it you know. They gave the phone or like you know. It's a functional prototype. Don't judge too hard. This isn't a final product shipping This would take a lot of software updates to get right but even as I was using. It is like this. Never even if that phone was perfect. Yeah there's like so many weird things you have to change is using a phone. That was all screen all the time. It yet linus could literally never use it. It would be broken in like a day. Oh you can't drop that thing. Yeah you can't drop yeah Best I'm now of the year though in my yeah well. That's because literally the coolest thing about that phone is what it looks like when it's charging Zhang it's so good like so. Yeah if you if your main goal for buying a phone is when you plug it in and it's charging you want it to look as cool as possible the mimics for you ever cell phone and that's our goal there you have it. I don't know how much it costs either. But that was a fun video to make There yeah I mean. Those are the three videos I I was super into the thumbnail and like just excited to see how people react to it and sure enough. People really got curious about the idea so there you have it all right content. We liked yet this one so vin actually showed us this one. I posted in our slack channel the other day. I'm sure most people here know who gus Johnson is. If you don't he's like I don't know if I want to call it a sketch comedy but like short comedy videos. I he really reminds me of. Do you remember man? I don't know if it's pro. Zd Or PAS DE Another youtuber who makes like funny sketch things but they remind me of it because all their sketches have nothing to do with the other ones. You can watch them completely by themselves. And they're always on the front page of Red Lights thirty seconds to two minute videos that are on the front page of Reddit sketches. Yes sketches up? Yeah but so gusts did was the name of this every student film set. It was startlingly accurate. Because I've been to a lot of film sets that aren't student film. Says they're just poorly run film sets That had a lot of the quotes that he likes sort of so like. I don't want to spoil it that much. But yeah he's hit every quote. I mean I think we all assume is just constantly says fix it affects in post. I think I can probably posted full fixing posts now. I don't know what that means. Add things and posts but we'll we'll fix it in post so the highly recommend it. We'll put it in the show notes. It's hilarious. He has a bunch of other. Funny ones. If you've never seen I think one of my favorites is he went to subway and there is like he's convinced that they chop the Jalapenos and leave the stem on the top and he went to like a bunch of different subways. His Sandwich he bought a ton of. Yeah yeah goes in depth for it. Good Job Gus Gus. If you have like a hour to kill you could probably fifty of his videos and crying most of them. They're hilarious So that's that's our content content of the week. Did you hear about the bad guys? Not Using iphone story. This might be my most. This might be my favorite thing that came up in the news. This is this reminds me of like they say when you go to film school at Ruins Movies for you because you start thinking about like too much of how things are done. This is now the if your technology you can potentially ruin movies. Yeah okay so the the breakdown is this. So you've seen product placement in movies seeing like the spread cannon transformers. This is all like obviously plan stone. new are allowed to use other products and movies. Even if they aren't paid for as long as you get clearance or you get permission from the company to use their brand because if you use it without their permission they could sue you if they don't like the way you portrayed it so if you show a a bad guy driving a real Mercedes and the Mercedes logo shows up in the bag I shoot. Somebody Mercedes could sue you because hey dude you can't you? Can't you know we didn't let us our brand like that? Now looks bad from eighties so apple. That's not a real thing. That was just an example by the way for everyone. Yes so apple. Has this sort of long standing rule where they just perennially green light. You can just use iphones movies. And they're cool with it so obviously you see a lot a lot of like ambiguous blank phones in movies and they're trying not to show any brands but like we all know what phone that is. Apple's like yeah go ahead show the IPHONE. Show the apple logo. It's cool but if someone uses an iphone in a movie they can't also then go use it in a bad way and be portrayed in a negative light just the character camp. The character can't be profaned in negative light. So your villain your murderer serial killer. Bad Guy in the movie can't be using an apple product. It's funny like you think about it in movies like that. Like a superhero movie. But I think of it as like if I'm watching law and order. Svu Or something. And I'm trying to figure out who the person is like or see I don't think is even on the but you know kind of like a criminal. Tv Show where you're trying to figure out who's the person that's the bad person and I'm like autumn and they whips his iphone out later. I got yeah. He's not guilty shows years like it is and then ten minutes. And you're like maybe it's not him. It's the other guy ten minutes later like I think it's the first guy. Yes now if you see someone using. This is a very good chance. They're not too bad. I yeah they're not going to go do anything too bad movie. Congratulations you've now had all movies and TV shows completely spoiled for you. Sorry a little bit but I also really funny and we had to talk about All right so how about before we go into some of the news stories If you can't here right now there's some beeping behind me because I think that's legible people here that I don't know if anyone here is but you've probably heard and some of our some of our podcast. I think we get the audio pretty solid. But we're still in a big room and we're in a big room next to a very high foot traffic area. We talked about the new studio plenty of times And we're starting to move into it. Which were very very excited about. Yeah podcast studio in the new the whole new space that we have and we have several spaces inside. I think that's the room that will be probably done. I Yeah Priority One outlier and it's going to be the one that I'm most excited to start using because our biggest issue is audio. Yeah I mean like even like one of the things is like. There's this elevator beep when I'm editing. I try and get rid of it but sometimes I think it's just the elevator be also happening while editing through your hands on. Yes it sneaks into the podcast. Sometimes we apologize but we're radd the point we ordered flooring I think we literally right before recording his. Got The rest of the flooring where also now talking to people with sound dampening products and very very excited about that. We thought it was going to be pretty. We're mostly focused on it sounding good now at these people coming in were focused on. It sounded good and looking good. Which is going to be really cool. So basically what we want is. We started instagram account. W. w. f. r. m. podcast is only one post over there. But go over there. Follow it and we're going to give you updates and we want everyone to Kinda give us some suggestions as well like we want this to be awesome. Must be for you. If we ever do a video podcasts. In future we wanted to look great function. You know us. We like high quality content. We want this to be high quality. So if you're interested in the progress we're making if you're interested in how we're doing things maybe why we're doing some of the stuff to make it sound. Good good. Check US out on instagram. I think I'm going to be spending a lot of time down there in the next few weeks building stuff so I figured I might as well grab the account and show everyone what's happening. And maybe not bore myself the tears while putting carpeting for hours and hours. Yeah this is going to be. This is a culmination of a lot of the things. Also that we've learned from number one being the space or currently and yeah and number two from other spaces that I've seen I was on. Npr A couple months ago and went up to their studio to be interviewed in house. Just looking around the room learning things as I as I sat there and talking to the Mike Stuff we already have. That's already set up. Is the double pane. Glass is sound proof on the outside and there is sound dampening material inside the walls so already that room is isolated from the rest of the studio which is isolated from the rest of the building. So sort of double isolated. Then we're adding flooring as you mentioned Which is something. We've already done here but that's going to be starting to take away the echo from top to the bottom the bass traps in the corners. Which we've done in every room we've ever shot you audio in Then we'll probably have Some some ceiling stuff and maybe not foam maybe more of like the hanging fiberglass of acoustic something we just we forgot about and then when this this company reached out to us about this the wall stuff they had all that so yeah the site had a bunch of other good ideas like we were getting ideas. Just looking at stuff like that. So they're sending samples and when the samples come in. We'll let you guys see it on on the instagram page. And you can get an idea for where we're going with this and hopefully it would be sick if it was done next month. The only the biggest problem right now is there is still construction going on directly above it so no matter how sound dampening we get the room. We can't do it till the construction's done but if you'd like to follow along on the journey checks out on instagram. Yeah Eric. That's a good long recap. How about. We'll take a short break when we come back. We'll talk about fleets Tcl Foldable Corona virus. Canceling Tech Events. Be Right back this up. Sort of way form is brought to you by ziprecruiter according to Ziprecruiter research nearly three quarters of companies say. They're finding it difficult to fill open positions and then because of that. We've seen some bold steps. Companies are taking to try to hire like sixty eight percent of employees have raised their wages and twenty three percent have increased their benefits. 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Okay so you know how different social media sites are always testing new features and trying to figure out what they WANNA do. namely stealing features from each other. Trying see if they can do their best to speaking of. I think. Lincoln is trying to stories now. Well that's a perfect segue. His twitter. Okay is now testing its own. Version of stories called fleets would tweets that disappear after twenty four hours and cannot accumulate likes. So they'll just be out there in the ether for twenty four hours and then disappear and this whole disappearing thing assassinating to me is like snapchat has it then. Suddenly instagram does stories and has disappearing media and now facebook has stories. And now Lincoln's GonNa have stories and out twitter is GonNa have fleets and I don't I guess. That's another way to enable people to share but tweets are already pretty great yet tweets to me feel like an in the moment. I just thought of this. I'm sharing my mind kind of thing where it's like instagram. Turn so much into like the photos. Became something you really preemptively. Think about whereas the stories are like this is what's happening to same with snapchat snapchat always was a like. I'm in the moment I'm showing things people Meyer on. Email my friends. What's in the moment? Then it turned into more of a social media platform but Yeah like unpolished things. I kinda Casey almost tried to like start. A whole beam was like Glenwood hearing on hollingshed but Youtube has stories. Now they disappear after seven days. I've I've literally never watched one. So yeah but like they all have the same the same philosophy. Which is that you have this much. More polished curated content. That you spend a lot of time on that you want to live forever and then you just have some other things you want to share just to like share disappear so allegedly. I guess people start thinking of twitter this way so you have instagram. He spent a Lotta time on your photo. You Edit it you post it let it live forever but also like head just wanting grab lunch. Here's a photo of it. It'll be gone. No one really cares tomorrow. What my lunch was today Now people are going to spend lots of time on their tweets and apparently they're already carefully crafting tweets and not making typos. And then. If you WANNA just check out some typos you know. Hey you got fleets now. They're testing it right now. Just in. I believe Brazil and there's an article about how they've been messing with it and other markets but I found that fascinating. Yeah I don't know how I I feel about that. I I just feel like my instagram. Like when I'm going to that I'm expecting to look at stories and like I've almost like I enter an instagram for two different scenarios. Yeah how you're GonNa go watch stories and then probably get out of instagram. Or he army like scroll through my feet interest. Yeah I kind of have two different modes to do one or the other and I feel like when I wake up and I'm like checking my phone for whatever happened in the past however many hours I start with stories Because that's more of like a things that are just going on in the world. Yeah maybe he will tweeting about whatever's in the news or not tweeting literally sharing what's happening. Yeah and And then I'll go through and scroll down and see what what sports highlights happen. What other posts have been accumulating? So I guess that's the way I use instagram. But I'm curious how people would use. Twitter is also weird for me because I I consider it on more of the like. I don't WANNA say professional level but I follow way. More like news and professional things on twitter companies and stuff like that whereas instagram is more like friends or specific people. I find interesting So like I don't know if I WANNA see a bunch of stories from like political stories and stuff like that like twitter this mix of. Here's some tech stuff. Here's some political stuff. Which right now is like blowing up and then also to me. Twitter now is kind of what read it used to be for me. Read it used to be on the front page. Once news broke I always thought I read it and that does not happen anymore whereas now if there's something breaking in the news like whether or pretty much anything I always see it on twitter twitter I yeah. I think that's probably true so I just don't I don't know I feel like stories. We've got to clogged up with news and political stuff and not the like specific people following in that. Like the off the cuff. Kind of stuff. I would wanna see but personally I'm way more into tick tock stories right now. Let's go do you think will enable tweet editing if they enable fleets everywhere because clearly twitter's were? Dow Is Dead in the water. I know whatever it's all right but also can we say one more thing before we switch. There's a lot of talk about people supporting Jack Dorsey and stuff on twitter. And I've never had any any issues with him. He won't let us edit tweets but I don't take any super ill will towards that. I've Yeah I've grown to really love twitter. It's something that I've I've become part of since joining here because I felt like I needed to a now I check it more than any. Any other social. I bet if you took all the social media's I check I check twitter more than all. The other ones combined is interesting. Yeah I think twitter is one of my if not my favorite social platform outside of Youtube It's the only thing we're have separate outward on my desktop. I have a twitter APP. Yeah I don't have that for any other apple my desktop so yeah. I'm a fan of twitter kind of as it exists right now. Yeah so unless we can edit tweets like in more headed tweets. Full full support still unedited tweets but but we like twitter alive. I would be a little scared of some super. Big corporations came in and took over and please google. Don't kill it please. No one kill okay. Cool what do we have next? I've got sidetracked I was GONNA share. We were talking about that. Xiaomi MI mix ALFA before In this world where we have all these crazy wild phone concepts. Tcl also and this is just kind of like being tossed out there Has a bunch of other concepts of folding phones. That aren't necessarily coming to market one of them's a tri. Fold now mobile yet. It literally walk that in the show notes. I heard you like hinges a hopeful. I heard folding phones. Were in so I've created this. It looks like an inchworm on the table like like it's GonNa crawl away from you and then accordion folded in this weird way but when when flat out it's a triple pane. That flato and big would. I didn't notice okay. Yeah okay. Here's something that's interesting but if so you're imagining right now. Imagine the Samsung. Fold the first one that opens up like a book and now almost flip it on the other side and add another pain going the opposite way. Yeah so instead of opening like a trifold like a menu. You're opening act. This is what the Z. Flip should have been if you wanted to name it the Z. Flip and have the the phone look like A. Z. Because if you fold correctly this will look just like Z. But the cool thing about it. Is it changes the the problem of not having a screen on the front of the phone when it's folded because now the screen that makes up one third of the inside screen is the screen on the front of the outside screen. Now yes thing. Yeah I think that's kind of cool. Yeah I don't know if they're if they're going to actually make something like this or if anyone's GonNa make something like this but it is pretty hilarious as a as a phone that we're going to try this stuff. Now it's I don't see any like a reference to size like at there's no hands holding or anything. I'd like to see how big it is. It looks just like a Samsung phone on the backward will just TCL phone but they look very similar to last year's Samsung stuff with the horizontal camera array. But yeah coming up into a look. It looks like it'd be hard to touch the middle. I feel like if you were totally opened. It would be more of a setting down on the desk. It's a tablet. Yes it's a full on title. Here's the one I really liked the role. -able display So if you can imagine Again it's hard to explain the stuff on a podcast but it's like an accordion that slides out and rolls the display open into a bigger screen. And then when when a compact sort of squeeze it and it's eases back to notice likes instead of saying according makes me think folding imagine like Like ancient scrolls yeah and then instead of opening it where it's like you're opening it in the roles are facing down flip the scroll over and roll it out and that's what it looks like. It's just extending the screen. By pulling the whole thing apart. This is this is the one. I hope they kind of work on. I'm the most curious about this. I don't get where it's going when it folds when it opened when it folds close like when it compacts where the screen going so. I tweeted this animation that they've shared. Oh it's like it's stretching out yet it's typically behind the screen so looking a lot like me makes alpha when it's close but if you can imagine like taking the mix Alpha and stretching back rolling it unrolling it then that whole screaming Roll up that was on the back will come around and be the front screen and now you have like a sort of a mid tablets. So what's exposed on the backside of it when that screen is now he just is that. See the metal. Sorry everyone were watching video. So I'm trying to explain it as best as I can on the video though. It looks like the screen is talking underneath of something because it showing that green part as coming up around the top. But there's a space. There's a lip over it is the back of the phone not exposed as a screen. Is the screen coming from a channel underneath the back of the phone? All of these are very good questions. that. I don't have the answers to I mean I. Would I ask Michael About like his experiences? Live in like a a working screen. It's like a you know fake screen on a demo of the house organisms. See with Aleksei. But I don't know it's it's Kinda Cool. I think getting this to go from a small sized to even bigger size would be interesting because obviously the whole point of the mechanism is to give you more It sort of starts off like a normal screen size and gets to like a kind of bigger strain. The coolest thing about that though is that it's not making the screen size of the the footprint of the phone is very similar to a regular phone like the original. Samsung fold folded in half and then was twice as thick as a regular is the same thickness and the same sizes regular phone. But you're still getting a like four by three photo when it's all the way pulled out and like a big square resolution like the fold without the thickness of that's why I'm interested in the least sacrificed. Looks like the hardest one to pull off true but the the best model if it could work. I have no idea if that could actually work but hinge manufacturers. You heard what I said about you guys. Last time you are the most important part of this whole concept phone coming. The life project have a load of that one get get a someone's got their work cut out for them and I already respect them for you and trying All right so next something in the news you may have not heard of the corona virus. It's not out there. It's been fears or twice once or twice We talked about how am? Wc got canceled for. I don't want to dive too. Deep INTO CORONA virus. And what if it's a pandemic or anything like that we're just going to focus on in this tech aspect but I do think should be washing your hands. Little more safe to say nothing has really been such a topic of conversation especially in like the most different communities. I'm a part of life quite like this like I go home from work and we were talking about it and then I go to practice for my ultimate team. Everyone is talking about it. Then I go home and we're talking about it like everyone. That's the first case of is right where you practice earned the first case around like this East Coast Pop. That is also true. Yeah that's that's a fun so everywhere yeah. Wash your hands trying to touch your face. Guaranteed by saying that someone listening right now is touching their face. I do all the time and I've noticed. How much do it recently? And if it comes anywhere close to me I'm screwed but so a big downside of a slightly you know. Pandemic virus is people really. Don't WanNa get sick in the best way to do that while it's not a downside that's obviously try to get sick. I mean we still go to see us every year. Yeah and and get sick time But is Canceling Tech Events and canceling just events. In general where large groups of people would all come in from all these different places all hang out together all fly home? I mean that's how you spread. Whatever germs is is everyone internationally. Flies descends upon one convention center mixes up for a couple of days and then all goes home If he ever wanted to Prevent the spread of a virus. You should probably stop doing that so much. So we didn't have 'EM WC earlier this year. We didn't have facebook's F. Eight conference and then canceled There is a game which game conference was it. Gtc See another is a game development conference or something that he'd DDC to cancel looking at our jobs. Yeah Geneva auto show is what I was looking at Google. I O just got cancelled. Go ahead and pull up. Is it cancelled yet? Dot Com. So funny I just saw this on twitter before and forgot to answer like added into the notes I think Coco boasted. Right Gallery found it. It's just one of your favorite by the way but site where you can just go down the list and see like hey south by southwest. What's the deal has been Sort of upgraded to not sure. What's going on status? But you can see the long list of things that have not happened this year. And it's given it a sort of Eric. Leonard. Cancel the or not. So it's like so. You just opened up Goliath. Oh Yes south by southwest no Microsoft build no. Wdc No the Olympics. That's not tech related. But that's GonNa be the the big league. Yeah who that's going to be a tough one because what is the Olympics. All people are coming from literally. Almost every industry honor the one place hanging out in one small place for a couple of days the weeks and then go almost quarantine into place. Yeah but to gather. Oh Man Yeah. Olympics could be bad but I think the biggest thing where like kind of worried about not so much worried about but like the event were always most excited about because of how well they do is apple events right and we have ww DC coming up pretty soon so his. It's a curious thing because Google was cancelled facebook. F Eight was canceled. Those are those two companies biggest events of the area. Apple's biggest event of the year is WWe DC And it it made sense that Google is able to cancel I o because they do so much of it remotely. Anyway the remote sessions they always stream everything and they're slowly transitioning to just holding the whole show much of it software based also so there's not a ton of hands-on yes there. I mean there is but not quite as much so I actually don't think it would be that big of a deal if WW D. C. As much as people wanna go to something like Debbie. Dc All the developer sessions all the classes and things like that that they all host there can be hosted online and not too much would be missed but something like a product announcement where we'd have to go all the way till September when we really expect to see something like this but there is a An anticipated March event That APP would-be holding for the new IPAD. And some other stuff and perhaps the thirteen to fourteen inch macbook pro that we don't. I don't see how you host a an announcement event of hardware you want to show people without bringing people in. Yeah so there's some questions about that Also the other thing that has been brought up. That's just something that's sort of been all over. My feet is the Geneva auto show was cancelled but all those companies that had stuff that they were going to unveil at the auto show. They're like Oh all right Let's just unveiled anyway and show a press release. And maybe you know bring some people some some video makers in to show this And so they're still been all kinds of new cars over time Volkswagen. Bmw Bentley Hyundai Mclaren Seventy Five Lt. Oh that's also thus wow. That's all from Geneva. An connect the Conic Sag Jumeirah. A lot of people are shared so sick. The craziest stories ever seen on Car. I mean clinics eggs. Always got these crazy. Digel doors but Seventeen hundred horsepower. Four Cedar Hybrid Three Cylinder. Just like a wild car in so many ways All this stuff is still being re released and revealed Because they're not actual products that people can buy at a lot of stuff as concept cars and just stuff. We want to show people. But when you don't have the physical show to bring something that you want to step up to it and see it a lot harder on video to to get a feel of things like they can look it on video but right when it comes to cars. There's so many little little aspects of it that you want to just walk around the car since cited get a good feel for it so canceling that. I feel like it's rough for content creators. That WANNA to go up like that show their audience and just enthusiasts in general like when you consider like the type of person who might live near there are just WanNa go to the auto show or maybe the type of person who would just go to C. E. S. or M. WC. Now you don't really get that that hands on like exciting new tech everywhere experience you just Kinda have to rely on the content yeah It also like kind of in terms of what we're doing and how it affects us is. We weren't planning on going. I'm wbz or South by south. West is still apart like half the companies have dropped out of it already. Yeah that's in limbo right now but since these companies are planning to announce stuff at that it really really messing up some of the stuff we do because they had all these embargoes pretty much set for the announcement and then they completely threw them away. Because that didn't happen and some of them the virgins talking about how they had a product that they were already to go with and then they asked for when the new embargo wasn't the guy said. I don't know yeah I had the same exact. Yeah we we have a product that we've had for very long time and we're still not totally sure. I think I have a new one. We have a okay. It's nowhere near the show show is supposed to be a while ago right. So there's there's a lot of questions in and I think we're also figuring it out as we go but I think if we look back at twenty twenty s like literally the first year. Mw's cancelled like a whole bunch of different events had to go online. Only all these questions. all being spread on social media. It's really interesting just like taking a step back and look over at all. So let's say I don't want to. I don't think it will happen. Boat what would you say if this somehow lasted long enough that the IPHONE event was cancelled? But we're totally medically speaking here for anyone listening. I'm yeah I'm just like so. What if what if this hit later on in the year that I were losing so the hypothetical as it gets all the way September. And there's still concerns about people travelling and there is a potential of cancelling September event I think then it just turns into an if anyone can pull this off. I guess it's apple but I guess it just turns into them doing a webcast going on stage doing their keynote in front of Apple. Employees only see still hear the applause still and they still go through everything. And that's why we've unveiled the greatest iphone we've ever made ship. Everyone's very excited But then of course. They're probably still going to try to fly in a couple people to have it or I don't see a lot of private briefings on the side and that eaters so the content is still available. And you're still able to get a good idea of what that phone is going to be like before you buy it. I think apple could pull that off. I think A company like maybe a Samsung or a one plus could kinda pull that off. Some of them are a little less organiz or a little less. I almost wonder if it would put them on a more even playing field because apple blows it out of the water by like just offering these. It has apple park like like you said in a previous episode. That the place where you shoot in. It's just a giant Softbank's everything about an apple. That is so great so now you just put this two online. Maybe even even the playing field and I mean even the playing field it's all just an event ultimately the product that wins out. But yeah it's just interesting. Think about if we lost that this hands on as a creator you'd lose so much creator content and and people who trust creators to bring content to them that were relying so much on the company's if we're socialist hope it doesn't come to that. Yeah I just really hope. They are still able to get the product in people's hands as that's the one thing I actually care about. So yeah it's something not to like super panic about. I think we just wanted to talk about it. Hypothetically here So just wash your hands a bunch and if you wash your hands every day we will have an apple then September. You know how to make it happen people there. It is all right. Let's take a quick break. 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We don't have to like edit it down or anything crazy. One of the top questions have here Do you think you will ever have to upgrade studio again for the rest of your youtube career slash life and I think gut answer. Yes I mean. This is huge. And it's hard. It's hard to think about us even moving into a right now with. But here's the thing is the thing I start every every level you look at it. It's kind of the same thing like when I started with one cameras like this is it. I'll never know the camera and two years later. I'm like I need a tee Tua Helen. I'll probably never like literally so. This is a joke. John from -til DNA had like where some commenter was like. You know you guys all shooting with red cameras. It's really overkill and everything but youtube compressions pretty serious. The most the most camera you could ever need on youtube is Canon T to I and that sort of a running joke between us like you know. We don't need these cameras right. We just need to. Can you use the onboard by KFOR? It also yeah. You're pretty much good. Would just thirty two and the Stock Lines But yeah sure enough you know year later. I'm like I need a sixty day then I need to see. I don't need these new cameras but like great by the way if you have a d. two I that was my first camp my first. Dsl Are Oh you too. I love the T to I But yeah the same thing happens with the studio space where I started recording in Half my bedroom and then I was recording in my college dorm room and then I was recording in my apartment and then I moved to this studio space and this three thousand square foot empty box seemed like the end all like this. It's this is the biggest space in the building. I was like this is. I can't possibly fill this whole space up then sure enough. We need another space down the hall and another one next to that and sure enough. We're expanding again or yeah like we made it to the point where we had the two down the hall and we're like which means we can keep the main stages based super clean and have your right now. I'm looking at my desk. If I turned around and walked three feet out bump into a box we send cradle much stuff. That just comes in here right now and we're losing room. I mean I know it's a lot of stuff but we actually use a lot of this and to make videos feel as fresh as possible all the time and I hope you guys. I appreciate that. I think if we didn't we weren't doing that it very quickly with look like the same thing over and over again and get born yet and I also think another part of that is building out the team a little bit so when you have more people you know when I started in my in my college apartment or something. It's not like I was expecting to have other people helping me with videos on my college apartment. Yeah you hired me when you're at the parliament it'd be a little weird. If I set up a desk at the foot I sure so Having having the space means not only more room for activities but more room for people so that is a the long answer. Your question is yes. Oh I'll so-and-so Levi. Green says has tesla battery efficiency. Update added extra mouths to your car. That you've noticed I know we haven't talked about Tesla's episode had to bring us up so tesla throughout a range update for the long range cars the Model S. Long-range went. I think three hundred fifty eight miles to three hundred ninety miles with a software update Just unlocking the extra optimal optimize range I have a performance version of the car so I have not gotten arrange update yet and I don't think I expect to okay But if you have a long range model S. or Model X. Even you're GonNa go from like three twenty two three fifty or three sixty two three ninety I haven't gotten it yet. I don't think I will but that being said I still get like three hundred thirty miles on a full battery now. So that's pretty good. Oh okay I'm just I'm going rogue I got into a man. Why Not Sixtieth? Ps Videos King Lane. Why you don't like it or why you think it's the wrong frame rate for video. I WANNA turn this just to to explain. Why shoot thirty and not twenty four and my hot take is you can go and say twenty for F. B. S? Is going to sound really angry now. But it's true you can you? Can you can say twenty four. Fbi says the correct frame rate but the only argument anyone has ever made to me about why they shoot twenty four FBI or why should shoot twenty-four FBI is because the movies do it. It's it's cinematic. It's because the directors do and so if you look up why movies shoot twenty four. Fbi and you go back to the beginning of shooting movies and shooting film. You know we start off with like photos and then moving pictures and then if you move the picture as fast enough it looks like movement. We landed on twenty four F. Ps believe it or not. I read this because that was the lowest amount of frames per second that they thought were good idea where it could convince your eye that it's real movement and a video and not a series of photos and when I think about that I can't believe it I've Seen Fifteen F. B. S. and I've had cameras that are limited to that and it looks choppy and then you get to like twenty four and then right around there it's starting to look smooth And that's true but that was literally to save money on film which was very expensive. Twenty nine frames per second versus twenty. Four meant your spending that much more on every second video. So now it's twenty twenty. We have the ability to pick whatever wait we want and save money. And here's the thing it could be thirty. It could be thirty five. It could be thirty one but I have found that twenty four. Fbi's looks choppy to me And when I do motion which is what I do. A lot of them. My videos Panning robot shots all the stuff just undoubtedly you cannot convince me otherwise looks worse at twenty four F bs and I've shot twenty four by accident. Even sometimes I think The Ilan factory tour when we had to switch cameras out we shot that entire thing at twenty four F. Ps and I had it interpolated to thirtieth PS. Because I couldn't stand how choppy was walked around the factory with the gamble at twenty four so thirty F-. Ps is the correct frame rate. Only because it's much better looking and I would. I would accept other off. Answers like thirty five or thirty eight but thirty is such a good standard because then your audio syncs up. There's a bunch of other standards at work well with it I don't shoot sixty because I think that starts to look overly smooth and distracting Lee. Smooth One is looking for a certain thing. Sometimes that works if you're if you're doing game stuff if you're doing types of videos and you can sometimes get away with it in tech but I think that starts to get distracting so I think my correct frame rate answer I'm basically renting is somewhere between thirty and forty five France per second but thirty is perfect because cameras wall. Just do it. Yeah I mean it's it's preference for you as well and it's something you've been working in for eleven years if our average so like I mean. Think about when you like you go rent a car. You're no one saying the car you drive it. Home is is perfect but you get so used to it after driving it for so many years whenever I get a rental car and I'm like driving it out of his city. I feel so uncomfortable because I'm just like not used to how it controls or how I'm like sitting and stuff like that and I'm so focused on the road all the time because on thing about is like this doesn't feel right so just imagine now editing and watching all this stuff you just spent filming and just looks totally wrong to you. It's not wrong everyone. Who Does that frame writer uses that car in their everyday life? Yeah it's great for that. It's great for you. You've been doing this for so long. It would feel so strange to change it at this point. Yeah I want I. Every time I say the correct frame rate. I'm obviously poking fun. Like yeah there is no correct frame rate but like everyone whoever tries. Cme ASSOC to twenty four always says the same thing like come on man. It's like the movies use it cinematic. Yeah and I'm just I'm done with it. I'm I'm putting my foot down on that. So there you have it thirtieth bs for life all right so this kind of fits in with US furnishing the new studio but someone said how many key things do have mounted in the new studio. I'm I'm going to take out mounted I think. That's just the things in the new studio right now. None Zero not a single key thing. There's not a lot in the new studio yet. I mean there's some stuff we have some and some furniture. The only I actually think we have in the studio is one table and the gear closets like the cabinet. Yeah we've done some like some random things here and there I think a couple of lamps and Oh yeah. Maybe I don't even know if we've got any end to Some fake plants. Actually we may have so yeah. He's or something. Yeah but I Ki is not a huge staple actually in our furniture choices we have a variety of one pretty close by which is nice if we need to really run but we actually. We order a lot of stuff online. Surprisingly which is by we also need more studio space. 'cause we just have giant boxes showing up all the time also as we furnish the space we want a lot of it to last And when I consider Ikya build quality not always built to last relying on a thin plexiglas and cardboard and things like that I'm looking for some starting stuff so yeah might not be full of key but will probably still sneak. We HAVE TO TRUST THEM. Expensive equipment on top of it so last fall over Also on so somebody said. What are you most excited about in the news studio? Let's not include podcast room there? Because we've talked about how excited we are for that but anything else specifically that you're very excited about There's just a but I honestly really. It's the assist sound like when it comes down to it like the huge space is awesome. The Lights we're GONNA get these motorized blackout shades. That's incredible where have all the sound isolation that's awesome we're gonNA furnish get all the desks in conference room? Tv's all the tech. The Internet. The scandal Dorky. Like all this crazy stuff that were just now like getting our feet wet with and planning but when it comes down to it every time I shoot videos or every time we record podcast and I have to sit here and wait for someone pacing back and forth behind the window on the phone opening day. Finishes phone call so we can continue making what we wanna make it just dries up the creative process and and takes just puts a fork in my creativity so I would really like to not have to deal with that anymore. Watch we move into the studio and released like two hundred videos next year. She's GonNa how long we've been delayed from. This is GonNa cut the time in half of like having to wait for people to walk up to the elevator and like have a conversation outside the elevator and the elevator opens and they keep talking go in and they don't go in because they're so busy talking to each other and the elevator door closes and makes allowed closing noise and beeps and then go rats. Funny we forgot to get in and then they call it again and then they wait for it again as just just The fact we can hear all this stuff You can hear them voices as a bunch of people now come out of the elevator as I rant about them so Long Story Short. I mean there's a ton of tech there and I'm looking forward to it being like the ideal production environment. Like studio workspace sweet But the sound actually being controllable as much as the light is GonNa be huge for me. Yeah I actually think I'm most excited about and this is more ANA like everyday thing for us. Is We have like a small kitchen space in our own bathroom. That just like we don't have to share with a bunch of people. I don't use the refrigerator in the shared kitchen space here because I'm just assuming everything we get lost so we have a little tiny refrigerator. I'm I'm excited to just have all of that. They're that doesn't get you guys. You guys are GonNa see on video natural light. We're GONNA have a lot of it in the new space Natural as the best light. Yeah I mean we've walked into the new space and not even turn the lights on Sundays because the light so good coming in these like big windows we have. So that's GONNA BE REALLY AWESOME. Someone asks about What do you think about new tech youtubers coming in with good content but not so good via quality Out say that's way better than the other way around yet Because video video quality you can work on I think much more like was the word you can sort of approach that in a much more reasonable Step by step way then making your content better like when you're tense good in the video. Quality is not amazing. People Still Watch it. Because it's good ideas good content and good flow And then you can eventually up the production value that basically what I started with was like pretty poor production value when talking tech And then you can add that on top later. Yeah I mean as long as the the low level quality isn't affecting how you're getting your point across in the stuff you're trying to show on it like your audience totally not sing door like it's pixellated so bad that I can't tell but like I don't think that's almost impossible to do anymore because we have phones that take good quality video. You have webcams to take good quality video like it's almost impossible to go out and buy a camera that doesn't shoot at least ten eighty at this point so I will always watch low quote unquote quality. That's good and interesting over. Something could be an AK and be boring and I'll I'll always pick that quote low-quality something pro tip if you have really low quality video but invest in a pretty decent quality microphone. That's GonNa make a big difference off the bat then trying to get your lighting your camera equipment and all the set set up. Just a better Mike. You can get away with a lot more fun fact and no one likes anything. Screeching your ears. When you're trying to listen to it or choppier feedback or anything. All right. I have one all right any tips for beginning. Photographer just bought myself my first camera for new hobby. Oh just like the vanilla like I'm a new photographer. What should I try to do? I'm let's assume that this is and I. I don't want to assume but let's assume this is like a DSL are that has your average like ISO shutter speed t to the T to I. Let's go let's go back to our days where we both at a t to I. How we okay progressed with it so you you get you get the Kit Lens really and that's where you learn the most about the limitations of your Lens and what you want to be able to do is close focused. Do you want to do a lot of macro stuff? Is it not wide enough? Is it not fast enough? Do you have a lot of like lower light stuff you wanNA shoot. That's a lot of where you'll figure out like what type of photography you really like doing. And then you make your next Lens. Purchase based on that. And then you get to switch back and forth between those two lenses and just learn a ton yeah Allot shoot a lot. Yeah that's what I learned so I started with the eighteen to thirty five. That came with T. Two I and you know that's fine for video but on a Crop Lens Crop Sensor you know thirty five doesn't really get tight The minimum focusing so great. It's also I think at f three five wide open so my next lens and I put it on my Christmas wishlist and I got it from Santa Claus was the nine dollars. Nifty fifty fifty MIL F. One point eight and that lends was incredible to have. Because then now I can get shot up the field. I can get close focus. I can get these tight macro shots and like that like opened up a whole world for me so yeah I think Just really using it as much as possible and learning like what really makes fun for you and then doubling down on that. Yeah I would say also like just shoot a lot and understand how to how to fix your exposure and what all those different aspects do because exposure isn't just like the perfect lighting exposure the ways you changed exposure to get that perfect lighting can also change how you're taking a picture Depending on like shutter speed and aperture and stuff like that. So try and learn the INS and outs of all of that. Before you really get to deeper you go spending thousands of dollars on eight different lenses like you need to understand the cores of taking a picture and there's so many good resources out there that out now a lot on youtube to yeah YouTube scrape. There's just like tutorial websites online. Blake Marquess said. Find out what you like. Shooting another thing would be go on Instagram. And follow people who shoot stuff similar to that and then next time you're out. I like nature stuff. I follow bunch of nature photography stuff so when I go. I'm now looking for a way to replicate something like that and I can learn how to make that better for me And by working towards trying to make it better or trying to replicate something. You just learn so much in the process of doing that. Yeah all right Last one Colt. So you're stuck on an island and can only take three tech things. Okay what are those things and I'm going to ban the smartphone from that list so you can't like call home. I don't know if I would even do a smartphone because I'm assuming on the island of weight okay. Can we charge things on the island or is that one of the things? Dad's got one of the tech things. Yeah it's just your on at like literally like an empty like fifty. The size of the studio doesn't island in the middle though she. I don't think I pick a phone because there'd be no service anyways you pretty useless for me typically with these questions. I'm trying to like hack my way into an answer that will get me saved from the island submarine you. Can I get a boat? If I'm just trying to like I guess. Stay sane yet. That's like what you'd use okay. Yeah we're staying sane and assuming rescue is coming eventually you just have to not lose your mind by the time rescue gets there okay so a solar powered Grill zagging? That is I didn't think of that and now I want three of those as my three hundred. That's my so that's my. That's so that's an item for me. let me get does yeah. You're right there's probably no Internet so what good is any Internet connected thing. Wow I guess I'd I'd take like a like I. It's not even like tech just like something to fidget with like probably just a galaxy fold or something like opening close minded until saying gets it destroys it. I'd probably have something like that about like a like an ipod. Touch with like five hundred downloaded on it already. Oh yeah that'd be got to entertain but if you have something like pattern if you have an ipad you've got a charge in that third item right so like a solar powered Battery Bank. Solar power huge. Yeah yeah to keep it powered so yeah. The three items would be solar-powered Grille. Say something to fidget with. That also happens to have five hundred movies preloaded on it and then A battery powered solar powered battery back in charge. This is the scenario where those weird tech things that can do. Eight different things in one actually makes sense because you admitted items but that is also the only scenario which does make sense. So let's stop making Like kickstarter pages of Tech Thing. That can solve a little grill with a cooler in it. That also has a plug in a battery sticking out. Foam Bat is not real. It is kickstarter. I'm coming for you. Oh man I feel like we really just didn't take that question seriously but no one hundred percent in the next video dropping Marquez off on an island with those three things sick Mr Beasts were ready to it. That's been it. Thank you for listening to step away for him All the stuff we talked about these these Stories will be in the show notes. If you want to check those out the links the twitter instagram everything we mentioned and We'LL CATCH YOU GUYS NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. Bass Way forms brought to you by with studios seventy one and our intro. Ultra music is created by Cameron Barlow.
009 Understanding Nonattachment
"Hello and welcome again to my podcast. I'm Jay forest the spiritual skeptic today I wanNA talk about non attachment or understanding not attachment. Not Attachment is a Buddhist teaching and I think that many times it's misunderstood so so there's a difference first of all. Let's I understand attachment and then we can better understand non attachment attachment. Tis The clinging to the the CL- craving the the grasping onto things concepts feelings. There's many things you can attach to people and this grabbing and clinging and grasping is what causes suffering now the opposite of grabbing onto something is pushing it away and that's version and that's the is that is also one of the ways that we suffer and being unaware is the third way so there's really really three things ignorance and the older translation was ignorance desire and hatred and that's really not very good translations of those words better idea would be ignoring or neglecting might be a word for it attachment and aversion now this idea of attachment attachment. It is not desire. That's the problem desires not the problem. Desire is natural desires spring forth naturally for example. You haven't eaten for a long time. You have a desire to eat completely natural being attached to grasping clinging to a particular food for an example is what's caused the suffering offering and so the other problem that we have with the word attachment is not only really does it get confused with desire because I've heard this and I and I still occasionally although I think it's pretty much cleared up now how from better Buddhist teaching and and authentic teachers that desires not the problem the the cause of suffering is not desire. Okay It's the clinging. That's the the cause of suffering disatisfaction if you want to the Pali Word is Duca and it it has more of a dis fat satisfaction on discontentment that kind of accommodation but when you think about attachment the problem is that you also when you think about the opposite of that and non attachment or disattached attachment then you have this idea of being disattached and disconnected and disinterested he in the sense of not caring and that's not what not attachment is non attachment is not diss TAT detachment k. Not Attachment is not detachment okay detachment. It has a a very negative connotation in the in the sense of it's actually a form of aversion. Detachment is completely shutting everybody out. It's the I'm GonNa Detach and you know wall myself into myself and that's not one non attachment nece. It's you cannot confuse the two or or you're going to have a lot of mistaken ideas because if you think not attachment is detachment and being detached then you will not be able to understand the idea taught in Buddhism of loving kindness the the Buddha taught both non attachment and loving kindness and detachment detachment is disconnection it separation its rejection. It's closing yourself off off severing all ties. That's detachment. So something is attached. It means it's connected. If something is detached they see that doesn't have the connection you cannot have love love and this is the idea when when you if you studied any psychology early childhood psychology talk about the need for attachment what that means the word attachment there is not carrying the Buddhist connotation of grasping clinging. What it is doing is speaking of connection now you can be connected and have connection with people without being attached attached clinging grasping to them? You see the difference. I'm hoping I'm able to to because it's very difficult to who put this into words to clearly help people understand the difference connection is when you have an and I actually this is the best X. Explanation Unfortunately I wish I had visuals the lead I could show you but if you put your two palms together you know how the praying hands you put the two palms together and you make the It's also agreeing in Hindu. You put the two hands together palms together. Stu- straight that's connection both your palms are in full connection with one another now if you interlock and fold your hands together so that they interlocked so that you're grabbing each other. That's an illustration of attachment. Don't you cannot easily pull away and this is the case with relationships for example in relationships. You have to have non attachment otherwise you'll have suffering because of eventually I guarantee. Eh that eventually you will lose the connection to the person that you love most now. That might be through death. It might be through if you happen to be in a in a relationship a romantic relationship a loving relationship it might be divorced but it will end all relationships end. That's part of life aw that's just the way things are and if you have connection and just connection you can let the relationship go if you have attachment that relationship will rip part of you away as it pulls away. Does that make sense so you have a relationship with with somebody. You truly love them. You have to have it in non attachment. A Noun attached connection 'cause some people have this idea you that you can't have you can't love somebody and not and not an have non on attachment to that person but in fact you can you can be connected with the person but not grasping the person grasping the relationship knowing that it will end and that's what the Buddha actually demonstrated when he died. He was kind of like why. Why are you people crying. Why are you sorrowful. Everything that has comes into life leaves life think so on his death he was saying this is part of life. This is part of the fact that the five aggregates come together and they dissolved dissolved. That's that's the whole process guys. You've you not listen to me. You're being attached. Don't connection. Let let me go see the difference. It's a difficult it's not easy to be connected without attachment but you can have love and care and concern without the grasping you can have a conviction without the attachment you can have loving kindness without selfish selfish grasping and that in fact is the the ideal of Buddhism so non attachment you can better understand is not detachment. You're not severing yourself. You staying connected with people deal with relationship with things but you're not grasping them. They're not digging your claws into them. You're not asking that. They don't change range. Causing permanent is part of life. It's the the nature of reality is realities. Influx is constantly glee moving in motion and so as we go through life we have to learn to connect with people with things but not to attach to grasp cling to them when they change they changed. Let them change do not not expect things to be permanent because they never can be and that's the secret or not suffering or at least less than the suffering lessening the discontent because you're not expecting it to be other than what it is so hopefully that gives you a little insight into the Buddhist idea of non attachment just a sliver of of the teaching of Buddhism and hopefully that will help you in your relationships in your own life to be connected but not attached so thank you again for listening to the podcast. I appreciate you taking the time to tune in and if you have any questions or comments you can email me at Jay at J. Forest Dot Org and let's J. A. Y. F. O. R. R. E. S. T. DOT ORG and until next time may wisdom guide your steps on the path of awakening
Hard Factor 10/2: USMCA Trade Deal, Soccer Mom in the Soft Corner, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines
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They're going to take us through a lightning round of other headlines. All right. So let's talk NAFTA US MCA a trade deal to replace NAFTA between the US Mexico and Canada was finally reached late Sunday night, and it's now called the US Mexico Canada agreement or US MCA. Yeah, so it's definitely not as good of an acronym. Let's talk about what the deal actually does to see if it was worth all the drama to make it happen. I mean, you remember all the tariffs between the US and Mexico then between the US and Canada, all that all that jazz that we've talked about in the past maple maple syrup tariffs, right? Yeah, exactly wool, all kinds of stuff. It's a sleeker and sexier new name, not as an acronym, the acronym, not as clunky, but most importantly were listed. I also, yeah. Yeah, I'm sure that was that was a high priority. Damn, right. All right. So what's new? Well, not much really. There are some changes to the old deal designed at creating more auto dairy wheat jobs in the US in particular. Also the North American auto industry for all three countries is going to get a little bit better in the long term because more cars will need to be built in quote, high wage areas. But other than that, the one point, two trillion dollar a year deal is pretty much the same as the old deal. Why do you think Mexico only got one letter. Well, so to Canada, Canada's 'em USAA stands for agreement. Okay. When you say high wage areas you it's more like you mean like high-wage countries. Right? That's right. So it means like imported cars, right? Forty, five percent of our, they calculate that the car has to be built in a high wage area so they can't build everything and Taiwan or who's Becca STAN or something. So. Yeah, like not like not like not like high wage areas like in your country, like, you know, like LA instead of Detroit, it's like high-wage countries, essentially Taiwan versus US. Right. So if Nike started making cars, that'd be fucked. Exactly. Yeah, for sure. Do they say which part of the forty five percent like is it the engine now? I have not really that that is probably extremely complicated how it's defined. I mean, these hires housands of pages I think is okay. Well agreement. One key change at the very end of the agreement is that all members cannot purposely manipulate the exchange rates of their currency specifically. They have to avoid devaluation to gain a competitive advantage in producing exports, and so that sounds boring because it is. But many experts believed that this change is aimed at establishing a precedent for whenever they make a trade deal with China whenever the US big trade deal with China because Trump has made claims that China devalue their currency purposely to make their exports more. Active and gain an unfair competitive advantage. So crab? Yeah. So Trump's now going to take this deal because now he's in alignment with Mexico and Canada. He's going to try to work with Europe and Japan, put the squeeze on China to see if he can strike a deal there because you know the trade war is ongoing and tariffs continue to rise constantly in that one. Yeah. I mean, now that we've got these juggernauts of the Konami Mexico and Canada while some China do China's like don't buy any US products and you'll be okay. Yeah. So what I'm getting out of this, we're cool with Canada again the time. Yes. I mean, essentially the steel and aluminum tariffs are still in place and Canada. And Mexico says, you know that those need to be hammered out before they officially, you know, let the ink dry on the on this new deal mean hockey season starting coincidence probably. Got thank God. Yeah, that's a good point. Maybe maybe this is just in time, so candidate can forget all this and move onto the NHL the National Hockey League. Right? So our internet comment for the day is from Clarkston on Facebook. He's taking the stance that a lot on the left Dr Trump is like an arsonist who starts a fire and then expects people to be grateful when he calls the fire department. So you're right. So like saying like, oh, you created this huge trade war for not much gain, really. And yeah, I mean, there's not many changes. Maybe this devaluing currency thing is like super important to his. Strategy long-term, but maybe not maybe just wanted credit for getting a trade deal done. I prefer that Trump is like that dirty bro who gives you Clemencia and then prescribes you amoxicillin. Oh, okay. All right. Well, okay. Interesting. Let's take it over to the soft corner. Baby the cooler. The Matz will mean rainy seven. Just quite an honored. The mother of Missouri teen is suing her son school in federal court claiming he was the target of age and sex discrimination. That sounds intense, but he does ready for this. You're ready to hear why this what's so soft about this that what you do, it's not her son did not make the boys varsity soccer team as a junior, and he's not allowed to play on the JV team anymore because he's old as fuck now. So she doesn't think that's fair. So she's suing the school for her son to be allowed to play on the JV team as a junior. Okay. That's pretty embarrassed. How the, how the fuck do you let your mom get away with that shit? Well, that's interesting. I mean, we could probably throw the kid in the softcore to the moms definitely in the soft corner. Oh, he's in. He's right there holding hands with her, you think so. I mean, like these moms. Some of these moms are very aggressive, so it doesn't matter mom. Do you know what's going to happen to me if you sued the school? Do you do fucking know what's going to happen to me? Mom did my mom. No, it was going to happen to me when she made me take swimming lessons at the community pool at fifteen. Able to swim by fifteen. You can't stop. I used to swim with you guys at fifteen shoes, his concern, not enough for your mother's to trust you. What I did guys, you can't stop. You can't stop determine moms or you wait for you wearing floating in the pool at fifteen. Pat stored himself right in the soft corner with these litters. The mother, the mother of an unnamed la- do highest high school junior who did not make the varsity cuts does not think that's fair. She believes her son who already played on the JV team last year as a sophomore is good enough to play JV again, which is not neither here, nor there lady right. He's a junior and he's aged out. The school has a rule that you can't play on the JV team when you're junior. So that's not the rule they rule is you can't play JV if you tried out for varsity and didn't make varsity the rules, the rule, he's not standard. Is the stance not eligible the JV team? Yeah, the standard is the standard. So let me let me get you a quote here. And this is a funny quote because of who it's by. I think if the judge follows the law and looks at the evidence of, you know, John Doe skills. We have a decent chance said Paul Matic the students lawyer, so they hired a lawyer and they're taking this battle poor. The team would also have a decent chance if this kid stayed off the team, right? This kid's losses virginity probably not, but I hope he has because now he's got no shots. Think this kid's losses virginity if he had he lost his girlfriend over this story, the coach ended up writing the family and explanation on why he had to cut this kid and which is ridiculous. He wrote the Email said, the boy has holes in his technical ability. AK, he sucks and his decision making on the field. AK, he stupid. So he's bad and stupid. He's a bad man on the field. He's not skilful or intelligent. That's why I cut him. The craziest part of me about this is that they're willing to pay a lawyer, but they're not willing to pay twenty five bucks for a house league soccer registration for this. Have them be the third best player on a rec league team like or some or some soccer lessons or some soccer lessons he could afford hats hats, mom would have this kid and soccer lessons and not so fast. So many lessons. Knows that you're bad if you can't make the varsity team as as a as a pity add. Right? Like they, they must really not like this kid? No, no, it's yeah, exactly along those lines. Like there are so many extra roster spots because they need people to practice with and stuff. He wasn't even good enough to be a practice. He wouldn't wanna make the team though at this point because he would get fucking hazed. Oh yeah, not only by the team which he would. But also if if I was a fan of an opposing team that played them, I would come pretty prepared to heckle the shit out of this team in this kid from the stands what what this kid really needs is for his dad to get like a job transfer immediately. That's what he needs to this kid. I would like to say it's time to hang up the cleats buddy just over prep for the SAT's and move on. They're going to be plenty of wins for you in college and down the road. As long as you get far far away from your soft ass mother. Yeah, it's time to hang them up. All right. So lightning round, you guys ready for letting out. Lightning bolt. All right, Texas, governor, an enemy of trees. Greg Abbott took to FOX and friends yesterday morning to talk about the democratic challenger for Texas Senate Beth tho- Rourke saying quote, he's been a cult like very popular figure the way that he's run the campaign, but you don't vote on cult. You don't vote on personality. When you get to the US Senate, you vote on issues. You vote for the creepiest guy in the race because you know he can get stuff done. This sounds like, okay, so we didn't send best part Beto is kind of like if you wanna look at it from like just the opposition you wanna say is a cult because he has a lot of like liberal, you know, Cox following him because he's popular and whatever. That's that's one thing that I think that's kind of pretty much what he's saying. It's actually kind of a brilliant way to to go after Texas Republicans calling him a cult guy. Also, he kinda got backed up by Obama today because Obama also snubbed Bego from his updated endorsement list. So really shitty day for beta, how many people are that list? Unless it's like one, how the fuck did Beethoven not make that a lot. Yeah, it's a lot. So my theory then something is gonna come out. That's not good for Bateson when the news severe likes, they're like maybe thirty five seats up for reelection if a Senate and this is like one of the hottest hottest elections. I don't know what the fuck they're talking about. It's definitely something from his his band as that is going to get him into trouble. All right. Shocker. Another one of Kavanagh's classmates at Yale. This marks the third officially and probably many more to come has come forward to say that oak Kavanagh's absolutely full of shit when he says he has never blacked out or drink to a point where he did not remember things, Charles leading tin or Chad leading tin. An associate professor of history at North Carolina State has come forward to sake. Having all was quote a belligerent and aggressive drinker. He went on to say on many occasions, I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption. You got you guys ever slurred or staggered from all consumption back. Yeah, yeah. Have you ever fallen asleep somewhere and woke up in a different place? Yeah. Yeah, exactly. I know whenever everyone this table has had their fair share of these nights peeing. Yeah, yeah. Recently, as this past weekend, Pat. Awesome. Scaffolding and NYC definitely would not be confirmed as as court Justice. The White House has expanded the investigation slightly and hopefully for cavenaugh sake, that expansion does not include his drinking, and if it does go into drinking, he is kind of fucked because it's pretty clear that he he was lying in in the in the they're not getting that done in a week. What does it now a three year investigation. That's how long it would take to get all the alcohol stores out. Oh, Mitch, McConnell, the great turtle came out to say, instead it's happening this week. The vote is happening this week, right? I mean, they would need some like some picture of him like passed out with writing Dicks on his face and all that kind of shit like in a lawn in order for him to be befogged. Even even Rachel Mitchell has said that the evidence from the hearing does not support the sexual assault case. It's still a. He said she said thing. So unless they can find something you know about that he's probably gonna get in. All right. So Jordan, Jackson arena woman was arrested for suspicion of DUI on Sunday night after she. Crashed her car into her own house. She she's a renter several drivers who witnessed Jackson driving down plumb lane just before the crash. They told police that she was passing cars at quote, a high rate of speed. Odds are Jackson made the rookie mistake of break in the seal earlier in the evening, no word on whether or not she made it to the bathroom and time. Yes, she wanted to get home early. She was like, I'll deal with this mess tomorrow. She's three based in house. Reno drink out here in Reno. Yeah. And now her car is her coffee table. Moving on Halloween, asteroid, a skull shape. Asteroid is going to pass earth. Again, just after Halloween. The nerd name for the asteroid is chooser a one five t be one forty five and was first discovered in two thousand fifteen. So go figure in two thousand fifteen. The asteroids showed up only three hundred thousand miles from earth. But this time it will be twenty four million miles and show around number eleven. So frankly, I'm not even sure why the fuck we are covering this story, especially since Halloween is a month away. The asteroid has been named death comment or Halloween asteroid. Don't worry though the death comet is not a threat to earth even if it did impact earth, it would need to be fifteen times larger kill us, but would certainly fuck up some shit wherever it did hit as it is seven hundred meters wide likely on fire and going extremely fast. Yeah, death comet though is a great band name. So that's why I think we're covering it. You'd even get the logo of your band for free with the skull asteroid picture. It's pretty bad ass. Done it. And also you're right. This comets, no big deal, but. We probably should worry about the one where they evacuated an entire town, but by the telescope and scapegoated a janitor for for kids. Also the other razor were is because Ben Affleck would never let that happen again. All right. So underfunded and overworked. Police departments are a major issue in many communities. Luckily for the students and residents of university park, the Pennsylvania state police don't have that problem. After two police horses were assaulted, we'll attempting to quell one hell of a tailgate party. It seems that the PS we're out of options. That's when the board police department with resources to burn said, if we can't take them by land, we'll take him by air. Probably they then proceeded to fly a helicopter at low altitudes over the party creating like a wizard of Oz, like situation with tents and George Foreman grills flying everywhere. That's awesome strategy, though. He would be really hard to party three Hilla copter when you're imagine you're playing cornhole fuck. We only have one option. Peng's impossible paddock can't believe you get Ben Affleck the credit for that. Willis, I Willis. Now without Affleck support though. True. F- fair enough. Moving on JoAnne Katzenberg is in a little bit of trouble with law enforcement this week, and this story is fucking crazy. Cats and burger was arrested after flinging blood and feces at officers who were trying to arrest her in her home. Take a guess at what drugs she was on when this happened guys, Matt, how Malcolm hall? No, that's right. Comeback, king methamphetamine, apparently cats and burger had injected a quarter of math directly into her veins and was acting like a maniac insider home. So someone called the, it's a reporter activity. And when police tried to arrest the woman and she said she needed medical attention. But when you're ambulance arrived, she became irate told police. They were drugs in her, but ran to the bath tub and started digging at her ass much like I do in the middle of the night. Sometimes only only. You guys don't you guys don't ever scratch your ass in the middle of the night, come on. Fuck you imply something different there. Go to go to continue. Itchy ass. Wake up with stinky finger her that one confused sake, say Confucius say, go to bed with with a stinky finger. That's right. That's right. Only her ass bleeding. She then flung a shit and blood covered Brown bag of what she said was heroin at the officers. Splattering them with blood. She went onto Acapulco psycho. She went on to act like complete psycho on her way to the car in the car in the jail and three officers had to be tested for every disease in the world after being splattered with your bodily fluids and be on the lookout for he's now because this is the start of twenty eight days later. Yes, she she threw a bloody fecal matter badge a heroin at a cop's face than started spitting blood on three other cops. There's a Saturday shit. Yeah, she's a party and that's it for heart factor. Thank you. Once again for listening, please subscribe down that an eye towns at us at heart factor news start over Houston, an towns. Yes. Towns. It's new k. cool not available in cities. That's it for hard factor. Thank you. Once again for listening, please download subscribe on itunes everywhere. 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194: Not Feeling Loved and Connected In Your Relationship?
"Hey, what's going on guys? Hey, hey. Morse courses. Hey. There's some joke behind that. Right. Yeah. I think I always start with what's going on. So it makes it up try to mix it up. Hope you're having a wonderful day. Thank you for listening to today's show tuning in. And we have another great show for you guys where we welcome. Dr Samantha Smith Steen in. She is a clinical psychologist in San Francisco who specializes in relationships and intimacy and has been practiced for over twenty years and has a blog on psychology today. I love the name. It's what the wild things are little play on one of my favorite books when I was a kid. Yeah. And we've been reading that to Stella where the wild things are super cute. Buck. Yeah. The movie too. So yeah. When be dive in to the topic of not feeling loved and connected to our partner, and what to do how to navigate it. Some really actionable tips for communicating that and for being proactive because as you'll hear it's not always about what your partner's doing. Sometimes we need to be the ones to affect change. So it's a very empowering perspective to take all hope is not lost. You can create the change that you want to see in. Samantha gives us some great tools to do that. In one of the big things is understanding your own love, language, and your partners language, because if you do that in are able to communicate it you're going to receive love in feel more connected. Yeah. We talk about it. So often on the show. How important it is to understand your? I love like mentioned Samantha really stresses that because it just makes so much of a difference. Don't you feel more love cheese when I give you touch. Yes. I know it does makes a difference. Please. When I'm working, we didn't mention this in the in the interview. But in our online course sparked my relationship dot com, actually, do a whole lesson on learning about your partners love language to the importance of it, the different leveling, which is that there are and then how to implement so if that is something that is a new a new concept and conscious idea. Yes. Into your relationship than we would love revise to check out. Our course spark my relationship dot com. You can go to the website smoking relationship dot com forward slash unlock. And get a special offer just for our podcast listeners. Thank you so much for tuning in guys. We really appreciate it serves raising our fingers. She's got Scott something say great things in this episode of so many free resources as well. So we have a free guide e book on. I statements a little guide on how to implement ice statements in relationship. So we're gonna linked to that in the show notes as well. So check out our show notes for all the great links and resources that was from this episode. Enjoy the show today show is brought to you by our online course spark my relationship. Create more passion, improve your communication and build a stronger more intimate connection with your partner in less than ninety days. We've collaborated with fifteen therapists and psychologists to bring you the strategies marriage therapists, teach their clients to unlock a special offer only for IT podcast listeners. Visit spark my relationship dot com slash unlock. That's spark my relationship. Dot com slash unlock. Thank you so much for joining us on the show today. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Samantha we like to start our shows with having you tell us in our listeners why you enjoy helping people improve their relationships. I think it's actually one of the things I enjoy the most out of all the work that I do because I think that relationships are. A amazing place to learn about who we are as people learn about what's important to us as well. As learn how to love on how to express the love that we might naturally feel. So there's there's a double benefit from one has to do with becoming our best selves in the world in the other has to do a sort of knowing our deepest selves, we love that in definitely agree. It's not always easy. But the work is worth it. And you're gonna find out so much about yourself and have so many unique insight in really is a beautiful thing. And we just love being able to interview people like yourselves to get information for Seren. I in share it with our listeners in today's topic is. Is one that? I'm sure hits home with a lot of people in even if you feel like you're in a happy relationship. Most of the time, I know, and I would identify our relationship as mostly happy. We definitely have our bumps in the road. And I definitely have felt not connected or not necessarily love by Sarah at certain times. And I think I won't let her speak for self. But. Feels the same way. So let's zero in and talk about what we can do when we're not feeling loved connected or cared about buyer partner. So should just jump in. Yeah. Yeah. I know that's kinda broad, but we're just going to kind of weave our way through this. And. And. Yeah. So the first thing I think is that in is noticing feeling and that that feeling usually has a yearning with it as a desire to feel loved connected Canada with this person that were so into involved with and. Most of the time when we have that your name, we we have a media certify what about what what it is that we are wanting. And so for example, we think to ourselves cod. You know, if if I could just I can't believe that I when I walk in the dorm partner doesn't run up give me a hug and just make me feel so connected. If if I had that hug when I first walked in the door, and so we have these these thoughts are ideas these moments when we don't feel cared about her. We don't feel that we just feel frustrated like it's just seems so obvious if this person newly lab would do this thing then we'd feel cared about. But I usually like to to kind of pause people at that moment and ask them sort of really, what's what's the deeper yearning? They're having oftentimes we we look at these superficial things like, you know, why don't why are they leaving their laundry next to the laundry basket instead of putting it in the basket, don't they care about me. But that there's actually oftentimes deeper feeling it's underneath that were longing for something. Deeper. And and we really take the time to pause there and investigate that you're Ning, then we can see it's not necessarily about the laundry. You know, the end it might not even necessarily be about the other person. So in other words, maybe there's a deeper feeling of. Of connection. Maybe there's a deeper feeling that we have that this person that we all doesn't doesn't really respect our ways of doing things on an so the laundry is kind of just an example. And there needs to be a deeper conversation about what is the interest backed and and will end. And feeling respected in certain ways. Makes us feel connected to that other personal loved by them. Sometimes it just might be. I have a feeling of emptiness or loneliness inside and on. I'm the yearning that I'm feeling towards my partner. No matter what they do. And how loving and there they are. They're not gonna fill that hole that I haven't side. So so it's important to really investigate that yearning and think about what the deeper kind of yearning is because there's a lot of information. If if it's about respect than that can start a whole different conversation. It's not just about the laundry, but it's really about what is it mean to respect each other's ways of doing things. How do we compromise those sorts of fruitful conversations that can come out of it? There is no doubt a lot of underlying issues and tensions, and and things within a relationship in that we bring to the relationship as individuals and these things form in childhood. And and then we we are a lot of times are not even aware that like you're mentioning the laundry or the cleaning up and that can become like an argument. But that is just a superficial thing in in. It's like we need to be mindful in aware and understand like, okay. This is irradiating me that my partners doing this. But what is underlying that rather than being emotionally reactive and and just going down a road of conflict and nine good is generally going to happen from that. So. What are the steps that that someone can do they recognize it, and then need to communicate that with their partner? How how does that look, right? So right once they can do that first step on their own and recognize of try to understand the deeper piece. You know, I'll give another example, that's maybe even more powerfully charged. Let's say that you see your partner talking with somebody party, and you have feelings of jealousy or you have feelings of room. You know, the new might soon reactor saying, well, if you cared about me wouldn't be sort of smiling that other person in that way, or or talking with them in that way, and. Instead of reacting to it, you sort of stop if they yourself once the deeper issue here, there's a way that I don't maybe I'm not feeling especial to them. I'm feeling like my specialness is threatened. And so how how can I and it may be related to serve? Pain that happened before that relationship all wounding? From from either your childhood or another relationship. And so then once you identify, okay, I wanna feel special to this person in their times more parties are when we're social gatherings. Worry do feel special. I feel drought dry feel like I'm in competition with other people than you you understand. There's a deeper issue there par- to has to do. Actually discovering whether or not the relationship is the place to work this out. So I'm not another thing. You know? That's kind of what I was saying if it's if it's simply old wounding if it has to do with an emptiness that you feel in general maybe to fair fee or Nadu some personal work to see if I'm feeling lonely. May be spending time with my partner would help. But maybe also need to focus on my friendships. I need to expand my social circle. There are a lot of there's a lot of stress thick. It's put on a relationship to meet a lot of needs that don't necessarily to the relationship to meet. So once you decide okay, there is the special piece, I do wanna feel special to my partner in their Todd the their times together with other people in. I don't have that experience. Then you kind of want them the conversation. That's where the conversation starts and and. And and I heard people at that time to have an open mind when they walk into in in terms of rather than it being a blame game. Or you know, I noticed the way you talk to that for some of that was really uncaring those kinds of things, but instead have an open mind and really be focused on in the initial expression is in my feelings. And this is what came up for me in the circumstance speak curious about that together. So it's really I think that's the part that people often when people bring their expression their their pain or their needs or their feelings. It starts fight. Because it's I can't believe you are talking to her party that way on didn't you care about me at all? And there's an immediate defensiveness that happens and the fight begins as opposed to you know, I was aware that the party was looking at you talking to the person, and I felt really scared. My felt jealous. I felt whom you worried that I wasn't special to you or that I would be replaced or that you liked that other person were in can we talk about that together? And I'd like to hear about your experience. I think to show you were in. Let's think about if we could shift that together. I worked with a couple where. The the heterosexual couple in the women traveled a lot for her work. In she when she him whom she felt so let down that her husband was served in his office working he sort of yelled on the mall. Hey, be with you in few minutes. And she felt like she wanted to be like doesn't even love me that he doesn't wanna run up in greet me at the door so excited to see him. And he's just sitting at his desk. And she felt very hurt and rejected not cared about that interaction. Once they started talking about it. He said to her, you know, I actually clean. I make sure that houses all cleaned before you get home. And then I'm just frantically trying to finish up when I'm doing when when you walk in the door to make sure that you can have my undivided attention when you come in. And so he was actually taking action what he thought would be the right action to make her feel really loved and cared about. And she missed it because for her. She just wanted to greeted at the door. She didn't care the house look like mass if he had to work later, she wouldn't that big hug when she came in. So they never wouldn't learn that if if you know, she just sort of said, we'll obviously you don't care about me, you know, that, you know, meet me at the door, and he would have gone defensive find heavensent. I really love that story because it's so often we hear the similar stories like that where a husband or a wife for one of the partners is is giving so much love or so much attention to their partner. But it's not the the same love language that that person receives love, and so it's not as appreciated or I guess acknowledged as the person who is giving that loss. I really love that. Because it's a perfect example to show. How important it is to really understand the way that your partner receives love. Yes. Absolutely. I think that's really key. We we it's of course, natural for us to be loving. In the ways that we want to be left. And and it's and then we do the reverse of when we don't receive in that way, we think the other person's not being loving towards us. And so it it's very it's a big paradigm shift to be able to realize oh people given receive live in different ways sound so obvious. But it doesn't feel obvious because what's natural to us. Just assume it's natural to everyone. But it is. So it's a big paradigm shift to to realize that. On that people give express and receive love in different ways. And the things that new vital. Really? It's it's nice. If somebody buys me gift, but who cares? On. Whereas for somebody else. That's the best possible thing you could do for them than than we learn how to love the other person in the way that they. Can. The that is most meaningful to them. We also learned to receive. So it may not be natural for me to see gifts as deal. But if I know for the other person, that's the purest expression of love, they can give and it's going to be more meaningful for me when I get a gift from them. Such an important point in. There's a lot wrapped up in here. Because I'm also thinking about your story, like the expectation of the wife when she came home, you know, as a as a partner, if you're expecting to get love one way in your husband's not there to greet you, and then they don't you're even more disappointed, and it's just such a big part of of life in general is like keeping those things. Not having. I mean, we want to have expectations. I think it's just natural. But keeping those in perspective, I guess and then. It's just so complicated. Because, you know, going back to that example, like there was just like this misread in. I feel like it happens in in Tehran is where they ship to like in probably a lot of people that you're trying to do the right thing or or maybe you're not even trying to do the right thing. You're just you feel like you're not doing the wrong thing. And then your partner. Because there are unique individual it is very much the wrong thing, or there's just a lack of of feeling that that you're partners trying and in just off in all of that a lot of times the remedy is just communications. So rather than being, you know, waiting for your partner to read your mind, and to because you're upset that they didn't greet you at the door that you explicitly outline that in a way that is productive. That's not a blaming kind of like, the example, you said in then we can move forward in a much more positive way rather than it being an argument, and then you're feeling angry and disappointed, and it's just there's so much nuance. And it's hard even though it it's seemingly simple it's not how we're not born able. To navigate these things. And it's like knowing who you are knowing how you've receive love and understanding that for yourself in that own relationship. It's all it's also interesting and complicated down to exactly right. And you made some really great, please. That are worth highlighting. I think knowing yourself as much as possible as a huge part of the process because then you can communicate with ice statements, and you can't approach it with curiosity and also you can be aware of your expectations. And and you can also there's there's a way that that you can be sort of. Well, I guess what I would say is that there's another piece too in terms of expectations. I like what you were saying expectations that we do carry. It is it's very human have expectations in needs in runts almond carry them into a relationship. So I don't think we can escape that. But it's good to be aware of what they are. And you know, in in couples that are having difficulty. So a lot of times couples come to see me their relationship has gotten to the point where things are they're very unhappy. And the expectations have actually turned into negative expectations on and that negative expectations feed negative expectations. So the Matic vamp of the wife and husband where she comes home. If she believes already that her husband doesn't care about her. Doesn't love her than than to be sure she's going to be looking for signs that that's true when she walks in that door, she's going to be very aware when she walks in that he doesn't hug her that is evidence and sign that. That he doesn't care about her doesn't love her. And so those negative expectations really informal on of how we see in read what our partners doing not doing as opposed to you know, when I'm feeling more connected to my partner when feeling more love between us than theirs. You can then there's oftentimes ability to have more curiosity about it have a deeper understanding to really kind of see like, okay, I'm assuming that that my husband loves me. And cares about me. Why isn't he greeting me at the door? And what does that mean for him? And what does that mean for me? And how do we sort of talk about that moment on understand it better? So that underlying assumption. An expectation is actually very important and can really inform how things are red now things go, and it can also. Oh, be that. Let's say they have the conversation and nine times out of ten. He comes up to the door and gives her big hugging. Cassen greets her and she feels really loved cared about connected. And then one time she walks in and he's sort of. Doesn't notice or doing something else? She can sort of be easier with it. It's not the end of the world when when he doesn't greet her because she trusts that he does care about her love for most of the time. He has at we're all human. Sometimes we have a bad day or distracted or. Or whatever it is. So what does that conversation? Look like because I feel like Sarah, and I have been in a place of few times. Once we started this podcast. I think the first relationship book, I read was the five leveling, which is and it was like a revelation. I'm like, oh my goodness. Says everyone needs to know this because you need to know how you receive love and how your partner receives love. So you can communicate with each other. And do that in it such an important thing. But what we then found, and I think still to this day is that things are going good in the in the sense that for not particularly having arguments, and there's there's not a lot of conflict, but I receive love through touch and can't going back to why relationships are so hard. People Sarah does not it's not natural for her to to give love through touch in a lot of that what we sort of found out because she didn't grow up in that kind of family in. I did in like, very huggy. And and so it's not natural to her. So there's this mismatch. And so inevitably what will happen is be feeling. Not loved not connected. Even know like again ver not having conflict things are on the surface, very fine. But then I'll say either bubble up in some irritability or just straight up say, you haven't hugged me or touch me. You know, it's simple as putting her hand on my shoulder while I'm working like is just so loving to me, and I need that. And but then I bring it up, and it's not always in the best way. And then Sarah will say what are you talking about? I've I've I've been. And it's like this. And so then I feel like well, did I just I didn't communicate that the best way. And did I say it too soon and not give her a chance to to work up that love Bank of touch, and it's kinda like it's like this weird pattern. Do you understand what I'm saying? So how can we navigate that better that before we continue on we want to tell you about today's sponsors? Today's episode is brought to you by four hers. Getting birth control is a hassle and way too time consuming the amount of time. It takes to go to your garden. Colleges office pick up your new pack or deal with all the phone calls with your insurance company is way too. Crazy your birth control should be delivered to you where you want it. When you want it without judgment, and with your physician available to answer any questions, you might have and. 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He kind of things with the first one one of the biggest mistakes that people make in relationship is they talk about what? The person isn't doing and it sounds like a complaint or criticism on and that makes the other person feel defensive and also can make them feel certain deflated in very sort of Adly like they're failing to be the partner that their that their partner wants. And so I encourage people when they feel clear that they have a need or something that they're wanting. I encourage people to sort of proactively ask for rather than talk about complain about the fact that they're not getting it. So in other words, rather than saying, I just don't feel connected, or I feel you know, it's a bummer like I just don't feel like you've done this touched me today or the can't you at least say something. Nice about me today. Those kinds of things instead. Once you identified what you would like on proactively asking for so saying, hey, you know, I would love to connect. Do you have a few minutes today? I'd love coddle or, you know, hey, I feel like we haven't had a lot of time the past couple of days. Let's make a date. He wanted to something together. And so that way there's a feeling like your first of all you're asking for what you want and second of all the other person has the opportunity to meet pack lead. So it sounds really simple. But most couples don't approach it that way, they really talk about, you know, their disappointment in what the other person hasn't done rather than just kind of really making a proactive positive request the other the other big mistake that couples make in terms of communicating around what they need. Is that they use you statements instead of ice statements, and they talk about a focus on actions incentive feelings, and it's hard to do. But there's a huge difference between saying room. You weren't nice to me when I walked in the room. Versus I felt. Hurt. By your tone, really came in the room. Does there too? It sounds like you're saying the same thing. But actually, it's it's the, you know, your partner is really able to receive the second one much better than the first room. If somebody says to me, you're mean to me than I I have to yourself while ojectives was I mean, I didn't have the intention of being the, you know, and. You know in their sort of a self evaluation. That's oftentimes defensive if somebody says to me I was hurt by the while. I just felt really hurt by the tone that you used there might be some defensiveness. But how do you defend you? They were hurt by my tongue is known nothing to defend that's just true on. And I wanna add a caveat to that saying I feel like you're mean is not it's not a feeling that still giving an opinion. So it really has to be I feel I felt with the feet hurt. Not I feel like when you say, I feel like that's an opinion. But I feel hurt while you're told me I felt sad. I felt afraid that you weren't loving me in that moment on those are feelings, and it's more vulnerable the say at that way. But it does allow for the other person to kind of. Be empathic and to receive it in a way that accumulations don't I love these two tips in we talk about the versus use statements a lot and. It's important to be reminded a lot because I think we don't naturally do it all the time. No, we don't and it like you said, it's a little thing. But it makes a huge difference. So reminding our listeners now to to do that it cannot hurt in and really try to keep that in the forefront of your mind in communicating with your partner in how you said, you know, rather than. Expecting your partner to fulfill the need just proactively ask for it. Rather than saying I feel like you haven't been touching me lately. Sarah to be like, I really use a hook in. And and that is just too much more productive way. Because inevitably if I say at the other way like feel like, yeah, it's just it's not going to lead Sarah to be like, oh, let me give you a hug. No, she's gonna defensive in rightfully so in. It's like we have these it's really like survival mechanisms, right? Like, like, it's how we evolved. And that's why relationships are hard like we don't want to be accused of not being a good person or not fulfilling our partners needs. And if we are we're not gonna oh, you're right. Let me love you better. And man, it's so seemingly simple. I'll even like no it like this is not new completely new information. It's valuable information, and we need to hear it. But I know that I need to say in ice statement or but inside I'm like, man, Sarah, just I just needing an out to her. Yeah. Well, she just give me a hug like she knows that I want love that way. But she's not doing it. And so then it bubbles up and I'm like. Just irreparable or whatever rather than I think like that moment. What is that moment? Like, how can I better navigate it? I know what to do in yet. Sometimes I'm not doing is that just like mindfulness in creating a habit. Yeah. No. I mean, you're describing such a human experience, and I think heart of it is that it rings sort of else for us those moments when we when we feel hurt what the other person has is doing or not doing it's partially. You know, in that moment were feeling, but it also reminds us inside of all of the trains, we didn't feel cared about her love, and we weren't getting our needs that sometimes buying all back to childhood. Part of it is doing our own healing work and being responsible for knowing that it's not up to this person to be available to us in the way that we need every moment, but that we have some old wounds. Maybe that we need to heal and part of it really is as you said mindfulness and being aware it's taking a moment Braff because oftentimes we react. We don't pause almond taken really started take Braff and say ourselves. Okay. I feel hurt in this moment. And. And let me check in with loose off. You know about. Do I really think this person has bad intention on do? I really think this person is out to get me. Your doesn't love me. And and if you do that may be couples therapy as a good place to go. But but most of the time you can you can do that self talk and be aware. Okay. I know that this person does love me. And they're tension is not on the right now for whatever reason on and then you can move from practive requests place rather than that out. I'm hurt like you reactive place. Like chase mentioned earlier he came from more of a touch family than I did in. So I do find it hard. Sometimes to remember to give him the love of touch. Do. You have any advice. I guess in addition to just being mindful about. Got it to to really help me create that pattern in that ritual needed to fill his love language. You know, I do and couples often bristle at this idea. But I think that that really it's about habits on that. We don't have naturally the habits often that our partners need us to have. And so I actually we have these great devices that we carry around with us all the time, and I actually encourage people to put reminders in their phones. And I know that sounds ridiculous. Like, why should I be needed? A reminder on my phone to give my partner hog or to buy the flowers, or whatever it is that their love language or to tell them that. I love them in their awesome. But I often tell people until you get into a new habit with it. Put twice a day reminder on your phone that sort of says, go give your partner a hug or touch them or tell your partner that you love them or pick up something hued at the store, you know, at Walgreens today, or whatever it is. That that in. And then eventually you'll need those reminders because the habit you'll just be habit. More and more. But I think we have to kind of treat ourselves to be the partner that our our partner needs. If we don't share that lovely which with that is such an important tip. It's not revolutionary necessarily. But it's more like giving permission to to that. Because it seems so simple in elementary and in most people like I don't eat the set a reminder. Reminder. Sometimes it's so hard. Let's just doesn't come naturally said. So I think it is a matter of creating new new habits that are not natural us. Samantha before we wrap up spend a lot of great stuff in this interview for us to to take home, but I wanna touch on. Something you mentioned earlier in the interview in that is determining if something is needs to be worked out in the relationship, or if it's an individual thing, and to me that that kinda hit home because that line is blurry in relationships highlight the things we need to work on. And so how what are some questions? We can ask ourselves like is something I need to work out on my own or in the relationship. Right. I mean, that's kind of my first impulse is to say that the getting help. From therapist would be a great way to figure that out. Usually I want to also say that usually the answer is both are often. They answer is both. So relationships do provide an opportunity for healing for us. And they do provide an opportunity for us to have an of a. A new kind of wonderful experience and that and so bringing things to a relationship can really create that experience for us. However, if there's a woman all owned or issues that are deep enough or or or things that we, you know, there are existential issues like the fact that on some level were all alone in the world, and that's not gonna ever be mitigated by no matter, how wonderful relationship is. We're going to have to deal with kind of art in our chronic feelings of of emptiness aloneness, and what is it mean to alive, and those sorts of questions are and so. I I don't I think. There isn't an easy answer to that question. But it's a good question to keep asking. I would whole I would sort of encourage people to really on hold that question. Open regularly on to sort of see how much pressure on my putting on my relationship. Are there? You know, seeing this other person as a human being what their own sort of faults in Phil ability and imperfections and efforts and. Bring to them sort of what you would like a knee, but also really do your own work. Whether it being therapy or meditation or workbooks are process, whatever the the mode is to be able to really own that it's not up to this other person to heal me on my needs. But instead, there's there's always a piece of whatever it is. That's mine. I think that's a great perspective to take in and really empowering one. So there are things to work on in the relationship. But that we always need to be working on ourselves. And so often, I know I'm guilty of it. Like, you're frustrated. You're not feeling loved connected, whatever it is. And we wanna point, you know, you wanna point at your partner they need to to a better job of of loving MIR in. Often. That's not the case. It's that we need to do a better job of communicating to our partner or do a better job of showing our partner love so that they feel like fulfilling or needs more. And so for always taking that perspective. I made me not blaming one. We're going to just be happier with ourselves in the relationship. So Samantha I think that's a great place to wrap up on. You've given us in our listeners. A lot of great things to to think about an apply. So why don't we finish up by having you tell us where we can find you online. And if there's something you want to leave our listeners with and then we'll say goodbye, okay? Great. So my website is my first last name. So it's some out vestments steam. Dot com, and you can also find my writings on psychology today, a blogger for psychology today. So I have a lot of articles up there on called what the wild things are. And so people are welcome to read whom I often write about relationships on that. And it was a real pleasure speaking with both of you today. So thank you very much for having me. Thank you. And we'll put all of the links. You just mentioned on your page on our website at ide- podcast dot com. And it was a pleasure. Having you on the show the Q guys? We hope you enjoyed today's episode as always all the links are in the show notes page as well as on the podcast description. And while you're on our website. We encourage you guys to check out our fourteen day happy couple challenge, we send you an Email for fourteen days with simple doable challenges to help strengthen and improve your relationship and on our website. 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The Fear of Male Birth Control
"<music> hi. I'm christina ricci. One of the hosts of the waves a podcast from slate magazine every thursday we talk about current events from a feminist perspective active join us as we digest talked to special guests and figure out how gender please into everything from policy and politics to pop culture. Subscribe drive to the waves wherever you get your podcasts. Can we start by having you tell us why. Oh you don't want aiming quick question was do you like to cook at all in any way shape or form yeah. I love cooking. Have you ever cut yourself accidentally. Maybe getting some onions potatoes or anything ready for for whatever meal you were making yet done that i call myself a lot kazak feel that good it hurts when i think of the surgery right i think of that to the boat to the most sensitive most painful part of my entire body and it's a pretty quick like like no i need to ask all of you listening right now to not judge me for a sec but i'm in the same boat as brad who you can thank for that image of the kitchen knife near someone's genitals but even beyond the surgery part the idea of getting vasectomies is sort of terrifying like i'd be messing with my body in a way that's unnatural and since there's this growing interest in different non condom forms of birth control that put the onus on men not women of realized. I feel squeamish about most of them now for the obvious nothing compares to what women already have to put their bodies through for birth control and childbirth birth so why are men. 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You know my youngest is five so she'll be starting kindergarten in a couple of weeks till so to to think about giving up my body again again and going through the baby years again <hes> some women are like serious rockstars and they just love being pregnant and they nurse nurse for so they're toddlers to or longer and they love everything about it and i just was not that mom being pregnant. It was okay. I probably had an average pregnancy with sickness and other weird things that happened <hes> but my c-section was awful. We'll recovery was awful nursing a horrible horrible thing <hes> for me hormones not baby blues knots and then with my daughter i had a v back which was the most empowering thing ever but it took me a fifty hour labor three hours of pushing while turn that so <hes> that's my i've done enough argument. I mean that's one of the reasons why i maybe grown a little softer towards this position this the idea like sharing the responsibility. Maybe taking some of that load off of your partners very appealing. I think it's kind of like if your partner is going to be doing all the cooking right getting pregnant going through that physical transformation. The least you can do is do the dishes right it. Doesn't it seem like it's that much of responsibility compared to the like how much work is involved in childbirth. That's really funny because that's exactly how our house house runs like. I cook because i enjoy it and he does the dishes every night. Brad say hi honey a lawyer do on. I don't know i'm wondering if you feel like like taking some of that load off of her might be peeling i just i guess i don't categorize that as something i can do to carry the burden right or wrong. I view to protecting the kids providing financially emotionally. Physically you know like cleaning cleaning up the puke or wiping the shit or whatever the worst job is like your that's who that's what you gotta do and like knowing that for the rest of my life which i have no problem i'm with because that's that's the you know the trade off you get for all the great parts about being a dad and a husband which it's all good but and i guess i just i don't this kerr of second. Just isn't in that list. He is really good at cleaning up. Puke i ran away and he runs towards it and i don't doubt you know and appreciate all that. She went through you know from the good the bad and and and we didn't have a good experience. She didn't have a specific good experience the first time but all the sacrifice i guess from my standpoint i i look got it that what else do we do to protect against another pregnancy and that's using condoms every single time <hes> not being haphazard written and for my personal enjoyment or her personal enjoyment. Even if we're were sober drunk or whatever it is you know. I think that that's important and i guess i don't know i guess that's that's how far thought about it. I mean so if that's working for for you. I guess why the motivation to change anything. The main reason is because i don't know if i have liked peri menopause or what but like my periods are just are are starting to become erratic so when when i'm late and the older you get you know <hes> as a woman in your forties and my mom went through early menopause like you. You're periods become really crazy. You could even like skip blunt one month so <hes>. I guess i guess primarily. It's just for peace of mind. <hes> you know it's just it really causes me a lot of stress us when i'm when i'm late if we're being fully honest i kind of see this the same way. I see like lasik surgery. It's like your i ball's are the most delicate part of your body and the idea of sitting underneath a laser putting all of your faith into a doctor who so confident in his so like blase about the risks. Oh don't worry about it. I've done this one thousand times. I still feel like i can't fully trust anyone with that much power over my body yeah i mean i get it. You know and i don't wanna make my husband do something that is the he doesn't feel comfortable with you know on his own body. I guess at the end all. I hope that like back to like the beginning. My beginning comments on the erotic periods is like if it gets bad enough <hes> the older i get. I just hope that he does it yeah yeah. I almost feel like if i were you. I'd be so pissed because i'd be like i did all of this work for a total of eighteen like probably longer like it's not just the pregnancy. It's all of that time afterwards recovering so i don't know i feel like i would be pissed if a partner was like nah. I don't wanna do this one hour operation. That's going to take me only a few hours after after to recover. I mean when you as we're like no it was making you queasy. I was just literally having flashbacks of the really gross things that i had to do my downstairs business after my v back to heal those wounds that didn't and just take a couple of days and then the first time that we had sex how badly that hurt i mean i'm not normally pissed off about it but now you've got me all fired up. <hes> none of it is easy. I it's it's really painful. Having a baby hurts not just during but after c. section and anna vaginal birth were hard vaginal birth was easier for me mentally <music> but physically like still hurt and it's not that i mean i want him to like soak it up you know and and blah blah blah but i know it would hurt and i would be very like you know sensitive for him to him and all that jazz f._b._i. Like a nice role reversal where instead you're fetching him the ice cream right. No i mean i can. I can see that and maybe it's just kinda like the typical stereotype without actually thinking through. You're just afraid 'cause you're supposed to be afraid or someone told you to be afraid or he's just normal to be afraid opposed to like questioning. Why are you actually afraid right now. Actually thinking about it and <hes> evaluated on its own merits opposed to you just kind of taking whatever the stereotype is run in with it so i don't cut it off well. I know they don't i mean i've had surgeries in the past and i mean i've. I've had broken body parts. I think it's just a it's. It's a it's a very it's. It's a difference of viewpoints right. I she sees it one way. I don't see it as i'm not discounting anything that she did with her body ready for her for her family for the children. I'm appreciative and very proud of her for all every single thing that you did. This is not a slap in in the face of any of that. I don't currently view as something that is in opposition of those those things or mocking or forgetting or minimizing any of those sacrifices that she went through. Am i getting this right but i feel like you're warming up to the idea a little bit. I wouldn't say i'm warming up to the idea. I mean i've never had more than a honey. What are you gonna get snipped then. She comes at me with scissors like with their hands right so i mean i'll stop going back more than that or not really though we we've never actually we had a legitimate conversation what i'm late. I don't freak out you do but i guess i don't view my freak. Outs is a conversation. Maybe it's just me talking at him you know i don't think i'm signing up for it. Says as we get off the phone but you know as anything as you maybe have a more in-depth discussion or conversation can see other people's viewpoints a little bit more at least continue. Can you the fodder valuation. Don't cut it off very reassuring talking to brad. 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Men up for twenty percent off bonds dot com slash talk a little bit about what the actual tool operation entails yes so typically. I do it in the office and it's i need an hour of a man's time. I'll take about eight minutes of it but most most of it is preparing them and a lot of is just you know quelling anxiety so usually offers sedative a valium six pack of beer quickly no equivalent they get quiet so i usually placed jazz is eat miles or coltrane and or maybe some piano piece by by bill evans and then you move very quickly and i use a local anesthetic which is a cream that comes up the skin because actually the painful part of second skin and then i do a the deeper local anesthetic really small drop which feels like sort of a pin in your back versus your lip and men sort of say you started having said yes they have and then i move like the wind and try to get through one jazz piece and centra puncture in the middle of the scrotum not an incision. What i do is three things. I will cut it i will. I'm cauterize burn the whole first centimeter soda scar tissue and then i'll put a titanium clip on it kenichi an which is a nerd in non eric so you can go and scanners and stuff and not get picked up and you know six eight minutes. That's it no one's complained leaned about anything could never redone as twenty five hundred cases. I've never had a failure. I gotta be honest. I'm cringing. I'm wales. Come with this than i thought i was going to be. Just there's burning involves so yeah and no man never forgets that so oh do most people think that <hes> enquire bugging <unk> actually ended up going through with it or do you think that there is a contingent of men who are you're freaked out by the idea they find out what it actually entails. The big issue with the system is not the procedure. It's the chronic pain issue afterwards afterwards so if you go online and you search pain after the second you'll get freaked out because there's a lot of examples of men not doing very well. All men and i see one of those a month from other practices and honestly their their disfigured. These men are have had horrible experiences they. They probably should have stopped because i won't do that too man. Please don't google that for the love of god. Don't google that i did and you can take it from me. It's exactly what it sounds like but that fear dr turk says it's totally normal and cases like that are very rare. So what do you do about it. The doctors encouraged men to inquire bog getting what he calls. A bro secta me. I'm sorry that's that's an actual thing. Can you explain that to me. What is what is it bro. Secta me exactly it's a secondly where the procedures are done around the same time and then the patients get to hang out with their friends to go through it. It was in two thousand thirteen that a sort of a couple of guys college friends called and said we'd like to do of a second activity together and i said yeah that's a good idea to it and so i had this inkling that the borough thing mattered this is a sensitive area of the body body so you spend your life protecting that area for body the jewels and someone goes after it and you have to be calm so there's an inherent bias alias toured anxiety when you talk about this area the body which is why seconds aren't particularly popular manning the pretty popular but david changed in years ears in terms of frequency and acceptability the whole thing just kind of reminded me of you know like a parent pretending that a spoonful of broccoli choo choo train. It's like a way to trick someone to feeling comfortable about something that trick trick it. It's it's all it is. It is like the broccoli trade. It makes it more palatable but they want to go through it. They really it's like if you really want the broccoli but you just don't like the taste it makes it more palatable so it's different that way and you know when i did this first group in two thousand thirteen. It didn't have a name them. I just noticed that these guys one guy came out and the first guy comes out the the other looking at him like is he okay. He's okay he's still the same guy and then they see that he's okay and they've known him for years and it becomes more acceptable. That's one thing so they do better at the time and then when they get done they hang out together. They've run their trouble by each other and you have that. I got that too must be okay and i track these guys every day. For two weeks. Afterwards i know exactly how they're doing and i have experienced with a thousand men and then these guys come through and they did better they did better. They took no pain pills. They were back up and running quicker and i said there's something different about this idea of doing it with friends and then <hes> you know so that's where it started but they're men calling for this because they are little scared to do it alone but less frightened to do it with someone. They do really want to do it but they're just a little frightened. The best evidence is military rely on this. They rely on the attitude adjustment in groups that is that is makes men stronger and gets things done that they couldn't normally do and so this is not not a new principal right when i was going to get married that was like the the most afraid of ever been in my entire life beg dude yes right exactly. I like begged all of my friends to meet up with me beforehand. So we just have a moment alone and just i needed them into just encourage me just this last step just to get me to a place where i can feel like i had them behind me and they got me there and it. It made a lot easier. It's cool right it gave you it lowers the barrier and it made easier made it more palatable so it is. It's a matter after being frightened. It's not it's an automatic nervous system saying yes. There's no reason for it. There's no reason to be scared that someone's going to go at your jewels awesome but you know i still go to the dentist in my fifties and i still have that same feeling when they've got that sharp thing they're looking for cavities and and you don't know where they're gonna find him or not. You're kinda nervous. You're white knuckled and and they don't find so sex me the same. There's something something that's it's not right but some minute is yes so so guy is afraid of getting of the sector because of maybe some unforeseen consequences in your in your view. That's it's totally rational. Yeah absolutely it's very reasonable to think that because they've been there before they know what it feels like and they don't like it and dan you know a lot of doctors not the same when thinks if your doctor your your stink quality but surgeon skill sets one of the things that i found to be a great motivator for me is <hes> is the fact that women have to do so much not just for contraception but also for childbirth everything that comes after it so right in when you compare that to everything that women do to prevent birth is seems like not a big deal true and that's the thirty thousand foot view as a non human looking at the species but answer from men are built the same way right. They're they're not used to cycles every month and bleeding every month and doing all that men don't see doctors unless their life is threatened her there and a lot of pain so you can <unk> blame culture and to stop thrown in lots of things but it's very different than so. I have no qualm celebrating men who seek to to get this done in control the family and take responsibility but this is kind of the way you have to do it taking responsibility so that your male counterpart doesn't have to is by far the most compelling argument to do something like this but what if you want to do your part but haven't had kids yet and maybe want to down the line if the sector is reversible in a lot of cases but it's not a guarantee. There's this long history behind why there isn't basic over the counter birth control pills for men but there are finally some options that are in experimental phases. I wondered what it was like for for a guy who tried it so <hes> <hes> i've been actually participate now for the last maybe two years in saab done within that two ear span. I've i've probably done it. This is my third trial. This is referral huggins. He's a part of male contraception study at the university of washington in school of medicine. He was a guinea pig in a study that tested a pill that significantly lower sperm count. He and his partner are sure they don't want kids right now and don't want to shut that adore completely so for him. This is perfect. I mean we do know that <hes> for female contraception. There's a lot of side effects. It's known but they take it anyway. <hes> does the regiment that you were participating in have any side effects. No actually they didn't on anything that i saw that was the difference was a little little bit gate weight gain <hes> because in the testing process of the the drug yet to consume twenty five grams of fat in taking it in so that's not during the morning of course you wanna take the tablet in the morning and so for me. That's my normal consumption so because of that had to kind of figure out my diet now if if and when it does actually hit some of the marketplace in is available if that'd be a requirement. I'm not sure but that was the only side effect aso's a little bit a little bit of weight game look bloating. Can i be honest with you for a second. Go ahead. A part of me still feels. I don't know maybe it less masculine. If i think i think that number one the discharge of what happening doesn't change is still have all the other <hes> closures in effects that you would normally have of course the count to be able to reproduce changes in when you are off that drug <hes> from the perspective that i that i've had in my experience of being in the research study. It's only a matter of weeks until you balanced back out <hes> and so you know that was the case ace in which you were saying. Hey like i'm a noun relationship where i just don't feel masculine anymore. I don't wanna take this drug anymore. You can definitely you know of course septic drugging in reverse that process in just in a matter of weeks <hes> that's crazy perspective. If if it's a wait of again masculinity or not <hes> <unk> at think that all the things would have my personal perspective leases all the other pleasures in inexperienced that you would have would still be the same and if you want to have at other experiences you know <hes> having a larger sperm count than you would just not take the drugs anymore. <hes> the sounds too good to be true. I'm like waiting for the science that i'm giving you the science i mean this is this is based off the data that i've been able to see a <unk> about my own personal participation <hes>. I am actually next week next monday. I'll be going in from our last visit. <hes> <unk> counts is back up and so you know in just a matter arab league to to say okay off the drug now gone back to normal in yeah and again like i said everything else that you normally experience as a man with with you know whatever you know <hes>. Is there just yeah. Can you tell me about how you feel now that you've done this for so long. <hes> knowing that you've shared the responsibility does that like how does that. What kind of emotions does that bring out of you <hes> well. I'm i'm i'm more analytical than emotional in my in my lifestyle just because like i have to balance my emotions in what i do but as far as sharing abilities concern. I feel proud to know that number one. I get to participate in select this number two that that i'm that i'm sharing responsibility like <hes> you know that's always gearing towards you know in the workplace or whatever the case might be in different social dynamics of professional dynamics is about trying to be balanced to our counterparts <hes> in so in mireles shabana life <unk> that was one of the the intentions was to say hey can. I can be a part or something that will balance out the responsibility of so is your hope that this new experimental drug will hit the market market then maybe your relationship you can give your wife the choice to not be absolutely <hes> that other side effects of the other options that are out there for females changed administration <hes> so anything that would definitely improve her health and emotion in every other part of what the female body does <unk> for for making that personal sacrifice to just increase their overall health so for some reason is in and maybe it's because i'm still twelve year old at heart. The image keeps coming to mind of like the snake. Losing its venom is it. Is it this snake anymore. I keep thinking about whether or not like the the ability to procreate is intrinsically glee tied to our worth as men to our partners yeah so so definitely i would say i don't. I believe that's true. <hes> you use the snake analogy which i like <hes> because we all know that more than just the venom <hes> the snake is like a muscle netted contracted squeeze. There are other qualities about us as people that we still get a chance to exercise in a way that that's fair imbalance in in that should provide a sense of self worth <hes> so that's one of the reasons why for me personally. I don't feel as though because you know maybe i can produce for few weeks of whatever if i'm on only doing for a short period of time or whatever the case might be might affect me in some way or for a few weeks <hes> that's why i don't look at it like that. <hes> the interaction in that i can happen another human being whether it's a male or female is much greater than just that particular one part of it is so much more beauty in <hes> in masculinity then <hes> in just that saturday. I think that we all had the kind of tap into what that is with that means for us individually <hes> but i think there's definitely uniqueness in each initiative one of us within that that perspective active masculinity versus what feels are masculine so evidently say no as a guy. It's been really easy for me to not give contraception or the a nuclear option. A second thought. It's never been my responsibility and i think a lot of us never really bothered to think about what are deeper. Issues are with it. I hope that's on the verge of changing and after these conversations it has with me here at men up. We love getting being emails and voicemails and we'd love to hear from you two. What are your experiences with birth control. Tell us leave a message at eight. Oh five six two six eight seven uh-huh seven. That's eight oh five man up oh seven or email us at men up at slate dot com. Let us know if you have ideas about what to talk about next. 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Remso Goes to a Moms Demand Action Rally (and Rants with Tim Preuss)
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No. I did not kill myself, yet, and said, I went to a whole bunch of moms demand action rallies. Honestly, i'm. I'm. Strange situation. Lots of lots of bias pre prejudiced pre judgmental opinions were made and I came out of it with some new insight. We'll discuss that and more and Tim price, ten prices back all this of the rub some Martinez experience. Gentlemen. Welcome back this Monday. They used to say that Mondays Mondays are like the worst day of the week. But when you're starting off with us out, really, I don't really think things get better than this. I mean think about it. You're probably in your car about to go to work today gonna have to have something. It's all about. So let me be your pusher. Let me be your conversation supplier as always w Martinez. Go ahead and do me favor. Follow me on Twitter at four VA. That's. REM. SO. F. O. R. V A. Follow me off all you back. Indiscriminately. That's why we can have these ever Lovin ever crazy wild conversations after the show because that's where the real conversation starts, right? I've got a good friend of sh of the show back on. I, I mean we, we this is like the original Monday, crew think about it lays gentleman. Tim Bryce tent. Remember we used to wake up at godawful hours in the morning to the live show. I do I do. It's. That brings back. Good memories. Those are the days when I didn't have a real job and all I did was podcast and write articles and things like that. And I was about five pounds lighter than, than I would like to tell people. I was a little bit heavier than I than I wanted to be too, but I have I've actually lost weight in the last maybe six months or so. And you know how he did it. You're sweating Arizona. Now, don't don't know. We used to do a weekly live video show on Facebook. That's why we emphasize our looks because our faces and our everything where the moneymakers back then. It's still is for me. It's still the moneymaker, you know, people don't tune into the podcast to, to listen to me they tune into my podcast to see my face actually. No, I don't do video, I guess, lost weight. You know how I lost weight? I went to one meal day. I don't eat breakfast. I don't eat lunch. I only eat dinner and thing. I, I don't know what they call it. That's just what. Everything. Yeah. But I drop like thirty pounds in six months by just eating one meal a day, and no exercise. I don't eat any special super healthy foods or anything like that. I just only eat one meal, a day dinner. How do you feel? I actually feel great now that I've dropped the weight. I mean I was feeling like I just everything was like harder to move. And now that I'm down to maybe two tennis to fifteen. I was close to forty at one point. And now I look at myself in the mirror, and I swear to God and don't judge me on this, but I give myself a chubby. Oh my God. I mean, if you wouldn't do an alternate switched gender version of yourself from the other dimension, then time went needs to go the gym race. I discovered that, you know, when you start to steer away from the scale for more than a couple of weeks, it's probably because you're lying to yourself and selling yourself. Things are good. But I also been. Hitting the gym a lot more often than honestly, like and folks, like I went through phases in my life where, you know, throughout throughout my teenage years, I was extremely obese extremely overweight, then I lost it all, and I was like American ninja warrior. Ethan hunter mission impossible bad ass super soldier ninja. And then I kinda let myself go, then I got injured and deal enough concussions and car accidents. And then I was you know, back to where I was where I couldn't fit in my clothes now. I'm at the point where now I'm taking control over my life. And honestly, I just wish I wish people would know that when, like you and I talk about getting healthier. It's not because we're really boasting it's because one, you know, is kind of a humble brag, but it's just one of those things where it's like you could you could make your life. You can improve so many parts of your life, just by taking care of yourself. Oh, absolutely. And I think actually. If I retraced my thought my my path to libertarianism it actually came from a healthy mindset and lifting weights and exercising and trying to build muscle and all that in that, that's the one thing that the government couldn't take away for me. You know, if I made a million dollars, the government could come in and they can take seventy percent of it. But if I gain an extra fifty pounds on my bench press, or something like that, no one can take that away from even if they put me in jail, I can always keep my health, my health is mine, and no one else's, and no one can ever take that from me. I mean obviously they could shoot me in the head. But that yeah, there's always that which there is a threat of all my gosh. I have stockers now you wouldn't believe it. Maybe I'll tell you stories out there. I knew I knew you were a special type of person to him, but not Stocker worthy. I didn't think so either I had to stockers I did one lasted probably about a year and a half. And the other one was real hot and heavy for minute, then he disappeared, because I nor them. But. No, I'm actually a little bit flattered by mine. I'm no. Wow. I must be special. I have a stalker fantastic. Does. I what did they find you at the gym? No. I don't go to the gym. They found me at the gas station. Well, I was getting some rockstar energy drinks in the morning, that's where they found me. And. It's fun. It's nice to have a Stocker. So hopefully he's listening to this and he knows that I know about him. And it's like all right. I see you. You see me and we keep our distance and it's lovely and friendly. So yeah, speaking of lovely and friendly. Yeah. I forgot what will our topic for today is talking about these, these moms demand action trying to find a really nice way way, way to put it. Because like this is an episode where, you know, I think I take it for granted like I didn't ask for this, but I have a very. Centre, right? Christian conservative male type of audience. And for a lot of a lot of the conversations we have they tend to go all over the place, but have a feeling like this episode is going to piss everybody off really like. Way, shape or form. Why brought you on is a buffer. Oh, oh, that was a bad move. Well, you know, I'm not known for my great decision making skills as, as we'll learn today. So basically this past weekend. So actually a little bit more context last week. We had the tragedy in Virginia Beach twelve. Folks were killed when a gunman went in and then he killed himself. So I think he made number thirteen and I wrote this happens a week before the fans, you will the fifth annual we wear orange series of national rallies. That's put on by moms demand action now before, before I go any further when you hear like every town USA moms, the mand action. What type of people jump into your mind for me? Liberal soccer moms. I picture them white most likely blond hair, which short blond hair glasses. They always wear glasses. They drive minivans. Annoying, there, people who generally look like the type of people who would be branded as having white privilege when moms demand action pulls up at my door. I don't imagine a Latino woman, or an African American woman. I'm a bitchy white suburban, mom. You know, that's actually. This is where it starts. This is a bad decision. This is a bad decision bringing me on not to piss people off. Okay. So for my, my left leaning listeners jumped in because you have any I have a hand. I have a feeling that with this in an article that's coming out this week over the American conservative. It's gone up a little bit more. But yeah, like I, I went to a big rally in Alexandria on Friday. And I went to a smaller one this afternoon. You were very spot on and even down to the hair Keller. It's actually kinda creepy. Like, folks, there was no coordination of this. But it was it was a. It was an experience because before before I went to these rallies. I thought I had an idea of what they would be like, honestly, it was a little bit more. You know, I'm going to say I was a little bit more of a jerk than your description was. I thought they were angry Tommy, fat trashy, lesbians, who just go to take our guns away. And these are the peer thinking, yeah, you were thinking of the women's March. I just thought they went to the I thought they were the same crowd. Right. I can understand the same side of the aisle, but they're two different groups. Yeah. But it was it was a lot like that. But it was a majority of white people. A couple of black women here and there, but honestly, like they weren't, I'll say this, I spoke to probably around thirty people give or take, and I only had negative conversation with one. Oh, we'll tell me about that one. So I went over to this woman, and she had a sign that said, ban them all. And it was basically no kinda like it was a cheese. She cut out picture of air fifteen. And then she put the little red circle with a line going through a ban them all. So I went over I asked photo for I asked, what specifically wanna ban all guns, or just that I wanna ban all air fourteens? So fourteen fourteen. So I and I and I really tried to hold myself because these people have trampled me. I was I was in. I was in hostile territory of no backup deep undercover. So I just looked to her, and I'm like, well, ma'am. Air force. Teens are not real. So you'll have to worry about that. So what she replied. Well, what's that on my poster? I'm like, well, that's an AR fifteen and she's like, okay, well, just all the semi-automatics, then I was like, all of them all of them. Now can you please explain to me what a semiautomatic is? And she said, well, you pull the trigger and all the rounds come out at once and I'm trying so hard. I like God bless this woman. I'm trying so hard not to be rude or anything because I don't want to stab me because all soccer moms have a secret, you know, stabbing. Stabbing mentality somewhere, especially to Trump. I'm saying that because that woman, according to Newsweek who stabbed yourself in the gut three times because she didn't wanna live in Trump's America anymore by digress. So this, I mean this woman, this whole conversation descending. And then I'm like, well, you know that's a had to explain swinging semi-automatic weapon and a fully automatic rifle. She said, okay, I a ban all fully automatic. So I'm like, ma'am. That's been a legal since nineteen Eighty-four. So she starts getting really, really angry. And she, she jumps up something else. And I'm like, you know, ma'am, I air fifteen and she looks at me like I said, I was a child rapist or something. And she said, why I said, because of self defense, and she's like yell needs to defend yourself to what's I replied, what gives you the right to have that opinion. That was my one like I'm gonna lash back thing. And like she came up with this excuse that someone who's calling her, you know, all pull your phone out acts like someone's call you even though the screens black run away. But that was about it. And honestly, that was the most stereotypical of a conversation with a completely illiterate, ignorant, left us, I had other. Yeah. Other actually perfect. They called it in a are fourteen. And then that this lady says she wanted to ban all semi-automatics. She didn't know what is. Automatic weapon is not for better. More on. Right. Right. But that's the way most anti-gun is ours, that the people who are anti gun or anti air, fifteen or the black scary assault weapons, things like that. Those are the people who know the least about them. They don't know the mechanics of how the firearm works, they don't know how to differentiate it from an actual weapon of war. I mean, we don't they call them weapons of war, because they look like an m sixteen or m four that the military uses it's the mechanism that actually fires the, the action of the gun is a completely different action. We're talking semiautomatic versus automatic. And of course, on the new military version, they have the three round bursts. It's, it's a completely different system. It looks the same to the average person's I but it's a very different weapon, and the more I talked to people about firearms or gun control. The people who are on the side of, let's say, Bernie Sanders, or Cory Booker, who's very anti-gun the people who were on the yes, the people who are on that side have the least knowledge of the thing that they're trying to ban the people who know what, what a semiautomatic AR fifteen is the reason they don't want to ban it is because they know what it is. And it's like oh, so you're trying to ban something that you don't know about, and perhaps, that sort of a path that we could take and say, well, we just need to educate people more. And as people become more educated say, oh, duh, okay? Now I get. At it now, I understand because everybody who is an anti-gun or is there, just coming at this issue from a place of complete ignorance and I'm so glad you bring that up, like, you know, the, the needs to educate them now here, here's here's where yes, here's the last couple of days, including today, I really had to play objective, considerate journalists and not guy that could wipe your ass rhetorically with facts on vaccine facs on facts. I, I think a lot of conversations and we see this with. I think. I can't wait for the tweets on this. I think Caitlyn Bennett but Ken state gun girl who is with liberty hang out. And she does the info wars for the O's. I actually think she does some really interesting reporting by she's very confrontational with your questioning, I think, you know, some people say she does that because she wants to get people riled up because it makes more viral video like today, she was attacked, but she didn't do anything to warrant at some to do DHS, just went up in tact her, and her cameraman and luckily someone else's. There's stop it. But, you know, that that's what people expect to happen when I came to these people, and I was asking them questions. Not wants to ever. Give them my opinion on something or tell them they were explicitly wrong, unless they asked me, and I wanna talk about woman named Judy Judy is two years old. She, she's seventy two years. Young out Breyer's absolutely ages by the number. She's the former. The president of the local league of women's voters. And she had a son ironically, who went to liberty university, and graduated a year before me. Yeah. He went to college late late lo que. But anyway, like geez lately lately. But anyway, I I sat down park bench next to her. And she asked me what I was doing. And I told her that was there to rise story and we spoke for about an hour. And we did that because the, the event hadn't started yet I got there early photos of the area. And she, she didn't ask me anything about myself or my opinions probably till about halfway through the conversation. And at one point like she was much like the woman that the ban all gun sign, she did know what an air fifteen really was. She thought that fully automatic assault weapons were real. She thought that suppressors were literally like the ones you see in movies, which are just absolutely fictitious and, you know, there's a shooting every day that we're just not talking about. But, you know throughout the conversation. I, I did educator I told her about the national firearms act, which was put in by Reagan. Talked about how Trump of all people bans, bump stocks, and now he wants to take away the suppressors told her they are fifteen really was, and then we spoke about red flag laws and I, actually got to change her opinion on red flag laws and at one point she said, I'm barest, I know a lot less than I do. And I gotta say for, for people to say it's embarrassed, apparently, I know a lot less than I do. That's something you don't really get anywhere. But what really got me was. I so that I met her on Friday today. I'm I'm in another town, another rally. She shows up she comes over and pats me on the shoulder. And she gives me a hug, and says, hey, it's great to have here, by the way, our conversation on Friday, you were not what I thought of when I think of a conservative. Now I didn't tell her I was a liberal certainly did not tell her I was conservative, but she threw out there and I didn't wanna correct. You're on the spot. But anyway, she's like you took the time to listen to me. And even when you retorted something or you gave a counter fact, you tried to correct me. You never did it in a condescending way. If you were actually listening to me. Exactly. Yeah. And I mean that's those are the kinds of conversations that we are lacking in America. Is that it's one side pitted against the other? And they're both shouting it's. If we've, we've both you and I and probably everyone listening have observed Twitter arguments, neither side wins because neither side is actually going to convince the other side. It's much of tweets back and forth. That's the way we're debating in real life. And it's like, whoa, whoa, wait. A minute. And I come across friends and, and I know a zillion different people who are on the other side, let's say the left, whether there's full blown Marxist Bernie Sanders, people, or maybe they just liked Barack Obama, but I can actually have a conversation with them and say, well, let's look at this, and let's look at these other things, and they say, oh, yeah. And it's not being confrontational or condescending or being being a dick. It's just talking with people. And, and like you said a big part of that is listening conversations. Go two ways. As we can't expect to change someone's mind by just talking to them. We also have to listen and understand where they're coming from. Otherwise, we're not going to be able to bring up an argument that confronts where they're at. Can shout statistics and facts at people, but that doesn't do much good. You have to listen to them and understand their perspective. So I think salute the what happened with you over the last few days, that needs to happen, a zillion times, more often, and obviously, not just with you or with me. But with all Americans because we're not having actual conversations. And if we want to get to a place of sanity, especially in this time of Trump, where it seems like everything is insanity kind of, it's a little bit of shit show. You could say, yeah, we actually have to talk, and we also have to listen. Absolutely. And I mean, I tried to get a few friends of mine because I want actually videotape everything wants a record livestream it by couldn't. Get anyone to come with me. Even if the, the offering of a free ride and dinner afterwards. But one of them was, like, I don't wanna come because I'm afraid I'm going to get attacked. Like to a large degree. I get it. Because what do you see whenever you see a conservative or libertarian or someone? That's not a full on Marxist. Go to any type of liberal rally online, or on TV. Well, you abandoned the, those sort of antiques moments where we have, who's that little blonde chick, the from the rebel or whatever, you know, getting a bottle of urine poured on Lawrence. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Her. That's what you envision in your hand is. Oh my gosh. Caitlyn Bennett today. She was just two minutes hack cameraman. Yeah. And that's what people in vision, and perhaps Caitlyn is a little bit more provocative than you or I would be and not say that she invited it. But obviously. Here's the other thing like I'm not say, like I think I don't think there's nothing wrong with being provocative. Now what, what's, what's, what are you gonna get when you're ashore, attractive, blonde, asking provocative questions versus your a six foot, you know, husky Latino looking dude, asking provocative questions, the probably going to think I'm trying to instigate a fight like a physical altercation sure than them. So I understand the of things. So I have to purposely bring myself down a little bit. I have to make sure I don't talk over them after that. Make sure them choosing my words carefully and that I'm smiling. And I'm friendly because ultimately, I don't wanna become the centerpiece of my story because I got attacked or something. And I think the moment that happens certain people who are like these activists journalists are these guerrilla journalists to a large degree like they want something to happen to justify narrative. I went to these things really is trying to figure out what they were. And honestly, like. I didn't feel physically threatened by anybody other than that one uncomfortable conversation with the woman. So why do you need air fifteen everyone else was rather friendly? And I what really shocks me was, you know. You know, typically you think it's just a bunch of soya boys and these liberal dykes that want abortions everywhere all the time. But like I they were law families there. And that's something that also like, you know, part of me was thinking, oh, they're indoctrinating the kids, but it was also like, oh, wait. Like these aren't just the single city liberals that just care about themselves. Like these are these are families and the one thing I got the most from several mothers, I spoke to that were volunteering yesterday was, I hadn't prompt them to say this. I just ask them why you're here, and I think they kind of tell that, where I was coming from and terms of my ideology, but they're basically like listen. I want ban all the guns. I'm tired of people getting shot all the time. I don't want to grab all the guns. I don't like seeing kids dying school, right? At value. I like I totally agree with that none of us, whether you're anti-gun or very pro second amendment. None of us want to see kids being shot up in their schools, duh. That's not what the argument is over, though, is it. No. And I think that's I think there's it's kinda weird. I think there's, like two trains of thought going this now I did I did a series of podcasts with Eric Pratt. My friends, who's the president of gun owners of America, and we talked about the root of every town USA now, every town USA is one of the big partners of moms demand action and every time you say, like the founder I can't his name, just escapes me. But like that dude wanted to ban guns. Just because he wanted to do that. Does that mean that every person that showed up yesterday does know and that's what makes everything more complicated because it's like, you know, I hate it when people say, oh, well, I'm a hard core Republican. It's like not really. Because I bet if I ask you questions I'm going to find some not very Republican views that as soon as a Republican to something wrong on TV a bit. You're going to sewn them or something like that. Like I think the only people who are real Republicans are real Democrats are the people who are elected. I think everyone else is just trying to go about their day to day lives, and they don't know enough about how things really work in politics or media to really have a full on opinion on things. Like the other thing that really freaks me out yesterday was the amount of people like in Virginia. In virginia. They were some bills proposed by Democrats to is red flag laws AK the hearsay laws or the angry girlfriend laws for those that don't know it, it basically says that if Tim again to an argument, and I get mad at him. I'm going to go ahead and call. It's cops say, I'm afraid him is gonna kill me. And by the way, he has guns. So without anything else without any probable cause before anything is really investigated. They can go without a judge's order immediately and go confiscate Tim's guns for an undisclosed amount of time. And that's how bad red flag laws are and for the people that I asked about that I didn't say. D support red flag laws. All I asked was what's your opinion on red flag laws and almost every time and this shocked, the living shit out of me? I heard I don't like them because all you need an accusation. Wow. There that actually shocks the shit out of me. Yeah, I wouldn't have imagined that, especially in the metoo era, where all it takes is an accusation for someone to be deemed guilty. So that was a little. That's shocking, especially those kinds of rallies, because, you know, it's in Virginia was primarily Democrats that did that. But in a way, like it's kind of funny because it's always like these, these commentators on FOX, for example. They're like, oh, the liberals are pushing red flag laws. The biggest voices for red flag laws are not liberals, the biggest voices are Republican governors. Marco Rubio Ted Cruz. It's the people. That say, oh yeah. I'm pro second amendment all the time who are the biggest champions of red flag laws. Right. Well, I guess. Well, I mean, I'm not sure of their specific opinions on those but. May maybe they're, that's their response to gun control is saying, well, we don't want to take away people's guns. Plus, here's some other way, we can control crazy people who might have weapons and it's red flag laws. So that's kind of there. It's like a passive aggressive way. I think it's like a weird sacrifice. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. It's their way of getting some food to the left's like I it's funny in that sense, but it was terrible terrible in principle. Is that, that my rights that are guaranteed to me by the constitution that real? I mean, doesn't the constitution talk about due process, and a jury of your peers and trial and all of these things, doesn't it talk about that. And yet some guy can make an accusation against me. Or you or anyone who's listening and say, this person's a danger to me or someone else or to themselves. And then the police can then just show up at your door. Invade your house. I thought we had a fourth amendment, but I guess we don't take away your takeaway, the firearms that you may well have just completely legally purchased. You went through the background check, but then they can just come in willy nilly, and take your firearms will. Yeah, they can they do. And it's complete bullshit. And the, the fact that more gun rights groups and quote on, quote, Republicans, don't stand up or take a stand against that is well, it's another reason why I'm not a Republican. I guess I just say that. And I'm so glad like everything you said, just emphasizes a really big point like. They, they give they gave off these small civil liberty concessions, when they don't need to. Rhames O's been smoking weed, devil's lettuce. Yeah. All hearsay all hearsay anyway. Like they give these concessions, because they think that's what they want. But it's like in reality. It's not really. No a bunch of people. It's not all liberals. It's probably couple loud, people with some annoy people that follow them on Twitter because if I brought Marco Rubio so that rally yesterday, and we asked people about red flag laws, you'd think he'd have the same opinion about red flag laws. I guess he'd probably be like, oh, I guess, I guess I just kind of Sumed bright and that's enemy. It's the assumption. Yeah. And that's also a great. What you just said, if you actually took Markle Rubio, or any of the senators, congressman, or any of these people any of the politicians and actually sat them down next to the people who are protesting, of course, they'd come out with a completely different opinion. Oh, I just assumed that this is what you wanted. And I was just going to give this to you because I thought, that's what it was there. So out of touch politicians, whether they're in your state capital, or whether they are in Washington DC are so out of touch, the don't know what the American people actually want, and I mean, especially middle America, you're probably a in the better state of things because you're so close to DC. So they have a little bit more granted saying and the curse. Right. Right. But, you know, I grew up in Wisconsin. That's why I live for the most part. And now I'm here in Arizona. And it's like I don't the people in California. They don't get it. The people in New York, they don't get it. They don't understand the middle of America to them. It truly is fly over country and politicians are often looking at it that way, even if they're people who are sent to Washington from flyover country. Yeah. And I want them. F- assize, one more thing. I was the only journalist there yesterday and the day before that. And today. Just not surprise me that does not surprise me because journalists are the same way abs- journalists mind as well be politicians. They're one in the same where their, their views they journalists today. Have an idea in their head before they write a story. And then they searched for evidence to. Make their story like real. They don't they don't start with a question and say, what am I going to find? They start with the conclusion, and then they try to find evidence to support their already what they already came up with in their own head. That's the way journalism is nowadays. So it's completely backwards and journalists politicians the media. I mean, everybody is just they're, they're completely out of touch with the way. Real people think, in real America in real America is not just York and not just LA, but it's the spaces in between Appalachia don't think I'm forgetting about you, and deep, south forgetting about you and Seattle. I'm not forgetting about you either. But I mean we have so much of a country, and we have so many diverse opinions into think that's the whole idea. Why why we have federalism, and we have fifty states and why the power of the federal government. Supposed to be limited. Is that a small cluster of people cannot represent three hundred million people? There's no way that they're going to figure out the way that I should live my life in, you should live your life in some guy in Alabama should live his life in some guy up in Montana should live his life. How, how are these, these one hundred senators supposed to figure this out? They're not supposed to figure it out. They're supposed to leave it to us to the states or to the people. I swear every time I watch the inauguration and I watch these, these a holes put their hand on the bible, and they hold their other hand up and they say, I'm going to abide by the constitution today. Even read the dang thing, if they read the dang thing, we wouldn't have the government we have we wouldn't have the country. We have the reason we're living in the country that we have. Have today is because the people up in Washington didn't even read the constitution that they swore an oath to uphold. And I it's very like I don't disagree with anything he said, but, you know, everything starts their own households. And I think we tend to it's very easy to point the blame somewhere like a lot of people yesterday and all these events I went to this weekend like, it's very easy. Always to blame the gun. Very rarely do they ever blamed the person and just like with everyone else. It's very easy to blame the politician. No one ever wants to remember who they voted for last time. And it's this willful ignorance I think's comes from a lot of people, you know, I hate it when we're gonna see this during the democratic debates. They're gonna say, oh, well, you know, I trust the American people and stuff like that. Like if I were there on the stage them for anything and someone said, oh, well, you know, we need to trust the American people. I trust the American people. Like I really don't. And this whole experience is really just made me a lot more pessimistic on that, because of the willful ignorance. It's like it's very easy. It's millennials. But with I'm seeing dudes their forties and fifties talking about like a are fourteens and stuff like that. Like, you know, you can only you can only cry ignorant so many times worse calling you stupid. And here's an example, one of the questions I tried to ask everybody the other day and this was probably my only. Gotcha question. I really asked was who do you think did more to clamp down on gun violence, Trump or Barack Obama? What do you think they all said, I'm assuming they all said, Obama, anything all set Obama, but who is in reality, Donald Trump? Donald Trump is no is no fan of the second amendment set is no friend to guns. Yeah. I think he he's he did admit that. He has a concealed carry permit in the state of New York does, of course, just does he guy the rich in New York get concealed carry permits. The rest of people in New York don't because they at least. Yeah because they can afford hundreds of dollars. And you might not even get it after you pay the fee. No, no, the concealed carry permit in New York is basically bullshit. There's, there's no concealed video of John Stahl back when he was a FOX trying to obtain a concealed carry permit and New York. I don't think I've saw that, so blogs short took them three weeks to go through the process, because no one understood the process. And by the time he paid his fees and he sent it all his stuff. He got denied for undisclosed reasons. They're exactly because he wasn't rich and famous enough. So I mean Donald Trump further record just so folks know Donald Trump was a democrat. For the majority of his life, he donated heavily to Democrats. He's not a Republican. He ran as a Republican, but he isn't one or I guess maybe he is. But he certainly is not a conservative. He's no friend of the second amendment. Yeah. He was endorsed by the NRA, but well, let's look at the NRA themselves, who also endorsed banning bump stocks. I mean the NRA isn't those guys aren't fans of the second amendment. To be honest, and I'm, and I'm a member of the NRA, and I'm saying that and I'm not going to be renewing my membership next next go around, so it doesn't make me happy to say that the NRA is not a friend of the second amendment. But that's the truth. Absolutely have to look at their track record and look what they put their money towards exactly. They created the Knicks background check system. They supported the the NFL the national firearms act. They to degrade supported forms of red flag laws. They were there to help Trump band bump stocks. Now, they're looking at silencers suppressors like the NRA has been very good at helping Republicans pull the mental gymnastics needed to concede. Their rights. Yeah. Yeah. I mean. If you look at the NRA. You know, from a distance you say, yeah, you'll I like them. They're pro second amendment. But once you get up close you realize that it's very corporate. There's a lot of money involved, there's a lot of politics involved in the guys don't really stick to their principles, and it's, it's very, very disappointing. And again, I'm saying this as an NRA member who will not be renewing my enery membership because of just their track record is not as it doesn't stand behind my own personal values when it comes to the second amendment and the right to self-defence. I'm very I didn't know that we were going to get onto this conversation, but I'm very, very disappointed in the NRA. And like the NRA rating system, for example, there, only to organizations where they're rating on candidates who are either running for office or their legislative record their legislative scorecard. Like I actually care about. It's gun owners. Of America, which I'm dues pay member of and I did a show with Eric Pratt. Fire GIO firing back, which folks, we did two volumes for episodes, each go check out those eight episodes, wherever you download podcasts there. I learned so much during that process. I, I, I mean, I it was a fun experience. But I go, I go based off with Jiawei says, and what the national association for gun rights Naggar, says I never go with what the NRA says. And I hate it when candidates only both their NRA score because it's so it's so ridiculous. Because one of my least favorite American politicians ever received an a rating from the NRA and, you know, who that was. No, but I'm dying to hear it. Harry reid. Oh my God, Harry Reid for years, while Senate received a rating from the NRA. Why because he helped put taxpayer money towards a giant, high tech range outside of Las Vegas, which are a board member owned. That's. The sad thing is that I should be shocked, but I'm not because you're already used to the disappointment. Right. Yeah. Like if you have low expectations, you can't be supported, you know, that's wow. Harry Reid, Harry. And there's this beautiful picture go go Google this afterwards, where former NRA president, Wayne LaPierre, is that a Harry is at the opening of this range in Las Vegas and him in Harry Reid or hugging each other. Smack each other's backs kissing each other, it's just like the most Sela I call it the portrait of a sellout. Yeah. You look at the money, the money is a big thing to, like, I watch TV anymore. And I think if you're an NRA member, like if you like NRA TV, like, really questioned how much money they put towards the only the infrastructure for that. But the contracts for the people, the contracts were all their spokespeople is ridiculous. That money is wasted. And you look at some of the, the does like they, they do good things. But he here's here's the thing that really bothered me because this is the one thing about mom demands moms demand action that I actually think, and this is where I'm pissed people off bought moms demand action has different wings to it for tax and financial purposes. And they all do different stuff ranging from education to political stuff, if I were to ever give money to any, liberal organization, I would give it to the smart programme by moms demand action. Now, have you ever heard of the smart programme? No, I didn't either until today and any article ever read written by someone who's pro gun not any. Footage or poor. I've seen on the news about moms demand action. I ever hear about this nowhere in the right wing sphere of anti moms demand action news ever. Learn about this program. It's like went out there today. Smart is a five oh, one C three which means they're nonpartisan can't get involved in politics, no super PACS, or anything. They just do -cation smart is a program, where volunteers, go, the different community organizations and schools, and libraries and PTA meetings and stuff and boy scout meetings, and all they do is teach gun owners has safely store their firearms. That's all they do what the what the hell does that mean safely store them? Make sure make sure kids are going to go into the closet and pull the rifle out of the corner. Make sure when Jimmy brings his friend over Jones. Dad's drawer and pull out the pistol O J's. You're kidding me. Okay. Fucking me. Tell me know someone who's a gun owner that doesn't already do that the old. Exactly. And but here's the other thing I know because I've seen several people who I consider friends who are gun owners who have been stupid with the storage of their firearms. Sup- it. They are so stupid. They would actually need someone to tell them this. It's because of those people I get it. I mean if it's. Because they raise money, I come down to the whole natural selection, kind of thing like, listen, if you're too dumb, to teach your kid to keep his finger off the trigger in your kid blows his head off, and as sad as that might be at least they won't reproduce. And that sounds terrible to say. But I mean come on, like at a certain point. Oh, well, you gotta store your guns in the proper way, duh. What you were talking about. Of course. I don't leave the thing loaded in the bathtub so that the toddler can play with it. When he's when he's in there with rubber Ducky, you know, duh. Here, a number at you. I've got a number even this is what got me down. Okay, self-inflicted debts by children under the age of eighteen have been deemed by law enforcement accidents because a failure to safely store weapons. Three hundred children a year. How many three hundred? All good riddance. Okay, written. You're seventeen years old, and Chevron is, and you blow your own was six or under the average as for six under. Three hundred three hundred. Let's not that many when you think about three hundred million or three hundred twenty million people live in this country and three hundred year six or under blow their own heads off because they're playing with daddy's shotgun. And it was loaded, and I'll like EMMY repeal cars for less shit than that. Yeah. But we, we repeal we'd band. We boycott. We, we do far more drastic things for far less people, we do, and I don't think we should. Not saying like I'm gonna become the spokesperson. I'm not even saying I'm gonna give money. I'm just saying that is an organization. Why doesn't the NRA having the Quin? I don't know. I don't know. I, I don't think that there should be an organization even four that. Yeah. But they're stupid people. We do a lot of stupid things and again, we from, but if your job is to educate people on firearms and firearm safety, why the fuck are you putting it towards TV network of people that Ardi like you and not trying to reach out to other people. Oh, are you talking about Dana lash in colon warr? I don't know who said me, right? By the way, I had an opportunity to take data's spot. Oh station here in Phoenix. I didn't it was a two hour show that I could have stolen from her. But. I don't know because NRA is the NRA and stupid people are stupid people. And I was like members that think that Trump is prote- way. Rush. Rush trained goes everywhere. But my thing is like if I'm gonna give you money to do a singular purpose. And this is why like I don't like think-tanks anymore. Like, I think think tanks, the biggest fucking waste of money because if you're doing advocacy, if you're doing education. It's not just good enough to bone up your own side. Like you gotta do outreach, and honestly, I think within the past three or four days, I've, I've caused more liberals to change their tune or change their mind. Or maybe going one look at some things than the NRA has probably most likely. Yeah. And here's how much does a conversation cost. In general zero is Eero, but how much money does the owner get to do really say they're going to do the equivalent of what I'm doing? I don't know. It's like fifty bucks a year, something like that. They're they're getting millions of dollars every year. And yeah, they're not really, they do. They're not. They're not even good at what they say. They're supposed to be good at, at what bothers me like when mom like that, in terms of moms demand, actions positive impacts, like let's, let's, let's call that smart programme that smart curriculum that they do. Let's call that an inch, we expect the NRA to go miles, I can't tell you that they're doing more than mom's demand, actions educate people and gun safety. I, I would I would I would but up against that. I mean, they do have a lot of gun training courses and gun safety courses, they teach youngsters about guns. They do have the school shield program and different things which one school shield, I haven't heard of that school shield is the NRA will if your school wants to be a part of this than the NRA will provide instructors so that the teachers or some other staff can actually be equipped with firearms so they can defend children in the instance of some sort of an attack. So they do have some of those programs. And the gun. I mean the NRA is as much as I shit on them because they're not super. Second amendment the way, I would like them to be. They do do a lot as far as education. So I wouldn't I. Put back against see where you're coming from on that. And it makes more sense, but, you know, I also look at the numbers like I've been, I've been within the pro gun pro second amendment movement for years now. Never heard of that sold today. I'm a little bit embarrassed. But I looked at the numbers like their fault that is yours. Well, someone's gone, so you should know motherfucker, but like you know with this smart programme like I looked at the numbers that they provided. They're, they're speaking to hundreds of boy, scout troops girl scout troops. They're going to PTA meetings. I've never heard of the NRA going to going anywhere to talk to anyone about anything. I just had it right. I wouldn't be surprised that you haven't heard about it, but I bet you, it's going on probably going on. But, you know, in terms of like direct impacts, like I should've learns, like, conventions I always hear about the NRA and what do I hear? Oh, we're defending your rights against the lip skies. I had to go to a moms demand action rally to learn about this, at least I learned about it me, a gun owning pro secondment libertarian learns more about a group who doesn't even really like guns promoting gun safety education on one stop versus the NRA. And that's bearing its lasting and the NRA has to up their game. They have to their game. I see ads for them every now and then and I get I get the phone calls because they say, hey, you're a member. Would you like to sign up for another ten years? I'm I'm a member right now. I don't want to sign up. Why would I renew my membership when my membership isn't up for renewal? That's what I you know, those are the conversations and they call me like five or six times every election round and. The NRA has to up their game. And but I don't wanna say that they don't do anything or that they don't, as far as education goes and safety goes and. Protecting kids in schools. The NRA does do things, and perhaps they just need better, media outreach, or more. More of an active base. And I guess maybe I should I should be pulsing myself in the either thing, like in this goes for everybody in this goes for the data lashes, and everyone else, it's not good enough to just own the libs, fucking do something. Like, what are, what are we supposed to do? I sign up for the NRA or gun owners of America, or one of these other organizations. What else am I as a very pro second amendment? I mean, I don't believe in any gun laws, if you wanna have a rocket launcher, fuck it. You should have one. I don't. Well, I mean, I'm pretty frigging far out there when it comes to. Okay. The second backyard tactical nukes. Yeah. Okay. Sure. You know. Talk about how hard is it to put up a table across the street and said, I like air fifteen changed my mind. Yes, provocative. Yeah. It's, it's kind of pussy. You're telling me you can't have conversations, but the Steven Crowder, has had some really good conversations when he does change my mind stuff. Sure. And I'm glad I'm bringing him up because now we're going to trying loop this all back together. He's Steven Crowder for those of you that paying attention, debone ties on YouTube permanently. That was anywhere around one hundred fifty to two hundred fifty thousands monthly from residual advertisement revenue. That. That's crippling people. Now, people are losing their counts. Get friend of the show Ford Fisher was in was indefinitely. Demonetized on YouTube, and all the do does go to events in livestream stuff. He's not a pundit. He's a he's an excellent journalist, because he's not at bonded, but like it's getting to the point now where we can't just go on our own networks, and maybe have the one off debate with someone that autumn actually knows there that they don't like us every once in a while. Not good enough to just go on our platforms, and hope we can get more people to use the hashtag, or share 'em as your e tweet, something like getting to the point now where the only way we're going to learn and maybe change people's minds towards the direction of liberty is genuine conversations and I want to wrap it up with this today. I met with the president of the Burke, towns nearby. The Burke moms demand action, and I told her you know, I've had my. Mind changed about how I view you people. You people what do you mean? People. Talked about the blacks. Of course the blacks. I'm like I've changed my tune about how I am Agean imams demand activists. Looks like because you weren't and I said this to her straight, faced your job of Kami, pink haired, angry, lesbians, you hate children, and she laughed she laughed at that. And I was like. You know, I told her it's like, you know, I, I have not changed my views on guns. But now I think I have more of a human face to you guys. And like, I think a lot of mile like excess red meat rages down, and I'm a bit humbled by because no one's been anything. But nice to me, the last couple of days, even when they know who who I kind of am where I am on things. And she said, thank you. And we had good talk. And she was like, you know, any of your opinions on guns change. And I said, no. But here's the thing, though. And after me asking her questions, she finally just asked me a question. She's like any of your pinions change. And I said, no. And she's like, well, I mean can't get k kinda give some context, I'm like listen. I don't believe in gun violence at all. There's no such thing as gun violence, and she looked at me like what the fuck and I'm like I only believe in human violence, and just violence, because humanity is depraved. And you could get rid of all the guns with a snap of a finger, but there will still be violence. There will still be killings. It'll just be done with rocks or knives. Or sticks or cars for phys. Thinking. So we get to the root of the problem, which is humanity itself. None of this. I mean this is like, I quit it too. Like I know you're you're in the longer in a liberal state. But like, you know, Virginia, for example, we're getting rid of plastic straws, or as I call them just straws, and replacing them with these plastic plant base biodegradable straws, which tastes like shit. And the whole thing is, well, we wanna make sure the seats or we see online, don't get straw, stuck in their nose and die. And I'm like you dumb asses, you think these new straws or not do it, the problem wasn't, the bio, the degrading rate of what straws breakdown, atomic ly-, the problem was dumb, asses are littering with straws, and then the littered straws getting the fucking sea turtles know exactly like that's that's the exact same thing. I say about gun violence. It's like you're not saying anything you're blaming inanimate objects for your fucking problems. Exa-. Exactly. And I said, almost the exact same thing about about pollution is. It doesn't matter if the straw is biodegradable or not the problem is that people are throwing out of their car window, and that they're littering like pollution, wouldn't be a problem. If people stopped polluting, there's nothing wrong with the plastic bag, but when people are throwing plastic bag out of their window is they're going down a highway that's the problems Diddy it who's actually doing that. And the same thing goes for guns guns. The problem, the problem is people who are driving through neighborhoods, shooting up houses, and hitting little kids and blowing their heads off. That's the problem that the gun I mean, the gun could be anybody's hands, the, so it's not the gun. That's the problem. It's who's Hames are. And it seems like such a response to all of this stuff. But human beings are the problem and you talked about violence in human beings. Yes. We are these flawed creatures. Let's the end of doesn't matter. If you're Christian or not Cain, and Abel they didn't have guns, but Cain still killed Abel. Didn't he? With a rock, or I don't even know what he used. It's been awhile since I read that book of the Old Testament, he got he somehow did out without. Yeah. Some Ali took him out. And we've been doing that for centuries and centuries. And it's not going to stop. Yes. America does have more gun violence than, will, quote unquote gun violence than other countries. But we don't have more violence than other countries. We don't have more violent crime than other countries. We're pretty good actually and considering how many guns we have were really good like, wow. We have zillions of guns in this country and societies of polite society. It's pretty darn polite considering how many guns we have, you know, people will say, oh, well, America's, we have so many gun deaths and say, it's a, it's a it's shocking that we don't have more, and it's the sad thing is that two thirds of our gun deaths in America are suicides. You know, like that's a bigger issue that nobody seems to be talking about, is mental health. What the heck? I was gonna wrap it up. I'm at a few minutes because I'm glad you brought this up. One of the booths, I saw today was for local mental health clinic, go to them. Americans need that apparently because we're often ourselves in record numbers. We're the most depressed nation in the world. We beat out countries where they're active war zones. In terms of reported clinical depression per population. Right. That's isn't we had them. Yeah. And I brought that up to the guy today and he was, you know, this clinic is specifically for pedia pediatricians who wanna learn more about mental health, and where parents can get their kids linked up with a pediatric therapist. I'm like, what does it say that children under the age of eighteen or porting clinical depression, like no other generation, the guy was like man, I have no clue. We just can't answer everything. No, we can't. And that's I mean, that's I think that's part of the solution is just to admit that we don't have the answers to everything and. We'll, we'll all eventually get to that point. Someone was sooner than later. But eventually, we all will have to admit that I, I don't have the answers to everything and some of earth's problems. I don't know the solution to and it's also okay to admit that you don't know the solution. That is okay. And it's sometimes better to prescribe. No benneton. Then to prescribe the wrong one. Absolutely. Well, folks. That was it didn't change my mind on guns at all. But. I can tell you that there's, there's always more of the story than what you just gotta see on the screen. That's all I've got say, Tim, as always everyone catch your show on Mondays. Are you still kicked off like half your platforms? Like I know you're not on I tunes anymore. Yeah. I'm still kicked off. I tunes as far as I know, but we're on Stitcher or anyone wants to just find us at price, podcast dot com. US podcast dot com. They can find me there, otherwise as far as the platform things go, I don't know. And that's something that's just that's in someone else's hands. I don't have the solution for that. I'm just going to keep talking when I feel like talk him, and if people wanna listen to, and they will, and they'll find a way to absolutely well, folks, you can go ahead. I got you accounts you've got a price. You've got on Twitter at price price podcast. There's a price media. At pro spot cast on Twitter, or you can follow me personally at Tim underscore price on Facebook, Facebook dot com slash price podcast or on Instagram at pros podcast. Well as always Tim, thank you so much for coming on always oblast. Anytime happy to be with you. Well, FOX fight me. I know this point, it's, it's, it's already it's already tried ever since I said, I was going to these things I didn't say they were they were. They were performing abortions on spot, and melting guns. But hey, you wanna have this conversation? Always go ahead and check out all the platforms. All the good stuff all the awesomeness over at our w Martinez dot com and all talk to you later. Good night, America.