Episode 26 - Streetfighting Buddha and Empathy

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The "Rant of the Day":

  • Reading people and empathy
  • Lama spit, the shining moon and a Tibetan monk's enlightenment

The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

  • This month... I have no dream

The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • Reacting to the people around us
  • Disorganized spirituality vs. organized religion: how institutions are the enemy of creativity and dogma's best friend
  • Spirits. Beliefs are blind men musing about the nature of light
  • The dilemma of sweet people and MMA. How to develop an edge without losing tenderness. Balancing yin and yang

The "Iz Moment":

  • Knockout farts and ants
  • Please put on your pretty dress and stop hitting me on the head with an elephant
  • Writing an autobiography entitled "Black and Proud"
  • You are the craziest freak I ever met in my life

The "Storytelling Moment":

  • Siddhartha Gautama, harems, the Four Sights, on the quest for enlightenment, the dilemma of attachment
  • Weddings, holidays, first time having sex
  • It's all up to you

Discuss