Episode 32 - Creating a Philosophy That Elevates the Quality of Life

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The "Rant of the Day":

  • Create Your Own School Part II: here are our answers
  • "I am only interested in a philosophy that elevates the quality of life. If it doesn't do that, it's an insult to the trees it was written on"
  • The cure for boredom

The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

  • A bear tries to break into Daniele's kitchen. A gnome on a tiny saddle is probably riding him.

The "Storytelling Moment":

  • The Pat Tillman Story

The "Iz Moment":

  • Iz punching Santa in the nose
  • I'm a bad parent, guilt induced bloodshed, knives as meditation teachers
  • "I want no other Dada. I want you forever and ever... or... until you die..."

The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • Daniele's problem with the military: lack of choice. The trouble of being the muscle to carry out someone else's plan
  • The trap of attachment: the paradox of love without attachment. Attachment breeds Fear and Fear destroys your life
  • Is a half-assed Taoist still a Taoist?
  • If are surrounded by boring normality... what then?

Discuss