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151. Book Review | The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

Recently, I decided to revisit The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde because it had been a while since I’d read it. And, I must say that I forgot how entertaining the book is. That’s why I recommend you listen and grab yourself a copy.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wilde

I used this story for an old episode because the story shows the importance of using words properly. But, it isn’t some deep dive into the depths of the soul like Crime and Punishment. The Importance of Being Earnest is a clever look at the frivolity of high society in 19th century England, which I think would ring true today.

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What I found amusing about this book is the commentary on high society. It mocks people who think highly of themselves despite not being able to think much at all. In fact, they mostly think of themselves. If you thought that was clever (although it wasn’t), this book is one that I think you’d enjoy. It’s clever, witty, insightful, light, and pleasant – basically a romantic comedy with a bit of bite.

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162. How To Engage In Discussions – Conversation The WGN Podcast Conversation of Our Generation

I had the chance to talk to the guys at the Winner Gets Nothing Podcast about a range of topics. In this episode, we discussed, politics, religion, and much more. One of the main things we talked about is how to engage in discussions. I think this is a huge part of what’s hurting our society today. We dove into a range of different topics. But, I think the whole time we were flowing on a lot of different topics. Hopefully, this episode serves as a guide for those of you who want to have good, productive conversations. “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.” Dante Alighieri The guys at the WGN Podcast are not sitting idly by, but are engaging in the conversation. And, that’s one of the reasons I wanted to talk to them. If you’re interested in politics, religion, libertarianism, conspiracies and more, you’ll like this podcast for sure. How To Engage in Discussions First, keep a level head. Don’t get angry or upset if people disagree. In the moment you can simply agree to disagree and think about things and think about it later. Secondly, you should find common ground and seek to understand the other person. Instead of looking to win the argument or undermine the other person’s argument, look for ways to be productive. Finding common ground and building on that can be great. And, learning a new perspective can be really helpful as well. Lastly, I recommend you talk about things you and the other person are knowledgeable on and passionate about. If you can do that, you have a way to move forward on the conversation and can get into the flow of it. I think we had that flow going, which is why I wanted to share this conversation with you. Enjoy solving today’s problems with the wisdom of the past? Join the Conversation of Our Generation. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
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