Political division has become a serious problem in America. But what is causing this divide between right and left? I discuss that with Ross Benes
Restoring Old Homes with Beauty and Purpose
I've talked to a couple of architects and discussed the charm of local neighborhoods. In my conversation with Bill Martin, we discussed restoring old homes. And, we talked about his philosophy on how to do that in a way that serves his client and is in keeping with the neighborhood. Furthermore, he does this with sustainability as a primary focus as well. If you're interested in learning more, listen below to understand his philosophy. You can also find more about Bill's work here.
How to Prevent Burnout
This episode is a bit of a departure from my normal conversations about politics, philosophy, etc. Nicole from the Infinity Twins podcast joined me to discuss productivity and how to prevent burnout. While I don't want to be in the self-help space, I do think this is a real problem today. So, I wanted to offer some thoughts from Nicole and myself to help people be more productive while also staying sane.
What is Virtue? | Book Review Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
A lot of people are happy to note that virtue is lacking in our society, and we have a lot of work to do if we want a virtuous society. But, I hear only a few voices offering a solution to this problem. Only a few people are calling people to act virtuously and live a life of virtue. The Vital Masculinity podcast is doing great work to promote that, but sadly not many others are. Not many people are answering the basic questions like "What is virtue?" or "How do I become a virtuous person?"
Know Your Neighbors
If we want to build a more virtuous society, I think it's good to start at home. Who are your neighbors? If you don't know them, this will make the case why you should know your neighbors.
How to Build A More Virtuous Society
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Stephen and Brian from The Vital Masculinty Podcast to discuss how we can build a more virtuous society. On their podcast, they focus on helping men become more virtuous, and I think that our society would benefit from more virtuous men. If we want to change the culture, I think we each have to play our part and grow in virtue. A society is simply the people in it. In order to change a society, we must each choose to choose virtue.
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.
134. How to Defend America
How do we defend the American republic? Our first President had some great advice in his farewell address. Hear what Washington prescribed and how it's still relevant.
62. Gardening Your Way to Freedom
There are many ways to take control of your life. One big thing we can do is to create self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and preparation into our lives. Today, we'll talk about that... and some local politics too. "A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good... Continue Reading →
60. Take The Personal Out Of The Political
We can't have rational discussions when disagreement is a personal affront. It turns a simple difference of opinion into impugning of one's character. Today, we'll talk about how to remedy that in our society.
53. Always Question Assertions, Narratives, and Opinions
Want to find truth? Learn how to question what you're told in order to find the truth.
52. Have a Sense of Humor
Don't think humor is all that important? Find out why our society, and we as individuals, need laughter, joy, and humor for our souls and our development.
41. The News Makes You Stupid, So Ignore It
Listen to learn why I think there is a ripple from how the news makes us feel individually to the ills we see at a national level in America today.
40. Gratitude In A World Of Envy
With Thanksgiving this week, I wanted to do an episode on the value of gratitude. I've had this as a focus in my life for a while, and would like to say how it's helped me and can benefit you as well.
32. Institutions of Justice
The institution of justice is discussed due to the issues with understanding the court system in America as well as where the idea of justice comes from