Is there anyone you know that isn't angry with some facet of how society is functioning today? What we need to realize, that it is in the best interest of those who benefit from the status quo, to have us continue to argue and fight each other, never really able to change our minds, let alone change the world. This episode is intended to show that we need to have places where no topic is out of bounds, and no issue too sensitive to discuss.
In this episode, I give a short background about who I am, and why I started this Podcast. Through years of travel, working with a non-profit organization, I have come to realize that everyone is trying to make the world better, as defined by what they believe is true. We're all human beings living on this planet, trying to find the best route to take, with no real road map.
How to Create Utopia: Regardless of how you feel about Donald Trump, something is going on, something is happening. If we look past the differences that have been used to divide us, we all could feel for a moment how I feel. I wish everyone could see how exciting it is to be alive for perhaps the first time ever, where we the people, have the opportunity to change the world.
The #Bluewave is coming. #TheResistance is here. And a lot of the progressive ideas that will move North America forward can be linked to Bernie Sanders...before he ran for president. He didn't make these ideas up; universal health care, tuition free post-secondary education, etc. but he was the first serious person with a position of authority to bring them to the spotlight in the United States of America on a national level. This episode is about what Creating Utopia learned from Bernie's presidential run in 2016.
We are living through a period that is totally unique, experiencing things thought to be impossible. When everything settles, it will be considered to be similar to the next Industrial Revolution... The Digital Revolution. Never before in human history have we had the ability to communicate nearly face to face across the globe, travel to different continents in a day, and share ideas with billions of humans alive. We can learn from those that have lived in the past. We can all experience a Joe Rogan moment, where we can utilize technology, and synthesize the information overload we're experiencing right now. We're living in an unimaginable utopia to generations past, and it's just starting to get interesting..
"Live and let live”, is a principle we all should pay attention to. It seems today, there is a shift occurring, from the government, public interest groups, the media, activist organizations, co-workers and even our friends and family, where we are all feeling pressure to act a certain way, and at the very least in our daily lives we find ourselves a bit more careful not to “say the wrong thing”. The Rubin Report is one of the best Podcasts today for exploring perspectives that are controversial or less well known, and this episode of Creating Utopia is an attempt to play the role of Rubin Report host, and explore a perspective within libertarianism that I believe to be a contradiction.
The Waking Up Podcast #120 "What Is and What Matters" is the motivation for this special unplanned episode of Creating Utopia. I find myself unable to resist the temptation to encourage Sam Harris to either explore the idea of what others are perceiving as a feeling of freedom or agency, or elaborate on why they are simply wrong about the way they're interpreting their own conscious experience. Either way, the free will question has not been answered, and I've attempted to explain that feeling we have of freedom, while recognizing we very well may not have "free will" at all.
Jordan Peterson has become a rather prominent and polarizing figure as of late. Whether you agree with his positions, or find yourself opposed, his message and arguments are worth listening to and considering. This Podcast focuses on a fundamental issue I've found with his message, that can hopefully cause a moments pause.
We are all isolated to a certain degree. No matter what we experience in this life, there is no one person who understands or even can understand perfectly the perspectives of every other person on this planet. We need to recognize our own limitations, we are never the ultimate arbiter or decision maker, but what is important to recognize, is that we feel like we are.
We are all afraid of something. We are all offended by different things, at differing degrees, and this is something we need to recognize is completely personal and arbitrary. This episode examines The Young Turks, the worlds largest online news media outlet, to describe how we don't necessarily have to feel the same way as everyone else. It's okay to be different, and we need to respect everyone, actually..everyone.