No One Is Coming To Save You

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on February 4, 2019 - 12:49pm

Skills are cheap passion is priceless.

-Gary Vaynerchuk

As we search the internet looking for topics that we believe would be helpful for you, we can't help but feel overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed at the biases, overwhelmed at the atrocious and dishonest headlines, overwhelmed at context drops, overwhelmed at the rude poorly thought out comments towards others, overwhelmed at the lack of empathy and overwhelmed at the ignorance of one of the major factors that will actually make people's lives better... self-responsibility.

The overwhelm hit its peak while examining the Canadian Government's phase two of its new Food Guide release: the extra labeling of food that is 'high in sugar, high in saturated fat and high in salt.'

You might be wondering why it sounds like we don't like that idea?

We don't like that idea because it fails to bring into consideration the most important aspect of whether someone will buy the product and eat it - their desire. The old saying, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink, comes to mind.

Look at the tobacco industry. Is there anyone on the planet that doesn't know that cigarettes are unhealthy? Look at the labeling - it flat out says this product causes cancer (and other diseases) and has a horrifying and shocking graphic of a poor cancer surfer who is visibly disfigured by their condition. Yet, does this stop people from buying cigarettes?

It's overwhelming that the world has become a place where social pressure is replacing freedom of choice. Where if you have a different opinion than the mob, you need to be singled out and beat into submission.

The purpose of this podcast is to help preserve your mind as an individual and to help you understand that your choices and actions (both good and bad) should be yours, not your family's, not the government's, not your neighbour's, but yours.

Here Is What We Covered

  • Keeping the mind of the beginner - how to understand your biases and set them aside as you're learning and gathering information before you make a decision.
  • Since it's ultimately your life, we believe that your self-esteem depends on your ability to make decisions for yourself.

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