116 – The Roundabout Approach to Relationships

Relationships (or the lack of) cause a lot of stress for a lot of people. Young people especially tend to think that finding the right partner will solve their problems, so they dedicate a massive amount of time, energy, and attention in the attempt to attract members of the opposite sex.

And it doesn’t work.

The desperate approach leaves them with the same problems or worse, spending all their time with people they don’t like.

What if the solution is to focus on something else entirely?

This is the idea we explore today on the podcast.

Topics Covered:

  • Christmas music
  • How young people respond to relationship problems, the victim vs. the aspirational player.
  • The antagonistic view of relationships with employers and romantic partners
  • Why being unimportant is liberating
  • The paradox of trying to be attractive
  • Never be desperate
  • Learning from heartbreak
  • Promises make relationship fragile
  • How to stay in your Zone of Power

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Abbey Lovett

115 – Abbey Lovett on The Praxis Experience

Abbey Lovett joins the show to discuss her lessons learned from the Praxis experience. Abbey is an entrepreneur, podcast host, and current Praxis participant currently in the third month of the program.

She shares her highlights so far, from the support of the Praxis community to the challenges she’s faced in the curriculum.

In the second half of the episode, TK and Isaac talk about greatness, concretely defining goals, and putting truth above comfort in relationships.

Covered this episode:

  • Abby’s experience since starting Praxis and joining the community
  • The challenge of blogging for thirty days straight (Praxis month two)
  • The value of challenging yourself to do anything valuable
  • Being a people pleaser, but putting yourself first
  • Why TK thinks “being great” is a terrible goal
  • The difference between happy and unhappy people
  • The Inner Game of Tennis
  • Self-one vs. self-two, or the balance between conscious and unconscious mind in the pursuit of achievement
  • Bringing unconscious processes into conscious awareness
  • Why saying no to people is actually more polite
  • Commitment to truth over unity
  • Disagreeing while being respectful

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114 – Stop Arguing for Your Limitations

TK has transcended Fridays.

This is the first edition of the new format of the podcast. Monday episodes with TK, featuring deep dives into philosophy, education, tech, and personal development.

This week is all about reframing limitations and selling your strengths.

Why do so many people argue for their limitations?

In the face of opportunities, people start talking about their weakness or why they aren’t the person for the job. They don’t even get started before they tell you why you won’t want to hire them.

What motivates people to argue for their limitations and how can you do a better job of selling your strengths?

Get the answer plus:

  • Favorite basketball movies
  • Cubs win the World Series & Passive aggressive church league softball prayers
  • Don’t argue for your limitations
  • Why job posting requirements are always flexible
  • People want to be sold
  • People are debating implications, but they think they’re debating facts
  • The power of turning statements into questions
  • How TK learned coaching from Columbo
  • Applying your Socratic method to yourself
  • Modern day challenges don’t mean life was better in the past
  • Why we find ourselves fighting for things we don’t actually want
  • Follow your dreams, but let your dreams follow you
  • TK’s audition for a Nascar commercial & when will he go back to acting?
  • How can you get around limitations and unmet requirements during your job search?

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113 – Steve Patterson on Math, Infinity, and the Knowability of Truth

Steve Patterson is a rationalist philosopher and intellectual entrepreneur working outside of academia. He is the host of Patterson in Pursuit, a podcast featuring deep conversations with top thinkers in logic, mathematics, quantum physics and other areas.

He is also the author of What’s The Big Deal About Bitcoin and the forthcoming book Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge.

Steve has been traveling around the world interviewing experts on everything from quantum physics to Christian theology, searching for answers to the questions most often cited by supporters of mystical, post-modern, and other worldviews that propose truth is ultimately unknowable.

We discuss academia, and how math and infinity relate to objective truth.

Notes:
– Why the pursuit of truth in any area begins with the basics
– Why do people contradict the basic laws of logic?
– Are most philosophical debates really about language?
– The state of academia
– The incentives for academics
– What the church and academia have in common
– Philosophical problems with modern mathematics: Zeno’s paradox and infinity
– The metaphysics of numbers
– Concepts and Platonism
– What are the implications of math’s infinite set?
– How math is used to support irrationalism
– Why objective truth exists

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112 – Matt Needham Talks Social Change

Matt Needham

Matt Needham is the host of the Social Change Podcast and Senior Director of Leadership Development at Students For Liberty.

Matt’s passion is advancing individual liberty. His search for ways to make the world a freer place led him to his work at Students For Liberty and also led to his interest in deeply understanding social change.

The Social Change Podcast was born the desire to learn more about how people are changing the world. Matt digs deep into theories of social change with actual practitioners; the people taking action to reshape the world.

The episode cover a wide range of topics:

  • Why did Matt start his podcast
  • How to use a podcast as a learning tool
  • Why non-profits need a clear theory of social change
  • How can non-profits balance activities that are good for fundraising and the activities that are good for achieving the desired outcomes
  • Discovering libertarian ideas
  • Building a career advancing liberty
  • Why Matt chose not to go to law school
  • Lessons learned from starting a podcast
  • The Hayekian theory of social change
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities from social issues
  • Practical tips for starting a podcast

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