Insights Into Teens: Episode 71 “Q&A Series: Existential and Philosophical Questions”

This weeks set of questions get’s deep. We talk about hypothetical, existential, philosophical and religious questions. From conversation starters such as “would you rather live at the beach or mountains” to philosophical questions like “is it ever ok to lie” we’ve got a load of unanswered questions.  We’ll talk about surviving the Zombie Apocalypse to what would you like to be famous for. We’ll ask the difficult questions like “do adults automatically deserve respect” right down to “what do you think is the meaning of life”.

It’s a fun filled question and answer session that takes down paths we didn’t originally expect to go when preparing for the show.  Madison reveals surprisingly complex, mature and well reasoned answers to some of the more subject questions that teens and adults alike are asked and find difficult to answer.  It’s an enjoyable discussion that gives some real insights into the teenage mind.

Show Notes
  • Introductions
    • Insights Into Teens Episode 71 “Q&A Series: Existential and philosophical questions”
    • My delightful and exuberant co-host Madison Whalen
        
  • Hypothetical and Existential Questions
    • Would you rather be five years younger or five years older?
    • Would you rather live on the beach or in the mountains?
    • If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?
    • If you could be any animal, which one would you be?
    • Is it ever okay to lie?
    • What would your weapon of choice be if you were in a zombie apocalypse scenario?
    • If you could have any super power, which one would you choose and why?
    • If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
    • If you were given the chance to become immortal, would you take it? Why or why not?
    • If it were up to you, how would you change the world?
    • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
    • If your life had a theme song, what would it be and why?
    • If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
    • What would you want to be famous for?
    • What would you like people to say about you after you die?
    • Do you ever wish you could go back in time and be a little kid again?
    • Is there life on other planets? What is the reason for your opinion?
    • Without using the names of people, discuss “the ideal” President or other world leader.
    • Talk about what the one thing is that you cannot live without.
    • Do adults automatically deserve respect? Do kids?
    • How do people earn respect?
    • What do you think is the meaning of life?
    • Religion
      • Do you consider yourself to be religious or spiritual?
        • If so, what religious system do you try to adhere to?
      • Do you observe religious holidays?
      • Do you attend religious services?
      • Do you pray?
      • Do you believe in God? Why or why not?
        • If so, how do you picture God?
      • Do you think religion plays a big part in everyday life today?
      • What do you think happens after death?
      • Do you think there is one best religion?
          
    • Closing Remarks and Shoutouts
        

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Transcription

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insightful podcasts by informative host

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insights into things a podcast network

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welcome to insights into teens a podcast

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series exploring the issues and

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challenges of today’s youth your hosts

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are Joseph and Madison Whalen a father

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and daughter team making their way

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through the challenges of the teenage

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years

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welcome to insights into teens this is

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episode 71 Q&A series we’ll be talking

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about existential and philosophical

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questions tonight

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I’m your host Joseph Whalen and my

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delightful and exuberant co-host Madison

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Whalen how you doing Matty hi everyone

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and I am doing quite well today I am so

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pleased to hear that so this is the Q&A

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series Q&A session that you have been

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looking forward to for a while now

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because we have some fun questions we

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had postponed at once we had rescheduled

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at another time so we could fit some

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other more timely stuff in and we’re

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finally to it this actually I think is

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the last Q&A series podcast that I have

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set up so this is the last one from this

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little fun series here and so we can

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come up with some new ones so as the

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title suggests we will be talking about

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existential questions and philosophical

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questions now you have had a chance to

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look over the questions here so you

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should be somewhat prepared for these

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but this is kind of a let’s have some

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fun and ask some fun and interesting

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hypothetical questions are you ready to

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get started all right let’s get right

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into it

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so the first question first set that

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we’re going to look at in fact the

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titles had a little misleading so we

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have hypothetical and existential and

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then we have religious questions that

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we’ll talk about in the second half so

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the for the hypothetical and existential

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questions we’ll start by asking would

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you rather be five years younger than

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you are now or five years older okay so

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I just want to quickly ask when I still

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have the same mindset of a thirteen year

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old if I was either 8 or 18 absolutely

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okay I’d probably want to be 8 because

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being 18 would probably be a huge year

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in my in my life and there’d be a lot of

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stuff going on I’d probably be

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graduating from college and I mean high

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school I’m at college and then I would

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have to go to college and it would just

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be a whole lot on my 13 year old brain

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and right now I don’t even think I’m

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prepared to make huge life decisions but

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when I was eight not too much big stuff

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was happening I was allowed to be a

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child but I do but I did I think at that

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age get lost at Disney World on Space

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Mountain but I’d probably be more

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prepared now than with the mindset of

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that rather than just have my

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eight-year-old mind and just panic out

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of control okay

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well I can’t argue with that that’s a

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very well reasoned response yet out of

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there the next question we have is would

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you rather live on or near the beach or

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the mountains which we don’t live near

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either of them right now really I

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actually had a big debate about this

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because the beach has warmer weather

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while the mountains have colder weather

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and I am more attracted to colder

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weather but thinking about it the beach

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would be

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slightly more enjoyable there’s probably

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more stuff to do on the beach plus

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there’s such thing as air conditioning

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and it’s better and being in the

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mountains really can’t do much I mean

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and I’m afraid of heights

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so it would probably be better for me to

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be on the beach either way okay that

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makes sense

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I’m by that how much a dollar guys so if

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you were invisible for a day what would

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you do well I wouldn’t go places where I

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wasn’t allowed to go I wouldn’t do that

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I’m not that kind of person I might want

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to possibly go a little on the evil side

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and try to haunt people who dislike me

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for no apparent reason I did nothing to

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do I did nothing to them they just don’t

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like me I would just do that so little

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little payback’s in a way using it your

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newfound superpower yeah alright that’s

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cool

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let’s talk animals so if you could be

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any animal in the world living or dead

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which one would you be

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I’d probably be a cat because I get the

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best excuse to be lazy and look cute

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while I’m doing it Wow

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yeah big shocker that’s a stretch yeah

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so on a slightly more serious note do

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you think it’s ever okay to lie I’m

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gonna give two different scenarios in a

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way it’s good to lie as long as it’s not

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bringing harm to anyone or protecting

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someone give me an example so a reason

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to not lie would be if your friend was

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having like a concert and they were

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really enthusiastic about it and wanted

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you to join but you had but you couldn’t

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go due to like a family issue and the

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next day they were like why weren’t you

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there

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and you would probably tell the truth

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because you didn’t you wouldn’t want to

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have to make up an excuse for a

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reasonably good excuse that you already

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had for not to go then again if you were

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playing with video games you’d probably

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still want to tell the truth because it

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really as much as it would maybe hurt

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your friend’s feelings it would be

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better than to lie to them on the other

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note if someone came to your house and

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asked where your friend was to do

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physical harm to them you’d probably

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wanna lie because you don’t want anyone

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to get hurt okay I could see that how

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about little white lies like for

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instance if I asked you do these pants

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make my butt look big in some cases you

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can do either/or because on one hand you

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don’t want to lie to them about that

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since it might affect their self-esteem

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but on the other hand you don’t want it

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to affect their self-esteem and you want

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to sound like you’re a good friend but

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on the other other hand you don’t want

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to let my hands do you have but as I was

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saying on the other other hand you might

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not what you might not your friend might

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not want you to lie to them since they

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asked a question and are basing it off

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of your honesty okay

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so in that case mmm I really don’t know

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what the best item after all you don’t

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even have an answer the best alternative

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it’s honestly 50/50

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all right so toss a coin so would you

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want your friend to have lower

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self-esteem or would you want them to

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have higher self-esteem like well

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alright so if I ask you does this outfit

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make me look fat you can either say no

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of course not you look good in it and

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let them go out and not look good if

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they don’t look good or you can say

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something like well that’s probably not

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the best outfit I’d wear it doesn’t

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really show off your figure so it’s a

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way of being honest you know or you

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could be brutally

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and say no the outfit doesn’t make you

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look fat your fat makes you look fat I

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mean that’s the other option you have

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yeah like as long as you say it in a

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nice way right like you try not to hurt

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their feelings but you know when you

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make a little white lie when you’re

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trying to make them feel better then

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they go out and they don’t really look

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as good as you said they are then what

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happens then there’s a consequence to it

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because they get out there maybe

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somebody says something to them or they

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see themselves in a mirror and they

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realize it or something like that

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so even they’re a little white lie

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probably isn’t the best way to go yeah

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so moving right along to even more

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important and serious questions

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what would your weapon of choice be if

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you were in a zombie apocalypse I was

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actually I actually had a pretty

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straightforward answer I’d have a

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baseball bat with like nails on it

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because I I like went over the different

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weapons in my head like a gun you’re

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probably one month that because that

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wouldn’t harm them I mean are you

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running a boat yeah for any zop yeah for

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any zombies the main thing is to go for

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the head a knife would just be kind of

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stupid because yet that’s the weapon of

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choice in Walking Dead which is you know

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you know ridiculously yeah I would say

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that a knife would not be the best a

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sword mm not uh that’s mine not my first

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weapon it might be like my third and

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fourth I’d say a baseball bat with nails

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because then you can just straight

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forward whack up their head off okay you

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put a lot of thought into that like this

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yeah you wonder about zombie apocalypse

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a lot sometimes sometimes nowadays it’s

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probably not a bad thing to start

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considering okay next if you could have

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any superpower which one would you

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choose and why I would choose

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telekinesis or the power to move things

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with your mind and make them float

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because then like you can be extra lazy

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if you wanna well you’re really themes

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on this whole lazy thing well if you’re

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a cat you’re not to worry about that

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because people are bringing everything

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you want

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I mean you can get stuff that like when

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like something falls off the off of like

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your bed and you’re like okay I don’t

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want to get up and after bend down for

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it you could just use your pad you can

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just use your telekinesis power to bring

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you back up Wow okay with great power

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comes great laziness yeah pretty much

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all right moving right along if you

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could travel anywhere in the world all

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expenses paid where would you go

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Tokyo Japan I would go because one I

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like the I like the Japanese culture and

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it would be nice to see more of it and

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to Tokyo has a lot to offer including

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building architecture the different

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styles of how they love their arts many

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many and like their culture is very

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expressed Plus this Tokyo Disney like

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okay well we see where the plot really

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thickens if you are given the chance to

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become immortal would you take it why or

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why not

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I would anyone who doesn’t want to die

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sooner than they have to would probably

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take it as well I take it because um one

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there really is no chance you can die –

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you really won’t have any injuries

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because people who are immortal don’t

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feel pain I don’t think they can’t like

0:12:56.560,0:13:02.260
it mortals still feel pain really yeah I

0:12:59.080,0:13:04.750
never knew that so let me let me let me

0:13:02.260,0:13:08.730
put a little twist on this here so

0:13:04.750,0:13:13.020
you’re the only person who’s immortal so

0:13:08.730,0:13:15.880
you don’t age you don’t die from old age

0:13:13.020,0:13:18.030
but all the people around you do they

0:13:15.880,0:13:20.680
continue to age at their regular rates

0:13:18.030,0:13:24.330
they’re all mortal they all have the

0:13:20.680,0:13:29.920
same life expectancy as a regular human

0:13:24.330,0:13:33.820
your pets all age the world changes

0:13:29.920,0:13:35.380
around you and your unchanging is it

0:13:33.820,0:13:37.650
still worth it at that point do you

0:13:35.380,0:13:37.650
think

0:13:38.730,0:13:43.779
well in a way you get to see how

0:13:41.410,0:13:48.670
technology advances and see if we’ve

0:13:43.779,0:13:50.980
come farther in the world but um I don’t

0:13:48.670,0:13:53.589
think it’s really able to be tradable

0:13:50.980,0:13:57.129
for the deaths of a bunch of your loved

0:13:53.589,0:14:00.720
ones like you stay the same age all your

0:13:57.129,0:14:03.459
pets can die your family can die like I

0:14:00.720,0:14:05.170
mean but in a way you can also see the

0:14:03.459,0:14:07.239
generations of your family if they

0:14:05.170,0:14:10.569
decide to have children and decide to

0:14:07.239,0:14:12.699
raise children like you’re pretty sold

0:14:10.569,0:14:15.939
on this whole immortal thing in a way

0:14:12.699,0:14:18.269
yes okay I didn’t know if I’d be able to

0:14:15.939,0:14:22.660
dissuade you from that or not

0:14:18.269,0:14:24.459
next up if it were up to you how would

0:14:22.660,0:14:32.949
you change the world

0:14:24.459,0:14:39.869
um well if I could do anything I would

0:14:32.949,0:14:43.299
try and stop the hatred against racism

0:14:39.869,0:14:45.819
religion gender age stuff like that

0:14:43.299,0:14:50.319
because honestly it’s ridiculous at this

0:14:45.819,0:14:53.619
point like we’ve come so far and now

0:14:50.319,0:14:56.730
people are going against races again and

0:14:53.619,0:14:59.230
I thought we were already past it but

0:14:56.730,0:14:59.709
society gets worse and worse as we go

0:14:59.230,0:15:02.709
along

0:14:59.709,0:15:04.989
apparently so okay well no thank you for

0:15:02.709,0:15:06.660
that cynical view of the world moving

0:15:04.989,0:15:08.829
right along

0:15:06.660,0:15:10.629
so we asked you if you could travel

0:15:08.829,0:15:13.540
anywhere in the world where would you go

0:15:10.629,0:15:16.239
if you could live anywhere in the world

0:15:13.540,0:15:20.980
where would you live I might live in

0:15:16.239,0:15:23.559
Canada mainly because I mean I like my

0:15:20.980,0:15:26.470
home right now in New Jersey things are

0:15:23.559,0:15:29.350
fine the living environments fine I

0:15:26.470,0:15:34.540
wouldn’t move to Florida because I’d be

0:15:29.350,0:15:37.089
just steaming yes yes I wouldn’t move

0:15:34.540,0:15:38.069
anywhere super warm like Hawaii or

0:15:37.089,0:15:42.160
anything like that

0:15:38.069,0:15:45.429
Canada’s slightly more cold than New

0:15:42.160,0:15:47.139
Jersey since it’s more north if I had to

0:15:45.429,0:15:49.290
go anyway there’s some parts of Canada

0:15:47.139,0:15:50.940
that are a lot colder than jury

0:15:49.290,0:15:54.180
depending on how far north he decided to

0:15:50.940,0:15:55.889
go yeah I’m I might just stick around in

0:15:54.180,0:15:58.589
the middle or just somewhere where it’s

0:15:55.889,0:16:01.470
like a nice cold temperature which would

0:15:58.589,0:16:05.690
be nice so so Canada you’re Canada bound

0:16:01.470,0:16:09.240
at some point interesting depends okay

0:16:05.690,0:16:11.279
if your life had a theme song what would

0:16:09.240,0:16:14.490
it be and why

0:16:11.279,0:16:16.769
so I don’t have a favorite song and the

0:16:14.490,0:16:18.509
songs I listened to seem like theme song

0:16:16.769,0:16:20.490
so I’m just gonna go with the spongebob

0:16:18.509,0:16:24.000
theme song because I’m a fan of

0:16:20.490,0:16:26.850
Spongebob and I really can’t think of

0:16:24.000,0:16:30.029
anything else so at this point so well

0:16:26.850,0:16:33.389
and that’s a rather whimsical you know

0:16:30.029,0:16:34.589
fun Julius kind of song – yeah and

0:16:33.389,0:16:36.029
there’s nothing wrong with that embody

0:16:34.589,0:16:39.740
in your life as opposed to me where I

0:16:36.029,0:16:39.740
would just have the Imperial theme

0:16:39.800,0:16:48.630
that’s always playing in in the back of

0:16:42.240,0:16:50.730
my head when I walk into a room I just

0:16:48.630,0:16:52.589
have the goofy and light-hearted theme

0:16:50.730,0:16:53.220
song of Spongebob nothing wrong with

0:16:52.589,0:16:57.329
that sweetie

0:16:53.220,0:16:59.819
yep if you could watch only one movie

0:16:57.329,0:17:02.400
for the rest of your life what would it

0:16:59.819,0:17:06.510
be and why

0:17:02.400,0:17:12.960
I guess I would choose a movie that

0:17:06.510,0:17:16.050
doesn’t have a sequel because cuz I’d be

0:17:12.960,0:17:17.880
missing out I wouldn’t watch a sequel

0:17:16.050,0:17:20.700
because then I wouldn’t get to see the

0:17:17.880,0:17:23.040
original so any kind of movie that

0:17:20.700,0:17:26.100
doesn’t have a sequel or part of a

0:17:23.040,0:17:27.630
trilogy or anything like that that makes

0:17:26.100,0:17:30.870
sense that’s a very well reasoned

0:17:27.630,0:17:33.450
response yeah I like it I don’t have a

0:17:30.870,0:17:36.150
specific movie I would just do a movie

0:17:33.450,0:17:37.740
that just as a standalone movie and

0:17:36.150,0:17:39.360
doesn’t have a sequel because then you’d

0:17:37.740,0:17:42.930
be missing out on the other movies that

0:17:39.360,0:17:46.020
make sense so if you were to become

0:17:42.930,0:17:48.830
famous at some point in your life what

0:17:46.020,0:17:52.140
would you want to be famous for um

0:17:48.830,0:17:53.910
something intellectual like if I could

0:17:52.140,0:17:56.970
make an invention that could change the

0:17:53.910,0:17:58.890
world if I could make a new kind of

0:17:56.970,0:18:00.630
style that could change the world or if

0:17:58.890,0:18:01.560
I could just make a cure for cancer that

0:18:00.630,0:18:03.330
could change the world

0:18:01.560,0:18:05.790
anything intellectual that could change

0:18:03.330,0:18:08.850
the world would be nice okay so you

0:18:05.790,0:18:10.890
wanted to be a positive thing okay I

0:18:08.850,0:18:12.270
would not want to be anything I would

0:18:10.890,0:18:14.820
not want it to be anything negative

0:18:12.270,0:18:16.920
whatsoever so you want to be famous not

0:18:14.820,0:18:23.450
infamous yeah gotcha

0:18:16.920,0:18:25.830
okay um where am I at here oh there I am

0:18:23.450,0:18:27.360
what would you like and this is kind of

0:18:25.830,0:18:28.890
a morbid question I’m not sure why I

0:18:27.360,0:18:31.230
left this in here but we’ll leave it in

0:18:28.890,0:18:34.500
there what would you like people to say

0:18:31.230,0:18:36.330
about you after you die like how do you

0:18:34.500,0:18:39.480
want to be remembered I want to be

0:18:36.330,0:18:42.270
remembered for my intellectual purpose

0:18:39.480,0:18:45.930
and my creative purpose because those

0:18:42.270,0:18:49.310
are really strong those personality

0:18:45.930,0:18:52.650
traits are big impacts on my life today

0:18:49.310,0:18:55.860
and I want to be remembered for just

0:18:52.650,0:18:59.340
having be like an intense creativity at

0:18:55.860,0:19:01.890
the age of 13 so you are creative

0:18:59.340,0:19:05.940
intellectual and lazy as what what we’re

0:19:01.890,0:19:09.420
coming down to yeah so okay I guess that

0:19:05.940,0:19:12.810
sums it up for the most part next

0:19:09.420,0:19:14.809
question is do you ever wish that you

0:19:12.810,0:19:18.950
could go back in time and be a little

0:19:14.809,0:19:20.539
kid again yes not as often as you might

0:19:18.950,0:19:23.799
think

0:19:20.539,0:19:28.249
I guess whenever I realized that

0:19:23.799,0:19:30.649
responsibilities are like really intense

0:19:28.249,0:19:32.749
and when stress gets to me in school

0:19:30.649,0:19:36.740
I do sometimes wish I was back to being

0:19:32.749,0:19:39.110
a little kid where life was much simpler

0:19:36.740,0:19:43.460
I didn’t have stress or anxiety of

0:19:39.110,0:19:45.950
anything I just feel spiders a lot those

0:19:43.460,0:19:47.899
spiders they always come back to get you

0:19:45.950,0:19:50.179
yeah like most of my life I just

0:19:47.899,0:19:52.990
remember being afraid of spiders even in

0:19:50.179,0:19:55.249
my child like my child might like

0:19:52.990,0:19:58.159
toddler age I remember just being

0:19:55.249,0:20:01.940
terrified of spiders so yeah I do

0:19:58.159,0:20:05.330
sometimes wish I was a kid again but not

0:20:01.940,0:20:08.509
as much not a lot just when life is out

0:20:05.330,0:20:10.429
of worse don’t away which it doesn’t it

0:20:08.509,0:20:13.850
doesn’t normally get that worst although

0:20:10.429,0:20:15.860
now with the situation we have going on

0:20:13.850,0:20:18.590
it would probably be best to go back a

0:20:15.860,0:20:20.240
few years well I think a lot of people

0:20:18.590,0:20:21.919
can relate to that

0:20:20.240,0:20:24.830
you know when things get tough you kind

0:20:21.919,0:20:26.899
of want to regress to appear when things

0:20:24.830,0:20:29.570
were simpler less responsibility and

0:20:26.899,0:20:30.999
less stress less consequence that makes

0:20:29.570,0:20:35.389
sense

0:20:30.999,0:20:37.970
so just to lend a little background to

0:20:35.389,0:20:41.809
this next question Sam and I did a

0:20:37.970,0:20:45.710
podcast a few weeks back for insights

0:20:41.809,0:20:48.950
into tomorrow on SETI the search for

0:20:45.710,0:20:53.960
extraterrestrial intelligence so that

0:20:48.950,0:20:58.460
kind of spawned this question here in

0:20:53.960,0:21:01.850
your opinion is there life on other

0:20:58.460,0:21:04.759
planets and what is the reason for your

0:21:01.850,0:21:07.999
opinion I say there has to be at least

0:21:04.759,0:21:10.279
some type of life one other planets I

0:21:07.999,0:21:13.190
remember some of our research points to

0:21:10.279,0:21:16.850
the fact that Mars used to be used to

0:21:13.190,0:21:18.470
have up used to have life on it and I

0:21:16.850,0:21:21.110
can’t just believe that we’re the only

0:21:18.470,0:21:24.230
planet that is consistent of life there

0:21:21.110,0:21:27.810
are many other planets out in all the

0:21:24.230,0:21:31.890
other universes and galaxies I just

0:21:27.810,0:21:35.730
I can’t put my finger that were the only

0:21:31.890,0:21:38.370
living things on just this one planet

0:21:35.730,0:21:40.200
that makes sense so you think that there

0:21:38.370,0:21:42.630
is life out there somewhere yep

0:21:40.200,0:21:44.850
and mathematically you’re probably right

0:21:42.630,0:21:47.400
the there is a likelihood that there

0:21:44.850,0:21:49.890
either is or was life at some point

0:21:47.400,0:21:53.040
somewhere out there we just haven’t

0:21:49.890,0:21:56.850
found the solid evidence for it yeah

0:21:53.040,0:22:01.440
next question without using the names of

0:21:56.850,0:22:03.960
people discuss the quote ideal president

0:22:01.440,0:22:08.850
or other world leader what do you what

0:22:03.960,0:22:12.060
traits do you look for in a president or

0:22:08.850,0:22:14.670
world leader first up responsibilities I

0:22:12.060,0:22:18.360
just feel as though some leader has to

0:22:14.670,0:22:21.180
be responsible enough to take intense

0:22:18.360,0:22:23.670
actions like with this whole with the

0:22:21.180,0:22:26.310
whole virus here we need we need a

0:22:23.670,0:22:31.590
strong president we need a strong leader

0:22:26.310,0:22:35.220
to take charge and make the decisions

0:22:31.590,0:22:39.420
that need to be made to ensure better

0:22:35.220,0:22:42.750
life in um in society I also think a

0:22:39.420,0:22:46.440
president has to be somewhat intelligent

0:22:42.750,0:22:48.720
so they know how to make the right

0:22:46.440,0:22:50.490
decision and not the wrong decision and

0:22:48.720,0:22:54.300
they can differ between what’s right and

0:22:50.490,0:22:57.120
wrong and if there’s any world conflicts

0:22:54.300,0:22:59.550
they can deal with it calmly I don’t

0:22:57.120,0:23:03.090
want them to be aggressive I want them

0:22:59.550,0:23:10.220
to be more at peace with the world

0:23:03.090,0:23:13.530
in a way I want them to be accepting and

0:23:10.220,0:23:15.480
well just overall a nice person in

0:23:13.530,0:23:19.260
general and someone who can make someone

0:23:15.480,0:23:20.700
smile so okay I think I think that is a

0:23:19.260,0:23:23.580
very good picture of what a leader

0:23:20.700,0:23:25.770
should be and very soon you’re going to

0:23:23.580,0:23:27.810
have a voice in minute not in the next

0:23:25.770,0:23:33.390
election but the election after that

0:23:27.810,0:23:36.420
you’ll be able to to make the choice so

0:23:33.390,0:23:39.210
let’s talk a little bit about something

0:23:36.420,0:23:46.340
that you can’t live without what is the

0:23:39.210,0:23:48.630
one thing an object a person a service

0:23:46.340,0:23:52.920
something that you just can’t live

0:23:48.630,0:23:56.310
without you and mommy okay

0:23:52.920,0:23:57.900
I guess that works so first up I can’t

0:23:56.310,0:24:00.800
live without you guys because without

0:23:57.900,0:24:04.140
you guys I wouldn’t even exist and

0:24:00.800,0:24:06.120
without you guys I wouldn’t have any I

0:24:04.140,0:24:06.659
really wouldn’t I don’t know if I’d have

0:24:06.120,0:24:10.049
anyone

0:24:06.659,0:24:12.840
raise me or feed me or get me all the

0:24:10.049,0:24:16.499
necessities for life so what are you a

0:24:12.840,0:24:18.330
piece of cattle like you’re capable of

0:24:16.499,0:24:20.460
cooking yourself food right as long as

0:24:18.330,0:24:22.499
someone supplies you with the food yeah

0:24:20.460,0:24:25.169
but when I was younger I wasn’t able to

0:24:22.499,0:24:26.940
supply myself well I understand that but

0:24:25.169,0:24:29.479
I think the question really is meant for

0:24:26.940,0:24:31.649
right now what can you not live without

0:24:29.479,0:24:33.389
and if that’s mommy and daddy that’s

0:24:31.649,0:24:36.989
fine you know that’s that’s very

0:24:33.389,0:24:41.099
touching and and I’m not gonna argue

0:24:36.989,0:24:45.119
with you on that yes you guys okay good

0:24:41.099,0:24:46.919
enough the next couple of questions have

0:24:45.119,0:24:49.799
to do with respect and we did a whole

0:24:46.919,0:24:54.169
podcast on respect so we’ll just

0:24:49.799,0:24:57.450
reinforce it so when it comes to respect

0:24:54.169,0:24:59.729
do you think that adults automatically

0:24:57.450,0:25:04.049
deserve respect or is it something that

0:24:59.729,0:25:05.970
they should earn well I believe that no

0:25:04.049,0:25:09.450
matter what your age your gender your

0:25:05.970,0:25:13.169
religion your race everyone should start

0:25:09.450,0:25:15.299
off with some equal amount of respect

0:25:13.169,0:25:17.369
and depending on the actions they make

0:25:15.299,0:25:22.529
they can either earn respect or lose

0:25:17.369,0:25:24.690
respect okay so by that definition then

0:25:22.529,0:25:28.950
kids deserve respect automatically as

0:25:24.690,0:25:31.289
well okay how do you earn respect then

0:25:28.950,0:25:34.379
well the way you earn respect is

0:25:31.289,0:25:37.559
basically being a good person society

0:25:34.379,0:25:39.960
like helping others when they need help

0:25:37.559,0:25:42.720
putting yourself before others making

0:25:39.960,0:25:45.450
sure everyone else is smiling before you

0:25:42.720,0:25:47.519
smile like just basically being the

0:25:45.450,0:25:52.340
reason someone smiles and the reason

0:25:47.519,0:25:54.899
someone is happy to be around you and

0:25:52.340,0:25:59.009
that can automatically earn you respect

0:25:54.899,0:26:01.080
no matter what okay I think that there

0:25:59.009,0:26:03.450
are some very good

0:26:01.080,0:26:07.170
criteria that you leave laying down

0:26:03.450,0:26:10.050
there so this last question is probably

0:26:07.170,0:26:12.660
the biggest question of all in this

0:26:10.050,0:26:15.480
section here and there’s no right or

0:26:12.660,0:26:18.150
wrong answer to it so it is whatever you

0:26:15.480,0:26:21.780
think it is because it’s different for

0:26:18.150,0:26:23.880
everyone what do you think the meaning

0:26:21.780,0:26:29.390
of life is why are we here what is our

0:26:23.880,0:26:32.840
purpose for existing already I got a

0:26:29.390,0:26:35.220
pretty solid answer on this so

0:26:32.840,0:26:38.250
everyone’s life is different

0:26:35.220,0:26:40.230
you’re born into this world and there

0:26:38.250,0:26:44.070
are so many different hobbies different

0:26:40.230,0:26:46.500
career paths different personality

0:26:44.070,0:26:48.360
traits that you can pick up on that can

0:26:46.500,0:26:52.530
ultimately determine what kind of person

0:26:48.360,0:26:55.230
you are how you live your life and what

0:26:52.530,0:26:55.800
your career job could be if you want one

0:26:55.230,0:27:01.170
at all

0:26:55.800,0:27:03.090
like you could have any kind of pretty

0:27:01.170,0:27:05.130
people can have similar personality

0:27:03.090,0:27:08.910
traits similar hobbies or the same job

0:27:05.130,0:27:12.840
but we’re not the same person no one’s

0:27:08.910,0:27:15.390
the exact same person like you can have

0:27:12.840,0:27:17.610
there are so many different job options

0:27:15.390,0:27:19.860
not right now but there’s so many

0:27:17.610,0:27:21.600
different job options so many different

0:27:19.860,0:27:23.310
hobbies you can pick up that can be

0:27:21.600,0:27:27.000
completely different than the order of

0:27:23.310,0:27:29.010
someone who’s your best friend like no

0:27:27.000,0:27:31.560
one of us is the same we’re all like

0:27:29.010,0:27:34.890
snowflakes now no two are the same

0:27:31.560,0:27:37.050
although there are many people who have

0:27:34.890,0:27:41.130
similar personality traits they don’t

0:27:37.050,0:27:43.830
have similar lives and the purpose or

0:27:41.130,0:27:46.170
meaning of life has some people think of

0:27:43.830,0:27:49.530
it as just an overall thing for all of

0:27:46.170,0:27:53.070
humanity but I think of it as however

0:27:49.530,0:27:55.980
people want to live their lives like how

0:27:53.070,0:27:58.440
do you choose to what do you choose to

0:27:55.980,0:28:00.090
bring to the world what do you choose to

0:27:58.440,0:28:01.680
have your hobbies as what do you want

0:28:00.090,0:28:03.480
your personality to be like what do you

0:28:01.680,0:28:05.610
want what career path do you want to be

0:28:03.480,0:28:08.010
do you want to be what kind of student

0:28:05.610,0:28:09.720
do you want to be in school and what

0:28:08.010,0:28:12.660
kind of living environment do you want

0:28:09.720,0:28:14.999
to have it’s like the meaning of life is

0:28:12.660,0:28:19.639
whatever you choose to have

0:28:14.999,0:28:23.159
whether it be to become a lawyer to be

0:28:19.639,0:28:26.190
that to be a world-famous doctor or to

0:28:23.159,0:28:29.759
be on or to be someone someone to go to

0:28:26.190,0:28:33.269
the moon honestly the meaning of life is

0:28:29.759,0:28:38.220
how you choose to live it okay well that

0:28:33.269,0:28:39.450
was a well-reasoned deeper than I

0:28:38.220,0:28:40.019
thought it would be and I’m very

0:28:39.450,0:28:42.119
impressed

0:28:40.019,0:28:45.509
thank you so that was the last question

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we had in this section we’re gonna take

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a little break we’re gonna come back

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0:28:49.259,0:28:59.509
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all right so religion and these are not

0:30:06.900,0:30:15.030
deep philosophical questioning your

0:30:10.300,0:30:17.190
religion type stuff simple stuff

0:30:15.030,0:30:20.640
do you consider yourself to be a

0:30:17.190,0:30:24.000
religious or spiritual person no not

0:30:20.640,0:30:27.150
really not really is there any

0:30:24.000,0:30:31.980
particular reason for that I don’t know

0:30:27.150,0:30:38.850
I’ve just I mean I believe in certain

0:30:31.980,0:30:42.150
things I’ve just never done any like

0:30:38.850,0:30:44.460
religious actions that I know of so so

0:30:42.150,0:30:47.549
do you observe religious holidays let me

0:30:44.460,0:30:50.429
ask you that I mean by observe do you

0:30:47.549,0:30:53.730
mean like celebrate exactly I mean I

0:30:50.429,0:30:56.070
celebrate Jewish holidays like Hanukkah

0:30:53.730,0:30:58.620
and Passover although they’re not the

0:30:56.070,0:31:02.820
most religious kind of version of the

0:30:58.620,0:31:05.070
holiday okay and I also celebrate

0:31:02.820,0:31:08.130
Christmas and Easter but that’s not

0:31:05.070,0:31:12.419
really religious either first for us at

0:31:08.130,0:31:15.150
least okay do you attend religious

0:31:12.419,0:31:17.789
services no I don’t do church or temple

0:31:15.150,0:31:20.460
I’ve never gone I mean I’ve gone to a

0:31:17.789,0:31:22.590
church but never for the service you’ve

0:31:20.460,0:31:24.960
gone to a temple before – oh yeah I’ve

0:31:22.590,0:31:26.789
gone I’ve gone to the actual places but

0:31:24.960,0:31:29.780
I’ve never actually attend really any

0:31:26.789,0:31:34.770
services other than like funerals okay

0:31:29.780,0:31:37.710
do you ever pray um not in the religious

0:31:34.770,0:31:40.530
way I mean like I pray he’s praying a

0:31:37.710,0:31:42.480
non religious way I mean I’m like to

0:31:40.530,0:31:48.900
whatever force is out there I’m just

0:31:42.480,0:31:50.280
like okay so like please let me get a

0:31:48.900,0:31:54.230
good grade on this test or something

0:31:50.280,0:32:01.770
else oh you pray to what the cosmic

0:31:54.230,0:32:04.500
energy force okay do you believe in God

0:32:01.770,0:32:07.799
and and it doesn’t have to be God but do

0:32:04.500,0:32:10.650
you believe in a higher power yes I

0:32:07.799,0:32:14.610
believe that there is something out

0:32:10.650,0:32:16.169
there controlling the universe there are

0:32:14.610,0:32:18.630
many different religions that might

0:32:16.169,0:32:20.669
believe there’s multiple forces out

0:32:18.630,0:32:22.860
there or that there’s just one or that

0:32:20.669,0:32:23.850
there’s a different variation of that

0:32:22.860,0:32:26.070
one power

0:32:23.850,0:32:27.929
I just believe there’s some power out

0:32:26.070,0:32:30.299
there that created the universe

0:32:27.929,0:32:33.299
because I’m not entirely sure how else

0:32:30.299,0:32:35.070
the universe could have been created all

0:32:33.299,0:32:38.220
right so what’s wrong with that

0:32:35.070,0:32:40.519
so you think something a higher power

0:32:38.220,0:32:43.769
just because the universe exists yeah

0:32:40.519,0:32:46.830
how do you picture that higher power is

0:32:43.769,0:32:50.519
it well you know when people think of

0:32:46.830,0:32:54.659
God he’s often pictured as an old guy

0:32:50.519,0:32:56.999
with a white beard in a toga some

0:32:54.659,0:32:58.590
religions picture them as multi-armed

0:32:56.999,0:33:00.059
deities and different things like that

0:32:58.590,0:33:04.379
the Greeks had a completely different

0:33:00.059,0:33:07.019
idea of what gods were if if your idea

0:33:04.379,0:33:09.899
of God is something that created the

0:33:07.019,0:33:11.700
universe is it a gaseous cloud like what

0:33:09.899,0:33:13.559
how do you picture this higher power

0:33:11.700,0:33:16.110
well I don’t picture this higher power

0:33:13.559,0:33:17.909
as a natural being like a human being or

0:33:16.110,0:33:20.070
any type of animal or some type of

0:33:17.909,0:33:25.710
monster like that I basically just

0:33:20.070,0:33:30.149
picture a light a basically a star okay

0:33:25.710,0:33:33.539
like a bright light which I created the

0:33:30.149,0:33:36.059
universe I’m not entirely sure what it

0:33:33.539,0:33:37.830
it’s sort of like a blinding light like

0:33:36.059,0:33:40.169
there might be something else that we

0:33:37.830,0:33:45.559
don’t know about this power or what it

0:33:40.169,0:33:49.259
actually looks like it’s just there and

0:33:45.559,0:33:50.789
you can’t see all you can really see is

0:33:49.259,0:33:58.279
just a glowing light up

0:33:50.789,0:34:00.809
so do you ascribe any kind of intent or

0:33:58.279,0:34:03.749
personality or anything like that like a

0:34:00.809,0:34:07.200
lot of people in the Christian religion

0:34:03.749,0:34:15.329
you know they ascribe love and peace and

0:34:07.200,0:34:17.280
and solace to two heavenly figures the

0:34:15.329,0:34:19.109
Romans always thought that every time

0:34:17.280,0:34:21.210
something bad happened it was because we

0:34:19.109,0:34:24.629
made the gods angry so he had very angry

0:34:21.210,0:34:26.730
vengeful gods do you ascribe any kind of

0:34:24.629,0:34:29.369
emotions like that or any kind of intent

0:34:26.730,0:34:33.589
like does this does this higher being

0:34:29.369,0:34:37.710
have the best interest of human beings

0:34:33.589,0:34:39.869
at light or we just is it an energy

0:34:37.710,0:34:41.490
force that’s in a galaxy and and we’re

0:34:39.869,0:34:45.300
just inanimate objects

0:34:41.490,0:34:48.360

  • well I wouldn’t picture the actual

0:34:45.300,0:34:51.830
power having any like intense emotions

0:34:48.360,0:34:55.889
like love or anger it’s a fair power

0:34:51.830,0:34:58.590
like it wouldn’t be vengeful and it

0:34:55.889,0:35:01.080
wouldn’t be forgiving it would be equal

0:34:58.590,0:35:03.780
I just imagine that powered try and be

0:35:01.080,0:35:07.500
equal it’s sort of like in a way the

0:35:03.780,0:35:09.750
existence of Karma when someone does

0:35:07.500,0:35:12.240
something bad karma comes after them and

0:35:09.750,0:35:15.240
they get consequences for it so it

0:35:12.240,0:35:19.260
balances itself out so it’s kind of like

0:35:15.240,0:35:20.940
the force in a way yeah or duct tape you

0:35:19.260,0:35:23.510
know where there’s a light side a dark

0:35:20.940,0:35:26.750
side and it binds the universe together

0:35:23.510,0:35:30.810
[Laughter]

0:35:26.750,0:35:34.560
okay so do you think religion plays a

0:35:30.810,0:35:36.660
big part in the everyday life of most

0:35:34.560,0:35:39.150
people I mean depending on your

0:35:36.660,0:35:41.400
practices it would probably be something

0:35:39.150,0:35:44.040
that you would do like you’d pray every

0:35:41.400,0:35:46.530
night like in some religions you might

0:35:44.040,0:35:49.170
pray every night you know in others you

0:35:46.530,0:35:51.210
might just your everyday life might just

0:35:49.170,0:35:55.170
be based off of your religion or

0:35:51.210,0:35:57.330
depending on it um in history I learned

0:35:55.170,0:35:59.520
about a bunch of religions and all their

0:35:57.330,0:36:05.190
practices and we even got a few modern

0:35:59.520,0:36:09.390
examples for it so and especially um and

0:36:05.190,0:36:11.430
I definitely think the practices can

0:36:09.390,0:36:14.910
play a part in your everyday life um

0:36:11.430,0:36:18.750
especially like for Christians when they

0:36:14.910,0:36:21.119
go to church like and people just people

0:36:18.750,0:36:26.160
who go to a certain area or have a

0:36:21.119,0:36:30.020
certain holy day or something like that

0:36:26.160,0:36:33.690
yeah so do you think there’s a reason

0:36:30.020,0:36:35.400
that religion zigs I’m in religion the

0:36:33.690,0:36:39.930
concept of religion is something that

0:36:35.400,0:36:41.609
humans created whether it was because

0:36:39.930,0:36:45.540
they didn’t understand something and

0:36:41.609,0:36:47.970
they made up something or you know later

0:36:45.540,0:36:51.270
on when you get into organized religions

0:36:47.970,0:36:53.180
the organized religions use the concept

0:36:51.270,0:36:56.710
of an afterlife and

0:36:53.180,0:36:59.920
a heaven and hell kind of thing as

0:36:56.710,0:37:02.660
motivation so that people behaves better

0:36:59.920,0:37:04.849
do you think that there is an overall

0:37:02.660,0:37:08.420
reason that we have to have or that we

0:37:04.849,0:37:13.069
created the concept of a religion yes I

0:37:08.420,0:37:16.309
definitely think that it’s like prime

0:37:13.069,0:37:18.440
example way of the afterlife like many

0:37:16.309,0:37:22.640
people have thought of different types

0:37:18.440,0:37:24.349
of afterlife I definitely know that the

0:37:22.640,0:37:26.900
Egyptians definitely favorite the

0:37:24.349,0:37:29.359
afterlife completely and it’s like it

0:37:26.900,0:37:34.849
was a better version of their modern

0:37:29.359,0:37:37.910
world and with and with some other

0:37:34.849,0:37:41.059
religions it’s basically the good place

0:37:37.910,0:37:42.470
with a bad place where if you didn’t do

0:37:41.059,0:37:44.869
anything about in your life you’d go to

0:37:42.470,0:37:46.369
a good place if you did something bad

0:37:44.869,0:37:50.420
you’d go the bad place

0:37:46.369,0:37:53.690
it’s like many people would would want

0:37:50.420,0:37:56.420
like the biggest question most people

0:37:53.690,0:37:58.430
ask is what happens when I die and

0:37:56.420,0:38:00.400
religion helps with that because

0:37:58.430,0:38:02.720
different religions have different

0:38:00.400,0:38:04.760
answers on what happens when you do

0:38:02.720,0:38:06.859
eventually die because no one can really

0:38:04.760,0:38:08.930
answer it unless they came back from the

0:38:06.859,0:38:10.490
dead but they’d probably be zombies at

0:38:08.930,0:38:12.910
that point and they and then you get hit

0:38:10.490,0:38:16.130
in the head with your baseball bat yeah

0:38:12.910,0:38:19.339
okay so you kind of segue into the next

0:38:16.130,0:38:22.819
question here and that being what do you

0:38:19.339,0:38:24.890
think happens after death well I believe

0:38:22.819,0:38:27.349
you don’t just see a bunch of black and

0:38:24.890,0:38:29.270
it’s not just like sleeping I feel as

0:38:27.349,0:38:32.599
though there is a good place or a bad

0:38:29.270,0:38:34.460
place but the reasons are more intense

0:38:32.599,0:38:38.990
on why you go to the bad place or the

0:38:34.460,0:38:41.780
good place like did you do harm to

0:38:38.990,0:38:44.660
others were you a terrible person and

0:38:41.780,0:38:46.579
your afterlife or what other good or

0:38:44.660,0:38:49.910
what good things did you do like were

0:38:46.579,0:38:52.069
you or you’re a kind person

0:38:49.910,0:38:56.000
did you help others in need or did you

0:38:52.069,0:38:59.950
okay so so let’s go back to your concept

0:38:56.000,0:39:02.930
of what this higher being being an

0:38:59.950,0:39:05.960
energy force of some sort

0:39:02.930,0:39:07.700
so when you die someone has to make a

0:39:05.960,0:39:09.440
determination if you go to the good

0:39:07.700,0:39:14.390
place of the bad place who makes that

0:39:09.440,0:39:18.170
determination um well I always thought

0:39:14.390,0:39:22.910
that there was like something at like

0:39:18.170,0:39:25.400
some power at the gates of a good place

0:39:22.910,0:39:29.270
in the bad place and they would

0:39:25.400,0:39:31.640
determine based on your personality your

0:39:29.270,0:39:34.579
hobbies and basically what kind of

0:39:31.640,0:39:37.730
person my hobbies – no not hobby sorry

0:39:34.579,0:39:41.510
so based on your personality or what

0:39:37.730,0:39:47.540
actions or what benefits or non benefits

0:39:41.510,0:39:51.400
you put into the world so oh just walk

0:39:47.540,0:39:55.670
me through this here so I I died and my

0:39:51.400,0:39:57.470
corporeal spirit leaves my body and what

0:39:55.670,0:39:59.690
do I do I wander up to the good place

0:39:57.470,0:40:02.359
because that’s the ideal place to go and

0:39:59.690,0:40:02.839
I’m like hey dumb so-and-so can I come

0:40:02.359,0:40:05.240
in

0:40:02.839,0:40:07.849
and there’s somebody right there with a

0:40:05.240,0:40:09.440
checklist and they make sure they did I

0:40:07.849,0:40:12.170
checked off all the boxes to get in

0:40:09.440,0:40:20.359
actually so you wouldn’t go straight up

0:40:12.170,0:40:24.440
you’re actually basically you’d be so

0:40:20.359,0:40:28.520
like I said the overall power is all

0:40:24.440,0:40:32.359
about balance so you wouldn’t go higher

0:40:28.520,0:40:34.460
or lower you’d basically like you’d be

0:40:32.359,0:40:36.920
walking on earth and then you’d see a

0:40:34.460,0:40:39.349
cloud that ends up becoming a pathway

0:40:36.920,0:40:42.770
that goes straight that has the same

0:40:39.349,0:40:45.530
level as where you were walking so you’d

0:40:42.770,0:40:47.390
be walking along that pathway and then

0:40:45.530,0:40:50.540
you see and then you come up with

0:40:47.390,0:40:53.390
basically a ticket booth ticket first I

0:40:50.540,0:40:55.520
don’t know okay so I’m walking I wander

0:40:53.390,0:40:58.130
into a fog bank I hope I don’t fall off

0:40:55.520,0:41:00.610
of a cliff but I continue walking until

0:40:58.130,0:41:03.940
I come to a ticket booth

0:41:00.610,0:41:06.160
and then behind the ticket booth you

0:41:03.940,0:41:08.440
notice that their stairs going cloud

0:41:06.160,0:41:12.100
stairs going up and clouds get stairs

0:41:08.440,0:41:14.560
going down which is basically the good

0:41:12.100,0:41:15.850
place with a bad place and the lazy part

0:41:14.560,0:41:17.380
of me says well it’s a lot easier going

0:41:15.850,0:41:20.530
down the stairs and going up the stairs

0:41:17.380,0:41:22.060
so I’m just gonna go down so but who

0:41:20.530,0:41:23.830
makes that determination at which where

0:41:22.060,0:41:26.200
you go do you choose or does somebody

0:41:23.830,0:41:28.950
else choose for you based on how you

0:41:26.200,0:41:36.160
conducted your life well I’d say that

0:41:28.950,0:41:40.210
some relative I guess in trouble is some

0:41:36.160,0:41:43.150
relative of the greater power or the

0:41:40.210,0:41:44.530
greater power created something like a

0:41:43.150,0:41:49.540
version of themself

0:41:44.530,0:41:53.790
to handle ok balance out your good your

0:41:49.540,0:41:58.300
good qualities and your bad qualities so

0:41:53.790,0:42:00.100
if I balance and I’m even I’ve got just

0:41:58.300,0:42:04.030
as many good qualities as bad qualities

0:42:00.100,0:42:07.120
what happens you’ve got so you don’t

0:42:04.030,0:42:09.070
notice this but behind the booth you

0:42:07.120,0:42:12.250
notice that there’s just another path

0:42:09.070,0:42:15.490
away with the straight line there that’s

0:42:12.250,0:42:18.610
the one that goes off the cliff there

0:42:15.490,0:42:21.430
you would go want then if you were even

0:42:18.610,0:42:24.730
you’d go behind the ticket booth and

0:42:21.430,0:42:27.010
then go along that straight line until

0:42:24.730,0:42:31.450
you eventually read a point where other

0:42:27.010,0:42:33.100
people are even and so I get the wanders

0:42:31.450,0:42:40.750
for eternity with a bunch of like

0:42:33.100,0:42:43.450
average okay this is a this is a fairly

0:42:40.750,0:42:47.000
sophisticated view you have of the

0:42:43.450,0:42:51.080
afterlife yeah okay

0:42:47.000,0:42:53.750
I think we’ve kind of exhausted the

0:42:51.080,0:42:57.740
discussion on that one the last question

0:42:53.750,0:43:01.430
I have for today is do you think that

0:42:57.740,0:43:04.520
there is there’s so many religions in

0:43:01.430,0:43:07.970
the world you have Western religions

0:43:04.520,0:43:11.470
that consist of Judaism Christianity

0:43:07.970,0:43:16.100
Islam then you have a whole slew of

0:43:11.470,0:43:18.460
Eastern religions you own that’s the mic

0:43:16.100,0:43:24.860
I shouldn’t hit that yeah then you have

0:43:18.460,0:43:27.980
a bunch of polytheistic religions you

0:43:24.860,0:43:29.630
know multiple gods you’ve got Celtic

0:43:27.980,0:43:31.390
religions on all kinds of stuff so what

0:43:29.630,0:43:33.590
all these religions rolled in the one

0:43:31.390,0:43:36.830
everybody wants to believe in a higher

0:43:33.590,0:43:39.230
being do you think there’s any one best

0:43:36.830,0:43:43.910
religion out there that sort of gets it

0:43:39.230,0:43:46.880
right no no religion is based on belief

0:43:43.910,0:43:48.770
and yeah by definition yeah

0:43:46.880,0:43:51.710
religion is based on belief and belief

0:43:48.770,0:43:53.930
is not completely scientific but there

0:43:51.710,0:43:55.700
is no way to scientifically describe

0:43:53.930,0:43:58.400
what happens after death and why the

0:43:55.700,0:44:00.430
universe was created which is kind of

0:43:58.400,0:44:03.970
why religion is placed into that

0:44:00.430,0:44:06.770
religion is supposed to answer those

0:44:03.970,0:44:09.620
questions that science can’t answer at

0:44:06.770,0:44:11.630
this point like why were we all created

0:44:09.620,0:44:14.570
why are we all here what happens when we

0:44:11.630,0:44:16.220
die are we still alive when we die or is

0:44:14.570,0:44:21.410
there some type of afterlife

0:44:16.220,0:44:24.050
stuff like that also as long and I feel

0:44:21.410,0:44:26.350
as though each religion is equal as long

0:44:24.050,0:44:30.320
as your religious presences don’t

0:44:26.350,0:44:32.900
involve in you harming yourself anyone

0:44:30.320,0:44:35.330
or anything then go ahead and believe

0:44:32.900,0:44:37.370
what you want to believe religion is

0:44:35.330,0:44:39.680
basically meant to answer those

0:44:37.370,0:44:42.590
theoretical questions and stop you from

0:44:39.680,0:44:45.200
worrying like okay I don’t know what’s

0:44:42.590,0:44:49.490
gonna happen to me after I die and why

0:44:45.200,0:44:52.010
am I here it’ll and any religion can

0:44:49.490,0:44:53.630
answer that question any like good and

0:44:52.010,0:44:55.670
well developed religion can answer that

0:44:53.630,0:44:57.320
question which pretty much all religions

0:44:55.670,0:45:00.610
at this point are as long as you don’t

0:44:57.320,0:45:03.490
make it up all right so one last

0:45:00.610,0:45:06.040
this question that came out of that can

0:45:03.490,0:45:08.920
you observe more than one religion

0:45:06.040,0:45:12.160
faithfully I mean if you don’t entirely

0:45:08.920,0:45:15.040
believe in one religion and quite still

0:45:12.160,0:45:17.440
and believe in another and have beliefs

0:45:15.040,0:45:19.570
in another religion like you don’t

0:45:17.440,0:45:21.280
believe the Christian version of how the

0:45:19.570,0:45:23.710
world was created but you believe in its

0:45:21.280,0:45:25.690
afterlife you believe in the Islam

0:45:23.710,0:45:27.550
version of how the universe was created

0:45:25.690,0:45:30.550
but you don’t believe in its afterlife

0:45:27.550,0:45:33.130
you you don’t have shoes

0:45:30.550,0:45:35.080
well yeah you don’t have to choose you

0:45:33.130,0:45:37.330
don’t have to say directly which

0:45:35.080,0:45:39.310
religion you are it’s like a split

0:45:37.330,0:45:43.900
decision at that point you can just say

0:45:39.310,0:45:47.320
like like me I don’t believe I come from

0:45:43.900,0:45:50.470
a Jewish and Christian family I believe

0:45:47.320,0:45:53.050
in a higher power that created the

0:45:50.470,0:45:55.600
universe but also that a good and a bad

0:45:53.050,0:45:59.170
and a neutral place where people go when

0:45:55.600,0:46:02.200
they die so so religions kind of like a

0:45:59.170,0:46:04.420
buffet I guess you could pick and choose

0:46:02.200,0:46:06.100
what you want try a little bit of this

0:46:04.420,0:46:09.700
if you don’t like you just put it back

0:46:06.100,0:46:13.150
or throw it out and move on yes or it’s

0:46:09.700,0:46:14.740
like cable versus streaming where with

0:46:13.150,0:46:17.410
cable I get all the channels but I

0:46:14.740,0:46:19.390
wanted not I pay a ridiculous amount or

0:46:17.410,0:46:20.860
I can subscribe to different streaming

0:46:19.390,0:46:25.900
services and get just the stuff that I

0:46:20.860,0:46:29.320
want okay so streaming religion I like

0:46:25.900,0:46:31.240
that that was all the questions that I

0:46:29.320,0:46:32.350
had did you have anything else you

0:46:31.240,0:46:34.330
wanted to add or anything like that

0:46:32.350,0:46:38.470
before we come back for your closing

0:46:34.330,0:46:46.540
remarks no okay we’ll just take a quick

0:46:38.470,0:46:49.390
break and we’ll come right back go for

0:46:46.540,0:46:51.700
your closing remarks all righty so since

0:46:49.390,0:46:55.780
we were talking a bunch about religion

0:46:51.700,0:46:58.390
respect and how to live your life just

0:46:55.780,0:47:00.910
know live your life how you won as long

0:46:58.390,0:47:03.490
as you’re not harming anyone anything or

0:47:00.910,0:47:05.380
yourself as long as there’s no harm

0:47:03.490,0:47:07.090
induced in how you live your life go

0:47:05.380,0:47:09.370
ahead and live it however you want it

0:47:07.090,0:47:10.779
doesn’t matter with your gender your age

0:47:09.370,0:47:13.390
your religion

0:47:10.779,0:47:15.130
race you can be who you want to be in

0:47:13.390,0:47:17.709
society shouldn’t stop you from doing

0:47:15.130,0:47:19.779
that no matter how hard society pushes

0:47:17.709,0:47:21.849
you you shouldn’t care no one should

0:47:19.779,0:47:26.109
care you live your life how you wanted

0:47:21.849,0:47:30.039
to be and that’s that love yourself and

0:47:26.109,0:47:32.819
do what you want to do okay well and did

0:47:30.039,0:47:35.890
that one on a high note didn’t we yes

0:47:32.819,0:47:39.509
that was all we had this week Thank You

0:47:35.890,0:47:41.979
Manny for taking the time we will be

0:47:39.509,0:47:46.089
sort of springboarding off of this for

0:47:41.979,0:47:48.039
next week’s podcast in the meantime we

0:47:46.089,0:47:52.619
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