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The Big Life Questions Show
Episode 18: What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

Episode 18: What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

August 26, 2019

Life is full of lessons to be learned -- or ignored! In this episode, Chris and Doug offer life advice to their younger selves based on their own experiences, mistakes, observations, and epiphanies. What valuable life advice would you offer to your younger self?

1:15 Don't spend too much time in your own head

3.14 Don't ignore karma; it's real

6.56 It's usually not personal

8.56 There are people you can't reason with

12.25 Eliminate negative influences from your life

16.24 Be in the world, but not of it

17.45 Live abroad for a couple of years

20.05 Stay healthy

22.35 Don't ignore the obvious

 

 

Episode 17: Do People Have a Responsibility To Be Productive Members of Society?

Episode 17: Do People Have a Responsibility To Be Productive Members of Society?

August 19, 2019

in this episode, Doug and Chris discuss what a person's responsibilities are to be a productive member of society - and, for that matter, what exactly does it mean to be productive? For example, do you need to make money to be a productive member of society? What is the bare minimum behavior to be considered productive? Basically, what are our responsibilities - if any - that result from being on this planet?

0.45 What does it mean to be productive?

3:54 Can a toll booth operator be a productive member of society?

8:45 Is civility part of being productive?

10.00 What is not productive behavior for society?

11.25 What about dropping out of society? Is that okay?

18.14 The problem with libertarians

Episode 16: What Do We Owe Future Generations?

Episode 16: What Do We Owe Future Generations?

August 12, 2019

In this episode, Doug and Chris struggle with the ramifications of what Baby Boomers have done to make the future more difficult for Millennials, Generation X, and succeeding generations. The full gamut of debacles is covered -- climate change, wealth and income inequality, bad leadership, political polarization. Our cohosts scour the planet for possible solutions, or at least ways to make Baby Boomers feel better.

6.58 We need better humans

8.45 We need better models of leadership and success

15.20 A billionaire endorses the wealth tax

20.05 The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund

21.50 Care and concern for other species

Episode 15: If You Could Have Dinner With 5 Historical Figures, Who Would They Be (and Why)?

Episode 15: If You Could Have Dinner With 5 Historical Figures, Who Would They Be (and Why)?

August 5, 2019

Imagine that you could invent a time machine and have dinner with famous, or not-so-famous, historical figures. Who would you pick? What questions would you ask them? That's what Chris and Doug do in this episode, and they cover people from all eras and walks of life. The cohosts also reveal who almost made the cut.

1.25 Dinner Guest Number One (for both Doug and Chris) -- A political prisoner and a corrupter of youth

8.17 Dinner Guest Number Two -- An emancipator and a roundtable wag

14.00 Dinner Guest Number Three -- A first lady and a funny lady

19.20 Dinner Guest Number Four -- A Founding Father and a legendary boxer

27.04 Dinner Guest Number Five -- An inventor and a musician/songwriter

33.19 Summary and Last-minute Dinner List Cuts

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