In this episode of The Optimized Mind – I ask a simple question: if, you know, “everybody’s fucked up” – which is the trite wisdom of religion and spirituality – then maybe fucked up isn’t actually a thing.
In this first episode of season two of The Optimized Mind, I get curious about this idea. I get tired of cartoon explanations and justifications for shitty behaviors.
Honestly, I’m not interested in calling you on “your shit.” I don’t think there is such a thing. The reference point of some idyllic life where we are “fully present” and beyond our shit – this is just the mythical land of Oz.
It’s nothing. Looking for somebody who supposedly isn’t fucked up is ridiculous. Like trying to find the Yetti. Or the Loch Ness Monster. These are not actual things. So if everybody is fucked up… then fucked up is normal, which means it isn’t fucked up at all… I’ll let you do the math on this one…
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