Here’s a very insightful interview with retired UFC fighter Jason Miller. Jason also had a successful tv show called Bully Beat Down that was very entertaining in a porn flick kind of way.
Jason points out the very real determines of being a competitive fighter and concurrently displays the cognizance of someone who has truly learned some important lessons in life. It’s sad to see yet another person fall prey to the bad idea of “God” - but this fatal flaw has befallen many intellectuals and non-intellects alike.
The Secular Community needs to have a church where people can go to connect with other human beings in time of trouble and prosperity. Otherwise you’re stuck with a fucking priest that inevitably tries to sell you on a Zombie Virgin Birth Death Cult. As it stands the Death Cult gets to be the format for all the actual great lessons people have learned and want to share.
The Jews (whoever and whatever a “Jew” might be) have made their mark in media and business. I fear history has hardwired their social dna to work hard and succeed under great duress. Money as a bottom line is a hard philosophy to debunk. Freedom of expression – indeed freedom itself, comes at a cost.
Changing the social paradigm. Do we have control of it or are we helpless victims? The reason to be a martial artist is so that you can handle life in real time. Most normal folks can’t handle real time and function on a fictional time scale. I once heard a bjj black belt say that “no matter what belt level you are you have to deal with your ego.” Any martial art practice that still has you dealing with your ego at mastery level is teaching you the wrong thing – or at the very least emphasizing the wrong aspect of the art. -CO2