About the Episode
Are you your own worst enemy? Ever think that your life would be so much easier if you could just change your mind about a couple things? Yeah, me too.
In this inaugural episode, I am joined by my old friend Derek Sivers, the one person I know who is better at questioning beliefs and changing his mind than just about anyone… and a bona fide grandmaster at not giving a fuck.
We dig into the most fundamental aspects of our psychology and happiness—our beliefs. We talk about how to change them, which ones should be changed and which ones should not, and the wide-ranging effects these beliefs have throughout our lives.
I believe you will get a lot out of this podcast… see what I did there? I did the believe—eh, never mind.
Derek Sivers Quotes From the Episode
I don’t believe anything I say.
Nothing’s true anyway. Just think of religion as: is it useful or not?
Nobody ever leaves a good marriage.
At some point, every single one of us is going to become disabled, whether it’s the final five minutes of your life, or the final half of your life, or maybe tomorrow.
Referenced in This Episode
- Derek Sivers’ website
- Useful Not True by Derek Sivers
- How to Live by Derek Sivers
- “Make Believe” excerpt from Useful Not True
- Reading the Bible Start to Finish
- Parenting: Who Is It Really For?
- Why Mark Quit Drinking Alcohol
- What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
- The End of Faith by Sam Harris
- What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims by Suzanne Haneef
- Judaism For Dummies by Ted Falcon and David Blatner
- You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen
- Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina
- CD Baby
- jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy
- The Godfather
- Aesop’s Fables
- Christopher Hitchens
- Louis C.K.
- Andrew Dice Clay
- David Bowie
- John Lennon
- New Orleans funeral
- Cognitive flexibility
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