Talking all things Kratom with Kelly Dunn CHPodcats Ep. 25

 

 

Kelly Dunn is the owner of Urban Ice Organics. It’s the fastest growing Kratom company in the country and for good reason. They lab test all of their products and they adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices. Urban Ice Organics is the only brand that I trust. 

https://naturalorganix.com

We talk about the science and safety of Kratom, the current state of the Kratom industry and the personal reasons why he produced the documentary “A Leaf Of Faith”.

Kelly discusses why he uses Kratom, the growing number of people who are using it to improve their health and wellbeing and why its important to keep Kratom legal. 

Kelly is doing a lot to keep Kratom legal and to find out the truth about it. He supports the Scientific Research on Kratom by the University of Florida and he’s working on a sequel to “A Leaf of Faith”. I firmly believe that the documentary “A Leaf Of Faith” played a huge role in helping to keep Kratom Legal. 

You can check out A Leaf of Faith on Netflix, you can purchase a DVD of the documentary or watch it on iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/a-leaf-of-faith/id1367790093 

You can follow them on Twitter

@UI_Organics

@Leaf_Of_Faith 

On Instagram

@ui_organics

On Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/UIOrganics/

During our conversation we also spoke about the work that The American Kratom Association is doing to keep Kratom Legal. Their site is a great way to learn more about Kratom. If you already use Kratom and it helps you please considering supportering their work. 

https://www.americankratom.org 

I found Urban Ice Organics after more than a year of research on Kratom. I made my final decision to try their brand after watching Chris Bell, the Director of “A Leaf of Faith” discuss and share Kratom with Joe Rogan, on his podcast back in 2016 and I’m glad I did. It’s had a very positive effect on my life.

Neither of us are doctors and our conversation shouldn’t be construed as medical advice. 

Personally, I use Urban Ice Organics Kratom everyday to help manage my chronic pain. If you choose to take Kratom I recommend buying Urban Ice Organics. You can find their Kratom in capsule or loose powder form at https://naturalorganix.com 

Use the promo code: ChronicallyHuman20 to get 20% off your next order. 

Let us know what your thoughts about Kratom. 

You can leave guest suggestions, questions or comments about the podcast here: brad@chronicallyhuman.co 

We are always happy to connect with Free People of Goodwill. 

Thanks for Listening. Please support the show by subscribing, sharing and leaving a five star reviews. You can find us on Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Instagram.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast 

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How Lacrosse helps kids succeed now and later in life with Scott Ratliff CHPodcast Ep. 23

 

Today our guest is Scott Ratliff.  He  plays for the Archers in the Professional Lacrosse League which starts their inaugural season June 1st On NBC Sports. 

https://www.premierlacrosseleague.com/archers 

We discuss how he got into Lacrosse, the spiritual side of the sport as well as his charitable work as co-founder of the Give and Go Foundation. His foundation provides lacrosse equipment and training to kids in underserved areas of the world.

https://givegofund.com

Scott explains the Native Amerian roots of Lacrosse and why the sport is still considered “Medicine” by those who play it today.

Scott and I also talk about the incredible lessons and virtues that playing sports, in particular lacrosse, provides  kids and how it helps them to deal with stress, become more disciplined, and more successful later in life.

Check out Scott’s Youtube Channel “Rat Chat” where he talks about the lessons he’s learned playing lacrosse and how they can help individuals lead a happier and more productive life. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmWZs-WLY5Y

You can follow him on twitter: @Strat2 and on Instagram @scottratliff2

Follow us on Instagram @chronicallyhumanpodcast

To improve my health and well being I choose to take Kratom. The only brand of Kratom I trust is from NaturalOrganix.com.

https://naturalorganix.com

You can use the promo code: ChronicallyHuman 20 to get 20% off your next order.  

Please support the channel by subscribing, sharing and giving five star reviews. Check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Youtube and Instagram.

You can reach us by email brad@chronicallyhuman.co to tell us what topics you’d like to hear more about, guests you’d like to see on the show and general comments about the podcast.

Thanks for listening.

Brad Miller
The Chronically Human Podcast

brad@chronicallyhuman.co

Where does your salt come from? Darryl Bosshardt with RealSalt.com CHPodcast Ep. 20

Darryl Bosshardt from Redmond, Inc.  joins us  to talk about his company’s line of Real Salt products and how they run their business in order to make a positive impact on the lives of their employees, customers and the communities they live and work in.

Apple Podcast:

http://tinyurl.com/yy7bp4je

Spotify:

http://tinyurl.com/y5l6rh8t

Castos (browser player)

http://tinyurl.com/y5l6rh8t

Real Salt is mined from an anceint sea bed in Redmond Utah, it contains 60 trace minerals and is free from manmade pollution.

Darryl explains the history of salt, why it’s vital for human health, how Real Salt is different from modern sea salts and why indivudals, whether they are on a vegetarian, vegan, paleo, keto or carnivore diet, can benefit from using high quailty anceint sea salt.

https://realsalt.com

You can learm more about Real Salt comes from here:

https://realsalt.com/mine/

We also discuss the philosophy and principles of Redmond, Inc. and what they mean when they say they are commited  to “Empowering the Human Experience” for their employees, customers and community.

Redmond Inc: Elevating the Human Experience

Correction: Lead is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.

I use Kratom to help me improve my health and wellbeing. The only brand I trust is Urban Ice Organics Kratom. You can find it here: https://naturalorganix.com

Enter Promo Code: ChronicallyHuman20 at checkout to get 20% off your next order.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed our conversation as much as I did.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Health Freedom with Dr. Marilyn Singelton CHPodcast Ep. 19

Dr. Marilyn Singleton President of The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons join us to discuss why the current healthcare system is not functioning for either patients or doctors and the practical alternatives that can help lower costs and repair the doctor patient relationship.

You can watch our conversation here.

https://youtu.be/GryK8AAY5Vw

I exercise my Health Freedom by using Kratom to improve my health and well-being. The only brand I trust is Urban Ice Organics that can be found here:

https://naturalorganix.com 

I brew tea with Red Vein Kratom Powder to help manage my chronic pain. You can use Promo Code: ChronicallyHuman20 to get 20% off your next order.

You can listen on:

Apple Podcasts:

https://tinyurl.com/y2nth7ap

Spotify:

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Stitcher:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y53chcn9

Castos:

https://tinyurl.com/y6qgdn3q

The current healthcare system is a mess because of the interference of government into the voluntary transactions between healthcare providers and individuals seeking to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has been fighting for medial freedom since 1943. Its motto is “All for the patient”.

https://aapsonline.org

You can find Dr. Singleton’s articles on Medical Freedom at http://www.theconservativepundit.net/meet-the-pundits/dr-marilyn-m-singleton-md-jd/ 

Many doctors and almost all patients are extremely unhappy with the current medical system. We talk about the practical solutions patients can take to help lower their healthcare costs while still pursing their best option for improving their health and well-being.

Unfortunately, the solutions being pushed by those who benefit from the government’s intervention into the healthcare industry (Which include the corporate media who receive Drug Company Advertising dollars, The Massive Drug Companies, The Insurance Companies and Large Hospital Groups, and Massive Government Bureaucracies -like HHS, Medicare, FDA, CDC and the DEA) will only cause more of the problems that they are supposed to fix.

The Direct Care Model of Medicine is one great example. Learn more here:

http://www.theconservativepundit.net/2018/06/create-your-own-healthcare-system/ 

Learn more about how the government has caused the massive increase in costs which have benefited Large Politically Connected Corporations and Government Bureaucracies and how Doctors and Patients are paying the price.

https://mises.org/wire/how-government-ruined-us-healthcare-—-and-what-can-be-done

Dr. Singleton breaks down why Medicare for all is a terrible idea and why when people talk about Universal Healthcare – what they are really talking about is rationing healthcare for all.

http://www.theconservativepundit.net/2019/02/jumping-into-medicare-for-all-with-eyes-wide-shut/

The current regulatory environment coupled with the mounting power of insurance companies and Medicare are destroying the doctor patient relationship, forcing many doctors to retire and creating a more expensive and less effective healthcare system for all.

If you want to find out more about Medical Freedom check out my conversations with

Dr. Mary Ruwart:

https://youtu.be/5r4l_ByqIRw

Dr. Leah Houston:

https://youtu.be/Rz6O7IXQ7FE

Dr. Thomas Kline:

https://youtu.be/k9Ql05_9FwY

Pharmacist Steve:

https://youtu.be/cdm1PmrcQbo

And Dave Herman with the American Kratom Association:

The Chronically Human Podcast Dave Herman with The American Kratom Association

You own yourself. Individuals who are sick don’t lose their inherent rights. And neither do the individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping other humans suffer less.

Medical Freedom is something we should all be concerned about. In this country chronic disease is on the rise and so is the price of healthcare. Why is that happening and what can be done to stop these trends, because in the end our lives depend on it.

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Thanks for watching.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

 

Why the New Green Deal Won’t Work – Dr. William Anderson CHP ep. #17

Dr. William Anderson is our guest today. He is a professor of economics at Frostburg State University, Senior Fellow at The Mises Institute and he’s been studying and writing about Austrian Economics since 1981.

You can listen to our conversation here:

iTunes:

Youtube

We discuss his latest article “AOC’s Green New Deal the Great Leap Forward”. He explains why centrally planned economies never have worked in the past and why they still won’t work today.

https://mises.org/wire/aoc-and-green-great-leap-forward

Dr. Anderson explains how The New Green Deal is based upon the same ideology of The Great Leap Forward in China, The Five Year Economic Plans of the Soviet Union, and the U.S. Invasion of Iraq in 2003. All of these are based upon the idea of collectivism, in which individuals whether in the U.S. or other countries, have no inherent natural rights. 

The Green New Deal is unworkable due to the reality of human nature and the material world we live in and could only be implemented by force. Those advocating for it leave out how it will be paid for, how the private property seized will be distributed and what will happen to those who disagree with their all encompassing plans.

Dr. Anderson equates the insanely ambitious plan of The Green New Deal to transform the entire U.S. economy to what occurred when Communist Chinese Government implemented the Great Leap Forward from 1958 -1962. This plan forced upon the Chinese people resulted in an estimated 45 million dead, mainly through starvation. The Green New Deal shares the same collectivist principles which The Great Leap Forward was based upon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward

We also discuss The Soviet Unions attempt to centrally plan their entire economy for what was at the time noble goals.  The people running Gosplan (The Soviet Union’s Economic Central Planning Committee) were extremely bright and well educated people who knew that the Soviet system couldn’t work. They continued to support a system that they knew was corrupt and unworkable because they received better accomodations, a car, better food and more relative freedom than the masses, which the system was supposed be helping. We discuss how those who support the current establishment are also rewarded and those pushing The New Green Deal will be as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosplan

We dive into the specific economic reasons for why a centrally planned socialist or communist economy can’t work and that ultimately they must be implemented and kept running by force. 

Dr. Anderson also discusses some key economic ideas which the New Green Dealers leave out.

Opportunity Costs

https://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Cost 

Scarcity

https://mises.org/library/we-do-not-live-post-scarcity-world 

https://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Scarcity 

Those who are selling The New Green Deal say that they’ll raise taxes and have the Federal Reserve pay for it. Here is the Austrian Economist perspective on what will happen if that plan is implemented.

https://mises.org/wire/mmt-even-more-dubious-aocs-green-new-deal 

The ideas that The Green New Deal are based upon have been implemented in the past with disastrous results. In the 20th century its estimated that collectivist governments killed 100 million of their own citizens.

History of Death By Government

https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM 
There are two ways in which a society can be based upon; Individualism or Collectivism. To learn more about the fundamental differences between these two principales read Ayn Rand’s “Textbook of Americanism”. Despite its title its only 18 pages long. 

https://fee.org/media/4959/textbook-of-americanism-by-ayn-rand.pdf

What is Austrian Economics? It is a school of economic thought that is based upon the ideas of inherent individualism, human nature, and how best to flourish in a world with scarce resources. 

It started in Austria and that’s why its called “Austrian Economics”. It’s really the economics of peace and freedom. 

https://mises.org/what-austrian-economics 

Professor Anderson also talked about the many  economic myths that still persist to this day about The Marshall Plan, The Great Depression and World War II.
Below is an explanation of this from FEE.org by Lawrence Reed. 

https://fee.org/resources/great-myths-of-the-great-depression/ 

It wasn’t government spending or the growth of the state that created the post World War II economic boom. 

https://www.mercatus.org/publication/economic-recovery-lessons-post-world-war-ii-period 

By Cecil Bohanan 

For more information about the economics of freedom please visit:

https://mises.org (The Mises Institute) 

and

https://fee.org (Foundation for Economic Education) 

If you don’t have time for the full hour here is a timeline:

Intro

1:00 Where I became familiar with his work:

https://fee.org/people/william-l-anderson/ 

https://mises.org/profile/william-l-anderson

1:26 Dr. Anderson’s Article “AOC, The Green New Deal and The Great Leap Forward”

https://mises.org/wire/aoc-and-green-great-leap-forward 

The Green New Deal Outline

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5729035/Green-New-Deal-FAQ.pdf

The Great Leap Forward was an economic and social plan implemented by the Chinese Government from 1958-1962 that led to the death of an estimated 45 million people.

The Great Leap Forward in China from 1958-1962 killed an estimated 45 million people.
2:55 The dangers of the Totalitarian Left
3:55 Progressive leadership, AOC, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders are not compassionate, but want transformative power to drive humanity in a certain direction.
4:29 Difference between Economists and Urban planners – the dangers of seeing people as statistics.

 

5:17 Paul Krugman at one time didn’t support the 70% income tax.

6:30 What is an appeal to authority?
8:07 The economic fantasy of high speed rail powered by windmills – what happens when people can’t heat their homes? Death toll could be enormous.
9:09 The New Green Deal as population control. Paul Elrich’s book “Population Bomb” and Jimmy Carter’s Global 2000 report.
11:00 Mao’s Great Leap Forward killed 45 million. Dangers of basing policies which use government force to control the lives of millions upon pseudo science. Russian Scientist Lysenko and his role in the Great Famine. Book Small is Beautiful by Schumacher still holds up Lysenko’s work as legitimate.
12:34 Conservatives have bad narratives as well – foreign policy. Vietnam based on really bad narratives.
13:42 The War in Iraq – based on the false belief that if we can only get enough resources into it, it will work. Afghanistan 17 years of war.
14:56 Donald Trump’s Wall based on same principles as Iraq War and The Green New Deal only on smaller scale.
17:00 There are problems in society but centralized planning isn’t the answer. The Soviet Union tried it for 70 years through its GOSPLAN committee which had 100% control over their economy. People running it were extremely bright and well educated. System was destined to fail and they knew it. Vast complex economic model can’t simulate an entire economy.
19:43 Those economists and others knew the Soviet System couldn’t work but still supported the establishment to profit.
21:47 The Green New Deal and schemes like it appeal to a higher purpose. In the Soviet Union it was for Equality and in China it was to help raise the peasant out of poverty. Dorothy Day said China had ended hunger – while tens of millions were starving to death.
22:45 Only way to implement The New Green Deal is through a total dictatorship. Socialists always have a great vision for other people but don’t intend to live as the “masses” do.
25:10 Mao lived in luxury and never missed a meal while tens of millions were starving. The hypocrisy of those advocating for a lower standard who fly on private jets to five star hotels.
26:00 Why not managing forests led to the Great Smokey Mountain fires in Tennessee. Native Americans practiced Forest Management.
28:00 Global Warming blamed for more severe hurricanes and for wildfires, but more people are living next to unmanaged forests and the coast.
29:10 Those who counter the current climate narrative like Dr. Roy Spencer and Judith Curry are attacked and ostracized.
29:39 Some Democrats want to put climate deniers in prison or worse. All government actions are based upon force. Radley Balko quote The legislatures need to be asked before passing a law “are you willing to kill for this”?
31:00 Young people believe the propaganda. Mao used young people in his Culture Revolution as enforcers. People who lived through it won’t even talk about it because it was so bad. Green New Deal seems like it was written by kids.
32:29 People fail to talk about how many problems we all face are actually caused by  The Federal Reserve, The War on Drugs, and the Wars in the Middle East. $5.6 Trillion spent on Wars in Middle East and its not just Americans that have died in these wars. How the Russians paid for the Invasion of Afghanistan and how the US said it would pay for the Invasion of Iraq.
35:26 The problem is the Welfare/Warfare State and the key debate is really about Individualism versus Collectivism. Neocons love of war and their economics are based on collectivism.
38:00 The dangers of appealing to National Greatness to push major projects like The Green New Deal. How the New Green Deal isn’t anything like putting a man on the moon.
42:00 The New Dealers don’t understand Opportunity costs. Those pushing the Green New Deal the same way as the Bank Bailouts. Many Free Market Capitalists opposed the Bank bailouts.
44:46 Economic myths – The Marshall Plan, The New Deal, The Great Depression and WWII.
45:54 Socialist systems fundamentally can’t work do to the lack of the pricing mechanism. Private Property, Prices, and Profit Loss are what is needed in a world of scarcity to guide resources.
47:00 The profit loss signal in the market is like the pain and pleasure signal is the human body. Green New Dealers think the market is inefficient and want to supplant voluntary arbitrary valuation for their own expert opinions. They equate the price system as chaotic and want to impose order.
49:25 Humans are fundamentally religious by nature – If you get rid of a person’s god you have to replace it with another” Carl Jung – Many people see the State as their god – the super entity. Chariman Mao thought that after he  killed off 50-60 million people he could create a system that would work. Collectivist interventions create more chaos which is the opposite of why they were undertaken. Communist and socialism are systems which claim to bring order.
52:00 The thought that socialism will create order is like the Neocons idea that regime change in Iran, Venezuela or Nicaragua will create order. The opposite is true. People don’t like puppet regimes.
55:00 The only product governments have to sell is order. They seem to create disorder in order to sell more of their product. They create more chaos not less when they intervene which then they claim they need to intervene to fix what they’ve already done. The Green New Deal won’t happen like they say it will. It will impoverish most people and result in a dystopia similar to The Hunger Games. This is what happens when people use force to direct resources.
56:00 Wealth disparity and misallocation of resources are mainly a function of The Federal Reserve System and the other collectivist elements within our government.
57:15 The dangers of treating interest rates like a Keynesian. Aggregate demand viewpoint.
58:20 The Federal Reserve is propping up 20% of economy. One way to prop these assets up is through government debt.
60:00 Americans don’t understand assets are real things. The value can only be manipulated by force. Ethanol subsides cause other assets to be devalued while increasing through force the price of corn.
Keynesians never ask why there are idle resources to begin with.
61:00 John Maynard Keynes on a long enough curve we are all dead anyway. (might be apocrvaphyl but Keynesian Economics doesn’t account for long term negative affects of manipulating interest rates and endless government borrowing)
62:00 Those who support the establishment benefit greatly from their work to keep the system going. The top five wealthiest suburbs in the U.S. are around Washington DC. Those is the Tech world and the political class are totally out of touch.
63:00 The New Green Deal could be a trial balloon to redefine “centrist’. The Hunger Games is applicable to The Green New Deal where the elite rules the impoverished masses.
63:45 The total government burden is on Tax Payers is $7 trillion per year over $4 trillion to D.C. (I stated incorrectly that it’s “an investment”. Individuals are forced to pay this or they’ll lose their assets, their freedom or their life”.
The beneficiaries in D.C. aren’t producing anything and in fact they are preventing production from taking place.
Those in D.C. think they are the Heartbeat of this Country, in reality they are the Heart Attack.
64:20 Dr. Houston using Blockchain in Healthcare Ep. 17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz6O7IXQ7FE 
HPEC uses blockchain technology to allow doctors to get back to doing what they are meant to do.
Dr. Mary Ruwart Medical Freedom Ep. 16
What we all dislike about the healthcare system isn’t caused by the Free Market but by the massive regulations which are sold to us a means to correct these issues. People will follow incentives. (Right now the incentives are for drug companies to create the most expensive and least effective drug they can.)
65:00 Those who are pushing The New Green Deal believe that through force and their brilliance they can transform an entire economy. It’s never been done and everyone who has tried has failed it resulted in the deaths of millions (over a hundred million).
Are people ready to live with half the electricity? What happens when there’s not enough electricity to heat homes? Most who support The Green New Deal aren’t aware of what has happened in the past with The Great Leap Forward, The Cultural Revolution and the Soviet System of economic central planning and the gulags.
And we are told we have only 12 more years. How is a former bartender an expert on the climate and the economy? Have the New Green Dealers been given a gift of prophecy?
There is a fundamental difference between how a Free Market system  and a Socialist system work.

 

Thanks for listening. 

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast 

The Great Leap Forward in China from 1958-1962 killed an estimated 45 million people.
Paul Krugman’s take on why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an expert in economic matters.
Paul Krugman’s change of mind over the 70% Income tax rate.
An appeal to authority
The origins of the dire warnings of population control.
Jimmy Carter and the Global 2000 Report written in 1977
He was a Rhodes scholar – That for me is a read flag.
Conservative Foreign Policy based on the collectivist narrative just like The Green New Deal
Soviet Centralized Planning
Why the Soviet System collapses
Dorothy Day
Hypocritical socialists and people sending out the Sky is falling model
It’s really like the secular version of Pascal’s wager.
Great Smoky Mountains Fire
Roy Spencer
Judith Curry
Dems want to throw Climate deniers in prison
Play Launched with Title: “Kill climate deniers”.
Professor (psychology of music) advocates for the death penalty for Climate Deniers 2012.
Here is his explanation after pressure from the university
Mao’s Cultural Revolution
Mao’s Red Guard
Ron Paul End The Fed in chp 2 explains what the Federal Reserve is (not a reserve nor is it Federal) and the damage it causes in society
The cost of the war on drugs
Penatagon estimates wars in Midfle East since 2001 have cost $5.6 trillion taxpayer dollars.
Over 500,000 Iraqis died between 2003-2013
Soviet invasion in Afghanistan
Welfare-Warfare State
Ayn Rand: Textbook of Americanism
Individualism vs. Collectivism
Bush wants to put man on Mars
Opportunity costs
The Marshall Plan Myth
Myths of the Great Depression
Myth that WWII ended Great Depression
The Socialist calculation problem
Importance of profit and loss signals in the market economy
For more on the concept of humans being fundamentally wired to think in religious archetypes check out:
Japanese invasion of China was marked by horrific atrocities. Over ten million Chinese civilians are estimated to have been killed.
The political causes of famine
Highest median income suburbs are all around Washington DC.
Errors of Keynesian Economics
How easy money is rotting the economy
Ethanol subsidies
Death by government – attempts to transform entire economies on collectivist principles through force in the past

The Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 12 Kat Murti – Libertarian Feminist

Kat Murti joins us today. She is libertarian feminist, helps to save animals from unnecessary government medical experiements and works with students around the world to End The War On Drugs.

We had a fascinating conversation about how Libertarianism and Feminism are compatible, how the government uses taxpayer dollars to kill kittens, and why she’s hopeful that college students will help finally put an end to The War On Drugs.

You can learn more about about

Liberty and Feminism

http://feministsforliberty.com

If you want to read more about Libertarian Feminism visit there Library page

https://feministsforliberty.com/library/

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

https://ssdp.org

White Coat Waste – help end taxpyaer funded medical experiments on dogs and cats

https://www.whitecoatwaste.org

Twitter” @Katmurti

 

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Chronically Human Podcast #005 with Tom Egan – former UFC Fighter and now one of the best MMA trainers on the planet

“The Chronically Human Podcast” is a place where we have discussions dedicated to creating a world with more individual freedom and less unnecessary suffering.

Today, our guest is my good friend, Tom “The Tank” Egan.

Tom hails from Ireland, he is a former UFC fighter and now one of the best Mixed Martial Arts trainers in the country. He shares a lot of great insights in his strong Irish accent, about fighting, freedom and America.

You can watch it here:

Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 005 Tom “The Tank” Egan

We had a great time talking about MMA fighting, Individual Freedom, Government Oppression, the importance of Culture and why being Personally Accountable for one’s actions, in the Octagon as well as in everyday life, is vital for success.

We start off by covering the UFC Brooklyn Main Event. Tom breaks down brilliantly what Cejudo did right and explains what a huge gamble TJ took by cutting so much weight.

He also said that we should still give TJ a lot of respect for making the weight cut and taking on that daunting challenge. Tom gives his unique perspective about the controversy surrounding the practice of interviewing fighters after a knockout or referee stoppage. He recounts his time being interviewed by Joe Rogan after a tough loss and how much of a big a deal that was for him as a young fighter.

From the discussion on fighting we delve into the topic of Individual Freedom. Specifically we talk about the Bill of Rights and how most Americans take this revolutionary document for granted. He touches on why he came to America and how his own views have changed since he’s been here.

Tom also offers great insight into the history of Ireland’s struggle for Freedom and how there is a big push to bring back the Gaelic language to reclaim some of its forgotten heritage. He also sheds light on how politicians (around the world) like to act as if what they are doing is what’s best for their people, but in the end most are only looking to raise their status, pad their pockets and ensure their spot inside the aristocracy.

We also talk about what happens when the inherent natural rights of the individual are denied and violated by the very governments that were instituted to protect them. He makes a great point about how the monstrous machine that Hitler created was done right under the nose of the German people.

If you want to be free you must also be responsible and we delve into the relationship between the two ideas.

I mention Jordan Peterson’s book “The 12 Rules for Life” – in particular Rule #2 Make your bed. I share Peterson’s admonition:

“You should sort yourself out before trying to fix the world.”

Making your bed everyday is one way to start making the world a better place with your own hands and initiative. By taking care of the smallest things in life we set the stage for more responsibility in the future. Unfortunately we have a large segment of the population who are a part of the outrage culture, who focus their attention on what others are doing or not doing. It’s extremely easy to fall into the trap of searching out the flaws in others instead of searching out our own.

We began by talking fighting and that’s where we ended the conversation. Tom relays how he had a fighter recently who was struggling outside the cage. He was blaming everyone else for his problems except himself. Tom told the young man that he should focus on what he can control, stop blaming everyone else for his problems and to start taking ownership of his actions. All great advice.

At the end of our talk I ask Tom what it takes mentally to get into the cage and fight another man. He gives a good accounting of his mental preparation before a fight as well as what type of mindset is needed to control the fear and to face it head on. This window into the mind of an MMA fighter and coach can be applicable in everyday life for any of us, who will never see the inside of an MMA Cage.

I thoroughly enjoyed our discussions today about Fighting, Freedom, Culture and Personal Responsibility. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

A big thank you to Tom “The Tank” Egan for being on today. I highly recommend you follow him on Twitter and Instagram @teameganmma

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