Episode 29: THIS is Why Weak People Create Bad Times
Hello everybody, and welcome, welcome, welcome to another episode of Kosmo Unfiltered!
Today we are talking about one of my favorite quotes:
“Weak men create hard times.”
Now I can’t take the credit for this quote, unfortunately… but it’s now more relevant than ever.
Me and my man Wes will be talkin about how weak men create hard times, how to be more stoic, and how we can best raise our kids.
Let’s jump right in!
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Promise Me You Won’t Get Offended?
Here’s the deal, ladies and gentlemen…
Our society gets offended by everything.
You literally can’t say anything nowadays without people getting offended by it.
We’ve had it too good for too long.
And you know what happens when people have had it too good for too long? They end up b****ing about things that aren’t going their way.
Like if you don’t wear yellow hats, it literally comes down to “You hate all yellow hats?”
And man, I just can’t take it.
Don’t even get me started on the politicians, either.
After all, like Wes pointed out… it’s strange how outside of the political world, 80+-year-olds normally aren’t considered for many jobs since they are thought to be too old…
But the guys who run our country are like this.
You might call them wise… but the second that power and money come through the front door, wisdom goes out the window.
Should Your Kids Do Dangerous Stuff?
OK, here’s another quote that I love:
“Don’t stop your kids from doing dangerous things safely.”
That’s one that I really resonate with. When I was young, we were tough, man. We used to play out on the streets all the time.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s a difference between discipline, correction, and abuse. Like as soon as things like emotions get involved, then that’s where it becomes an issue.
Discipline, though, is totally different. That’s what we really need in our society to help our next generation.
It’s like this awesome book that Wes was talking about, called Dopamine Nation, I think.
And Oh. My. God.
What an awesome book that is.
It’s literally incredible.
It talks about how when you burn out too many dopamine receptors in the brain, the brain just can’t process more dopamine.
And that leads to all kinds of mental health issues, you know?
And it makes us weaker.
A Weak Parent
Oh man, this was something that happened to me recently, and it just completely freaked me out.
I was in the shopping mall, and I saw a dad and his 9-year-old kid. They were talking about where they were gonna get some food or something like that.
And the son was constantly saying, ‘No, Dad, I wanna get a burger from here,’ and eventually…
The dad caved in. And a little part of my heart sank.
He ended up taking him somewhere else.
Like if I had done that when I was a kid, I would have got smoked by my parents.
They would say something like, ‘You don’t needa eat.’
You get me?
After all, it made me a lot stronger than I was.
But the issue nowadays is that all too often, people get exactly what they want. And they get it so easily, too.
Like for example, if you’re hungry now, all you gotta do is ring up a pizza delivery service, and you’ll get it delivered straight to your door within a matter of minutes.
You won’t even have to pause Netflix when it arrives.
It’s just so easy for us!
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