Feb. 7, 2022

EP166 - Be Discriminating

EP166 - Be Discriminating

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am so happy that you are here with me today. 

What a great weekend, it was kind of crazy here in Vancouver, where we had protests and counter protests. You probably heard we're having trucker convoy protests here in Canada and this weekend, it rolled into Vancouver It was met by counter protesters, right in front of my music school, Horizon School of Music. Crazy weekend. My wife and I were talking about it and you know, while I don't agree with the truck convoy protests, at least those people are getting out and actually doing something and they're taking action about something that they believe in. I don't like what they're doing, but that's what freedom of speech is, you have to allow the other side to speak too. And who knew that you could stop a truck convoy by stepping out onto the road? What interesting times we live in. 

Epictetus joins the show today and Epictetus says, "Be discriminating about what images and ideas you permit into your mind. If you don't control what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will and their motives may not be the highest. It is the easiest thing in the world to slide imperceptibly into vulgarity."

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Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:06.200 --> 00:00:13.150 Good Day, my friend. Welcome to AU moment with modes. Thank you 2 00:00:13.470 --> 00:00:18.670 so much. We're downloading the show. I am so happy that you are 3 00:00:18.870 --> 00:00:23.780 here with me today. What a great weekend. It was kind of crazy 4 00:00:23.820 --> 00:00:31.579 here in Vancouver, where we had protests at counter protests. You probably heard 5 00:00:31.620 --> 00:00:39.770 we're having trucker convoy protests here in Canada and this weekend it rolled into Vancouver. 6 00:00:40.689 --> 00:00:46.250 It was met by counter protesters right in front of my music school, 7 00:00:46.409 --> 00:00:52.000 Horizon School of music. Crazy weekend. My wife and I were talking about 8 00:00:52.000 --> 00:01:00.920 it and you know, while I don't agree with the truck convoy protests, 9 00:01:02.960 --> 00:01:08.870 at least those people are getting out and actually doing something and they're taking action 10 00:01:08.870 --> 00:01:14.870 about something that they believe in. I don't like what they're doing, but 11 00:01:14.950 --> 00:01:22.180 that's what readom of speeches. You have to allow the other side to speak 12 00:01:22.420 --> 00:01:29.700 to and who knew that you could stop a truck convoy by stepping out onto 13 00:01:29.780 --> 00:01:37.609 the road? What interesting times we live in. EPIC titis joins the show 14 00:01:37.769 --> 00:01:45.849 today, and epic titis says be discriminating about what images and ideas you permit 15 00:01:46.209 --> 00:01:52.760 into your mind. If you don't control what thoughts and images you expose yourself 16 00:01:52.959 --> 00:01:59.519 to, someone else will, and their motives may not be the highest. 17 00:02:00.599 --> 00:02:07.349 It is the easiest thing in the world to slide imperceptibly into bull guaranty. 18 00:02:08.509 --> 00:02:16.900 It always amazes me how pertinent a quote from two thousand years ago can be 19 00:02:17.180 --> 00:02:25.819 today. Mass Media, social media, reality TV showing their people at the 20 00:02:27.060 --> 00:02:34.250 worst, and it's so easy, garbage in, garbage out, to get 21 00:02:34.289 --> 00:02:42.530 sucked in. I know what a platform like facebook is so great for keeping 22 00:02:42.650 --> 00:02:46.120 in touch with people that we may have lost track with, keeping in touch 23 00:02:46.159 --> 00:02:51.080 with family that lives somewhere else, and we all start off with that intention, 24 00:02:51.840 --> 00:02:59.629 but damn if it doesn't lead to doom scrolling and places like facebook it's 25 00:02:59.830 --> 00:03:06.110 designed to keep you scrolling. And of course, when you're scrolling you're not 26 00:03:06.469 --> 00:03:09.349 working on you, you're not working on your goals, you're not working on 27 00:03:09.469 --> 00:03:16.060 your dreams. Everything that passes through our minds affects us, so we have 28 00:03:16.259 --> 00:03:22.180 to be careful about what we're putting in there on a daily basis. If 29 00:03:22.219 --> 00:03:29.889 we keep exposing ourselves to negativity every day, it has a way of sinking 30 00:03:30.289 --> 00:03:37.569 into us. We need to let in the images and ideas that nourish us 31 00:03:37.889 --> 00:03:45.080 and strengthen us, to build what Pierre Hardau would call our intercitadel. We 32 00:03:45.280 --> 00:03:52.319 make ourselves stronger from the inside out it. And while I believe that the 33 00:03:52.520 --> 00:04:00.189 universe is on your side, I know that not everyone else is on your 34 00:04:00.229 --> 00:04:05.909 side and other people have their own agendas. FACEBOOK's agenda is to keep you 35 00:04:06.229 --> 00:04:15.259 on facebook, and we all know that life isn't always gentle. Building our 36 00:04:15.379 --> 00:04:23.540 intercitadel will help us weather the storms that the world is going to throw our 37 00:04:23.660 --> 00:04:29.129 way. Time is short, me, Amigo. The sand runs through the 38 00:04:29.250 --> 00:04:35.329 hour glass quicker than we think. Let's get away from waste in time, 39 00:04:35.649 --> 00:04:44.000 let's get away from doom scrolling and let's work on our intercitadel. Let's make 40 00:04:44.079 --> 00:04:51.949 ourselves stronger, let's nourish ourselves with what we're putting in our minds. Carpay 41 00:04:53.069 --> 00:04:55.990 momentum. I'll talk to you tomorrow.