FL073: Is Freedom Everything? With Chris Stefanick

In this episode of the Freedom Lovin’ Podcast I interviewed my friend Chris Stefanick from the Choice Conversations podcast, we talked about a lot of deep stuff, mainly involving psychology, self-knowledge and lifestyle.

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Chris’s podcast:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/

Shownotes

  • My new beach apartment rented on Airbnb and putting minimalism in practice, plus my plans for my two-week trip in Eastern Europe [00:00]
  • A little of Chris’s background, his past with religious education and the influence of sports in his family and in the place where he lives [05:37]
  • How the crash of 2008 did Chris ends up discovering Stefan Molyneux and the libertarian movement. [10:50]
  • Why our culture is designed to distract you from more important questions of life [14:00]
  • How the fanaticism for sports may be related to fanaticism by religions and how sports make us slaves of news related to it [16:30]
  • Why it’s better to educate people through non-violent means, such podcast and books, and not through politics. [18:40]
  • The process of self-knowledge, a brief approach of the four stages of enlightenment, and how dissociation mimics enlightenment and can leads to depression. [20:10]
  • The power of positive thinking. [23:50]
  • Why blame your parents for your problems will not solve anything, since they probably parented you how they were parented by their parents, and how to break this cycle and get on a path of compassion to stay more alert of what happens around you. [28:40]
  • An analogy of the “bank you” – people make more deposits at you or more withdrawals of you? [31:00]
  • Why you should be what you want and not what was programmed to be. [33:30]
  • How the appearances of successful entrepreneurs can delude us. And what is the cost of this success? [36:00]
  • Ways to achieve balance in life [42:00]
  • What the acceptance and commitment therapy can teach you [44:10]

People Mentioned:

  • Stefan Molyneux
  • Jay Earley
  • Daniel Mackler
  • Wes Bertrand
  • Matt Amberson
  • Antony Sammeroff
  • Kevin Geary

Places Mentioned:

  • Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud Sanctuary, Bali
  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • San Diego, California
  • Los Angeles, California

 

Selected Links from the Episode:

Stefan Molyneux – Statism is Dead
Stefan Molyneux – Why People Become Obsessed With Sports
The Four Stages on the Path to Enlightenment by Daniel Mackler
Internal Family Systems Growth Programs
Self-Therapy Journey
Book: Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

 

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2 Comments

  1. KaliTherapy

    Great podcast episode with Chris! As a professional therapist I appreciated the discussion on finding a therapist that is a good fit and not giving up, if you find a professional who is not helpful for you.


    1. Hey Kali, sorry for the delay, my site was acting funny there for a bit. Thanks so much for the comment, and I totally agree! And thanks for listening to the show. 🙂

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