Summer-Dreamworld-Experience-2020-Bob Davis Podcast 942

Summer Dreamworld Experience 2020

Certainly a summer night feels like a dream. In addition it sure feels like we’re in a dreamworld these days. Learn more in Summer-Dreamworld-Experience-2020-Bob Davis Podcast 942.

Fleeting Thoughts

Secondly my thoughts about life today are often fleeting and disjointed.

You Are Not Alone

Most importantly I don’t think I am alone in this feeling.

Freewheeling Talk

Time for a freewheeling talk podcast about this moment in time. Summer, 2020.

Crazy? Maybe Not!

Moreover for me it sometimes feels like a dream. I know I am not crazy but sometimes I feel like I am!

Like A Dream

In the same vein it’s hard for all of us to make sense of things or figure out where things are going. So all of this leads to a sense of worry that isn’t. Feelings of fear that aren’t. Above all wanting to take action but not being quite sure what action to take.

Not Quite Able To Get There

For instance, when we dream we often have a sense of moving toward an objective but not being able to reach it.

Perfect Summer

On the other hand we in the upper Midwest are living through probably one of the best summers in years.

Past Summers During Crises

Finally in view of the economic situation one wonders whether people really understood what was happening in the early stages of the Great Depression back in the early 1930’s.

Losing Control

They experienced it all in color. Like a dream. Events moving forward they couldn’t predict or control.

Good News Too

To sum up friends have told me recently they’re done with the news. Done with social media. Tired of arguing. Consequently there’s a renewed focus on the things closest to them. Family. Friends. Themselves.

Talk It Out

In conclusion in Summer-Dreamworld-Experience-2020-Bob Davis Podcast 942, it’s good to just talk it out.

Calm Before The Storm

In short enjoy the calm before the storm, or the Dream, while it lasts.

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Sinister Effort

First of all this is not another partisan podcast about President Trump. It’s about a sinister effort to manipulate. Learn more in Trump’s-Sinister-Open-Up-Campaign-Bob Davis Podcast 922.

Not Going To Tell You What To Think

Seems like everyone these days is telling us whether we should open up again. I am not going to do that.

Where Do Those Memes, Articles and Videos Come From?

Above all what’s especially relevant here are the kinds of information populating social media. Furthermore what’s the source of the information?

Even more I run down some of the sources of ‘news’ being shared.

Suddenly Sinister

Certainly information in support of opening up the country suddenly seems sinister. Learn more in Trump’s-Sinister-Open-Up-Campaign-Bob Davis Podcast 922.

Helpful or Campaign Propaganda?

The most noteworthy question is whether videos and stories on social media are helpful? Or are they cornerstones for the president’s re-election?

Partisan Silos Across The Nation

Above all reactions to the pandemic itself have become partisan.

Patterns and Examples

I’ll take you through two or three examples of seeding social media with partisan political videos and ‘news’.

Manipulated Right and Left

Finally it doesn’t matter where we come down on political issues.

We Need To Know How It’s Being Done

It’s even more important to point out when and how we’re being manipulated.

Don’t believe Everything You See

In conclusion maybe we shouldn’t believe or share anything we see on social media.

How To Research

Consequently maybe we can learn to research where this kind of ‘news’ comes from before we share it.

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(Editor’s note: One of the assertions in this podcast cites controversial reports the president does not read his daily intelligence briefings. Some say the story is false. So far the president has not specifically denied the story and said in 2016 he didn’t want daily intelligence briefings. Moreover the assertion has not been debunked as some have reported.)

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Lock Down, Stress, Relax

First of all it is spring in the Upper Midwest. Even more that calls for a Walk and Talk Podcast. Just a short time ago we were living our best lives. Now we’re in lock down. Time to relax and think of it as just a game. Learn more in Relax-Its-Just-A-Game-Bob Davis Podcast 916.

Stress Levels Redlining

These days stress levels are through the roof.

Stress Can Be A Silent Killer

In addition as stress increases we might not be aware of it.

Crisis From Distant Shores

I think it’s hard to believe just a short time ago we were running around doing our thing, oblivious to a silent crisis making its way to us from distant shores.

Social Media Isn’t Real

Certainly we’re spending way too much time with all kinds of media. Especially social media. The angst and intensity flowing through our veins isn’t real though. At least it doesn’t feel real on a warm spring night. I talk about how to dial down the stress in Relax-Its-Just-A-Game-Bob Davis Podcast 916.

Trump Changes Tone

In contrast the president suddenly says the first few weeks of April are going to the toughest on us, as a nation.

Worst Effects Haven’t Hit

Furthermore the economic effects of the corona crisis haven’t hit yet. Some analysts are predicting steep drops in economic output. Others are predicting huge increases in unemployment.

Human Costs and Sacrifice

Above all there will be human costs to the sacrifices we have had to make, and to the economic slow down. I’ve detailed what it might look like on a recent podcast you can find here.

Pretending It’s A Game Might Help

As the result of all these present and short term future difficulties I know I have to shift gears and prepare for the worst. It may not feel like a game, but it’s easier to parse it out and remain calm if we play it like one.

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