Human-Nature-Progress-Random-Thoughts-Bob Davis Podcast 875

Winter Is Here…Already

I think it’s time to talk about a more reflective season. Winter is here in Minnesota. Even though it’s only Veterans Day, it’s winter. More time spent reading, streaming TV and more. We’ll talk about it in Human-Nature-Progress-Random-Thoughts-Bob Davis Podcast 875.

Two Recent Podcasts Highlighted

First of all I have to start with a review of my two recent podcasts with Congressman Tom Emmer. You can listen to them here and here. At one point in posting content on social media, I mentioned those two podcasts would be impossible on the radio today.

Mission Of The Bob Davis Podcasts

Moreover it reminds of me the mission of the Bob Davis Podcasts these days. Especially relevant is the need to say, and say again, I am not driven by wanting to be in a specific political or social construct.

Biggest Problem In Media Today

In addition it is necessary for me to say not only do I not want to be a ‘this or that’, I think the biggest problem in media today is most of the commentators, reporters, and so called analysts seem to need and want to come from a partisan perspective.

Some People Need Acceptance…Apparently

I think it is the wanting, even more the need to be accepted by some group. Learn more in Human-Nature-Progress-Random-Thoughts-Bob Davis Podcast 875.

Playing To The Crowd

Furthermore playing to an audience adds to the problem.

Say What We Want To Hear

Audiences expect content creators to say certain things. To defend or attack to shore up expectations. To say what they want to hear.

Not My Mission

Of course this is not my mission. My mission is to progress. To be decidedly unpredictable. To refuse a side. Ask questions. Advance the story. Artists progress, sometimes to the dismay of their audiences. Think Picasso, or even Elton John’s changes in style critics did not necessarily liike.

Don’t Follow. Lead!

Sometimes you have to lead the audience.

Human Progress?

I also thought a lot recently about human consciousness. Whether we are making progress. You hear a lot of talk these days about how much progress human beings are supposedly making.

You’ll have to listen to the podcast to get an idea of what I think.

Confusion

Finally the question of the progress of human consciousness leads me to wonder how we got where we are today. So much confusion about who’s right and wrong, what direction works, failing institutions and new ideas.

From Podcasts To The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald In This Podcast

Therefore it is a fitting random discussion that takes us from recent podcasts to The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, the role of artists, and more.

I had a lot of fun with this one.

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Full Moon-Walk-Change-Bob Davis Podcast 824

A second full moon in Libra in one month suggests change. For some it might mean enforced change. We’ll talk about it in Full Moon-Walk-Change-Bob Davis Podcast 824.

Pink Moon

These days every natural event seems to have to have a name. The end of April 2019’s full moon is ‘The Pink Moon‘.

Walk And Talk

With no wind to speak of and warmer temperatures it’s time for a Walk and Talk Podcast. The rules are clear. No prep. No Plan. Walk and Talk in Full Moon-Walk-Change-Bob Davis Podcast 824.

Theme For This Podcast

So it is especially relevant that change seems to be the theme of this podcast. Seems like things that were so hot not so long ago aren’t so hot anymore. Moreover since these walk and talk podcasts also serve to consolidate several highly prepped podcasts, we’ll talk about being ahead of the curve on the latest negative stories about social media.

Social Media and Mental Health

Certainly congressman AlexandrIa Ocasio-Cortez’s announcement she’s quitting Facebook because it’s a mental health hazard coincided with my podcast about oversharing on the embattled platform was pure dumb luck. Even more, an announcement by the CEO of Twitter suggesting changes in the platform because so many extremists litter its cesspool’s surface, really made me feel current.

Quantum Jumpers

Most noteworthy and unexpected for me is crediting one of You Tube’s most prolific ‘new age’ and ‘quantum shift’ proponents as a bell weather. When everyone including the fortune tellers are suggesting swimming in the river of so called news out of Washington, is ‘bad energy’ the end can’t be far away. Learn more in Full Moon-Walk-Change-Bob Davis Podcast 824.

A Change Is Coming

There’s no question political news and commentary saturates our airwaves and the Internet. We’re not learning more and consequently people are increasingly anxious. Clearly now everyone thinks something has to change.

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Time for Change

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Separate Realities-Bob Davis Podcast 820

My friend recently said these days he feels like he woke up in a separate reality. We’ll talk about why we all feel this way in Separate Realities-Bob Davis Podcast 820.

Triggers

In addition my friend said he feels like he doesn’t know his friends anymore. He has to be careful with everything he says. It’s all too easy to provoke or ‘trigger’ people into highly emotional reactions.

Media Machine

In Separate Realities-Bob Davis Podcast 820 I talk about why we feel this way. Especially relevant is a twenty-four seven media machine. Present on all different platforms, all the time.

People We Would Never Know On Social Media

Moreover we are confronted with the emotions of those we might not have thought about at all, were it not for social media.

Political Media Matrix

In contrast it isn’t the pictures of our neighbors car or kids that’s causing this experience of living in separate realities. It’s what the political and media sphere has done with digital media technology.

Confusion Reigns

As a result of this matrix of lies and half truths we are more confused and emotionally triggered than ever before.

Slaves To A Web Of Lies

Consequently we do not realize we have become slaves to politicians and their web of lies. The media is a willing servant to them.

Your Feelings Aren’t Wrong

In conclusion it’s not my role to tell people how to live or to talk about the same thing every day. If you feel like you’re living in a separate reality from say, four or five, or ten years ago, you are not wrong.

The question is what we’re going to do about it.

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