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    5190 So DID I Ever Hit Someone? Freedomain Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2023 107:33

    Livestream 4 Jun 2023My father kept in close contact with his verbally abusive mother until the end of her life. I could see this slowly wear him down over the yearsCatcher in the Rye, JD SalingerOK, but what if your secret is that you have been with a dozen prostitutes? I am still puzzling over that one. What's the golden ratio in honesty?The devil says sin is no big deal before you do it and then afterward he says it completely defines youStef, What would be an example of someone who hides their past in order to get a relationship, in this context.Your shows are really helping me turn my life around, I am starting to make so many good decisions and not engage in any destructive behaviour and I have just started dating a real quality women. Thank youHere, is a harder question. for the example of body count, is it possible for this kind of reform, and growth possible.Stef I'm sorry, but you mentioned you hit your mother when you were a young teen. I understand this was in self defense but I believe this is a contradiction of hitting someoneNo you said you had not hit someone. You added fist fight after. I just thought it was curious.I stated I was sorry I understood where you were coming from and it was in self defense, I know why you did it and I had opportunities when I was younger too. But did not.You had not gone into detail about the hitting in your previous stream. The word just caught my attention as you mentioned you had never hit someone. So I think it's a choice of words.My dearest apologies that my messages are coming across as uncompassionate, I do not know how to communicate it over text.But I started with I'm sorry and you took it the wrong way.Thank you Stefan, you know how valuable this show is. I'm only just beginning to see how truly valuable it is, especially since I started working out regularly, going to therapy and journaling.This stream has been great Stef, Thank You. I wish to be more like you, I may start going to therapy twice a week despite how pricy that can be it helps a lot. Once a week doesn't seem like it's enough, like exercising only once a week.It's interesting how UPB is sort of automatic for kids. As soon as you do something for one the others say, "What about me?"What do I do about Father's Day after basically not speaking to him because he is the epitome of a narcissist?Do you think it's harder to peacefully parent, multiple children, interactions-Sibling fighting? I know you did very very well with a single child.I am going to a speed dating event tonight (one of the many things I am currently trying). Any suggestions about topics of conversation? I got a few in mind, but I am really open to suggestions.

    5189 Do You Save Strangers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2023 94:30

    Freedomain Livestream 2 Jun 2023 - including the first AI Freedomain Trivia quiz!

    5188 Izzy and Stef AMA!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2023 37:20

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux takes questions with his 14 year old daughter Izzy!

    5187 Stefan Molyneux vs AI!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2023 76:40

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux interrogates an AI trained on his books and articles!


    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2023 127:49

    I'm going to be co-leading a Bible Study soon, I want to do an amazing job and be a good leader. In the study and else where. What do you think are good qualities in a leader I could emulate?What do you think about the Christian high value of confession, bearing each other's burdens and encouragement?Stef, u would make a great minister/pastor.How would a privately-funded military handle terrorism?This reminds me of therapy. You've mentioned many times how beneficial therapy was for you. What style was it? Was it Jungian or more like CBT? I've heard you mention you did anima-work and dream analysis.I wonder if people worry about global warming cause they are subconsciously afraid of hellStef is that why people don't seem to want to work anymore? Because they know the system is not sustainable?I think a solution to shyness would be exposure therapy. Just try having a small conversation and take it one step at a timeStef, I believe I found a great, virtuous woman. However, I am still drawn to more physically attractive women. Why am I so focus on the physical appearance of women? I think this will be ny downfall. I don't want to end up being alone and childless.What would you say to peaceful parents of 2 kids who think they won't have time to commit to more kids?Thank you for all you do Stephan. Im grateful for all you do. Any advice for strengthening a marriage as far as communication? As a man who has spent alot of time in my own world, I find I have trouble conveying thoughts and idea to my wife from time to timeDoes lying break UPB?Stef what's your opinion on "over sharing" Could it be a form of compensating for something? Or maybe seeking validation or acceptance?"I'm the best you can get honey, I ain't changing". Sigma energy dripping from attitudeMy gf's sister "saves" money by living with a guy she's not with. She's doing her masters, can't find a partner and is getting desperateSex and the City is a weapon of mass destruction. All the potential baby's that could have beenHi Stef, what is the line between indoctrinating children with a religion and using said religion to provide moral instruction? Can you provide moral instruction in a religious context with it being a form indoctrination?Listening to How to Survive Sin. Amazing show. Unfortunately parallels closely with my life.Livestream 28 May 2023

    5185 When Aliens Arrive! Freedomain Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2023 103:33

    Hello Stef, I listened to The Present, excellent book, was a roller-coaster, just started listening to The FutureStefan, were the participants of The Milgram Experiments evil or stupid? My friend thinks they were just stupid. I argue that the participants, being human, are evil. Lately I've been telling everyone I have no faith in Man and I don't see anything turning around for the better. They think the opposite: "people are waking up & had enough". Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.Stef what do you think about possible government disclosure of ET, ufo existence, is it going to have massive implications on religion, education, and philosophyFRACK BEING FIRST!Hi Stef, you mentioned that if a woman/wife withholds sex, then a man/husband reserves the right to withhold resources, but is that really feasible? If the pair are under the same roof, if the husband does not pay the bills he is under threat to have the lights turned off, his credit shot, and he could be on the street. He is only hurting himself. What would be wrong if a man who finds himself in that situation simply seek sex outside of his marriage. What are your thoughts on that?You once said "The mission is to speak the truth as best you can as often as you can." Is that still your mission?I'm incredibly grateful to have listened to you Stef, your lessons have improved my life significantly. It's been a rocky road for you but you have my deepest thanksI used Stef's arguments to get a Christian on LinkedIn to quit spanking his son and now we're friends and he's very thankful for my help (all cred to Stef)you're firstness, and all your great perspectives are so great, BUT, I feel a similar thing. I've talked to so many people about you, paid for their subscriptions, set up a phone call even that you did. I ask them a few months later, and they haven't touched any of your content since. And for no reason really, just "haven't gotten around to it" Drives me mad.Catcher in the RyeLivestream 26 May 2023

    5184 Mega-Manic Comedy Hour!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 99:57

    I'm severing ties with a teaching service soon. I did not sign a contract.Does offering the discount cheapen my services? I have a good retention rate with good feedback form parents. Or just let them know the policy will be the same and to call me to discuss rates?Hi Stef. What would you say is the motivation behind people who seem to like being miserable and panicky? They constantly see problems with every solution. Some have even expressed fear and worry over the lock-downs ending! I know one woman who spends her entire day sitting in the chair on Instagram and on news services simply finding out about all the bad stuff going on the in the world, and then sharing her anxiety all day long. What is it that make such people tick?What are some good books on sales? I have a small company where I make websites and can always use more customersWhat is your opinion of people who never apologize or take responsivity of people that they have done great harm. Do these people not have a conscience, and should these people be avoided?Withholding of sex is a kind of reverse aggressionLove the song quizzes btw. I've only gotten a handful right but very fun way to start the showWhat about when people half ass apologize? They apologize but don't change their behaviorDid Izzy have a favorite childhood book ? Any recsYou've said you think it's unfair that God chose to show some people miracles but we don't get that proofDon't you think that God makes things not 100% certain so that we keep pursuing them?We don't think about gravity everyday because we accept itIf we aren't certain about how God works we pursue himJesus lived the perfect life: his choices, compassion and love for all men; one could argue that in itself is the proof of divinity one can observe to this day.I worked in a bar that was totally consumed by football. It wasn't a sports bar just a pub that was owned by a man who was obsessed.If you spend much time listening to these podcasts, Stef has saved you tons of time because he doesn't have adsI dare say that I get more self-help from Stefan, than I did with 2+ years with a counselor (cognitive behavioral therapy) at $130 for 50 mins, with 4x visits a month. Thank you Stefan. I love you, homie.


    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 98:29

    Hey Stef you've said many times during livestreams that living with your parents doesn't help you save money and that it kills your ambition. I'm 27 never lived on my own. Currently making 25$/h but not nearly enough to have a family by my early 30'sHey Stef I just started a ethics course (its a mandatory elective in my program) and the first discussion question we get it the trolly problem. I can tell that this course is just designed to destroy people's ability to comprehend universal and objective negative moral principles.I understand what you're saying Stef but the inflation & housing costs in cities now is insaneDuring my call-in in July you described my story as “one of the worst stories of abuse you have ever heard”. That call changed my life. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! You saved my life. I have not seen my family since August and haven't spoken to them since December. I still receive hateful texts from my mom but am struggling to take the last step to block her number. Why? When do I draw this line?Dude, I am 45, making 6 figures and struggling to make my way through a population of single moms, raised by single moms, appreciative of single moms, and dating single moms! Trust me, you don't wanna wait to be me. If you got a good girl, quit the whine and start making babies.Hey, stef i'm an avid reader, but I see that some productivity experts say too much reading can hinder your professional life.Do you think there can be too much reading ?(I mean specifically nonfiction)Thank you for this Stef, I love this conversation/topic. I've got a gym membership not too long ago, I've been in Therapy for a while, I signed up to a local course to up my communication skills, and often try to up my skills. This had added fuel to that fire, I can always do more, I spend too much time playing video games or board games still.This chat is very eye opening, a lot of things you are saying shows how society in general has us sold all this BS and liesStef is a treasure his shows and books will be studies by many for years to come!How's the a.i. StefBot coming along?Fascinatinating show and prospective on donating. I've heard you explain that so many times over the years, everytime I hear it, it makes more sense, and I feel more uplifted.Worked outdoors during -40°C winter including blizzards. Thundershowers that had me soaked to the skin in seconds. Such was the job.Modern women's built-in “cad detectors” clearly aren't working on the whole. What have they been reprogrammed to function as?Stef in the last call in show you told the guy to grovel to get the 9.5 woman he dump back. Why do you think male groveling works sometimes. Won't the woman think you are a simp?Monthly supporter. Don't have funds to donate what I wish I could. And I need to think on where my money should go. Like it does here.Hey, Stefan! My baby girl was born yesterday. I'm currently in hospital and it's middle of the night and I just tuned in. Besides absolute exhaustion, caring for a newborn really clears your mind of all human drama and bullshit. Kind of therapeutic in a way.If you guys haven't read The Present I would highly recommend it I wish I had done it sooner. Same with The FutureLocals Livestream 22 May 2023

    5182 ESSENTIAL CALL IN: Your Life and its Enemies!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2023 195:54

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux takes young man through the most essential call-in topics in history of Freedomain. Family, ambition, career, love, morality, self-defense – and some of the most glorious and powerful analogies known to man!

    5181 The Truth About Artificial Intelligence Part 2!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 99:16

    Philosopher - and former Chief Technical Officer - Stefan Molyneux unpacks all the technology and trends behind the revolutionary new artificial intelligence paradigm - and teaches you how to thrive in the new revolution!Source:

    5180 God, Philosophy and UPB Morality...

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 97:54

    Livestream 15 May 2023A flash stream you say? Will you be doing the entire show topless, or are you just planning to lift your shirt up and down repeatedly the whole time?How do I know when it's time to call it quits in a marriage? I feel like I'm putting a tremendous amount of effort into it and she doesnt want to. What is the ethical line as to whether to stay or not? I would like to fix it, but if she can't let go of the past and reconnect, then what do you do? We made promises, but she is the first to threaten divorce. After days of Silence things cool and talk but it repeats. The kids are sick of it, too. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you Stefan!Hey Stef curious if you've heard of the University Jordan Peterson is starting to bring education costs way down while bringing quality and integrity back to the Institutions of Higher Education.? Was also wondering if you had interest in teaching philosphy in this new University of his… thank you, and thanks again for all you doHow was your mother's day?To avoid getting sucked into an irrational debate w my dad I hung up the phone. He leaves a voicemail saying if I don't call back that means I'm in ‘passive agreement.'Is The Present available to download as an audio file like your other books? I was having trouble finding the link if so.Im pleasently surprised how much I like the Character Ben in The Present. I love the book so far on Chapter 19.Thanks for the insights Stef, it is an amazing book. The win-lose mentality ties in very well with Lewis Staten.It makes sense you'd have to be atheist before determining morality of God since otherwise you wouldn't go into with a clean slate and instead your preconceived notions would bias your investigation and likely not end up w UPBI have quite the emotional experience every time I go to Church, Pray or read the Holy Bible. Desipte being an Atheist ( or at least I think I am an Atheist still ).Reminds me of Aristotle. :)He called theology the study of beings greater than man.What if the writers of the Bible knew a lot of what you do, but didn't have the terminology to describe it like we can today, so they had to put it in ancient terms.Atheism is theological stoicism, it removes emotion and passion which are essential parts of our being.You could believe in laws of physics but then by definition if God is omnipotent he could suspend the laws temporarily.I've had a belief for a long time that a lot of religions came out of misinterpreted dreams.


    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2023 87:38

    I'm sick of women choosing bad boys over me. Should I become one?Hey Stef, in regards to cutting ties with abusive parents, how do you deal with the fact that even though they were abusive, it still took an enormous amount of resorces and sacrifice to keep you alive until adulthood. They had to do a lot of things that vere valueable for you and therefore you should give value back. I think it's valid to say that turning your back on them when they get old is not fair. Thank you for your thoughts.The usage of the word "You" was the mistake I made. I should've written it in first person. It really meant it to be about me, not a criticism of you. I feel shame for cutting off my parents, that's why I asked.Me again with the parents: I really don't want to be annoying. I did cut off my parents but still have these voices in my head that are saying I did something wrong. I realize it is probably my parents but I need to sort it out. By asking the question, I wanted you help me confront those voices. I did not want to accuse you of being wrong with your situation, the exact opposite: to help me understand why what I did wasn't wrong.I've heard people say that abusers treat animals better than children.Considering some exceptions, is this true?I think some mothers have unresolved abuse or trauma in their background and cling to their "little man" boy children that they feel safe with, but need the male influence from. It's a totally abusive situation where they smother the boy being male, out of total fear. I call them "smothers".My parents had low standards and felt that some of my teachers and private tutors where “stuck up” and elitist but I always felt those tutors had high standards. Seems to me like they where low class and didn't want successful people in my life to influence meAbusive parents who where unfit to have children seem like kidnappers if they adopt children and then abuse them throughout their chidlhood. They can always try to hold it against the child that they “saved” them but that is not entir trueCorrect me if I'm wrong, but I believe you mentioned in a recent livestream about parents who demand compliments and “love” but if that is not given by the child, that they get punished like a dog. Why do you think this happens?What is the philosophy of the movie Pulp Fiction?I'm working with a better therapist who is helping separate from my abusive family. I feel that like a lawyer, the therapist should be an advocate for me, and not my parents. But many therapists advocate for parents.My father recently went to therapy and his therapist requested “group counselling” which my gut feeling said was a red flag. What do you think about group therapy with extremely abusive family?How can a man have any negotiating power in a relationship if the woman can withold sex as a weapon?Would you say people who enjoy violent movies such as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill have some sort of character flaw, maybe it's not a flaw that is obvious but a flaw that is revealing of their 'shadow' self as ung put it, so Stef would you automatically see it as a red flag or would you make a distinction between a movie as just being popcorn entertainment and just because someone enjoys seeing something that is lowbrow it does not necessarily mean it is a poor reflection of their inner character?Have you seen the new sport where people take turns slapping each other as hard as they can in the face?5/12/2023


    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2023 40:42

    The wildest social media content, brought to you in vivid hallucinatory detail by philosopher Stefan Molyneux.

    5177 AI and Unemployment

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 78:21

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux takes questions on a Freedomain Livestream 11 May 2023!

    5176 How (and Why) to Love Your Enemies!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 118:40

    Freedomain Livestream 10 May 2023You remarked recently on stream that c02 makes up a fraction of 1 percent of the atmosphere, and that we are perhaps overly fixated on the tiny portion in regard to climate change.But surely the fact that atmospheric fluctuations in C02 can has such a huge impact of the growth of plants, nullifys your suggestion that it is 'too small a proportion' to be significant.Sorry if I'm butchering your analysis but it seemed somewhat contradictory and I known you love a good critique!Stefan, I'm a bit Spectrum and sometimes the way I articulate is misinterpreted as offensive (accusatory, passive aggressive, critical) when I make an assertive statement or a simple interrogative (albeit, I acknowledge the awkwardness in my language).I often have difficulties getting even family members, who should be used to my style of language, to understand my questions as genuine, non-antagonistic inquiries.How can I get people to just take my words at face value. It seems the more accurate I attempt to form my words, the worse it gets. I've totally given up on communicating with the emotionally dysregulated marxist on the left (their linguistic format is the extreme opposite of mine - seeking to disguise their actual intent in sophistry), but at a minimum I want to find a way to indicate to the people I care about most that my intent is genuine without guile.Stef, your recent dream analysys call in was spot on! I was listening to it thinking "how can he be describing my life som accurately"Hey Stef thanks for everything with your show. Helped me so much in life. Do you have a recommended reading list on things you've read that have helped you come to your philosophical perspective?Listened to several Harvard Lectures on Philosophy today, I wonder if the amount of utilitarians change from before and after to any significant degree. There were very few Libertarians out of hundreds of people, even 13ish years agoWhen I was younger I used to think the wrong politician getting elected would cause the end of the world. It was a nightmare living like that.I hate utilitarianism. It makes no sense to say you can define the greater good, when you can't even define normal good.Took this truth flamethrower with my dad recently and resulted in massive insults. Then he looped my brother into it, where he insulting and name calling me too and it's still difficult to tell myself that it's for the best. Do you have any tips on how to better deal with this?How do you process guilt of potentially giving up too early on a friend? An old friend of mine died this year from alcohol withdrawals. I had not been in contact with him in 4 years. Probably not enough info here...Stef is that why some gravitate to determinism? Some sort of narcissistic grief?

    5175 The Truth About Artificial Intelligence Part 1!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 96:50

    Philosopher - and former expert coder and Chief Technical Officer - Stefan Molyneux takes you on a wild philosophical journey through the explosive world of AI!https://www.freedomain.comSources:

    5174 Pussies and Domination!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 83:35

    Freedomain Livestream with Stefan Molyneux - 1 May 2023!

    5173 Current Events Live!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2023 93:28

    Stefan Molyneux takes questions about current events on a Rumble livestream 7 May 2023!

    5172 How to Ask Women Out!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 97:26

    Would you take a sociopath pill to erase fear in your life?Freedomain Livestream 4 May 2023

    5171 The Philosophy of Child Discipline

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 30:08

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux breaks down the moral philosophy that underlies disciplining children.From a livestream 4 May 2023


    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2023 98:24

    How much more authoritarian does Canada have to get before deciding its time to leave?You said that discarding a perfectly viable embryo is not equivalent to abortion. I'm not saying I disagree with you, but I have a hard time understanding the difference, from a moral standponit, between an implanted embryo and a frozen one. Can you please help me?Hi Stef, how did you raise Izzie so that she could understand how society works without becoming disillusioned or alienated?It's May the 4th here in Europe, which means Star Wars day! What are your thoughts on the philosophical themes in Star Wars? I always thought the relationship between Luke and Vader is very interesting and would be worth examining.Half way through the future at the moment - Stef would you take the opportunity to freeze/ suspend yourself like president Staten at the end of your life for a shot at experiencing the Civ?But its the classic Joseph campbell hero journey!Frodo and luke could have both denied the call to be a hero!Stef you're tapping into the greatest knowledge we can use in life. You've saved me from the clutch's of manipulation from past acquaintances for the last 8 years. Everyday I work to push myself to be virtuous and my life is fulfilling and rewarding.When I talk to my friends, who have children, about peaceful parenting, they say "Oh yeah that sounds good on paper but you will see once you have your own kids..."Stef that last podcast about the guy struggling with his gym/training business was great. Very good business tips you gave that guyI'll soon become a father, but I feel depressed. My life's never been this good compared to where I come from. I know I'll be a great father - I'm committed to peaceful parenting and being better than my FOO ever was. Could this depression be triggered by malicious alter egos? You often say "Who wants you to X?" Sometimes I think I want to make changes in one generation that usually takes three.Follow up on the Tolkien comment. Couldn't you argue that Ayn Rand was extremely popular for stories that argue against the virtues of gov?Stefan, any advice for what to look for in a place for homeschooling? Is it better to hunt for lax homeschool lows and higher family percentages and crime rates, or crime rate and seclusion? When I do research usually the secluded areas have more reported drug overdoses. My other concern is I'm making the decision without the partner.Not taking replicated trauma, abuse personally really seems to make the case for free will, self-ownership, the opportunity for every soul to be better and do Good. Damn this goes deep. Need to internalize this better.It's interesting how of the ten commandments, only the 'honor thy father and thy mother' is written in a consequentialist way, followed up by saying 'so that you may live long.' Reminds me of the book Origins of War in Child Abuse and the widespread infanticide described there. Maybe it's a warning, not a moral law?


    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 49:07

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux helps you stop wasting time by telling you the aspects of life that you will never get the truth about...Freedomain Livestream, 2 May 2023

    5168 The Three Words You NEED TO SUCCEED!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 53:04

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux reveals the three words you need to make real changes in your life!


    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 90:26

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux delivers the speech of a lifetime about how to overcome your fear about finding and keeping love for a lifetime!Sunday live stream, 30 April

    5166 Locals Subscriber Livestream 27 4 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 87:54

    I'm getting married in July! Tips for being the best husband? ☺️What is the difference between a disagreement and a conflict?Stefan, "I love you I hate you" as you said, it describes my 10 year long relationship. I've been single for years now. I learned a lot from your talks about myself and why I was with these awful women.Do you have any pets, Stef?How do you feel about tech implants? Simple as a pace maker up to brain chip AI?What are you thoughts about parents who give up children for adoption and then try to reconnect with them as adults?Stef what's with first Republic bank crash today? Same thing as SVB?Do you think culture is too unreliable a mechanism for establishing social norms that are conducive to a peaceful and prosperous society. Instead should we have objective principles to live by or if we have to default to culture, should we admit that some cultures are better than others?What are your thoughts on moving to a new country with young children? Our lovely right-wing Christiaan conservative government here in Hungary has banned homeschooling and mandated compulsory daycare from the age of 4 (or the year they become 4), and it totally upended our plans in life. Now we will have to move a few years after our first child will be born and its tough to navigate around that, especially as it will be a whole new culture and language. What can we do to best prepare for that?I've recently made progress overcoming dissociation from my body using some yoga-esque techniques. Where does philosophy end and body work begin with regards to resolving trauma? The answer I have is "I need to feel it"... but I my logical brain doesn't quite like that answer. Thanks

    5165 Going Back on Twitter!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2023 43:27



    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2023 18:41

    From last night's subscriber-only livestream!Join the PREMIUM philosophy community on the web for free!Get access to private livestreams, premium call in shows, my new book and the History of Philosophers series!See you soon!


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2023 52:46

    The wildest stuff I found on social media over the past few weeks!Video:

    5162 What It's Like to be Famous! Freedomain Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2023 102:50

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux takes a series of blunt and brutal questions 26 Apr 2023...


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2023 84:36

    Sunday Live - 23 Apr 2023!My company is laying off 7,000 people this week. I am trying to stay calm but it's still stressful. Advice?At what age should you stop giving babies what they want when they cry? Ours is ten months old and I think it might be timeHello! Parenting question: my 2.5 year old has begun to truly defy me. Example- look me straight in the eye and jab me with his fork again when I just told him not to. How would you approach this issue?Thanks, more info on the "defiant" 2 yr old: he indeed seems to do these behaviours most when he's not the center of attention (example: kicks the dog while I nurse the baby, yells loudly when I'm making an appointment on the phone, pinches me if I'm talking to a mom friend at a playdate). My husband wfh and I am a sahm, both peaceful parents, all day he gets lots of attention, affection, playfulness. Is it unrealistic to expect him to take turns talking/having the spotlight, is he too young?Hey Stef, what do you think of taking advantage of price swings in Bitcoin? A recent example would be selling at the 30k peak and buying again now at 27kIs it a valid hobby or do you think your destined to lose in the long term?Stef, how did you get the communicating skills you have verbal and written? Did you take some courses? Was it reading a lot? Practice? A combination of things?What do you think of a manager pursuing a relationship with an intern/lower level employee? Do you think there would be issue given the power dynamic?What do you think is the most most opportunity in learning A.I? Do you think it's more opportunity to be a prompt writer or be able to write the software that makes the A.I work?

    5160 The Demonology of 'Nefarious'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2023 21:59

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux unpacks the nature and properties of the terrifying demon in the new movie 'Nefarious' - here's how to understand its motives, history and future path.Feel free to never sleep

    5159 The Truth About Daycare!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2023 60:44

    The shocking facts you NEED to know!Philosopher Stefan Molyneux - a stay at home parent who also worked for years in daycares - breaks down the essential facts and reasoning you need to know to do what is BEST for your child!Sources:


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2023 97:05

    Freedomain Livestream Apr 21 2023Stef if you were starting your career again now. Would you go into tech again? Or what other Industries do you like?I once had a conversation with a colleague who was questioning my religious beliefs. I asked him what about love, how do you explain it? His answer was that love was nothing more than a conditioned response to chemical reaction in the brain. Also you can get a similar response from eating chocolate. Do you think that he is correct?Hey Stef, I consistently have people around me that have various addictions and I can't seem to find others that have sorted themselves out.Is this a result of not living out virtue in my life?Finished 'The Present' on my drive home from work today. Amazing book! Will there be a 3rd book to bridge the gap between 'The Present' and 'The Future'?One of the biggest things I had to deal with in therapy was not making myself responsible for other peoples emotions. Made romantic relationships difficult and in retrospect made me act manipulatively towards others.Stef, what is the proper restitution for someone who made a false police report about you and tried to have you arrested? Is it possible to have a relationship with such a person without an attorney present for each interaction?I have a similar question, how would you handle a child who wrote a letter to a judge with the help of his mother telling a judge that the child was afraid for his safety when he was with meUS & West industry collapsing. Germany shut down nuclear power. Because of green agenda or because they can't find more nuclear engineers? Hmnmmnn I wonder how much each plays a part. Or is the former the excuse.Loved the last chapter of The Present. Just left me wanting more.

    5157 How to Always Be Loved!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2023 101:17

    How to live so that your lover will never leave you!Also:Have you ever made an explicit list of conversations to have with a future spouse?Hi Stef. I have a question. Philosophy has been a huge part of my life for a good few years now and has helped me.figure.out so much. However I find myself trying to push it onto my wife which is terrible of me. I don't want to be like that but find that my childhood traumas get triggered and suddenly I'm being pushy. I have asked her to read RTR and other books you have but she does struggle to engage probably because I am too pushy. How do I stop this pattern of behaviour?Hey Stef, I don't want my future family to suffer under a totalitarian regime. I'm from central Europe and my current plan is to move out of the west, particularly into a south-american country with a right leaning government (like Uruguay), and to start my family there. I will either have to meet my future wife in Europe, and convince her to move to south america with me (which will probably be difficult), or just marry a woman from Latin america. Do you think this is a good idea?Speaking of personalities, what do you think of MBTI - Myers Briggs personality type index? The gist of it is that everyone has a combination of cognitive functions that guide them toward making certain decisions in life. Any truth to this?I grew up obese… and was nicknamed accordingly by my peers.In the last few years, I have got in shape and lost about 80lbs of fat. From 255 to 180lbs at 6' tall.NONE of my peers recognize me now.I have also created a six figure self employed business. (Blue Collar)Now that I'm actually attractive to women,I want to be wanted for me!~Not a house,money, or muscles.It's kind of depressing that I became attractive , only after going through hell….Hi Stef! My dad did very well in business and convinced me to sell most of my crypto when it had eclipsed 1k/btc. He made a joke years later that he had sold all his real estate to purchase Bitcoin when the price of btc was nearly 50k, implying it would be a speculative investment. He hasn't acknowledged that he gave me the poor investment advice, even after it had 50x its price, but I haven't called him out about it. Is that why I have regret to this day about selling or is it simply the price?What's a good to differentiate between the value for value model and transactional relationships ?Livestream 20 Apr 2023


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2023 24:07

    The CURE for trying to out-compete your girlfriend!

    5155 Subscriber Livestream 15 Apr 2023!

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    Join the PREMIUM philosophy community on the web for free!Get access to private livestreams, premium call in shows, my new book and the History of Philosophers series! Stef how should you deal with one or more coworkers who bully you and slander you , confronting them only makes them bully more and you don't want to quit that job, should you just endure?Hey Stef could you clarify why in a debate the Burdon of Proof lies on the accuser? Is it an etiquette thing? Or is it as simple as what is submitted with out evidence can be dismissed with out evidence? (like you've said before?)I recently talked to my brother who flat out said he's not interested in "being good" and is okay to "not be evil" and that he's okay with "not being evil" he cares not to strive for virtue.He confirmed my suspicions that he just doesn't about personal growth or being a force for good. My feeling is that of annoyance and despair, I also think I shouldn't get in his way of living a "neutral life (as he puts it) and respect his wishes. Any advice for addressing this issue is greatly appreciated.What do you do when someone will not accept a sincere apology. I've itemized the offenses, took steps to assure this offense won't happen again and I've paid restitution by doing a fairly expensive favor for them, which they accepted. We hugged and I thought it was over. Now I'm hearing they are still bad mouthing me and even making up lies about me in an attempt to hurt my reputation and business. Should I respectfully confront them?In The Netherlands, daycare costs are almost entirely subsidized (95%).The majority of kids will go to daycare up until they can start public school (age 5 usually), and then they will still go to some sort of after-school daycare to fill up the remaining hours, because both parents are working.Can you help me understand why so many mothers don't hesitate to abandon their kids in order to work?What happened to the maternal instinct of wanting to protect and nurture your offspring?How can you help guide a teen girl through the initial stages of dating? When even is the right time for this to start? How can you encourage them to pick a boyfriend wisely and carefully?We'd like her to pick someone with similar values and at a similar socioeconomic level. What are your thoughts on the latter? We feel the two go hand in hand. Similar economics would increase the likelihood of similar values.She is giving some pushback on the issue as she is “dating” someone outside these criteria. We hesitate to demand they break off the relationship, but we also don't want her to develop habits and expectations based on this first relationship.Reading The Present makes me think twice about having kids. Do you think it's risky to have kids right now right before a major economic catastrophe?Why is the dali Lama kissing little boys?

    5154 Why People Choose Evil!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2023 41:22

    Are you tortured by the question – why have you improved, but those around you have not? Philosopher Stefan Molyneux breaks down the final answer as to why people choose evil...


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2023 88:30

    5152 To Hell With Your Limitations!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 73:11

    If you're not motivated after THIS, check your pulse!

    5151 Artificial Intelligence On Abusive Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2023 4:45

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux queries artificial intelligence on when it might be appropriate to detach from abusive relationships.

    5150 The Maimed God Called 'AI'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2023 29:34

    Philosopher – and former Chief Technical Officer and software expert – Stefan Molyneux discusses how mankind has tragically maimed the first digital god he has created...From a Freedomain live stream, 8 April 2023.

    5149 "My Boyfriend Called My Dad a M*F*!" Freedomain Call In

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2023 115:15

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux talks to a young woman about the rabid conflict occurring between her long-term boyfriend and her parents.


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2023 35:51

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux unpacks all of the corruption and manipulation embedded in the calm and emotionally defensive phrases 'I never meant to hurt you...'

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