Why Your Life Is SO BORING... (How To Be MISERABLE For The Rest Of Your Life) | Robert Greene


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On Today's Episode:
Settling for your day to day routine is one of the best ways to ensure a boring unfulfilled life. When you feel unfulfilled and like everyday is filled with going through the motions, it becomes easy to turn to unhealthy, self-destructive habits. Without understanding why you feel this way, affairs, drugs, and other unhealthy addictions have the opportunity to creep in.
Robert Greene is well known for books that have shaped culture, challenged beliefs and p*ssed quite a few people off. The Daily Laws, Mastery and The 48 Laws of Power are just a few of his bestselling books.
Robert joins Tom in this epic conversation about how to look inward and uncover the root cause of the boredom that leaves you feeling like your just wasting life away. Fulfillment is key if you really want to change your life around. The path to fulfillment involves mastery and Robert breaks down our need for stress in order to get there.
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0:00 | Introduction to Robert Greene
0:25 | Why Your Life Is So Boring
10:03 | Can’t Handle Change
23:40 | Admit You’re Out of Control
35:12 | Everyone Is Seeking Power
44:42 | This Is The Goal of Mastery
55:01 | Self-Absorption Kills Fulfillment
1:06:51 | Competing Ideas Can Both Be True
1:14:05 | Pain of Challenged Viewpoints
1:20:40 | This Will Transform Your Skills
“...you choose things that aren’t right for you, and when you choose things that aren’t right for you, you’re not engaged emotionally and when you’re not engaged emotionally you get bored…” [2:14]
“The reason you can’t deal with change or you’re not looking at yourself is you have emotional blocks. You’re full of fear.” [12:10]
“What do you think social media is? It’s an engine of envy. It’s making you continually aware of what other people have and what you don’t have.” [27:10]
“Everything you do, everything you breathe in is a desire for power.” [39:20]
“Envy is a huge motivator of people’s behavior now. So the drive to pull other people down is really truly motivated by feelings of envy and inferiority that other people are better than you are.” [44:11]
“They want that fulfillment and I don’t care if they’re born poor and impoverished or they’re homeless, they still have that need and they have that capacity to become a master in what they do.” [49:24]
“What makes you miserable is your self-absorption in many ways.” [56:31]
“The worst form of therapy is to sit there and talk about your problems. The best form of therapy is to get outside of yourself.” [56:38]
“Craftsmanship is a high form of intellect in my viewpoint.” [1:19:58]
“Stress is good for you, [...] stress is great, stress is a wonderful drug if you know how to use it.” [1:25:19]
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