Episode-45- TSP Rewind – Why I Think The Way I Do

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-521- Why I Think The Way I Do and was originally published on September 30th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

When I talk to folks that have not listened to TSP and they ask me what I do today I generally start with “I run a podcast”, many then need to have me explain what a podcast is. Often there is disbelief that this is actually what I do for a living but soon the questions begin about “well what is your show about?”

I often soft sell it at first and start with, “I do a show about self reliance and self sufficiency, about how to do everything from stay out of debt to growing your own food and being prepared for things like natural disasters”.

I generally now find myself with one of three types of people…

  • The true the world is going to end believer – They are the worst of the three! Generally I start hearing about The Book of Revelation, etc.
  • The prepper/modern survivalist – recently some of these types have even gone, OH YOUR THAT GUY! This is kind of cool when it happens.
  • The person who hasn’t really thought about it. – I love meeting these people! Most want to know more if for no other reason that the fact that I don’t have a j-o-b just doesn’t make sense

Eventually though we get into some level of philosophical discussion and unless the person is a listener they are always some what surprised by my view. Most want to know why I have the beliefs I do, why I don’t fully trust the system but don’t write it fully off either and why even though I am a “survivalist” I seem so moderate and well, normal. I am not sure how “normal” I really am but I figured if total strangers wanted to know about this stuff than perhaps your guys would as well.

Join me today as I tell you about my life and why I think the way I do including…

  • My family was poor, but I never knew that to be the case
  • I grew up in the woods and holding a rifle
  • I have grown food almost my entire life (took a break in the Army)
  • I served in the military in the 3rd World
  • I became “successful” in the main stream world
  • I am a “trouble shooter” (aka problem solver)
  • I analyze anything I find interesting
  • I remember the details of things, like in a freaky sort of way
  • I am never satisfied that I have learned enough
  • I know the reality of how fragile life and life styles are
  • To me liberty is the most precious thing a man can have
  • I gave up on political affiliation
  • I have given up as much of my personal prejudice as I am humanly capable of
  • I accept that I am at times going to be completely wrong
  • I know I can’t predict the future but I can be prepared for it anyway
  • I believe above all else that I am in control of my life, I know I am NOT a victim
  • I recognize modern slavery as self inflicted
  • I want to help others but understand in the end they must choose for themselves
  • I most want people to know WHY they believe WHAT they believe

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