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Life is full of surprises and things don’t always go as planned. This episode of the podcast is the perfect example of that. 😉

That’s because I’m once again chatting with repeat guest Pat Flynn, and what was supposed to be a discussion about liberalism, morphed into a twisting and turning maze of philosophical ponderings.

While you may mostly listen to my podcast for the health and fitness content, our musings aren’t completely unrelated. Life is more than just physical fitness. Ideally, we want to live well beyond fitness, and “flourish” as Pat likes to say.

Pat is a repeat guest not only because I enjoy our conversations, but I’ve gotten great feedback from listeners who like hearing about these deeper, philosophical topics we wade through.

In case you’re not familiar with Pat, not only is he a fitness expert who is known for his kettlebell prowess, but he’s also a podcaster, philosopher, and author.

In this episode, our conversation runs the gamut, with several topics, including . . .

  • Masks and lockdown efficacy and social pressures in science
  • Recognizing credible authorities
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Virtues like prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude
  • Pornography and consent
  • Whether people get what they “deserve”
  • The subjective elements of evil
  • And more . . .

So, if you enjoy philosophical tangents and want to listen to something a bit different for a fitness podcast, listen to this episode and let me know your thoughts!

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40:51 – What are your thoughts on meta-cognition?

50:41 – What are your thoughts on developing yourself and virtues?

1:30:00 – If life had no evil would it still be interesting?

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What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!