I don’t think I’ve ever had a show go in an entirely different direction than I had planed as much as Episode 115 did. As I said in the first half, my intention was to mock the Occupy Whatever protests for a bunch of whinging malcontents. That’s not how it worked out, though.
There are plenty of brainless, doctrinaire left-wingers whose handwritten screeds populate this Tumblr site. They are the boringly doctrinaire left-wingers who will roll to any protest that a bunch of professional rabble-rousers put together. Honestly, I could care less about them.
There are a few people there, though — not an insignificant number but far from the majority — whose stories caught my attention. Those folks did what they were told to do by people they trusted and are in a very hard way now. I get their anger and fear. They played by the rules they were given. People they trusted, from guidance counselors to politicians, lied to them and here they are.
That made me angry, but probably not for the reason you suspect, and the first half got a bit hot. It wasn’t all ranting, though. I did get to share a valuable bit of advice my Dad gave me when I was a young adult, and I even attempted a Conan the Barbarian impression. Okay, so maybe there was a little bit of humor.
I kept the same theme into the second half and talked a bit about why Steve Jobs’ message of “find what you love then do it” works not just for corporate CEOs and geniuses but for plumbers, authors, and computer programmers. Based on the reactions from the Deliverati in the live chatroom, this is a show you won’t want to miss.The Delivery - Episode 115
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