Dave Booda offers an unconventional and often controversial perspective on life, relationships and happiness. Each week he reads the essay that is also posted on his blog, boodaism.com.
We F*****g Need Each Other
“I need you.” That’s a scary thing to say to someone, especially when it’s true. For many of us humans in modern, western civilization — realizing that we need to intimately involve other people in our imperfect, un-photoshopped lives is a frightening thing. So we avoid it. We live alone, we eat alone, we sleep […]
I miss blogs.
Gather round my digital friends, I’m going to tell you about a time , a beautiful and innocent time, when the internet made people happy. Long, long ago, before large corporations started buying up parts of the internet, and before sites like medium.com turned all the bloggers into employees, there was a time when individuals owned […]
You Can’t Be Nice to a Narcissist
My name is Dave, and I consider myself a narcissist. I love attention, I constantly overestimate myself, and my favorite topic of conversation is me. Chances are you know people like me, because there are a lot of us — yet almost no one knows how to deal with us effectively. In fact, what most people […]
Back in the Saddle: 2018 Annual Review
I took a break this year. For those of you who have been following this site, you’ll notice that sometime around the end of June I took a break from publishing every week. It wasn’t totally intentional, but it felt right. Up until that point I had been consistently posting every week since December 2014 […]
Tell the Truth
Write something true. That’s my mantra. When I’m feeling blocked I pause and remind myself of this. Write the truth. Not the ultimate truth — just something that feels true, something authentic. That’s what writing is for me, a chance to admit the truth in a space where no one will judge me, hate me […]
Before You Read ‘The Way of the Superior Man’ Read This
I just wanted to shake his hand. Here was a man I learned so much from, that answered so many of my questions about “being a man”, and I just wanted to meet him and say “your book meant a lot to me” — but there were rules. It was 2011, and I was at […]
Love love these short podcast ... totally resonates with me ... Dave puts in to words what I feel on so many levels ..
Makes me think, clear and short podcasts. Love it
Love the short introspective podcast
Great podcast from a wise guy. Thanks