Guys of the Round Table is a podcast that tries to speak on current events with a fair and objective point of view. Here we try to abstain from the "hot take" narrative that everyone goes after. We don't try to demean anyone or their beliefs. Here we try to understand the underlying issues of ideals and try to figure out a solution to them (if there is one). We will talk about anything from sports, politics, relationships, family, religion and a host of other topics. Bottom line, we try to keep an open line of communication to what is going on in the world around us. We are dedicated to learning and growing. Above all else, try to impart a little sanity in a crazy world.
The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence! A beautiful quote from our gangsta buddy Gin Rummy of the Boondocks. What does this quote mean? Well, for today's podcast, it takes on the meaning of whatever we perceive to be the reality, may not be the reality we perceive. In other words, we don't necessarily see reality for what it really is. Rather, we bend it's nearly infinite possibilities to our own experiences. Granted, I'm not the smartest guy in the room, but we take a jab at this concept. Enjoy.
Die A Hero Or Become The Villian
"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." A fitting quote for today's society. People go viral for with the best of intentions and as the fame lingers, so does the chance for these individuals to become "exposed". Once exposed, slowly we see these individuals become villainous by happenstance. Let's be honest with ourselves, we are the "good" guy in the story of our lives. Rarely do we ever sit back and wonder, whether or not we are the villain's in someone else's story. It is that inability to be totally honest with ourselves that has led us towards becoming more distant, more harsh, more cold towards one another. Once we rip the Band-Aid off our self-righteousness, we will begin to see the others perspective.
Content Over Everything
Influencers, content creators, Instagrammers, and TikTok'ers are all going to extremes lengths to produce and distribute content. Often times, it's at the detriment of other people. Or worst yet, at the exploitation of serious and life altering situations. I'm not a fan of any of that. While I understand the need to monetize on content, I feel that abusing that and putting people lives at risk is the slippery slope of moral degradation of society. We have enough knuckleheads on social media. Let's start advocating some positivity.
Some Folks Ain't Right!
So, we gonna go through this again, huh? Have we learned nothing from the toilet paper fiasco? No? Alright then. Carry on I suppose, cuz y'all are looking ridiculous trying to carry gasoline in a plastic bag. Just so you know, gasoline doesn't run out. We have copious (a lot) amounts coming from overseas. Not to mention our own oil reserves we have yet to touch in Alaska, Texas, and various other places in the U.S. But, please, continue to fill every container you own with gasoline. That's the most ingenious way to transport such a flammable and combustible chemical. Oy Vey!
It's really interesting to watch the media create and perpetuate beef with one another. You have Fox News calling out news anchors from MSNBC, you have YouTube political commentators calling out each other left and right, yet, we sit here and gobble it all up. People fall for the political drama and even go as far as to defend these TV personalities. Often it's drilled into our heads that the media is manipulating you, controlling your thoughts and feelings. It's all true. Media is controlling you and you're letting them get away with it. I think it's time that we take control of our own thoughts and start to think rationally.
YouTube Dating Advice
There's a pattern on YouTube about relationship advice and how we talk about relationships. I still stress that we are mere juveniles when it comes to the dating world, and I'm proven right constantly when I scroll through YouTube. In any case, there seems to be this disgruntled argument that men ain't sh*t and woman ain't sh*t. If we drop the B.S we will see that neither of us are worth the salt we sweat and to find someone you are compatible with and settle down. Until we learn to mature our views on relationships, we will always have this toxic view of what a relationship should be.