47 episodes

Jesse Liebman takes on the daily challenge of examining philosophical and social norms in an effort to help open your own personal curiosity and discovery. Tackling different topics every weekday utilizing personal experiences to encourage you to look within your personal situation and determine what's best for you.

Pause. Think. Consider. Jesse Liebman

    • Philosophy

Jesse Liebman takes on the daily challenge of examining philosophical and social norms in an effort to help open your own personal curiosity and discovery. Tackling different topics every weekday utilizing personal experiences to encourage you to look within your personal situation and determine what's best for you.

    Developing Your Perspective Through Cultural Experiences - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Developing Your Perspective Through Cultural Experiences - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Jesse Liebman and Jeff Flowers discuss how you can develop the ability to get along and communicate with any and everyone. While everyone's perspective is different, getting cultural experiences, particularly outside the country, can provide a unique opportunity to learn how to become comfortable while you're uncomfortable. The ability to start and have a conversation with anyone is something that can be developed, but awareness and understanding of cultures and others perspectives will give you the ability and power to adapt no matter the situation you encounter in life.

    • 37 min
    Happy Thanksgiving - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Happy Thanksgiving - Pause. Think. Consider.

    In celebration of Thanksgiving, Jean and Jesse talk about what they're thankful for this year.









    QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What are you thankful for this year? Please let me know in the comments.



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    Selected Links from the Episode



    * Documentary called Happy



    Show Notes



    * What helped increase people's happiness according to the documentary Happy [01:52]

    * What Jean is happy and thankful for this Thanksgiving [03:12]

    * What Jesse is thankful for this Thanksgiving [05:01]



    People Mentioned this Episode



    * Jean Dalhquist

    • 11 min
    Schadenfreude - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Schadenfreude - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Everyone's sense of humor is a little different, but the term Schadenfreude is one that applies to only select individuals.



    This episode discusses what Schadenfreude means and how you can enjoy life through humor and friendship with your friends.







    QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What makes you laugh? Please let me know in the comments.



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    Selected Links from the Episode



    * Avenue Q

    * Schadenfreude by Avenue Q

    * Dennis Leary and the song I'm an A*****e

    * Jackass The Movie

    * Blazing Saddles

    * Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    * Hebrew Hammer

    * Having a great imagination

    * Family Guy

    * Your Squad



    Show Notes



    * Avenue Q song Schadenfreude [01:41]

    * Why Mike Efird loves watching others fail [03:25]

    * Katarina asks why are things so funny? [06:14]

    * I'm an A*****e [06:45]

    * I enjoy when something is embarrassing [10:05]

    * Why is bathroom humor so funny for males and not females [11:16]

    * Love making fun of each other and ourselves [13:17]

    * Mike Efird eats a ham sandwich [14:49]

    * How can you laugh about the same thing so often? [17:51]

    * The wall of smell [19:21]

    * We cry a lot, but we have fun and it's infectious [21:07]

    * Life is too short to not laugh [22:57]

    * Being a highly judgemental person [23:30]

    * Fighting for the magic moments of humor [25:34]

    * Not taking yourself too seriously [27:08]

    * The elixir to the seriousness of life is to laugh [29:52]

    * How to raise your kid [31:07]

    * Laughter is the best form of medicine [32:45]

    * Being in the moment and the enjoyment of the situation [34:34]

    * Finding your group to be a part of and better your temperament [36:46]



    People Mentioned in this Episode



    * Tosh.0

    * Dennis Leary

    * Three Stooges

    * Seth Patterson

    * Howard Stern

    * Robin Williams

    • 39 min
    Retirement - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Retirement - Pause. Think. Consider.

    After 30+ years as a postal carrier for the United State Post Office my Father has finally decided to retire effective June 2017. While it never seemed fathomable, the time has come



    This episode discusses what retirement means, how to plan for retirement, future plans and a few memories of the past.







    QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What does retirement mean to you? Please let me know in the comments.



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    Show Notes



    * On the verge of retiring [01:49]

    * Fears of retirement [05:40]

    * Planning for retirement [06:42]

    * Setting and making priorities to ensure you're prepared [07:16]

    * The current routine and sacrifices made [10:00]

    * How the routine will change once retirement starts [12:11]

    * Family time going forward into retirement [13:25]

    * Bucket list items [17:21]

    * Fondest moment during the working years [20:04]



    People Mentioned



    * Clark Howard

    • 28 min
    Philosophies on Gift Giving - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Philosophies on Gift Giving - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Jesse Liebman and Jonathan Sweet talk about the upcoming holiday season and how it also represents the traditional gift giving time of the year. However, through alternative views, the holiday season shouldn't be the only reason, or only time all year, that we feel we can or should feel pressured to give gifts. While we all feel the social pressure to not be the 'non-gift giver' of the group, sometimes giving a bad gift is worse than not giving any gift at all. Instead, exhibiting random acts of kindness and paying it forward can be equally, if not more, gratifying than having a structured gift giving schedule. Learn about other gift giving philosophies and what the best gift you can give or get this holiday season.

    • 28 min
    Unity - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Unity - Pause. Think. Consider.

    Jesse Liebman analyzes how Tuesday's outcome of the presidential election is supposed to be a unification of the U.S. and instead has created a greater divide. While disappointment and excitement is expected, depending upon your own personal feelings, there's been a lack of unity as a result of what transpired. Instead of unifying for the greater majority, we're unifying for our own personal agendas. Is unity necessary to create long-term success from this election? This and more is discussed.

    • 23 min

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Gregory Day ,

Pause, think and consider

Paused, thought & considered... and decided I really enjoyed this podcast!

RussellFarrier ,

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Jesse has a thorough yet engaging approach. Each episode seems to fly by and I highly recommend listening.

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