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Larry

He is one of our favorites here on the reposting podcast. He is the one and only the very cuddly, very huggable Brandon doble, owner and proprietor of the football and football podcast which is breaking records on the Bod Pod bean Podcast Network and also the owner and proprietor of the how I got that way podcast. Brandon, thank you for blessing us with another appearance. on our show.


Brandon

I sit I set my clock by my appearances on the show once a month. It's like a Christmas day for me every time I come on. So I literally have 12 Christmases a year. So the rest of the people you know they could suck because I when


Andrew

I posted podcast, a little peek behind the curtain we record on the 25th every month so Brandon can make it feel like it's Christmas, but it airs when it airs.


Brandon

Yes, absolutely.


Larry

We're gonna send you a hat for thank for coming on our show. All right, let's get to today's quote from the one and only Julius Caesar. Men willingly believe what they wish, I'd like to set it up like this. My father in law is an identical twin. My kids would used to be around him, when they used to be around the two of them could not tell them apart. They were raised at the hip until the age of 19. They are together with each other every single second, they still see each other all the time, they are diametrically opposed to how they will vote in selection. One loves Trump one does not. It's so funny that they could come from the same household be identical people. And they willingly believe whatever they wish. Brennan, what do you think about Julius Caesar? I feel like men just gravitate ideas and you can't predict it.


Brandon

Well, first off, it's interesting, because there's a great, amazing series on I think it stars network about where the universe, the universe splits. There's this timeline that splits on this one date in history, and they in the show follows how people change their lives based on little tiny events that happen. So it's possible that the identical twins, who knows what their life experience has been like, right? So they're obviously older gentlemen, they could have completely changed their vision of the world. So I don't, I'm not sure I'm buying your like, you got to be stuck together. But I think Cesar was basically saying that you see what you want to see, I think this election is a perfect example of that, right? We, you see, if you turn on the news, or you listen to people, they, they see what they want to see, I see this and the other guy sees this depending on what their view of the world is. So I think that's what Cesar was trying to say he was also really, really rich in a power freak. So who knows.


Andrew

So I didn't think it was gonna go this direction. But I have a little pushback against your you see what you want to see. Because I think tech companies give us what they think we're going to be engaged with, like, they give us the car wreck, everyone sees a car wreck on the side of the road, they slow down and look at it. If you're on Facebook, and you're looking at something, they're gonna suggest that you look at something that's going to keep you engaged. So while we look out, or we seek out our confirmation bias, I think right now, it's important to point out that we need to be able to distinguish ourselves, what we're actually seeing, because it's being put in front of us for a reason.


Brandon

I'm gonna push back on your pushback, Andrew, I, I I feel like what now I'm not disagreeing with you. I think you're spot on about that. But I think what Cesar was simply saying is, is that people, you could take two people who see the exact same event and they will see it differently, right. So you can see two people watch a car crash, and they will see things totally different in that car crash, because they either with their perspective on life is who knows what it is you just talked about is, is you know, the two brothers, father in law and brother or whatever that father in law characters, and they see the world differently. Now, what events happened to do that, they see the exact same set of facts, quote, unquote, facts, and they decide differently. I think that's what I think Caesars trying to say is you're gonna see what you want to say,


Larry

you know what this this quote cainy kind of gave me hope. And that's why I chose it around this election, in that this has been going on for 3000 years. It's not a current thing. Like, there's some people that I truly love, and they are on the opposite spectrum of me in this election. And I feel like we see life pretty much the same, and they're completely different. So this is like a human being condition, not like a 2020 condition.


Brandon

I would say though, that Andrews made a really good point. The difference between the time of Julius Caesar and today is social media. I really believe that there has been no time in human history that we have had the speed To have an information able to get to us and control the way we think. So, for instance, when the printing press was, was invented in 50 years later, Luther tax up his 95 theses on the on the church house door, those 95 theses were taken down and copied and sent all over Europe, right? So anybody could read them. And that was sort of information. Before that time, it had to come word of mouth. Now, we don't even have to wait seconds before we get information so people can manipulate us differently. Caesar's Caesar didn't have that when in his time, right. They saw things in real time as they happen. And maybe they heard about it from somebody else. abstractly, but they didn't get it like we get it from social media.


Andrew

Yeah, I like that idea of how things are changing. I think, when the printing press came out, people believe that humanity was doomed. I think no matter what it always goes, humanity is doomed. Like, we're never gonna remember anything before. And just like we're pivoting now on, no one's gonna know how to react anything. Because there's so much social media, I think people are gonna just seek out their conference confirmation bias. And it's unfortunate, but that's kind of where we're at. So I guess, I think it's up to you as an individual to absorb and responsible responsibly digest information you receive rather than seeing a headline and getting upset, or getting that's,


Larry

that's the point exactly. That was gonna pick up on Brenda, you said manipulated and what you just said, right? There's like, so many people in society just take what they see on Twitter as real, like how many people dig deep into the idea of what someone else says, like, you know, I guess if you were born of the Medieval Ages, you just have to take the word of the one guy you saw on the road. But now we have so much information. And I feel like people just take it for granted that there's information, and they don't do any digging into that information.


Brandon

Or they don't even believe what they see in front of them. Because someone tells them differently. I think about like, like climate science deniers, like, I don't know to what degree any, any of global warming has been affected. But I grew up in California, as you did, Larry, and I can tell you with certainty, it is fundamentally different there now than it was in web terms of weather than it was when I was a kid. And that's not that long. And the only thing I can look at and say, well, I've been here about global warming, and this seems to play into it, all the hurricanes and everything. Now, the science deniers would say, Oh, it's just a spot time and it'll it'll turn back. I'm like, I don't know if that's true or not. But I do know that we're having some serious issues around weather. So if we can't even agree that we're having bad issues around weather, even though we look out the window to see the bad weather,


Andrew

I think a less controversial depending on how controversial you view. Global warming is. When a celebrity dies, like recently, Sean Connery died. And I see that come up on a social media feed. And my first reaction is to go to Google and make sure that it's covered across all platforms, because so many people like to just put it out there. Like what but Betty White has probably died 30 times by now. Like it comes up every six months. And like my, my, my reaction is to go check it somewhere else. And I think that's what people need to do.


Brandon

I thought you were gonna say Billy Ray shaver, or Billy Joe shaver, so I thought you were gonna say a celebrity who died I, I was going there, Andrew, you went Sean Connery. But I'll go there.


Larry

I what I've read out of this quote is, I want to be one of those men who willingly don't believe what they wish, I want to not be a person that just takes a piece of information and goes like, pass it on to the next person. I want to be stopped, sit with it investigated, and move on to the next thing. Yes,


Brandon

Can I say one last thing and Angie, you can edit it out if it doesn't work. But today, I've been getting nothing but text, nothing but text from this group of guys that I've been friends with forever. And there's one guy that fundamentally believes one thing and the rest kind of I think the rest of the group kind of believes another thing. And this dude is so hardcore around what he believes that he's talking about the exact same things. And he's telling us we're idiots because we believe the opposite. And it's like wait, but they're the exact same set of facts. We just disagree on him. Like it's not even like I just disagreed it like Andrew sees a color gray and I see a color blue. I'm like, I like blue and it just like you can't possibly like blue idiot. like, Yeah, I


Andrew

do. You can't because I'm colorblind. And so I can't actually see what that color is. I that is what I have. One last thing I want to say about this is like you believe what you want to believe. But I would encourage people to be open to changing what your belief is. Because if you just dig in on one thing, and I think that's what a lot of people are doing right now is like, they pick their tribe and no matter what, they're not going to change your belief because it's, you're a bad person if you're not on my side.


Larry

For the record. I'm on your side. I'm on your second row.


Andrew

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Brandon

Brandon double.


Andrew

I'm Andrew Keller for Brandon Larry sands. Thanks for stopping by


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