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“One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.” - Charlie Mackesy

Larry

This is re posted.


Andrew

Hello, and welcome to repost it. In the next few moments, we'll be breaking down the posts that we have found to be inspiring, interesting, or otherwise entertaining quotes that catch our eye and we feel are worth a deeper look. Thank you for stopping by.


Larry

Andrew, we're gonna continue the theme of getting big time week here on the reposting podcast, just going through the authors that have told us they're not or big time doesn't are not appearing on the show. Charlie maski wrote a book that's been on the New York Times bestselling list for 42 weeks. It's called the boy the mole, the Fox and the horse. The quote from his book we're going to use today is one of our greatest freedoms, is how we react to things. I very distinctly remember going through marriage counseling with my wife and a counselor, probably looking at me saying you know, that she can't make you do anything, right? She can't make you angry. She can't make you sad. She can't make you change your mind. You get to decide how you react to her. And I was like, Man, this guy plays with jet on my trip. I'm not free to choose how I want the marriage. Turns out, I am Andrew.


Andrew

I don't know if this is by design or not. But you started off this episode talking about how you're hurt that we got big time. And I think it's up to you to choose how we react to this non response from Arthur author, Charlie. So was that by design?


Larry

It wasn't necessarily by design. I'm not. I'm not chapter just continuing the theme of us getting big time. That's all


Andrew

well, as someone who professionally gets rejected, I think it's not that big of a deal. Just keep going. I I do like this. And it's hard to do that. In the moment. I was frustrated. Yesterday, I was carrying something. And I guess I did make the choice not to do it. But I just want I was carrying this new like serving platter and I want to throw it.


Andrew

I guess I have the choice to do that. But in the moment, sometimes I've been in rage before and sometimes you can't control how you act. So what do you do when you're overcome with emotion?


Larry

You know, just thinking, how, how different would the world be? If everybody before they reacted to anything had to take three deep breaths? Like how different would the world be?


Andrew

Well, I think my first thought on that was sports would be really boring. After a rack to 100 mile an hour pitch, I'm gonna breathe quick. No, but you're right. It people would be a lot better. Do you think that it's a learned skill to be able to control your emotions? Or do you think this is how you're programmed?


Larry

It's gotta be, you got to be able to learn that right?


Andrew

Yeah. Or it's practice. It's like a muscle like you can learn it and forget it. I think about kids having tantrums, like kids hit emotions hit them, they don't know how to handle it. And maybe Yeah, taking taking deep breaths. Having perspective on life is important.


Larry

I'm gonna admit something here on the repost podcast, I can get emotional and a little heated when something happens. And then it was like thinking about our discussion we had a couple of days ago about life is mostly what we think happened instead of what actually happened, and how when we get emotional, it completely clouds our judgment as to what is actually happening, like, you're almost arguing or reacting in a completely unproductive way to what's happening when you let the emotion overcome you.


Andrew

Yeah, emotion, happy or sad. Like, if you get really excited about something, you can be like, Oh, I want to do this. And then you go down a rabbit hole. So it's like, take a step back, I almost bought a vintage car because I got really excited about it. And I took two days to sleep on it. And I decided not to but like, this euphoric feeling that you get by doing something positive also can overtake you.


Larry

You know, it's funny, um, I have recently instituted a two day before I buy something on Amazon policy for myself. Like, I like something like if it just sits there for a couple of days, and I don't think about it come back. You know, I didn't need that. I'd even think about it after I put it in there. I'm like not doing it. I


Andrew

don't have that policy. But was less thing you bought on Amazon.


Larry

I think I bought a book. What? I bought a book for you. For me


Andrew

on this show that you read really slow and you don't read very often. So maybe Yeah,


Larry

and I recently I finished my summer book, and I was moving on to my fall book, and I bought a book


Andrew

and you waited on it two days.


Larry

I did wait on it two days. And I was like you don't really want but because it was like I could I could have gotten at the library. But you know, the libraries these days on a gadget I don't even know


Andrew

what the deal is for months.


Larry

Exactly. And so then I was like, like Orca pay literally $1 and get it shipped for for pay $5 for the book. I'm like, this is gonna get the book on


Andrew

Amazon Wow, the two day rule and a $5 purchase. Last thing I bought was a posture correcting harness to help my posture. I had a comment saying you have bad posture, knee jerk reaction. I went on Amazon and I bought it eight minutes later. So me if maybe you needed today


Larry

i don't know i don't want to tell you on your life but maybe you need a two day pulse. Well,


Andrew

if you have things in your amazon shopping cart, please reach out you can find us at repost it podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller for the chinchilla said thank you for stopping by



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