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Two things can be true at once.


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by.


Larry

Mr. Keller, I have recently been thinking about how we're all basically just giant walking contradictions, even got to a point is a contradiction. I don't want to get this too deep. But nevertheless, two things can equally be true. That's our quote today and it comes even further. I read this author, Shea Oleksandr, who said two opposite things can be equally true. counting the days till Christmas doesn't mean you we hate Halloween. I go to church on Sundays and still hold the same fate at the pub on Saturday night. I shamelessly play a steady stream of 80s pop music and still like chopping, and perhaps most significantly, I love to travel and I love my home. Chopin chopping Chopin. Sorry. I call myself a family guy. Yet all three of my kids are crammed into one tiny bedroom in a 9000 square foot apartment with one bathroom. Can I really call myself a family guy? If I really cram all my if I care about them so much. Why did they jam them in one house? Well, I


Andrew Keller

mean, I guess this quote is or this idea to me, it's just about perspective. I want to I hit the corrector today, and I feel like a jerk but you said 9000 square feet, I would love to live in a 9000 or 900 square feet. scuse.


Larry

Me Susie,


Andrew Keller

it's very different. I mean, the things that I came up with, or I read the can be the are the same at the same time is good and bad, right and wrong, broken and fixed, brave, scared, meaning time. And I'm kind of curious what the breaking point is like, when do you become a mean person, like something bad happens to you and you lash out at your wife? That doesn't mean you're a mean husband? But like, if you're mean to her every day? Are you a mean person? So it's kind of your perspective on what the breaking point is? And I'm not sure what it is? Because I'm mean sometimes, but I don't think I'm a mean person.


Larry

Yeah, I think that's the if it's a habit, right, then you're habitually a mean person versus everybody has a bad day and you're angry or sad or mean once?


Andrew Keller

Yeah, it depends on the person that's receiving, however, you're talking what is going on in their world. So like you yelling at me one day could be mean and the exact same words on another day, I'm in a different headspace is going to be something different. So two things could be the same at the same time.


Larry

I mean, it's totally it is absolutely partly perspective where you're coming from but I also think the system is set up to be contradictory. I mean, just like I don't mean make this to religious but God, for instance, is contradictory, right? If you believe in God, you believe God's both big in the universe and small like in micronet, microcosms, like you just read the Bible. The Bible is all about bad dudes. David was a bad dude slept with the person who had a husband and went out and killed in the war. Jacob, one of the very first people in the Bible steals the birthright from his brother. Talk about slavery. Slavery was okay, so cut God's like contradictory, right? Yeah,


Andrew Keller

I mean, the philosophy 101? Can God the all powerful being create an immovable object that he can't move? Like, what? I still can't wrap my head around that one. Sophomore year college. You know,


Larry

I brought this up for just for me personally, because I live in San Francisco. And we live with these like, you know, what you've What do you think of San Francisco's like high net worth, sort of well type a people. And I'm just like a normal 510 white guy, my wife's a teacher, I'm a bad radio DJ, we are constantly put under the gun to be like keeping up with the Joneses. And I'm constantly having to, shouldn't I just move to a place that's simpler? Where there are more people like me? Or should I live in this contradictory lifestyle in San Francisco and feel inadequate?


Andrew Keller

Well, I mean, two things could be true for you like you live in a cramped apartment or someone else's perspective is you live in the lap of luxury. So I mean, compared to some places I've been, you're living high on the hog. And so yeah, I mean, I guess it's, I lost my train of thought, but, you know, just


Larry

traveling on this line. Have you got Did you find it? No. Okay. You know, think of like, for instance, the people that started the capital capital Alliance, their big thing was freedom, yet they're breaking the windows of the Capitol. I walk around San Francisco all the time. You see Black Lives Matters posters, but who really has a black friend that lives in that house? It's called trajectory. But that's the system I


Andrew Keller

think. Yeah, I mean, it is a system that you do you live in. But I think it just it always it's going to come back to your perspective of what it is. And I guess if you look for the contradiction, you can find it, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But like, you can also make things line up the way you want to.


Larry

Here's a couple of statements I'd like to read to you that are sort of contradictory. The more you fail, the more you're likely to succeed.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, I completely subscribe to that.


Larry

The more afraid of death you are, the less likely you'll be able to enjoy your life.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, and the more likely you are to die. Like, I remember, when I was a little kid, when I kind of death started making sense to me, I got so worried that I was gonna die. And then it's like, you hear well, if you worry that like causes problems, and worrying can be bad for your health, which will increase your likelihood of dying. And that's just a spiraling cycle. That I don't know how I got kicked out of it, but I think I live with it better now.


Larry

Hey, you come here, little Andrew Keller, I'm gonna give you a hug. I'll give you I'll give you a little hug. Here's my last one. The more you learn, the more you realize you don't know anything.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, these are all really good things. You could be asymptomatic and have COVID Oh, that's crazy.


Larry

You know, I think you know, for good reason. Bingo square contradictory terms. On the Serengeti, our brain wants to make things simple. Like, let's just make it black or white. Let's make the path simple as we go through life. But things are complicated. And I think it's okay to be contradictory. It's okay to get angry at your wife every once in a while. If it becomes habitual, then you're an angry person. contradiction is okay.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, I think that's a good message to send out in the climate that we're in with the politics and everything. I mean, in the city you live in 44 of your public schools got renamed, like, Oh, my gosh, Kim's a good person and a bad person. To summarize, a lot of schools in San Francisco changed her name because people were problematic. Dianne Feinstein resurrected a confederate flag in 1984. So her school isn't they're trying to get rid of the name of that. All sorts of stuff. So I can my knee jerk reaction is they're stupid. They're bad. But they have their point as well.


Larry

Yeah, no. And I was trying to say that, like, the people that I don't necessarily support what the Capitol people were doing, but they're they're, they're contradictory, just as I am. They're they just the same as me contradictions.


Andrew Keller

Yeah. And I mean, you hear this a lot is people that are evil. Don't think they're evil. Like, I would argue that Adolf Hitler probably thought he was doing the right thing. I don't support it. But like, villains don't think that they're evil. Hmm,


Larry

that's interesting I'd ever heard.


Andrew Keller

I mean, it comes up in acting a lot. Like if you try to act like you're very evil than it reads untrue, but like the actors are supposed to play. Like, I think I'm doing the right thing, but my actions are perceived as evil by the general public. And so I think that I mean, you can extrapolate that to real life, not just acting. I think Donald Trump probably doesn't go to bed being like, hmm, I'm going to hurt people. Because he's a vampire. I'm


Unknown Speaker

gonna say he's Count chocula


Andrew Keller

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