(EF17) BTP-EF3: What Am I Supposed To Do Free Will and Other Everyday Problems Behind the Podcast of Episode EF3

(EF17) BTP-EF3: What Am I Supposed To Do Free Will and Other Everyday Problems — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF3w

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Episode Description: The question “What Am I Supposed To Do?” does not refer to your lunch plans. Instead, it’s asking what will you do until the inevitable day comes when you’re 6 feet underground to make sure you live a satisfying life of meaning? Let's dissect submitted questions such as "Do you think we have free will?" More...

What Am I Supposed To Do?

The big question driving Episode EF3 is… What am I supposed to do? You can’t say we get to choose if we want to live this life or not. One day you’re born, and that’s it – your journey starts with zero preparation. Life is like playing guitar in some super complex jazz band – you have to figure things out as you go. Thus, it’s natural we don’t know what the heck we’re doing, and we get lost. Should I go to college? Maybe pack my bags and travel? Should I leave everything behind and start fresh? Because really, what are you supposed to do?

There are only a few people born with the talent to play the guitar of life, but what about the rest of us? What should you do to get what you want? Even worse, what is that you want? Sometimes, life can be a big quiz that only has questions, but almost no answers. Nevertheless, the questions you ask are more valuable than you might think. It’s the constant questioning you do that moves you forward even when you feel glued to a single place. All you need to do is accept the ride.

Episode EF17 Summary

The first episode of the first season of the Evolve Faster Podcast Episode starts with the big question that’s always lurking in your head: “What Am I Supposed To Do?” And it’s not referring to your lunch plans. Instead, it’s asking what will you until the inevitable day comes when you’re 6 feet underground to make sure you live a satisfying life of meaning? And let’s assume there’s no lunch down there to worry about anyway.

To get behind the curtain of Episode EF3, we’ll dissect the following submitted questions:

  • Why “What Am I Supposed To Do?” in the first episode?
  • Do you think we have free will?
  • Why the train metaphor?
  • Would you plug into the experience machine?
  • Are you talking about there being no way there can be heaven?
  • Is this based on anyone/you?
  • Do kids still have these early-college crises?
  • Is mental hedonism really a path to happiness?
  • Head transplant… link to next episode?
  • Was that “narrated by some guy” a reference to the EFP itself?
  • Do you really hate Dust in the Wind?
  • And more…

Into The Rabbit Hole

SHOW NOTES: This episode is dedicated to Robert Nozick. See the EF17 Show Notes for details of the dedication, inspirations, references, selected quotes and more. 

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