Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Langisms Podcast #55

Caught Up In It...



"When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways- either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way."
-Dalai Lama


This episode I get personal and talk about some major curveballs life has thrown me. When it comes to healthcare and my loved ones, I am especially concerned not only with them, but also with the systems in place and how they operate. Peace...




Monday, February 4, 2019

The Langisms Podcast #54


It's Way Worse Than I Thought...



"Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles."
-Harry S. Truman

This episode I talk about some of the realizations that I have had about our current system, and how it is far more out of control than I previously thought. Hear my views on not only the greed that plagues our societies, but also about how the symptoms of the disease are starting to be undeniable. This and more, so buckle up folks...Peace...

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Langisms Podcast #53

Gillette, Toxic Masculinity, and Cultivated Identity...


"We are in prison because the traditional breadwinning expectation of manhood can't be met, or the pressure to conform is too great, or the option of violence has been frowned upon but implicitly sanctioned since we were children..."
-Robert Webb
How Not To Be A Boy




This episode I share some thoughts about a certain razor commercial, and how the outrage will do nothing but sell more razors. I also look into toxic masculinity and how this is a symptom of cultivating an identity. Good times. Peace...


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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Langisms Podcast #52



Ideas...


"In the ego state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind- in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things, make up your sense of self."
-Eckhart Tolle


This episode I talk about Ideas and Identity. How they are being used as ammunition against the progress of humanity, and how  they really aren't the end all be all of everything. I also talk about how the idea of the podcast in the past wasn't really giving me a good feeling, and how I plan on changing that. Peace...



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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Writings...Poetry

Ideas Are Like...


What the hell is going on?
Everyone seems to be engaged in a battle
We all are battling everywhere, and why?
We are all fighting.
Fighting about politics
Fighting about sports.
Fighting about diets.
Fighting about race.
Fighting about the environment.
Fighting about religion.
Fighting about systems everywhere.
We are fighting about...Everything.

And this means, nothing is safe.
Not your beliefs.
Not your favorite television show.
Not the car you drive, nor the cloths you wear.
Not your social media posts, especially the one with that picture you took last year when you went on vacation with that special person you love so much, and all you wanted to do was to share that moment, share that joy...That...is never safe.

Why is it like this?
Why is this going on?
Maybe this isn't a battle of ideas. 
Maybe it is not a fight  between right and wrong. 
Maybe it isn't a war of good versus evil. 
Maybe it is a war of identity. 

That Identity that you hold onto like a cozy blanket.
That Identity that you watered and grew from an age so long ago, it has faded, like steam rising into the air. 
That Identity of countless experiences.
That Identity rooted in the environment that we accept.
That Identity that aches to be fulfilled, by being fed.

It needs to eat.
It needs to eat the material.
It need to eat fancy things, like that fancy car, or that fancy new computer or house. 
It needs to eat a social status, the higher the better.
It need to eat that promotion at work. 
It needs to eat praise and admiration.
It needs to eat the perfect life, the perfect partner, the white picket fence, the love of another, over and over, and over, and over, and over again, and again, and again. 

And in the end does it really matter?
What does this all really accomplish?
Except to lie to us about who we are, and give us an idea about ourselves, our Identity.
Will Identity conquer us all, will it conquer humanity?
Will Identity, keep feeding, and needing and wanting until it drains us dry?
Time will tell.

So there it is. 
Everyone seems to be battling. 
We are all battling everywhere. 
A battle of ideas, and maybe the most infectious, systemic, pathologic of these ideas... Just look around. 
Just look in the mirror. 


By Lang

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Langisms Podcast #51




Christmas...



"The Christmas presents once opened are Not So Much Fun as they were while we were in the process of examining, lifting, shaking, thinking about, and opening them. Three hundred sixty-five days later, we try again and find that the same thing has happened. Each time the goal is reached, it becomes Not So Much Fun, and we're off to reach the next one, then the next one, the the next."
-Benamin Hoff
The Tao of Pooh


This episode I look into Christmas. I check out some of the history surrounding the holiday, as well as the transformation into a consumer driven ideology. Is there a "War"on Christmas? This and more on this episode. Peace!...


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Friday, November 9, 2018

The Langisms Podcast #50



I Stepped In A Pile Of Elections...

"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do."
-Joseph Stalin

This episode I talk about the recent midterm elections, and the good and the bad about our elections system. This and I drop my opinion on our president. Can't stand the anticipation. Then give a listen. Peace...


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