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Looking Adversity in the Eye, or The Things That Make Us Stronger – Episode 70

In this episode Dara talks about the importance of cultivating resilience and positivity, especially in a world that appears to be falling apart at the seams. He discusses the idea of understanding the potential of our response to be a stabilising element in the reality in which we find ourselves.

Looking at the aspects of life that we may find confronting or triggering or overwhelming, Dara argues that we have more resources than we may appreciate. He also looks at how woke ideology is analogous to fascism and how it works against resilience and toughness. He also considers the cliche of ‘whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’.

Also in the mix: the pinch of time, owning your own sh*t, the ability to move forward, and the astonishing screen presence of Peter O’Toole in David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia.

Roger Ebert’s Lawrence of Arabia review from 2001: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-lawrence-of-arabia-1962

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