Big-headed Ant Colony (Part 4)

Big-headed Ant Colony (Part 4)


Hi, this is Jordan updating you on my Pheidole
colony. The setup has changed a bit since my last
video. I moved the colony out of the old habitat nest and into this brick nest here. This nest if you remember was the nest which I used
to house my Iridomyrmex bicknelli colony before I released them. In order to get the colony to move out of
the old habitat nest what I did was attach up the new nest, and I watered it well and
covered it from any light. While I stopped watering the old nest and exposed it to light and the ants immediately started relocating. It’s important to cycle your colonies nests
like this as it prevents harmful mold and bacteria from taking over your nests, which
can really endanger the health of your colonies. Eventually, after giving it a good clean, I connected up the old nest again.
I cleaned it by removing the glass, soaking it in vinegar, using the garden hose to rinse
it off and after it was dry I glued the glass back on and attached it up. You can see they haven’t made great use
of it, only really using it for some of their pupae here. I watered both nests quite evenly
but, they much preferred the brick nest, I think it was due to the brick nest being more
water retentive so they prefer that moist environment. Here’s 2 of the 3 queens of the colony.
I find the queens are often bunched up together like this, although I rarely ever see all
3 together for some reason. The ants were in this setup for a couple of
months and were doing really well before I decided to alter their setup again. For some
time I had been considering creating a more naturalistic setup for my ants, that not only
my ants would appreciate but would look really nice too. After some research and planning
I began building a terrarium. So this is what I came up with. I wanted to
go with a desert theme, I’ve got some succulents and a few cacti in there at the moment. And
I’m likely going to be altering it later on, adding more plants, rocks and pebbles
and maybe a layer of sand too. Something that will contrast the colour of the plants well
and also the colour of the ants too, just to help them stand out a little more. So after I was satisfied with the terrarium,
I then introduced the ants. What I did was move the whole colony into this single nest
and then just placed it inside the terrarium. I just allowed for one exit point through
this tube here. That way I could channel the ants out in one direction and influence where
they would construct their first nesting site. I wanted it to be close to the front of the
terrarium that way I could observe them more easily and perhaps might even see them create
chambers up against the glass. The colony started digging straight away,
several locations at first but eventually they all converged on one site, this one right
at the end of the tube. And after only an hour or so of digging they began moving brood
in. Since then I’ve been watering their new nest entrance to encourage them to move
the remainder of their brood in. I’ve been keeping the brick nest covered
up from the light for now. I wanted to give the colony a
chance to dig out some decent sized chambers before exposing them to light and encouraging
them to move entirely. I plan on removing the brick nest eventually.
I’ll probably just leave it there for as long as they’re still making use of it. With this new setup, I obviously won’t be
able to see what’s going on in the nest anymore. I won’t be able to see what the
queens are up to, how much brood there is and new workers enclosing and whatnot. But
honestly I’m quite content with just watching the ants forage and build upon their new nest.
I actually did even get a glimpse of one of their underground chambers here which they’ve
filled with some pupae. They soon abandoned this chamber though. I suspect they built
it overnight and didn’t realize it would be exposed to light during the day, when sunlight
came they moved elsewhere. This glass tank is quite big, it’s almost
1m long and half a meter wide so the ants have plenty room to explore. It’s really
quite cool watching them forage around, climbing plants to drink honey off their leaves, creating
foraging trails which weave in and around the plants, rocks and watching them form new
nest entrances. I was observing this soldier ant here for
quite some time and it was being super productive, slicing off pretty much every limb off this
cockroach here. I’ve noticed the soldiers in general are more active in this new setup,
I guess it’s because they now have more roles to play. They’ve been helping dig
tunnels, slicing food up and hauling food back to the nest, guarding nest entrances.
Whereas before they rarely left the nest and mainly just acted as repletes and when they
did leave the nest, they were extremely shy, fleeing back to the safety of the nest at
the first hint of danger. I’ve been trying to feed the colony as often
as I can. I used to buy mealworms from a local pet store, but recently they’ve closed down.
So instead I’ve been searching the garden for insects to feed them. Which is good in
a way, they get whatever it is I find, and so, consume a variety of different foods,
which is far better for them than just have the same meal over and over again. It is more
time consuming for me to go out and search for food for them, but it’s not too much
of a hassle as this is now my last ant colony so I don’t need to worry about feeding multiple
colonies like I did in the past. Given this is my last colony I’m really
hoping they do well in this new environment. So far they look to be quite happy with the
new space, I’ve hardly ever seen any of the ants climbing the glass which is a good
sign they’re content with the environment. So if you’re into ant keeping I highly recommend
giving a naturalistic setup like this a go. They’re relatively cheap, easy to make,
maintain and look great. So that’s the end of the video, thanks for
watching and hope you got something out of this.

Can Paul Rudd Really Do Close-Up Magic? (‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Interview)

Can Paul Rudd Really Do Close-Up Magic? (‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Interview)


(Sci-Fi SFX) – I think there’s really only one question
that everyone’s gonna ask coming out of this movie – Which is does Paul Rudd
really know close-up magic? – Yeah a few people have asked me – I mean, do you know? – Well I don’t know you answer that question for me – I think you do – Thank you very much (snap) – That was amazing how did you do that? – Well I can’t tell you that’s magic – Wow

The Epidemic – DECISION POINT 7.0

The Epidemic – DECISION POINT 7.0


Imagine this. You’re driving home from school
or work next Monday, and you tune your radio, and you
here a little blurb about a village in India where three or four people have
suddenly died from a mystery flu. A flu that’s never
been seen before. You don’t think too much about it, right? I mean, people die every day. There are stories like
this on the news every day of your life. But coming home from church
the following Sunday, you hear another spot on the radio, only
now they say it’s not just three or four people who are
dead, but thirty-thousand people dead in the Black Hills of India.
Everybody’s wondering how we’re going to contain this thing. They
send over some expert doctors study it. The following morning when you wake up, you
hear it’s not just India now, but Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq,
Turkey. This thing’s spreading throughout the world. And that’s when the president of France
makes an announcement that shocks all of Europe: he’s closing the
borders. Nobody in, nobody out. But it’s too late, and that
night, as you watch CNN, you hear little spot
about two women dying of the mystery flu in a
hospital in Paris. It’s come to Europe. Britain closes its
borders, but it’s too late, and the disease breaks out in
Liverpool, South Hampton, London. Then all of a sudden, everybody’s
wondering, “What if it comes to America?” That’s when the president of the United
States makes an announcement. He’s closing the US borders. No flights in,
no flights out. And his message to people who have loved
ones overseas, “I’m sorry. They cannot come home until we find a cure for this thing.” Panic strikes. As best they can tell, after
contract the disease you have it for a week before you even know you have it. Then, you have four days of unbelievable
symptoms, and then you just die. There’s no cure;
there’s no vaccine. Nobody knows how to treat it. America is
plunged into an unbelievable fear. People are saying, “What if it
comes to this country?” Preachers on television are saying it’s the
scourge of God, and on Wednesday night, you’re a church for a meeting, when someone
comes racing in from the parking lot screaming, “Turn on a radio! Turn on a TV!”
The announcement is made. A man is dying in New York City of the
mystery flu. It’s come to America. Within hours, the
disease envelops the country. California, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, New
Mexico, Florida It’s as if it’s just sweeping in from
the borders. People are working around the clock, trying to find an antidote, but nothing
is working. Then all of a sudden, the news comes out. The code has been broken; a cure can be found. A vaccine can be made.
But, it’s going to take the blood of somebody who hasn’t been infected. And so you and I, everybody are asked to do
just one thing: go to your local hospital and have your
blood tested. It sounds simple enough, so you head down
your local hospital. Sure enough, by the time
you get there, it’s late Friday night, and they’ve got long lines of people, and they’ve got
doctors and nurses coming out, and taking blood, and putting labels on it. And they take your blood, and they say, “Wait
here in the parking lot until we call your name.” But they’re not calling any names, they’re
just taking blood. Everyone who shows up, they’re just taking their blood and taking the
blood into the hospital. And they’re not calling anyone’s names, and
you sit around and you wait. Scared. Wondering, what on earth is going on here? Then all of a sudden, someone comes racing out of the hospital,
screaming your name, and waving a clipboard. You don’t hear him at
first, so they scream your name again. You don’t hear them again, but then your
son, he tugs at your jacket, and he says, “That’s me. That’s my name they’re calling.”
Before you know it, they’ve grabbed your son. They’re racing him into the hospital. You run after them, you say, “Wait a minute!
Hold on! Where are you going? What you doing? That’s my son!” They say, “It’s okay. We think
he’s got the right blood type. We just need to check one more time.” 5 tense minutes later, out come the doctors and nurses, crying,
hugging one another. Some of them are even laughing. It’s the first
time you’ve seen anybody laugh in more than a week. And an old
gray haired doctor comes up to you with an enormous smile and he says, “Thank you. Your son’s blood, it’s
perfect. It’s clean. It’s pure. He doesn’t have the
disease. We can use it to make a vaccine and put an end to this thing once and
for all.” As that news begins to spread across the
parking lot, people began to scream and praying and laugh and cry. But then the gray haired doctor, he pulls
you and your spouse aside, and he says, “Can I see you for a minute?” You step over, and he says, “We didn’t realize
it would be a child, and so we’re gonna need you to sign a
consent form.” You don’t think too much about it. You
begin to sign the form, but as you do, you realize that there’s a box for the number pints of
blood to be taken, and you notice that the box is empty. So you look up at the doctor, and you say,
“How many pints?” The doctor looks away. He says, “We didn’t realize it would be a
child.” You look at the doctor again, and you say, “How many pints?” And that is when the old doctor’s smile fades. He says, “We’re going to need it all.” “What do you mean you’re going to need it all? He’s my
only son!” The doctor grabs you by the shoulders. He
shakes you. He says, “We’re talking about the whole world here. Do you understand that? The whole
world.” You say, “But, I mean, can’t you give him a
transfusion?” The Doctor says, “If we had clean blood, we
would, but we don’t. Please, we need to hurry. We need you to sign the form.” What would you do? Well, you sign the form, because you
realize it’s the only thing to do. And then the doctor says you, “Would you like to have a moment with
your son before we get started?” Could you walk back into that hospital
room, where your son sits there saying, “Mommy, Daddy, what’s going on?” Could you tell your son you love him? What would you say to him, when he says to you, “It’s okay, mom. It’s okay, dad. I’m happy to sign the form. I’m happy to consent. I’m happy to lay down my life so that
others can live.” And then when the doctors and nurses say,
“We’re sorry. You’ll have to leave now. We have to get started. Millions of
people are dying all around the world.” Could you leave? I mean, could you leave?
Could you just turn around and walk out, while your son sits there saying, “Mommy,
daddy, where you going? What’s going on? Why are you leaving? Why have you abandoned me?” And then next Sunday, when they hold a ceremony to honor your son
and his phenomenol contributions to humanity, A whole bunch of people don’t bother to
come because they’ve got better things to do. Some people come with a portentous
smile, and pretend to care. And another bunch people sit around and say,
“This is pretty boring.” Wouldn’t you want to say something? I mean, wouldn’t you want to stand up and say,
“Excuse me, I don’t know, I don’t know if you people are aware of it or not, but my son, he died so that you could have
the incredible life you have.” Maybe that’s what God wants to say. Maybe we need a new perspective. Maybe we
need to get out of our self-centeredness, our self-absorbed-ness. Maybe we need
a perspective other than “what’s in it for me?” There’s something about coming before our
God on a Sunday and worshipping him. There’s something about
coming before our God on a Sunday, and saying thank you, just being grateful. There’s something about showing up to
mass on Sunday, because God shows up for us
every single day of our lives.

How To Protect Yourself From LOSER-INFECTION (Why Your Friends Hate Self Help)

How To Protect Yourself From LOSER-INFECTION (Why Your Friends Hate Self Help)


We’ll save Wanna be stay don’t save her she wanna be safe. Don’t step on one of these days Don’t save her she wanna be saved One of Don’t say Sure I thought you Okay, so this is Max’s event. You guys are aware of that You do know that right? You’re where okay, I’ll go share. So what I want to do. Okay, so me and Matt, we’re just gonna do a short segment I’m actually pretty busy today I prepared who’s coming to summit in banks Like probably one or two of you write queries gonna be a sudden a couple of you guys Okay, so I’m gonna be going to summit this week So I’m like fucking preparing all we got exhausted, but I just knew that max was running this event I just want to come say hi. So maybe what we’ll do is just a short segment. Are you guys okay with that? All right. Okay, so just walk it around here. I’m just kidding. No you guys how are you guys doing? Everybody’s good. Everybody’s happy. Yeah Everybody’s nice and good. Do you guys know what I’m doing right now, by the way? Okay, this is called walking the crowd. Why do you think psychologically I always walk the room when I get into a room Okay what it is, I’m going to teach you first a quick principle and then I’m gonna show you how it works So basically as human beings our charisma actually gets stifled when we don’t know where we stand in a room and you guys understand that Have you guys ever been out to say a bar or a club and if you’re not familiar with it you feel a little bit Nervous, but then when you get familiar with it And you know people you start to feel funnier and more engaging and just loose and easy. Do you guys ever feel that way now? what we’re gonna be covering today is The topic of how we create our own reality At emotional addictions and me and Max thought we would talk a little bit about this I’m gonna ask you guys a couple questions and then me and Max are gonna start digging right into it. So Who here has been in self-development for say over two years put your hand out? Okay, great who here has been in over a year? Put your hand up? Okay, who here’s have been in over three years put your hand up. Let me ask you guys a question Have you ever had the experience where as you’re growing other people get left behind and it bothers you or it makes you sad Who here has had that experience? Okay. Now there’s two different reasons why this can happen and I’m gonna cover them both one will take me a second And then the other me and Max are gonna flesh out up here The first one is because you became fucking annoying to everybody, you know And so now you’re walking up to people and you’re like you shouldn’t eat that, you know because that’s not good in self-help So I don’t think you should do that. It’s your girlfriend You know It’s your girlfriend dumping you You should go learn game because if you don’t know game then our ste would not approve of that and you have to go out four to seven nights a week to learn game and You’re not doing that and that’s bad. Trust me. There’s this guy this ginger guy Owen with a beard He runs the cult and the cult leader would not approve of that. Okay and max the natural. Okay, he’s good Okay, he’s running through a forest right now And I promise you he would not be happy if you’re not out four to seven nights a week, so basically understand very simply that Part of it is you might have become annoying and judgmental so the first thing that you want to do this the first side of it and then I want to cover but then I’m going To go much much much much deeper because this isn’t all of it The first side is don’t judge your friends make a decision if you want them in your life or not Exactly as they are They may not want to go on your retarded little self-help journey with you. Maybe they like watching television Maybe they like eating processed foods. Maybe they like not making a lot of money Maybe they like getting dumped and being a load and having no way to meet somebody new Maybe they like it’s okay and you’re fucking them off maybe more importantly They enjoy complaining about it. Maybe they like to complain about it Maybe they just wanted a sympathetic ear and they didn’t want to hear about your fucking solution They just wanted you to complain with them in a fucking pity party And now you’ve got a point about these stupid fucking youtube videos asking them to fix their problems when that was never their intention nor is that the intention of 99% of people in the world. Okay, but if you’re in this room What that means is that you’re one of those rare individuals one of those weirdos Who doesn’t walk down the street eating a bag of chips? But maybe walks down the street eating a cucumber and everybody goes that’s weird That’s weird that you have a cucumber and not a bag of processed starch soy Poison, you’re a fucking weirdo. Maybe you’re trying to improve your dating life and than sitting around waiting for your soulmate to Magically appear you’re going out to learn social skills confidence Female psychology and how to engage the people because you’re fucking weird So that being the case given that we’re just this big group of weirdos We have to recognize that we have to leave these normal people alone for their fucking pity party okay, and so the first understanding that you have is that if somebody has not asked a real question about Self-development you don’t need to talk about it You can sometimes throw a couple ideas out And if you see a spark in the eye Then in that case you can engage with them a little bit if you see them light up and they’re feeding off of it Maybe but for the most part what you’re gonna notice is frustration and anger when you suggest solutions So that’s the case Remember this your journey is your own don’t alienate your family and friends by talking about this stuff because your journey is your own and I’m gonna talk about the possible spiritual reasons why this may happen? I’m gonna talk about the science or at least Pseudoscience cuz I’m not a scientist of why this may happen and then I mean me to talk about your own personal experiences of why This may happen. So right off the bat understand that if you have a friend who’s not down with your self-help journey Decide immediately if you want them in your life or not if you want them in your life Then shut the fuck up repeat after me. Shut the fuck up. Say it Is that all you got for me? Okay, fine, I’m leaving fuck you so tell them to shut the fuck up but then for okay you got a Protein slip so you’ve got to shut the fuck up about it so you don’t lose your friends and Decide if you want them in your life or not a lot of the time when people get in self-help They alienate their family. Therefore. It’s like dude chill. There’s still your family They’re still your friends if they’re dragging you down then for a period of time Limit your interaction with them while you’re improving and kind of finding your footing and then yeah And that’s if you even think it’s necessary I’m not even saying you should and then from there when you’re kind of back in it You can’t you could engage I know for me when I was first getting into this stuff I kind of did have to get away from my more down her friends initially But then time the ones that I lost I regret it because they were cool. That’s your family. That’s your friends So let them have a separate reality and you can still engage them But if you can feel it’s problematic, then you can either cut it or you could limit involvement with it But do learn that you’re gonna get it probably a negative response whenever you talk about solutions Understand that. Ok, that’s to be understood. That is why if somebody is trying to get elected for president They’re better off to say that the country’s fucked up and going to hell in a handbasket than to specifically Target the exact solutions you don’t get elected usually off specifics of solutions You typically get elected off complaints anger and and what I call untargeted discontent Okay, so when you appeal to untargeted discontent, you can generally get people in favor that temporarily long enough to vote So let and both sides use it now Let me get into them other reasons why you may lose your friends and Max. I’m gonna riff in on this Okay, so I’m gonna basically break this down from a standpoint of emotional addictions Why maybe because I don’t know maybe Your soul came here to this earth if you don’t believe that That’s okay just indulge me and we’ll look at it through your personal experience case. We’re gonna look at it behavioral science, essentially, we’re gonna look at it from a Spiritual side and then we’re gonna look at it through your own experience Okay think about it within a framework of successive barriers and our minds won’t allow us to succeed also in terms of Emotional addictions we have actual addictions to emotions and we will continually put ourselves into situations Where we can get that fix of the emotions. So for example, like let me give an example Have you ever dated a girl who sets her last boyfriend was a fucking asshole you ever done that? What did she say about you when you were done? You’re an asshole Have you ever dated a girl who says you know, what? I’m not in contact with my ex anymore, but he was a great guy It just didn’t work out, but I really love the guy you ever had that And if people like no Well, let’s think of it this way if you did, you know, you’re gonna notice Probably that girl When you break up if you do, but say you did It’s like, you know, I love you and speaks. Well of you even though you broke up one of the most important things when dating a woman is that she loves men if You meet a girl who’s like fucking men like that in my opinion. Not a good girlfriend candidate likewise Like what like was that say that for women too if if a guy’s like, you know fucking women they’re fucking bitches Like don’t if you’re a woman don’t don’t be with that guy He has an unhealthy relationship to the opposite sex, but you’ll also see it as far as people who work together so for example When I do hiring the first thing I’m gonna do or at least early is I’m gonna say tell me about your last job Tell me about your last boss. Tell me about your last partnerships And if that person says my last partner was an asshole, he fucked me over. My boss was a prick What is the chance? I’m gonna hire that guy none none. I don’t give a fuck what the reason is Even if he’s completely, right? Oh, he’s just being honest Let me teach you something about emotional addictions Emotional addictions will dictate what you choose to talk about even people like you could ask me about people that do the most fucked-up shit to me and my default that I’ll go to from Years of emotional training at this point. I’m like, yeah, you know The situation didn’t kind of work out But I loved them Asking me about any ex that I have I’m like, yeah, you know God a little crazy at the end there, but I really love it about miss her man I love that girl because my mind gravitates to the positive from years of training Now if you would have asked me that when I was 19 Say about my ex and I was like, you know 20 I’d have been with that fucking bitch. She betrayed me. She fucked me over Because that’s what my mind was wired to do People who were positive will default to positive because they’re emotionally addicted to it people who were addicted to negative will find the negative You’ll see this to where it because again, okay, we have the full picture right? Let’s say a full picture to any relationship you have Fun times you got together growth based experiences that you had together Really fun adventures that you took together The the way that by being together you both grew and evolved and then you have the places where you fucked each other over Right you what you would have let each other down in any close relationship or business partnership or friendship You’re also gonna let each other down. That’s that’s you’re a human being right? We’re here on this to grow We’re here on this earth to learn. So anybody that you’re near it’s also gonna get fucked up at times Well that being the case out of the entire thing that you focus on Where does your mind default to does it default to the negative or does it default to the positive? Where does your or it’s called reticular activation system or es? It’s your selective focus Where does it go to you’ve got here’s the key for any of the skeptics in here in front of the angry people in here It’s good to learn You don’t need to just keep getting abused You know if your girlfriend if you walk it on your girlfriend And she’s sucking the dicks of the entire LA Lakers. You don’t need to go. I’m just positive Kobe take your dick out of her mouth when you’re done I’m just positive for me. I don’t see any of it. I don’t want to be me like in the owen video Odin max don’t like negative. Okay, so it’s not not saying do that Okay, dump the bitch Okay, or get in on it if that’s your thing But you know, so, you know Obviously you’re out of there But it’s but you’ll still notice like even if I walked in on a girlfriend fucking all the Lakers I probably you know, what my Raksha Friday I probably like. Well first of all, I gotta get a fucking selfie with Kobe I mean that’s value, right? I got to get a selfie and then the next thing I got it and put him in an instant Ori but the next thing That I would do is I go you gotta say the humor in this I Mean, it’s kind of fucking funny if you think about it Right, and then I yeah and then and then I go and you know, fuck it We had fun get the fuck out, but good luck, and I’d be over it and I probably wouldn’t be talking negative Never be and not because I’m trying to make a point Knox. I’m trying to be fake positive I have personal boundaries and my personal boundaries are very very very firm and Well thought out and I think about my personal boundaries and talk about those my friends and reconsider them every day At the same time though, my mind’s gonna default to the positive because I understand that that’s an emotional addiction. So Let’s keep reviewing here. So part ok louder though and make it quick Gravitate towards certain emotions, right? So If you the thing is when you talk about thinking you avoid things avoid the reality of the situation Okay, so okay So I’m gonna cut you off already know you’re gonna say so basically what you have is there’s two sides of it One is a lot of what you see here in LA. We call them fairies Okay fairies and they look kind of like this Okay, now if you look at me I’m not a fucking fairy so obviously you understand that I’m not gonna ignore Reality for what it is. I can see a reality But I’m not gonna go so the two sides of it one is personal boundaries one of it is seeing the situation accurately seeing it for what it is but not doing what most people do which is seeing it worse than it is and also Ranting about it. Look let me tell you some funny stories Like there was this one group of like well-known photographers out in Vegas And I went I went to one of their events and we were helping them to film And then we shot this ball or fucking video there. It was a pimp-ass fucking video right? I went home I forgot about this shit. I post the video online. Apparently, they didn’t like it did I post the video online fair enough you want to know what you got to do to get rid of that video just Give me a call. Say hey, man Could you take down the video and you want to know what happened? The video would be gone. But instead what I heard those guys. Did I hear about this? All that like for a year later? I just hear yo those dudes in Vegas are like still shit talking you there’s so fuckin rambling about you They’re still talking about the fucking video. I’m like tell these the motherfuckers to call me they can call me any time, but they never did and you want to know why they never did one not solutions-oriented and To what pay off are they getting from talking about these guys from a year ago? That they have nothing to do with and who and who for whom that video cause no problem at all Why are they still talking about it? What are they getting from that? I’m asking you They’re getting cortisol spikes They’re getting spikes of negative emotions. And why do they want that? Because cortisol is one of the most addicted addictive substances in the fucking world. It’s like heroin They’re addicted to it. So just like your friends back home if they’re like, oh, yeah, it’s all Hollywood now fuck that guy They’re addicted to that Do you guys know anybody who’s just always laughing and having fun? They’re addicted to that, you know Luke He addicted himself to just being fucking retard and that’s the shit and that’s the shit Look, you’re born or a retard Okay, then you grow and you become more serious and the ultimate evolution is you become a retard again, but with all your knowledge So it’s full circle. That’s how you enjoy life. But also have the knowledge instead of being just like full like dummy, so Okay, so we’ve looked at the emotional addictions now quickly. I also want you to think of it from a spiritual perspective. So I’m gonna ask you a couple questions here. Okay? So let’s just think let’s just make conjecture just gonna speculate so we live in the world. Okay. We’re sitting here, right? You’re at the you’re at this event. You’re sitting here with me and Max. Whoa, pretty cool, right? The first question I have to you is why has there been no alien contact? Where the fuck’s or the fucking aliens act The only way that there’s no aliens here There’s only a couple explanations for it What is we’re in a fucking dream or a computer program which we could be? The others maybe you could even be in a dream right now and I’m a figment your fucking imagination. I Don’t think I am but who knows because I’d say that if I was a figment of your imagination Okay, you work at a juice stand and You and you’re having a dream right now Okay, so it’s actually highly like you met highly likely mathematically that we are in a computer simulation Yeah, physicists have actually said this okay now from there Another thing could be that it is simply physically impossible for people from other planets to get to the earth That could be another possibility but when you consider how long the universe has been around, what are the some of their alien species? Hasn’t existed even like look at how much technological progress we made in just a couple hundred years So are you telling me that at this rate of progress? No other world exists other than this one and let go do a Google or YouTube for the size of fucking galaxies Now are you telling me that the entire galaxy does not have any other intelligent life at that point? It has to and then from there why didn’t unto them create the technology to come and see us another theory is that anytime that a life force or a light an intelligent life gets technologically advanced enough to Be able to fly to say the earth It destroys itself, which does not lead well for our situation, but then again when you’re dead you’re dead You’re not gonna do any better. Anyway now that could be another explanation But a more likely explanation is that what aliens have learned is that? Sometimes people just need to fucking grow and they need to be left the fuck alone And they’ve realized that we’ve just got to figure it out. Oh There’s also the David Icke explanation to the the government forces could be a reptile Okay, you can google that so basically okay, so then so stop and think about that So then at that point, what is the earth? So here’s just sort of like a weird thought that I’d it’s like a thought experiment. Okay, pure thought experiment. We’re gonna make Have you ever noticed that Whenever you’re operating at you know, what they call in spiritual. Jargon a higher vibration That your friends just can’t see it. Have you ever seen that? Like you’ll say things and your friends just can’t fucking see it. They can’t you show them anything in the world. They can’t see it You show them the path to the promised land you’re walking in and they block it out Have you ever had it to wear when you’re looking at like the most destitute homeless person you just block it out There it’s almost as if they’re in a different world One thing that’s interesting to consider. Is that even though as human beings we live in the same physical world? Have you ever thought that maybe we live in different energetic worlds? like different people in different energetic realities Inhabit the same physical plane go hang out with homeless people for a while Without you know taking meth or What was that they smoked their own poop no, is that oh, yeah, that’s from an upcoming video It’s called the Jenkins to be continued so So go hang out them and notice just observe the reality they’re in Learn about that reality learning about that energy Then go hang out with the really successful people and learn about that reality And what you’ll notice is they’re operating in two different realities, maybe people that are just operating on such a higher reality than us We can’t even see it. Maybe they’re right here right now, and we can’t even see it And that’s why I no matter how much we look through what we can see. We just can’t find anything maybe maybe people’s souls journey is that some people came to this earth to move down and Some people came to this earth to move up and there’s many parallel realities and some people are simply moving down now that sounds weird and I’m not sitting here, you know up here like You know what the kool-aid car to the back telling you to you know? We’re gonna go to that reality now Cheers drink up. Okay. I’m not anything crazy. It’s just a thought experiment. Just smoke your own poop. You’ll see So I’m not saying that but what I’m saying is why don’t we just use a thought experiment? Have you ever had it where the more that you try to get someone to move up the more they hate you? It’s strange, isn’t it? You try to help them to move up if they didn’t ask they hate you now here here in a room like this people here are Wanting to move up for the most part at least to some extent so you guys are open minded to it So if I talk to you guys, you’re super super super open-minded, but if I talk to friends of mine Like I’ve got programs you guys are probably well aware that I charge thousands of dollars for personal friends The mind could just come hang out on that program, but do you think they do? What do you think happens if they do come hang out on it are they like wow that was cool what do think happens? They’re living. They’re infuriated Yes Yes, because it’s they want to move down There’s something in them that wants to move down Maybe their spirit needs to take that journey Let me ask you a question before we judge them has there been a weird or negative events? that you brought upon yourself that you simply had to experience to become the person you are today and Maybe you even trigger them on yourself. Have you ever done that? Would you want anybody to stop you from having those experiences Did your soul need those experiences if you believe in a soul, and if not, then did your meet corpse need those experience? Okay, so that’s the case when you try to stop your friend from moving down look as a friend It’s your obligation to make suggestions as a friend is sir. It’s your obligation to mention it to them but at the end of the day They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do Sometimes people just got to do what they got to do. I’ve had exes that We would live clean for like three or four years have so much fun grow together when we break up They start doing tons of drugs start fucking random dudes and all this shit and I’m just like well, you know, I it’s like I mean look, I think J Cole said it best right? What did would J Cole say? She don’t want to be saved don’t save her. She don’t wanna be saved don’t save her She doesn’t want to be saved and in fact the more that you try savor the more she gets pissed And I’ve seen this with friends of mine too. In fact, and here’s what I’ve also seen I’ve seen very Extreme reactions where if me and somebody else with their friend or someone working with their girl move up up up up up At least from my book. This is my perspective. They might have their own perspective. That’s very different about but I’m an asshole It’s probably true, too But in there’s two sides every story right you got to look at yourself – I always do in these situations I’m not just like oh fuck them. There are souls going down like I look at myself here. Okay I’m not just making some complex rationalization. I look at myself ninety-nine percent But in the one percent that I do look at them I’m kind of like so why would you go from traveling the world and doing cool shit to drugs? And just rolling around in a pile of shit and hang out losers in many cases if you move up up up up up what you’ll see is you snap back down and Everybody in this room is susceptible to that and the way that you snap back down the devil isn’t tricking you to think that things that are kind of true that are that are real and are true is more important than the bigger picture So, you know I’ve had them you know say girlfriends who I broken up with and they’re mad about Like I’m one of the most mad that I wouldn’t pour her a rose bath she said that her exes would always get her a rose bath and You know, I’ll take responsibility for that. I could have made her a rose bath Since then I think my business has gone up in revenue by like 5x Living in the dopest crib. I’m having so much fun. I’m growing. I’m doing cool shit, and she’s just kind of doing coke You know what I mean, so even though I didn’t she’s right that I didn’t pour the rose bath She even asked for it and I’m gonna own it That I forgot to pour the rose bath She’s correct but when her reticular activation system Continually focused and fixated on the rose bath Was that because it was worth losing that life and you gotta understand as a boyfriend. I’ve never jealous I’m Supportive in every way possible. I’m always laughing having fun growing every where we go There’s people that want to help us all over the streets everywhere we have adventures I like to have sex a couple times a day. I give it You know, I’m not ignoring the girl I make her feel special like I’m doing good shit here But I didn’t pour the fucking rose bath. Why did her brain focus on that? And then why did she go on to just do coke and date guys that where it’s going nowhere in my mind either a it’s just her souls journey to move down or be there’s a successor barrier or Emotional addiction that’s going on there, but here’s the key in Watching that there’s two things that I can do The first one is go. Why the fuck did this girl fixate on the Rose bath? But what’s the more constructive thing to do? This was not a dumb girl. She’s very smart girl What is the more constructive thing to do for me? What is bitching about the Rose bath do does it help me Does it it doesn’t do anything for me? But here but what does help is saying, okay? So if this really smart girl is bitching about the Rose bath and she sells sabotage over the Rose bath Where is my rose bath and what I would ask each of you in this room is where is your? Rose bath You can laugh at this chick for the Rose bath You’ve got a hundred rose bass. We’re human. She’s a great girl She she had she hit her limit She’s a wonderful girl. Where is your rose bath would be the first thing that I would ask you, okay? Where is your emotional addiction? Where is that place to where you are unable to move up? Where is that place where you fixate on irrelevant fucking nonsense and don’t focus on the bigger picture? Let me say this you anytime that you’re not focusing on your growth moving forward educating yourself learning from mistakes Meeting people that can help you or if you want to have leisure because part of life is leisure doing shit. That’s genuinely fun a Genuinely, loving life any time that you’re not in that zone You are basically metaphorically bitching about the Rose bath What percentage do you guys think that you’re really in that zone in your life? Yeah, that’s so true because it’s it’s so easy to say Okay, now that I’ve been in the game for two months two years 20 years, whatever it is now I’m there, and now I can rest now. It’s static now I can lean back but it’s never going to be like here’s the funny thing because you think like because we’ve been through a Period of learning and failing and pain like we said earlier right the Dunkirk Example because we have done that. We now have the right to look down on Former friends families or whoever it is that are not there yet because we’re there and now we have the right To just kind of chill and let go but the reality is this will never fucking stop whatever you’re doing right now sitting here learning thinking critically and trying to like understand more about your inner your inner self inner being this will never fucking stop if you’re 17 sitting here, you should still be sitting in places like these when you’re 70 This should never fucking stop and you know, you know else But I kind of have to think about when as you mentioned it It’s hard to if you see like your best friend from fucking middle school elementary school if you see your ex-girlfriend Who was who is very very dear to your heart and you see her being stagnant or even? Moving backwards getting back to drugs or whatever the fuck it is it’s Really hard because you care about these fucking people and in essence you want to help them you want to be like yo There is this thing called game. It’s really awesome. Maybe you should learn it. You know, maybe you should start to read books Maybe you should hustle heart. Maybe she to learn how to live healthier It’s really really hard because you want the best for them. But here’s here’s the interesting thing Whenever you try to help them what are you basically communicating to them? I’m better than you and you are inadequate This is one of the biggest pain bodies We have within ourselves carrying around from our childhood from from from our first school experiences. You are inadequate You’ve ever had that you’re sitting at school and you’re sitting on the table not in the chair teacher comes in. No Person sit back down on the chair. Don’t sit on the table. Don’t talk when I’m talking So all you’re basically being told is you’re an adequate or inadequate You’re an adequate our entire school system is based on that Entire upbringing is you’re inadequate fit in and fit it and fit it and fit in So we hear that enough from authorities already. We hear that from the teacher we hear that from the tutor We’re not in class. We hear that from our parents Now we don’t need to hear it from our best fucking friend yo, bro I thought you were my side dude. We used to do dumb shit. We used to play crash bandicoot together What happened? Dude best game ever, dude? Got the new fucking ps4 Yeah, right So what happened and and and now you’re going moving away to a different city two years later? Are you coming back your girlfriend? Superhot you’re making fucking tons of money as If that’s not bad enough for me as the guy who’s left behind You’re now telling me what to do. Fuck you, dude. I’m not inadequate. I Just want to be myself. I’m just trying to get behind this fucking world So while it is extremely hard For the guy who was working on himself who has worked on himself who has the success who’s getting the results in already? What is extremely hard for that person to see people that are dear to themselves not doing that still always try to be Understandable of where they’re at because it’s Trust me, they follow you in Facebook. They watch your snapchats They’re seeing you crushing it already and all it does for them is it shines a light on their own inability to take action? So they’re feeling bad enough already so I think and I’ve been I’ve been thinking about that a lot because I come from a 5,000 people cow town in the middle of the Austrian Alps It’s not a lot to do really other than take drugs. I guess like it is really like and and fuck cows and fly We have more cows than people there the ratio See you just like like every I go there like, maybe two or three times a year to celebrate birthdays of my my sister and for Christmas and there’s really like you’re there and you’re just like, okay like Let’s just get high I guess right so all my friends who got stuck there They’re still having the same job that they had when they were 16 17. They’re all fucking drug addicts. They knocked up some girl they don’t really love so the advocare that they don’t really love and like really like like that’s like the reality of the guys that I used to hang with did you guys actually get it how bad life goes for most people? It’s like life for most people is basically the dreams don’t happen And then from there you construct a story about how it was all Bullshit and most people will never come in contact with someone who makes it Who makes it but if you do? Whoa. Now your friends who are still stuck in that hamster wheel They see you getting out They see you turning their back on them while they’re still stuck in the fucking hamster wheel like, okay get out I’m trying to write as fast as I can but I’m still fucking there and then they look to the right and they see you Just like walking out like severe Motherfuckers game that I fucked this guy and even if you want to come back you like dude. It’s to the right You got it wrong to the right and you’re out of the Hampshire with a no, I gotta run faster. I’m almost there I was there So it’s always they had egos like dude I’ve been trying so hard because if you tell me I should just go to the right and then I’m exiting the hamster wheel What are you basically saying that all these years that I’ve been trying to run faster? I? Sue down the fucking drain That sounds like a lot of pain the major major skills of the future will be adaptiveness and sustained focus What you’re basically seeing right now in modern society, then we’ll get back on the elevation topic but as a great side tangent the majority the world The world in some ways kind of is going to shit while at the same time getting better And so what you’re seeing is the human mind rewires itself based on What it’s being exposed to so if you’re watching a lot of social media that’s in quick little soundbites That you’re retraining your brain to look at sound bytes So we release a lot of videos that are a couple hours long It’s not uncommon that people will say in the comments just release a three-minute video because they physically can’t look At a video that runs more than three minutes to three minutes thirty seconds Like people like icing in myself. I scroll through my Instagram which has the one minute maximum videos I don’t watch the video for like ten seconds. I got fucking I’ll scroll through it like it’s getting worse I think three minutes was like five years. Yeah, and by the way, I’m friends with many of the kingmakers in marketing Do you know me by kingmaker like the top top marketers? They’re like the big big big people who you watch Are working with and like they’ll come up to me at parties and they’re like, dude I fucking love RC you guys are fucking geniuses. You’ve got to start using jump-cuts these Millennials. I’ve no fucking attention span What are you thinking these fucking Millennials are retarded? Why are you not just making it all jump cuts this fucking long seminar That’s fucking what are you thinking? You got to keep it short man. It’s a millennial They look at Millennials like fucking zombies and then they continually encourage the main people that are producing media to create content for zombies And then what happens you watch that content you get dopamine spike dopamine spike dopamine spike and it rewires your fucking brain And then what that marketers not telling you is that marketer doesn’t have that problem Just like a drug dealer who sells drugs and then you’re like are you gonna get high too? They’re like no I’m not I’m not an idiot during the huddle the fuck Okay, the marketers that are sitting there raking in hundreds of millions of dollars are not watching this fucking shit They’re they’re making the money. They’re the creator You’re the consumer if you sell crack ideally you don’t smoke crack, okay? Hope did that so hopefully I don’t have to do that and what you see is The attention span is getting low When I hire a lot of people I do a lot of interviews what I’m doing an interview the first thing that I do is I sit there under stimulating the candidate and Watching the fucking fidget and when I see them fidget, I think to myself Oh, they’re little millennial brain. It doesn’t function. It’s been rotted out with the mole dopamine spikes This person’s gonna have a very rough ride, but at least I don’t have to deal with it and I’ll send them on their way But if somebody can actually hold attention, I’m like wow They haven’t been polluted by society yet Maybe there’s potential add to that somebody who’s adaptive and isn’t just on autopilot Add to that somebody who has the ability to think outside the box and say what else? When the greatest skills you learned in life, whatever you’re doing Just keep saying what else what else what else and iterate the ability to iterate the ability to take proactive Control of what they’re doing and the ability most of all to actually produce results To actually understand what makes things work rather than just sitting there Is saying that you know this or that which is most people if I see somebody like that Break open the bank account man break open the cheques because that person is so fucking rare that I’m shocked that they’re not running just there purely their own business that they even want to Work with me at all to find somebody like that usually the probably round as smart as I am, but they don’t like to take on the cash flow risk like they’re like Look, I don’t to be you don’t have any swings and millions of bucks and all the shit I don’t want deal with that. But but they’re so smart if I could hire somebody like that There’s no limit to the upside of it So that ability to iterate that ability to have sustained focus if you have that the ability to process Nuance if you have that you are the future Conversely if you are hooked on short-term dopamine spikes understand that people who are not are gonna take all your money They’re gonna take all their money for all your money for their friends and their families. They’re gonna fuck your girlfriend They’re gonna impregnate her and you’re gonna raise their kids They’re going to dominate you the way Ganga’s Khan Dominated Asia in every way possible Because you have no Functioning brain so choose to let that happen. Ok. I see this really funny looking you. I wish yet. It’s closing. You’re like ok, just picture max railing your girlfriend while taking all your money while you’re on Instagram like Okay, I like to use cartoonish examples just to shock you into it I mean, I mean, it’s true like I mean It’s true because because so many people are shitting on social media nowadays and and say that are like the snapchat blah blah blah It’s only 10 seconds and destroys are used. Yeah, dude good It should it shall destroy. Everyone can tell he’s from Austria Germany. We like the exquisite because because You’re now we quit with that knowledge, so if you’re able to sustain longer focus You can fucking dominate all those people who cannot And now stop and consider how most people are looking at our thinking about things like shit talking Complaining victims stories if you can train yourself to be like a racehorse and you just look forward and you don’t get distracted Then what winds up happening is you’re such a rare individual then it’s just like boom boom. Boom And by the way, what max would say when he’s saying good look none of us actually think that it’s better like that I know for a fact max doesn’t I know you can’t change it. I know that’s the market I know that’s technology and you can sit there and say like oh Technology is ruining everything or you go with the fucking flow and you can see okay How can I use that to my advantage and provide more value to people who are stuck in that hamster wheel? Yeah, it’s like guys who complained that they can’t get better with girls cuz they’re not rich enough or good-looking enough And I mean, it’s not actually good but you might as well just take the frame. Well, great more for me It’s not like really you don’t want the world to be rid of that. But just take that frame now Let’s even think a little bit Let’s go further again on why people get limited and even why you know, we can move through different realities in life Okay, so let’s talk the okay. So we talked the spiritual side of it, right? Maybe we could just imagine that our souls journey is that we need to experience certain shit So what I would ask you is, is there some degree to which you need to experience hardship is there some degree to which you just can’t accept a better reality and I would really ask you to look at yourself carefully and say to yourself Where are my opportunities and what is the shit that I focusing on where that’s my rose petal bath? So keep asking yourself about your rose petal bath the nonsense that you’re focusing on That’s really making you miss the amazing thing right in front of you It’s like you’re watching a carnival out of your front window and all you can focus on is the little specks of dirt in the window Most people have that habit. There’s a beautiful carnival of life and they’re focusing on the dirt Now what I just said is an extreme statement. I Mean really unpack that I just said for most people there’s a carnival and All they’re focusing on is a little specks of dirt on the window instead of seeing the beautiful carnival. That’s an extreme statement You should question that statement But let me ask you this does the average person let’s look at their dialogue is the average person’s dialogue like dude Holy shit rod is spitting fucking rock in space We’re living in one of the most free times ever I can travel the entire world I can meet anybody I can talk to people in a video phone from millions of miles away If there’s no I don’t happening there this I can do I can fly. I can go to LAX and fly in a tube Through the air I can take helicopters in flight. I can go on a boat I’m not gonna die from the common cold. I don’t have to go to war. I can learn almost anything. I’d want to learn Because of the internet there’s free shit online. I mean look just RSD channel alone You should be waking up How do you know we had to do to learn the shit that we teach? I was learning this shit off of fucking chat forums Random chat forums with little words and I’m like half retarded I’m like, what does the word mean? Is this even real? I took blind faith to go learn this shit You guys see hidden-camera videos? If I had had what you guys have, I would have woken up every day. Oh shit. Look at this. Holy shit Every day and most of you aren’t The community back then was gangster Because anybody that was in it was the gangsters that had to push through to learn the shit and you look in your face even Better now the guy who before was like this now. He’s like, that’s awesome so No, it was gangster because the people who were there were meant to be there now that it’s gotten so easy learn shit Familiarity breeds contempt that which you don’t work that hard for you tend to take for granted So again, are you looking at this amazing? Carnival or are you looking at the specs on the fucking window? where is your rose petal bath and then we got to ask ourselves is if most of society is Bitching about the rose petal bath and looking at the fucking spots why and if most of them are doing it Where are you doing it so much of this is tribal if you and a tribe were to go into another tribe where you’re not familiar with that environment and You were to build your status other men can come and kill you a lot of this is very sexual related. I Here’s how I know this Okay, if I go out to a bar club and I feel that I have status and I’m very comfortable in that environment Girls will drop will throw down their boyfriends hands to look at me and come talk to me if I have enough status I could Make out with two or three girls the same time if I have enough status, I just walk up there little girls and go like that, they’re like Okay, because they can sense it they can sensitive by my lack of inner dialogue They can sense it in my voice my body language my eye contact but what happens sometimes sometimes I do go into an unfamiliar environment and Girls start jumping on me while their boyfriends are seeing it and they get mad and they want to fight So a lot of it is it’s actually sexually oriented to where you’re afraid to raise in status Because you could get killed Because other people could come and kill you Say you’re a girl and then you wind up taking the boyfriend of like, you know Some other girl she can get all cabbie and come and have like a girl fighter, you know Whatever the fucking I don’t know but you know, whatever the fuck you know She can throw a rock on your head back in the day. There’s no cops Understand that there’s no cops that are like, that’s bad stop People like if you look at in evolution two skulls, they find or the skeletons they find half the time There’s like fucking weird stabbing punctures through it because the people are just killing each other Do you know how many human beings killed each other last century? my understanding is in the hundreds of millions of human-to-human murder last century alone So we have a lot of fear of rising up because the tall poppy gets cut in addition to that raising in status has its own new set of complexities as you you know, Say that you run a business as you run a business you get haters Haters in many ways are actually your friend because as you move forward haters put social pressure on you that make you question how firmly you believe in what you have to say and how firmly You believe in your leadership And if you believe in your leadership, very strongly that haters won’t fuck with you. You just brush the dirt off your shoulder But if you don’t it fucks with you That’s why a lot of people that are new in social media if they post videos for example And they have haters in the comments. It really fucks them up because they’re not completely sure yet of their status But also there’s other people that will try to harm you when you have status There’s other people that will try to knock you off the perch What if you’re a guy and you get a beautiful girlfriend or if you’re a girl and you get an amazing boyfriend? And now you’ve got you know the best girlfriend or boyfriend and people are trying to steal them ask any really beautiful woman Do you ever had a boyfriend that would get super jealous? Well, why did that happen? I mean there’s many reasons why but one of them is she’s too hot for him What a reason I don’t get jealous that often is there’s not really any girl. I feels like too hot for me So in my case, I don’t feel like so I’m like, well, you know she wants to go that’s cool. Go be free There’s this other girl I can go meet. I don’t give a fuck Yeah, it’s like I love to be in the relationship. I love to be single I Could go either way Fun to be single fun to be in a relation of the Greger I go either way so I don’t feel that emotion a lot Of guys get jealous they feel threatened They feel like they’re getting hated on they can’t understand the complexities the nuance whatever you’re even building a large Organization because any high level status is usually built within a team you have to also be able to exert emotional control Say this with me to Stephen Covey thing First to understand say that seek first to understand then to be understood We did one more time you very loud seek first to understand then to be understood That’s the Stephen Covey maxim. Usually when you’re mad when you lack emotional control What you’re gonna do is you’re gonna start yelling and blaming and being a little cunt. That’s the most people and using projection Blaming the other not yourself going in in a hostile manner if you’re running a large business as an example Or if you’re at any high level in your career, can you do that and hold together a team? It’s virtually impossible. So you have to train yourself You have to train that prefrontal cortex part of your brain that if you have a conflict with somebody To say rather than going hey, why the fuck did you do this? What the fuck? I Mean, how does that make you feel if I just walk up? So, you know, I’m like, hey, man, you fucking you fucking looked at me funny. What the fuck? How does that make him feel right now? Is that gonna build a long-term relationship with that person? No that’s not that’s only gonna poison it I might even get you to agree with me or bent to me one time but now I’ve Traumatized you. I’ve left you it with anger and frustration Power vs. Force rights, let’s say you got a girlfriend, right? She pissed you off in some way is the best thing you could do is dump her cuz usually she’ll crawl back You ever done that she pissed you off you go get out of here. We’re breaking up. She crawls back She’s more tracked you have makeup sex. But what does that do in the long run to your relationship it? Poisons it it in the short run it works right but in the long run it puts a poison in it because she always Remembers that time that you’re a fucking cunt or so you’ve got to remember to maintain emotional control That being the case many people are afraid to raise and Status because they’re afraid that they don’t have the emotional control to handle it They’re afraid to raise and responsibility because they don’t know if they have the extended focus raising and status means that you’re going to be hit with They need to concentrate responsibilities jealousy haterade that need to have emotional control that need to be on your path and contain yourself and most of us don’t feel confident that We have the mental faculties and resources and inner strength to do that. And that’s why we have successive barriers the dialogue of the poor the dialogue of the Of people who just don’t have a lot is typically centered around blaming other people Because that’s coping it makes them feel better It’s commonly based around banging on doors while not being concerned Everybody give me a hand. Come on in Okay You made it So You know it’s and so much in it by the way So much of society at a coping level is based on me me me The example I’ve said many times is if you get into a taxicab Oftentimes if the taxi cab driver hates his job. They’re like, what’s up? Hey Okay, because he’s in coping in thriving you feel great you like how are you doing you want to make them laugh in thriving you want everybody to win so understand that part of why your friends or even you and even me Don’t want to move up is that we don’t have faith and so understand this and this is a fucking mind bender So please pay attention Whenever you’re sitting there talking shit on somebody. It’s a mental trap to hold you in your place Because it is not the shit to hook shit talking can be kind of funny and if it is hella funny fair enough You know a little bit of petty humor that can be funny It’s just a way to kind of disarm tension around something If it’s if it’s really humorous if it’s not spiking cortisol but in general and somebody’s shit talking or complaining or being a victim or gossiping or Focusing on other people focusing on winners not focusing on winning What’s generally happening here is it’s a trick of the mind To hold you where you’re at because you’re losing here’s why one You’re losing opportunity costs say I’m losing opportunity costs say it Second of all say I’m not focusing on my own win Thirty’s I’m I’m indulging in low vibration energy I’m trading myself not to take responsibility. I Don’t believe I can win so I just focus on bullshit Okay, great, that’s all I like good night buckets so you see the idea right that’s what the mind is doing When you’re distracted, it’s a trick of the fucking mind Okay, look, um Timothy has Grover. I think it’s in the vs Grover the guy who wrote relentless. Here’s read relentless. It’s amazing book and It’s from the coach of Kobe Bryant at Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade. And one thing that he says that he is fuckin ruthless So you should read it He says that would you have relegated competitors to shit talked you it’s because they now feel so Utterly powerless that the only control that they have is to talk shit So you’ve got look if you wanted to talk a little shit clown around, that’s fine Dude, you know someone clown me I could think it’s funny I can laugh along with it You ever seen like a comedy roast you ever seen that? Comedy roast. Yes. No Comedy roast you seen it Ok, so part of it is it could just be a joke, right? It’s fun to just clown to imitate to joke around but if it’s honestly just because you’re just in Coping that is a very very very bad thing. It’s a trick of the mind Anytime that you’re not ok, here’s where you want your mind to be One of it could be relaxing I go to the spa a couple times a week to relax But that’s called proactive recovery. Say that word with me practive recovery Ok, proactive recoveries things like Crowley repiy, banya Having sex with your partner going out to the bar and you’re welcome. We fuck all the time having sex of Max Doing you know going to see a movie Getting out of the house going into nature hiking going to gym things that actually help you to really recover That’s active recovery. That’s fine. Relax Laughing is good Maybe looking at maybe looking at the odd little bullshit video, it’s fine as Long as it’s not that’s not predominant So product of recovery is good self education is good Going after what you want is good. Moving yourself forward is good It really I’d ask you this question if you honestly shifted your mental dialogue Away from being the typical person who had an eight-hour workday only works about two hours a day and instead you worked a soul Let’s not let’s not even do this like whole hustle like Gary Vee something Let’s just say no. I love that. I love Gary Vee but let’s just say that instead of saying hustling all day Let’s be honest. Let’s say that you really just worked eight hours a day For real Cuz you’re not How many people do you know that work a real 8 hours a day? The average person in an eight-hour workday is working 2 hours. How about actually instead of hustling 20 hours a day? Maybe you do that again occasion. I do that on occasion used to do it all the time You just works really focused for 8 hours you focus on impact rather than busy work and then you have the ADA and there 8 hours have fucked the shit out of your girlfriend go see a movie and go eat and Go hang out your homies What would your life look like even then? Even then you’d be crushing it and then if you want to jack it up to 16 hours a nope. Great. No problem Let’s start at 8 What would your life look like if you focus on being grateful and had gratitude? What would your life folks on what would you like look like if you actually did the things you’re supposed to do that you’re not Doing what if you always ate the right thing But maybe occasion that you didn’t what if you always took the action in your work what if you took the bold moves? What would your life look like? The upside is so fucking high that anything that you’re not doing within that realm is Bullshit. It’s a trick of the mind Your brain will trick you to date the wrong people It will trick you to date women or men who traumatize you it will make you gravitate towards dramatic distracting partners It will make you act in distracting and dramatic ways it will make you focus on little bullshit when you’ve got awesome opportunities if You look and say the group NWA who ever saw the movie Straight Outta Compton. You had all the Jews from NWA amazing movie Private Ryan creep of all time and yet eazy-e. Dr. Dre Ice Cube. All these guys write ice at one point He left and what the reporter said was they go visit NWA and all that NWA would do the whole time is just shit talking about Ice Cube the entire time and Ice Cube, but you should talk about NWA do you want to know why that happened because as they’re growing they self-sabotage and they’re addicted to negativity as they’re coming out of the ghetto you Could leave the ghetto but psychologically, where are you? You’re still in the fucking ghetto. Britney Spears can leave, you know, the Bible Belt and come to like well Bible about school But you know my point right look she could leave where she’s from You could take the trailer park out of it. You can take the girl out of the trailer park But you can’t take the trailer park out of the ground David strippers in my life Playmates IG models all kind of stuff you can take them out of their like little fucked up life, but they’re still there even in a beautiful pristine amazing environment in their mind They’re still there. You get somebody coming out of a war if he’s traumatized you bring him back to the States but in many ways they might still be in Vietnam might still be in Iraq now again, Where’s your rose petal bath? Where is that place where you’re still there focusing on the dialogue thoughts and concerns of that place? You’ve got to ask yourself that continually and ask your friends about it. How am I acting? Examine it through the different lenses that we gave you and I got a lot more to say on this But you want to chip in on yeah. Yeah. So the big thing is that We always try to see okay, the other person the other person is so bad whereas in don’t in reality We don’t even see we might project that bad picture on to them. So just like you just said Where’s your Oh spell bad. Where are you? Still stuck in an old reality? I know I’m stuck in an old reality when I go to a prestigious nightclub, and I see a lot of hot girls there I’m like two looking at me. They’re laughing at me. Whereas they don’t give a fuck They’re in their old fucking world, but I think about that because my entire teenage years I’ve gotten rejected and you might have gotten that too You’re bitter about women you’re bitter about the rich guy because at some point in your life They have inflicted pain on to you Or you or you or you felt that way or you felt that way and now you’re meeting somebody completely new? He has no history with you, but somehow in your brain. Oh, I’m gonna get rejected. Anyway. Oh This guy’s gonna be an asshole to me. Anyway, all my business idea might not work out anyway This is a new fucking day Every single second is a completely new second and has nothing to do with whatever fucking pain or fear You’re carrying within yourself, which is why for example When I create a program called fearless anybody on that program fearless courage madoka awesome you know what that program is built on the entire program is built on getting you into comfort zone challenges that prove you otherwise That’s basically all I ever want to be able to do with this program is to prove you otherwise and I’ve seen it myself. I’m I’m the pure instructor here, but it was the same for me like no matter where you are No matter how much experience you have you’ll still have those tiny little blind spots as I walk through those Comfort zone challenges that you homies are doing as well because you’re in the program And I kind of realized like I expected X Y Z to happen For example one comfort zone challenges you you lay on the ground you only flatten the ground for three minutes And what you might expect this people might fucking fall over you they might kick you they might be mean to you Yet none of that happened People stopped and asked me for help. Like they asked me if they could help me. Like are you? Okay? Can I help you? I was so blown away like it was one of the one of the the nicest moments in my life or in my life where I Just kind of realized like people are not out there to fucking get me and then you got to think even further and think why did I think that in the first place and Then you kind of realized because of X Y Z experiences Maybe you moved a lot as a kid and you always had trouble finding friends with new people just fuckin kids are hard to get Friends with if you’re a little kid everybody’s kind of making fun of everybody So you got to realize what are the experiences in the past? that have reshaped my reality in the now and How can I retake that reality right now actively to create new experiences? That might even prove all pass wrong And the more you go through that the better your own reality becomes and then you’re in a what? Awkward fucking spiral you create that upward spiral nothing money. You’re making not the bank. Fuck the bank statement Not the amount of women you sleep with not your wingmen not society not Donald Trump you do But whatever the fuck you want you create your own fucking reality You and how does that start that starts with saying? No, it doesn’t even start with say it’s like thinking what kind of reality do I want to have? Let me write down the frames all that schools know it starts with saying no to certain realities. That won’t bring you further What’s the first thing I advise you just out of my own personal experience to stop is stop watching the news? What kind of reality is that is is mainstream media trying to build Basically, all the mainstream media is saying is don’t go outside the door because there’s Isis and clowns Okay, so you motherfucker better stay in and you better stay and speak stay the cog in the wheel Whatever the fuck no, you need to get out So you need to start saying no And by the way have any when I was a kid I would occasionally watch soap operas and my sister just as a way to bond with her and I remember for one summer I would couple my watch days of our lives and Young and the Restless that shows are these shows even so on okay, so I’d watch out with my sister to bond my sister and 10 or 15 years later I Actually watch those shows again for like an hour exciting seen him in 15 years and the stories were almost identical It was like Bo Brady and and it was stefano tamara and like and it was the same fucking storyline in the news there’s always gonna be the swine flu the bird flu that the The zika like these same themes that are proven as click debates. Yeah Ebola, yeah. Yeah, it’s always like that. It’s like really like you can see the path Julian Next will be max next will be me It’s ours and you and usually here’s the crazy thing Because those news companies are not fucking dumb. They know what we humans naturally respond to the best They know what kind of pictures they can paint that we resonate the best with best example, Julian. What’s the picture? This is the enemy. This is the bad guy right you rock war. Whatever the fuck it is these the enemies it’s always this black and white thinking that makes it so easy for us to resonate what we’re trying to do in our SD here with these retarded three hours seminars where you got to sit here and have maintained a fucking focus We’re trying to paint a picture that is not just black and white because that is not the world The world is not black and white bad guys. Good guys Everybody has their own incentives everybody tries to reach the best for themselves and for their tribe Basically, we’re trying to paint a picture of gray know. What I want you to really do is focus for a minute on What it will look like if you bring a homeless person into your house and it okay. What’s that? Did you do it? Okay, that will come back to that so okay so and this is not to make fun of homeless people because again Everything is a continuum. Everything is a degree So even if even if you did bring that homeless guy in and you picked a fight with you, where is your fight? You know, maybe you didn’t just like pick a full-fledge fight But to what degree do you do that in your own life to what degree do I do? It does am accident We’re all doing it all of us. So The reason that I like to use homeless people or conversely highly successful people Certain ones of them as examples is because you can see something at an extremity. So this it’s not to like point a judge It’s just to look at something in a way that’s clearer. You can see it more clearly so when you bring that homeless person in and their for example They’re mumbling where I don’t this motherfucker is out to get me. Fuck that guy government government’s gonna get me. It’s not my fault Whereas my math did all that kind of shit Though, where’s my meth is like you with where’s my fast food? The government’s out to get me is like you bitching about the person at work. It’s it’s a more extreme degree of that same mental circuit and what is it that’s fueling that and if that homeless person is Put into a better reality Like the funny thing is you brought him in your house. Let’s just say he was super fucking cool. Let’s say it’s like dude Thank you. God, I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this for so long. Let me clean the fucking floor Let me suck your dick man. I Got a nice musty. I got this homeless beard going tickle your balls with my beard. I’m gonna suck your No fine Alright, then forget it forget it, but let you know let you know he’s like I’ll give you my math you can have all his energy and Hey Minnie, I’ll clean the whole house a toothbrush. And and so and so you’re gonna pick our face. I’ll pick your face so now but Each other right but he didn’t offer and why because he didn’t know okay fine so man, so basically what you have is That guy now look in some cases they do take advantage That’s fucking great for everyone for every like hundred people that I’ve like traveled around and stuff There’s like one or two and a hundred that do adapt to the new reality But most known why same reason that homeless guy can’t because you take him off the street, but in his mind He’s still there his mind focuses on the petty concerns time wasters and key here emotional addictions of being in that environment and It as a coach particularly max feels is too but many of you guys feel it as people into say self-help You want to feel like you can fix everybody? one of the hardest things for me is watching people who I’ve invested everything into and double down and Triple down and quadruple down to try to get them on the right path edit and they just don’t share the vision that I share fair enough and It’s hard to watch them struggle after when you love them and care that much but what’s really happened here? Is that if you pull them too far out of their emotional addictions? Typically, what will happen is they will snap back with ten times the force So I’ve seen it for example If you know you date girls here in LA a lot of the girls that are you know in the modeling scene here in LA They like to do cocaine. You meet some girl. She’s SuperDuper hot, maybe a little famous, you know, whatever it is And you’re like, hey, you know what? She’s really cool almost every model does a little coke maybe oh, maybe I’ll show her another way you get her off it and For a while. She’s really happy But usually when you break up do they just go do coke maybe one time? That weekend like they used to do like they used to only do it. Maybe once a week. What do they do? the second that you break up They go on a fuckin five-day coke binge and they don’t know why okay or a detox from happiness or Maybe you yourself have eaten healthy food for a while and then you go off in and you fucking binge – let me put it to you this way when I was first learning game I would actually be around really positive people on occasion and rather than being excited being around really positive people I found that I had to go home and go to sleep have any of you in this room if you’re still learning and maybe you’ve noticed that you know for a lot of the day you’re kind of in like a victim mode you hang around people that Are really proactive you almost feel like you’re fronting this fake like positivity for so many hours in a row that you need to go to bed after have you ever felt that way I Could even feel that way now if I’m around people like some I’ve met like I’ve really worked on myself But sometimes around people that are so fucking positive that even at the end of my call fuck this guy, you know And I feel it too So there’s a certain percentage of the day that you’re gonna be in pro activity or reactivity There’s a certain percentage of the day that you’re gonna be focused on yourself and your challenges versus like being pissed about other shit There’s a certain percentage of the day that you’re gonna be in gratitude or victim there’s a certain percentage of the day that you’ll be happy or sad and it repeats like I said if you talk to a girl and you ask her how she feels about her ex that’s gonna be you if she complains XY is the amount it’s on a stopwatch Peoples complaining is on a fucking stopwatch Because what they’re doing is they’re holding down the low vibration energy like a beach ball under the water and they can only stuff it down so long until it pops back up and we all Have addiction to this low vibration energy So if you read Eckhart Tolle you have being present and in the now that’s like horrid vibration energy and spiritual jargon you may not even like the word but just take the jargon and just Roll with it for a minute and then you have low vibration energy Which is like a pain body attack if you have a pet if you have what Eckart Tolle would call a pain body attack? Those pain body attacks are on a fucking stopwatch It’s just waiting for the right fuel To get that pain body attack and if you get deprived of your pain body attacks for too long Your body is not able to maintain what’s called homeostasis a that Homeostasis say it again homeostasis and because it can’t maintain homeostasis It will make and fabricate problems to put you back to the reality that you belong at and that’s why you’ll see with many Celebrities they turn to drugs They turn to drugs because they got raised too high They haven’t built up to it. They were not fully a part of the process They don’t have they don’t have a full appreciation for the process. They didn’t build their step by step they didn’t lay down each brick and because they didn’t they crumble you’ll also hear this the classification self-help You’ve heard it before is ninety five percent of people that win the lottery Are as broke as they once were after Mike Tyson guess how many millions of dollars to Mike Tyson lose MC Hammer? What did he lose? They find a way back. You’ll consistently find a way back. You’ll see you guys to learn game They start getting amazing results And then they find a way back to just being like unhappy and then they even bitch about game Because they’re afraid to go back up. The complaining is on as scheduled as soon as I see somebody complaining I know they’ll do that to others whatever whatever I see a business where people within that business are complaining about things I know that that is a toxic company culture and it will fail I’ve seen this consistently say you’re in a business and some other business is shit-talking you Dude, you don’t think that the staff in that business knows that the other people are shit talking you that that’s gonna go on them if you don’t respond and Provide that person with the conflict energy that they need They will eventually turn in order right like if you see me Like if I was like fuck Tony Robbins, fuck him fuck him and then we’re like, yeah, that’s how we bond That’s how we have a connection and then Tony won’t respond Which he wouldn’t Tony would just be like riding these helicopters unaware who we are Then then at that point all of a sudden who’s next it’s max max Is the fucking dick and then it just goes around in a circle You’ll see it if you’re grateful You’ll just generally see that that goes in a circle. We find out our Complaining is on a stopwatch Our lack of gratitude is on the stopwatch our need for cortisol is on the stopwatch Which is why I love when people send a click bag click, babe. Yeah, I motherfuckers I’m the clickbait master right now and I’m gonna click bait the goddamn world because I know Once you get in via clickbait, you’re gonna say because the content is top-notch The content is the best thing that makes you stay. I want to read a new one. I’m working on by the way Can you guys write this quick make out of 10? It’s for an upcoming video. I’m working on a new playmate Yeah Okay, here it is. Okay It’s a very it’s a video. It’s very raw. Okay, the clickbait is Tyler gives it to you raw Dumps a load of unfiltered wisdom deep inside you to create new life You’re gonna fucking click on that You know @rc to like one thing that I know for a fact making a lot of money if you’re still in that poverty mindset Making a lot of money is not gonna make you happy getting laid with the amazing partner It’s not gonna make you happy you can have the best partner in the road. You’re so miserable. I promise you I’ve seen it I’ve been around super rich people that are still miserable in their fucking castle but at the same time one thing I believe in like the real growth is Things that you can’t even imagine right now, I allude to them all the time But it’s things you can’t even imagine. I’m gonna be building separate channels about that But my thing is this a lot of spiritual growth teachers will tell you you shouldn’t worry about money Don’t worry about having sex or getting a girlfriend or whatever, right? My thing is why if I’m a great teacher? Why don’t we just getting that become super rich thing out of the way quick and then we’ll work on that Why don’t we just get the getting laid thing out of the way? Why don’t we just show you how to get laid with like every fucking day and then we can go to work Do you see it I’m saying why don’t we just make you just get whatever you want Out of the way, and then when you realize the whole thing’s fucking stupid Then we can start really teaching you because the shit that I really want to teach you. It goes so much deeper than that so much deeper let the great will reward in this for me are things that are so far out of the Context of what a typical person the mainstream has been conditioned to look for but I can’t teach that like something as simple as this just learning how to maintain a state of gratitude and Presence is more rewarding than fucking the hottest girl you’ve ever seen in your life. Just learning to stop inner dialogue is better than making millions of dollars and you’ll see that Sometimes you’ve got to make a million dollars to believe it and you’re not gonna believe me until you do and I know that So I’m not gonna sit there and tell you not to do it what in fact, it’s not actually out of reach Anyway, these things are in reach we can show you how to do it and you can do it if you actually can maintain an attention span if you can and you can’t execute and you blame everybody but your fucking self then it is out of reach but It is within reach now going even back on that same point Moving up realities. How do we move up? All right understand that a great deal of what you think you want is fucking bullshit a great deal of who you think you are is Fucking bullshit. I promise you Let’s say for it. Let me focus your head for a minute you believe maybe you believe that when you die You’re gonna go to heaven Maybe you believe that Let me make a little point as a thought experiment if you were gonna go to heaven after you’d are some afterlife after you die Reincarnate whatever it is Let’s look at what would actually get reincarnated or go to heaven most of your inner dialogue is what a The fulfillment of biological Drive say that with me. The fulfillment of biological drives be socially conditioned beliefs ashle conditioned beliefs third ego gratification looking cool ego gratification looking cool To what extent does that dominate the majority of your mental dialogue? What do you think? It’s I’d say about 99.9 percent most people are so much sheep that the degree to which there’s even any proactivity in them at all is So minor that what would go to heaven? Would your would your desire to drive a Ferrari go to heaven? Would your desire to fuck hot bitches? Go to heaven. If you’re a woman, would your desire to get some super cool boyfriend? It makes you look great go to heaven would your need to look cool go to heaven would you’re Socially conditioned believes that you didn’t even think of yourself and that you’re fucking sheep. Go to heaven What would go on? How much of you is even real? Have you ever seen those videos where people come to events of mine and at the end the whole room is crying you guys ever Seen that do you want to know why they’re crying at the end of those events? Cuz in a weird sort of creepy way of looking at it. That’s the day they were born They were born that day Because I sat there like a fucking madman for hours. Have you ever been to my events? You’ve seen this pounding them to wake up? Pounding them to become aware of that which they do not see Just take a quiet moment for a minute. Just stay quiet for one moment. What you hear and notice when you’re quiet for one moment How loud is that air-conditioning Did you hear it before It’s like her it didn’t hear it there are so many different societal factors that are influencing you that you’re so Unaware of and you think it’s fucking you You think it’s you laughing right now You’re along for the ride bro, you’re just in the fucking ride right now, you’re just watching it You don’t even know what’s affecting you right now What do you think of that So right now and you should question me, you should question every word I say but in saying that if we just look at it, obviously a if most of your thought process is biological Drive gratification get laid eat food secure shelter does secure sad blah blah be social conditioning or see ego just protection of ego if that if that is most of your thought process what the fuck is going on and Where is there proactivity have you guys ever wondered why I can sit up here and spin these talks off the dome like this What’s going on? Why am I able to do that? It’s kind of fucking weird, right am I thinking what I’m doing this or am I not thinking? Am I allowing my state to be controlled or am I at the cause I might be affected the cause for most people they are at The effect and there are so many different factors with which you are at the effect which you can influence to slowly move yourself to be at the cost here is one if You’re addicted to cortisol low vibration energy at negativity you can begin to observe that in yourself and Observe your limitations in yourself by simply watching what you do from day to day because here’s was cool The second that you recognize you’re not in control is the second that you can become a little bit conscious of what is in control So if we can see that we’re addicted to certain emotions. How can we change them? We can change them by uh addicting ourselves one simple tools and meditation in meditation You could learn to steal the mind. If you can’t steal your mind for a couple minutes. What does that mean? It means you’re not in control your strings are being pulled you’re a puppet To be fair, even if you can’t meditate you’re still a puppet and I’m still a puppet It’s just to which degree I am a puppet as well but at least the tides are beginning to shift when we focus on it, so Meditation another thing is forcing yourself to laugh. You ever seen those seminars that I do where we laugh like 80% of it It’s like the most dumbest thing you’ve ever seen. Why am I doing that? because you can teach at the level of contents and Ideas and instructions, but you can also teach at the level of energetic transmission So if I bring Luke up and we act like idiots for two hours. What am I doing to you? I’m doing that because I’m sick of you being trapped in negative emotions And I’m pumping the shit out of your state while saying some seminar and sprinkling it in while you’re receptive So we can teach also at the level of energetic you can make yourself laugh more You can get accountability buddies who hold each other accountable I have the belief personally that we are so much not in control of ourselves that we become Exactly, like who we hang out with I? believe that we are not just Kind of like the people that we hang out with I believe that we basically are the people that we hang out with I’ve almost 38 years old. I specifically hang out with buddies of mine that are 21 Because if I don’t I won’t go to Burning Man I’m just not going. Oh my god Burning Man Yeah, right and then my 21 year old friend said let’s listen to race shmurda and sway lis And I’m like, these guys are fucking retarded. I think I saw some way leave the Beverly Center. He’s high on drugs Why would I watch this? They’re like dude is sweetly. Right and I’m like who the fuck is it’s race murder like these little kids listen to why Okay, what’s it Burning Man little statues. It just looks stupid and then you actually like listen to Swahili No, this is kind of cool. He’s got to having fun. He’s laughing. He’s loose he’s free I could learn from that Maybe you go to Ivan Bernie Bernie Manny Otto struggle. You can learn from that right? I’m 38 My natural state is just to be a grumpy old man My natural state just like fuck it run business destroy all and be Ganga’s Khan That’s my natural self dialog that’s easy for me working. All day is my default Do you know what’s hard for me going to see a movie? That’s hard My younger friends will keep me active They’ll motivate me. I also have mentors my ex-roommate was 20 years older than me, but his business runs almost 100 million a year I’m banging our older dude. Why? Because of the simple fact that that will influence me what I’m working safe on the bit when I’m working in the business Instead of on the business. He goes Owen. You’re never gonna get to 100 mil working in the business. Wake up So he motivates me I hang out with people that are super positive airy-fairy people that are kind of untethered never seen syrupy little fairies that are untethered and Positive right? They’re actually coming handy. I also got a hangout with gangster-type people why because they’re gonna show me the pessimism I Keep a great counsel around me. I’ve been to keep people that are fit around me I’m gonna keep people that are joyful around me negative around me pessimist around me I don’t want to be the pessimist, but you damn well need a pessimist around you. Don’t be the pessimist know it But get one around you because when you’re too optimistic and you’re like no, they’re not doing anything bad. I’m a fairy They’re like dude. You’re not a fucking fairy that pessimist say no that person is doing this You’re like no they would never do that. Don’t yes, they would and then they turn out to be right So get a pessimist around you the super optimistic person that believes in fairies and UFOs You know what? I don’t want to believe in fairies and UFOs. I don’t not believe it. I just never saw it So I’m not gonna believe that carte-blanche if isodd maybe I’d think about it although I’d wonder if I got put LSD in my drink by Aaron when he came up, but you know, but the point is I like but people that are that happy when you’re around somebody who’s just that happy like Like that, you kind of get a little bit of that You got to be careful the books that you read the media that you let in the food that you eat do you know that when you eat foods that promote Candida many people believe that the candida takes housing in your body and Hijacks your brain to make you crave food that will give more Candida You think it’s your idea to go get the candida promoting foods? When in fact your brain is being hijacked by a parasite and if that is the case Then to what extent are you actually being hijacked by low? Vibration energy of your friends like you don’t say those girls that I talked about You know ex the model used to do blow You don’t think that on some level that cocaine low vibration part of her brain said make fights with Owen Until we break up and then you can go back on coke you don’t think of that. I checked your brain But again, we can look at her. Where is my rose petal bath? Where is your rose petal bath what is controlling you so to a different degree? You must understand that we are addicted to different emotions We’re addicted to different status and to actually take action the chances of nah being stuck back down our minuscule Very very very little chance that you’re gonna win Even people in this room Very little chance of winning because the gravitational pull is so strong but here’s where we can turn the tides if we can put ourselves around other people that are motivated if we can get the right counsel around us if We could make ourselves laugh and meditate and do fun things if we can convince ourselves to eat better foods and put better Influences into our body mind brain and spirit and if we can do that slowly But surely if you’re normally a five out of ten maybe next year you become a six you can adapt You can build it brick by brick Maybe later you become a seven maybe later You become an eight as I’ve even had different or SD coaches one of the great challenges many of these guys have mentored over 10 or 15 years and have had to slowly move them up through the process so that they don’t implode and not all of them don’t implode and There’s many areas. That’s my fault. I own that I have been nothing As far as being perfect at all. I have my areas that I’m fucking up massive. So it’s been a journey to do that I’ve had many people I’ve mentored and as I’ve mentored them up, I understand that they’re gonna hit walls I Understand that their minds are gonna come up with weird delusions If you move somebody too far up the chain too quickly the next thing you know They’re gonna they’re gonna be like, no. No, I don’t want to do this I want to do some other retarded shit and They’re gonna go do it and they’re gonna fail and then they’re gonna go back to the reality that they’re ready that they’re addicted to So you’ve got to slowly condition them. You’ve got to talk to that caveman part of their brain and say hey caveman brain It’s gonna be okay. You’re not gonna get killed. You’re not gonna get beat up. In fact, the tribe likes you better like this, dude You know the tribe likes you better like this, you’ve got to work on the emotional addictions and move them through the emotional addictions Sometimes you’ve even got to strategically let them slide back you ever do a diet maybe for a couple weeks then you just need that Cheat meal you need to slide back to your comfort zone and then but then you maybe you come back even more motivated than ever So all of this is a process and what we need to do is to study the mind sets thought processes the types of focus the types of emotional addiction and the general that people that are successful and not just successful because fuck just success, but the happiest people in the world are gonna partake in And in studying that getting the right people around it’s the right influence the right videos the right little Austrians Whatever it is. Oh, you should be careful with saying that. Oh wow historically speaking The right If he’s got a mustache should be where but basically if you get the right if you’re a little Hofstra to lead you Promised lands. Um, then what you okay, bro, okay So basically what you wind up getting is you can actually move forward understand though You’re probably here for a very base level desire. Aren’t you if you’re new you came here Maybe you just want a girlfriend man. Can you just give me a tip to talk to somebody? Maybe maybe you just want to make a couple extra bucks And then I’m coming in here and I’m going you’re going to this and this and this is fucked up and what the fuck right? But in truth what happens when you get that girlfriend? You fuck it up It’s like giving dynamite to a kid How many how many of you guys got a great girlfriend from what you learned from us from dating advice and later it blew up? In your face and cause you more stress than any of the sex life that you ever got was It’s very common how many of you guys ever made more money it created more stress than you thought it would more money more problems so for the most part in our SD, we teach sustained success and We teach real growth and we want it We want you to have massive results but we also want it grounded and we also want to put it within a Context of your life’s journey and if you believe in this in your soul’s journey Really this only resonates with you if there’s a desire to move up but what you’ll see is and here’s probably I’ll leave you with this thought you can pipe in and then I’ll wrap and I let Max come up here. So love it. Here’s what I would leave you with in general This is what I would truly want you to consider what I’m gonna leave you if you look at somebody in the pupils You can generally see with each time that you meet them. If they’re moving up or down you will see that in the pupil and so Generally speaking. Like if I look at somebody and I see them now I Know if their soul okay. That sounds very cool tuition. But okay. I know if their DNA is moving up or down Not for sure. Definitely not for sure. But I’ve been able to predict this for years. I can look I can look at you I look in your eyes and if what I see you next time if You’re moving down. There’s gonna be a no you’re movin. Fuck it down. See you in hell. What happens is? Okay, so what you’ll see is you’ll see it in the pupils you will know when somebody is moving up or down You’ll see you’ll watch their emotional addictions. You’ll watch their thought processes You’ll watch what they keep bringing the conversation back to you’ll watch what they tend to focus on out of events when they describe it and You’re gonna see a lightness or a denseness and you’re gonna see the two different sides of it Okay, you’re gonna see the light or you’re gonna see darkness What many people in spiritual growth believe this is just an opinion. We don’t know this I have no way to know. I just thought it was a cool thing to think about Just the thought experiment if you just believe this car blah sure dumbest fuck but I think it’s a cool thought experiment What they believe is that as we they believe that for some reason our souls wanted to move away from the source or move away from God and so it moves through different dimensions away from God and as it does it moves more into the physical and We have these physical experiences including very negative dense ones very dense. Very negative because then in the return we it’s it’s there’s a homecoming to which we appreciate things that we never could but we need to move away to move back and somebody on the way down what you’ll often see is that there’s they’re very trapped in the physical and Somebody on the way up there more in their essence So you have the physical and you have essence? The physical is the actions that you’re taking and your essence is your energy body your present energy And if you’ve ever studied Eckhart Tolle’s books, okay Just roll with me here because you really should not believe this carb launch and if you do just because I have a crowd just because I speak with some conviction just because I have a max beside me doesn’t mean That what I’m saying is true but just think of it as a thought experiment and make your Conclusion and if you don’t like the idea then come up with your own theory, which is cool too, right? So at least it gets you thinking about it At least it moves you towards some shedding some light on it and then you can decide what you think but let’s just say in theory as you move away you go into that denseness into the physical and your energy gets heavier and As it gets heavier and heavier You move away from collaboration into competition you move from free and abundance It is scarcity and jealousy and so when you think about words just think of how you feel when you think of these words density competition destroying things moving down difficult lack of resources Pain, and then think of words like abundance moving up freedom lightness creativity expansion Infinite I want you to even imagine right now. You’re just like a ray of light expanding sharing moving up endless creativity edgeless permutations think of the energy of the universe If you ever heard these weird spiritual guys that are like love is the energy of the universe What does that mean? Love means love is a create the way that they think about it is that love is a creative force It’s a giving force what I do game for example My goal is I go to the club and everybody is my friend and I share with everybody when I make videos or I do The speech here I share with everybody rather than losing energy and doing this I gain energy from this I want to share I think of infinite things that we could talk about That’s how that’s the energy I try to tap into and you’re either tapping into and habituating that light sharing abundant energy or you’re tapping into a competitive energy where jealousy and fear comes from and Typically as people move more into the physical you’ll see them moving down. You’ll see them get black bags under their eyes You’ll see a darkness in the pupil Versus when people are moving up even though they’re getting older and you can see the signs of aging they weirdly look kind of younger They take things a little bit less. Seriously, even though they might be making millions of dollars and changing the world There’s a lightness in it and my belief is that people into spiritual growth that say things like well I’m only here to just be present. I don’t like that. We’re here we’re sitting on this earth We’re born we’ve got a job to do Have you ever heard in spiritual growth? Did they say that when you let go of all attachment? That’s when you become enlightened anybody here ever heard that I have in my own little pet theory. You wanna hear my pet theory? My pet theory is that part of it is letting go of all Attachment you’d become enlightened if that was even real which I have no idea But I also believe that when we do the job we’re here to do I believe that if you just meditate in the cave and let your and just don’t give a fuck I believe my opinion my pet theory. We should all have a pet here I think my pet theory is that actually we’re ignoring why we’re here. We’ve got a job to do here We’re born here with a certain potential and you’ll feel it Because when you find that potential when you find that purpose you’re gonna feel so alive and you’re gonna tap into abilities that go far Bond far far far beyond anything that you could do? Otherwise, you’re gonna feel that. Well, my purpose really is here to teach one of the reasons that I still teach men dating advice in my teaching is because I believe that the mainstream Punishes those who teach anything to men and punishes those who teach any type of dating advice to men that’s real advice But I’m okay with the blowback. I’m okay with that mainstream blowback. So I’m here to show that I will keep showing that Until I see that other people will that’s why I love it when other companies like our spring up That’s won’t want other instructors to go on to teach even if it’s outside of RSD My best partner Nick would have a different opinion very different but my opinion is that Because I’m here to share that information And when I share that what I see like like for example other PUA t-shirts I get a tear in my eye I love that men are being helped. I love that men are being shown things that can help I love that women benefits From men actually learning this stuff because I believe that when men learned how to be more attractive to women that the women benefit too So for me, I feel that But what’s beautiful is that as you make all that money? Or as you meet people or as you grow and contribute, whatever it is, it’s your journey You want to be getting lighter? You want to be ten times? twenty times a hundred times a million times more effective But with less effort in the earlier phases we use force. It’s all hard But as we grow in our essence You might even just give a little look and one little look could change more than a month of work now. That’s very exaggerating That’s very over-the-top. And that’s not something that happens all the time I’m not making claim like just make a look and then the whole world changes that’s bullshit. That’s bullshit But there’s cases where that is. There’s cases where somebody could be like, I’m scared. I’m scared. I’m in pain I don’t know what I don’t have enough. I don’t know and you just look at them from a present space And the clouds part Those guys maybe they want to learn to pick up girls. They want to learn every technique But you’re coming from a certain space where you walk up to a girl you don’t even talk and she just starts making a you It’s power versus force and you don’t want to expect that you want to understand how the physical world works. I still do marketing I believe marketing is important But I also understand that from a present space that that’s one of the reasons why are sees marketing has been effective It’s both it’s not either/or. It’s all It incorporates everything right? It’s not spiritual or physical It’s it transcends. It incorporates. It’s collaborative it brings everything in as our paradigms go up We don’t let things go we integrate so the word integration Okay, say it again integration Much like as you grow in presence You’ll have episodes where you’re so present who here has ever had episodes where you’re so fucking present put your hands up. It’s crazy, right? But but it’s not but it’s episodic. It’s not habituated But those episodes like already of you guys very present right now This is an episode you if you feel that way in this moment, you’re not gonna stay like this but In this episode. Maybe you move the dowel a little bit And so what we can do is we can choose to go into the light Always ask yourself are my actions taking me into light or darkness. It’s very over-the-top. It’s very Star Wars Okay, I’m not trying to be dramatic but yet I am every truth is about it half truth Am I going into the light or into the dark? And in doing so as you move into the light your abilities expand and as your abilities expand and you grow Not only will you make more money or be more successful or whatever metric that you’re looking to achieve in the physical? But you’re also gonna grow in your essence and most importantly rather than being in a reaction. You’re going to grow in proactivity Sadly as you move up many people won’t be able to come along for the ride. No matter how much you work on them with Everything but as you move up that’s gonna happen But you have to trust in the universe not always to give you what you want But to give you what you need if you say to yourself, I’m here to serve. I’m here to share I’m here to be my best I’m here to do my work and you keep coming back to that Again, and again and again and you’re gonna fall off you’re you know, I could go home tonight. I’m gonna be bitchy in traffic I’m gonna be complained, you know, whatever it is, but it doesn’t matter that you fall off What matters is what you come back to some people they’re in negativity and then they become positive for a second go back to negative But what you want to be is you want to be positive at the odd time you fall off to negativity you default back to positive so what you’re gonna see the change that you’ll make is both an expansion in your abilities, but also present energy that being in the moment energy read Eckhart Tolle’s book the power of now and others to understand that but that Being in the moment energy what you’re gonna want to experience is That that becomes predominant and the physical world is on the periphery for many people in here The physical world is everything and alack is everything But don’t worry about the lack shift focus to abundance Shift focus to gratitude shift focus to moving up sharing expansion potential Think of everything that could happen that’s amazing in this life and move your focus away from the dot on the window and the rose petal fucking bath and Move it to a gratitude for the bigger picture. You can still wipe the dot You can even make your own fucking rose petal bath or pester your man to do it You can still do that, but move forward to the bigger picture and as you do that, you’ll experience yourself becoming more present happier more free and Anything could happen what I want you to do now. I want you to think of anything that’s stressing you in this moment And I want you to breathe it in for six do this with me Anything that’s stressing you think of it now and breathe it in one two breathe deep three four five six hold it in for a moment and Let it out blow it out get it out Think of anything that you can’t control in your life right now Shift your mind to anything which you could not control and breathe that in one two three Four five six hold it in Let it out expel it from yourself Think of anything where you’re Eddy Anything where you’re not getting the approval that you want maybe you’re jealous or insecure frustrated. You’re not getting that approval and Brave that in right now Breathe it in not approval one two three four five Six and let it out Think of anything where you’re attacking yourself Anywhere that you’re being hard on yourself What you think is helping but it isn’t because it’s fueling you with low vibration energy and that addiction to negativity Breathe in that self attack right now one, two three Four five six and let it out Think of anywhere right now that you feel unsafe Anywhere where you feel I’m not safe that core Drive for safety Breathe that in right now where you feel unsafe let it in two three four Five six, let it out breathe it out Think of anywhere and here’s a major one where you don’t know the answer You can make yourself fucking crazy Trying to be so smart knowing the answer to every little thing and it traps you in your head not having faith That when you say present to the moment that the solutions will present themselves understand that when you over think about all these things that you don’t know the answer to right now and if you don’t have the Ability to find the answer you’re gonna deplete yourself of energy. But if you say president, you’ll have the resources breathe in right now Anywhere where you’re not trusting yourself and you don’t have the answer breathe in that low vibration breathe it in And release it Breathe in anywhere where you feel attached to a specific outcome, where you need? Something to happen for you to be okay with it for you to be okay with your life You need a specific outcome for you to be okay with that breathe that in right now That attachment when you could be happy either fucking away and let it out Think of any event that bothers you anything that bothers you that takes you from your peace That takes you away from your presence then its cures That joyful feeling anything that bothers you any of it and breathe that in right now breathe that in And let it out Stay present with me look up look at me in the eye We’ll do it weird tibetan chant just to get you even more present go. Oh I Think of anything that’s frustrating you right now any final remaining things and just give me a fucking scream on the count of three? one two three Breathing And get presents get presents say wake up Right now what’s happening is you’re getting a different type of social conditioning You’re getting conditioned to be present. We can make TV shows about this all over TV, but nobody would watch them Just notice how simple condition something is simple, what did we really do a little bit of fucking breathing a Scream at home and a wake up. How does that ships? How you feel right now? How do you feel different right now? What I would ask you is the following and this is very important understand That when you gauge the energy of that what you’re interacting with What may feel good is? in fact an addiction to low vibration energy Maybe you eat that process hotdog and in a low vibration state it tastes amazing Why? because you’re in a low vibration cloud and What happened is you need something over stimulating to feel anything? Maybe you’re so deep in a low vibration cloud But to feel anything at all You need to watch people hurting each other or you need to feel this extreme negative emotion Because you’re so much in an apathetic low vibration state That that’s all that you couldn’t resonate with What’s weird is when you think of something as simple as like vegetables or fruit as you move up in vibration? It tastes amazing and heavy processed foods taste weird when you’re feeling better, like even after simple exercise like this More positivity more abundance feels good sustained focus feels good although overstimulating Instagram stuff feels too much But it depends where you’re at. Peace with your partner your significant other feels good from the state But when you’re not in the state like this and you’re in a low state drama and chaos feels good but the question is even if I hold you or we together hold ourselves at this state at what point is it too much and you go back down and this is why we gradually Habituated but understand that anytime that something comes at you evaluate whether it increases presence or takes you deeper into the physical and density and So weirdly something like you don’t say I go to like a cryo chamber or let’s say that I go I love doing banya Right from a present space the banya is addictive It’s like the hottest sauna you’ve ever seen and then you jump in the coldest pool you’ve ever seen because it disconnects It makes it forces presents and gets you away from the physical So weirdly even though you’re in this hot banya is too fucking hot. It makes you get present. It feels amazing. It feels fucking amazing But if you’re not present, it feels really painful Something like healthy food when you’re really present you can taste the subtle texture But it shifts your palate your your taste of it the palate of it And you’ve got to recognize something which feels good Oftentimes is an illusion the hallmark of low vibration energy the hallmark of it is that it gives the payoff upfront while demanding a huge tab on the back end The immediately no the girl leaves She does a bunch of blow her life feels like it got better But the tab on the back fit back in is crazy And one thing that is so critical to understand is there is no limit to how low you can go in this world There’s been hundreds of millions of murders all sorts of stuff. There is no limit to how low it can get There’s I don’t want to scare you, but you should be a little scared There’s no limit to how fucked up it can get did you guys understand that? Have you seen it in? Watching history these crazy wars and famines and sickness and death The amount of low vibration that we see in this realm of reality Dude, that shit can go fucking low and you can and sometimes if you see somebody walk too far off that narrow road of presents They may never come back and that sounds extreme and it sounds like I’m trying to get you nervous But it’s the fucking truth many people go down that route and never find their way back I’m gonna try you’re fucking weird But just look at it your life evaluate that for yourself if that’s true or not in people that you’ve seen So what’s important is to continually come back into that presence? Again, and again when you fall off the narrow road Recognize that you’re falling off and come back And what you find is when you look at people like let me just give a couple examples gregg popovich for the San Antonio Spurs Not a perfect human, but just look at it John Wooden the coach of the UCLA teams over the years Look at people who look at some of the hardcore conservatives in America that built these huge businesses I mean we’re sitting here in California. We’re in LA We don’t want to think about conservatives right want to go pimp it out Fon be free kind of weird to think about that but there’s something to learn look at guys like Stephen Covey Even though these themes these things seem a bit constricting in many ways. They’re trying to build an amazing life Look, what’s better doing a bunch of fucked up shit. It’s fun for a minute and your life is shit or doing the right things being president so that you resonate with doing the right things and building an Amazing life. I’m far from perfect in it. I’m not even close. I Have so much to learn I got so far to go But I wasn’t told these things or even if I was I couldn’t connect with it Probably we’ve all been told these things to an extent, but we didn’t fully understand it. I Want you to think when you receive something think of it like like an ozone layer around a plane. I think it’s from cabal I can’t remember where from think of it like your nose only around a planet When you go to receive something Do you fixate on it? Do you class do you need it? Right would you eat a McDonald’s french fry? You’ll feel yourself almost going unconscious as you yeah And you need it Like fucking a random grows out of condom, right? You know, you fuck around grows out of condom. It feels pretty amazing Until you got nine STDs and nine kids from it Okay, and and so like like it feels amazing up front. Look at the back ends the craziness and chaos that you pay There has to be when you receive when you go to receive food. For example Take a moment to restore presence When you receive a gift When you receive anything Learn how to receive take a moment and see how the energy feels if the energy feels like. It’s adding presence like an ozone layer We let it true But if we can tell that it’s too much in the physical even though it feels really good. Now, there’s sort of a weirdness to the way it feels and If you sense that Then we choose not to receive it and we say presents what you’ll find. Is that the more that you give? The better you feel the more that you say presents the better you feel Giving in so many ways feels better than receiving Because in giving we get present energy and in receiving we go back in the physical, but we’re still on this physical plane We’re still in a physical world. So we got it receive so never let anybody tell you not to make a lot of money Never let anybody tell you not to be well compensated for what you do You should be very well compensated for what you do it If you’re not then change what you’re doing until you offer enough value that people want to highly compensate You don’t believe this spiritual shit where they say. Oh if your spiritual you you shouldn’t be wealthy. That is garbage That’s not spiritual that’s called spiritual ego though. I’m above making money fuck that. We’re here on the earth So give but also receive but as you receive don’t need it But rather take a break to feel it. And as you feel it, where is this leading me and then learn to receive it So that you can get more energy and what do you do with that extra energy? What do you do? You give more and then what’s happening? Is this like a cycle? It’s a cycle that continues like if you have a girlfriend You give to her you make her life amazing. She smiled. She laughed. She fucks her brains out She’s nice you let that in and then you want to do better for her then she grows is happy Fuck your brain out. Samatha. You receive it do more do more fur, maybe She contributes in her ways that she has to give to if you could reverse that. We could say that for a girlfriend boyfriend Whatever it is, right not just a sexual thing It’s a it’s a it’s a person-to-person thing that relationship that you design of yourself if I’m sitting you’re doing the rsd thing I give I give I work on my skill my ability giving more bringing more present into it I’ve been we’ve watched as the business grows every year. I’m not perfect miles shit could fall apart on my face Maybe that is my destiny. I’ve ridden the edge here. We all know I’ve written the fucking edge of my content We understand that who knows how it will pan out and if it doesn’t pan out for me still don’t lose the message Okay Even if the messenger turns out to be fucked up don’t lose the message if you believe in it So that if you do and think about it for yourself, okay so that being the case I’ve tried to show you a different way of receiving a feeling we’re gonna do one more exercise that I’m Gonna put you back on max here gonna do it again. I want you to breathe deep right now Think of any last patient that you have and breathe it in one two three four five six hold it and Let it out. I Want you to think of any judgment that you have against people who didn’t Rise up with you any judgment that you have breed that in right now one Four five and let it out let people be themselves let people be who they are Think of any judgment that you have for yourself in areas where you’re not you’re not in a super high vibration state right now and you’re not perfect right now which none of us are and breathe in any of that self judgment breathe that in And let it out let it out Think of the frustration that not everything’s perfect that you’re here on this physical world there’s much work left to do and that can be intimidating but it’s beautiful and that you chose this experience for yourself and Breathe that in right now breathe that in And let it out Say with me I just didn’t event with Eliot holes. So I think it’s amazing. Do you guys know Elliott Hulse? Can you guys give me a hand he’s amazing? So a phrase which which has been around many years that Elliot has really taken – is The phrase everything’s unfolding says with me everything is unfolding Exactly as it should If you want to what you guys want to weird experiment I was at it I was at his grounding camp He did it as a song. I thought kind of cheesy but kind of Awesome so he’d say Everything is unfolding try saying that Everything’s unfolding. I didn’t say Exactly as it should say this was me Exactly everything’s unfolding exact Everything’s unfolding Exactly as it should and then on the last one we say we drop it a little let me say everything’s unfolding exactly as it Okay, and when we see their as we just move up a little bit We’re just moving up a little bit notice the sustained focus notice presence notice the optimism You don’t need to do a line of blow to feel like you can take on the world Okay, you can just sing a stupid song. Yeah, great song. Yeah. You see what I’m saying here? We remove when we remove resistance that doesn’t abdicate us from taking Responsibility doesn’t abdicate from learning technique doesn’t abdicate us from taking on the physical world, but it’s a great foundation from which we can take massive action produce results I believe that people say well are you happy the end result is happiness. You know what? I think I think that’s aiming too low I think that happiness is the default and From there from that foundation sky’s limit and that we can Addicted that we can in bitch you a towel so that we can shift it out. I think it’s fucking amazing I believe max up here to finish up. Thank you guys very much

Should I do the Termite Repairs before I put my house on the market? Ventura Real Estate 🤔

Should I do the Termite Repairs before I put my house on the market? Ventura Real Estate 🤔


Hi folks, Temple Schneider Callahan here,
with Connect Real Estate. I have a great Seller question for you, I
wanted to read for you.. Question is, “Should I do termite repairs
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of repairs. Will it make a big difference in the sale
price if I get these repairs and fumigation done in advance? Or should I just wait to hash it out with
the buyer during the buying process?” This is a good question. The answer is, GET IT DONE. Get it done in advance. Get it done before it becomes a negotiation
point for the buyers. Buyers are funny about termite. It gets blown out of proportion a lot, psychologically
for the buyers. So, if you’ve already done your termite, you
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The Rise of Fentanyl: Drug Addiction On The I-95 – Two Years On

The Rise of Fentanyl: Drug Addiction On The I-95 – Two Years On


# Oh, say can you see…? # Get him on the ground. HE GROANS
Get him on the ground. Sir! It is the number one public health
challenge of our time. Sir! Pulse. MAN CONTINUES TO GROAN It’s not a poor people thing
any more, it’s not a inner-city ghetto drug any more,
it’s everywhere. It’s hard to even recognise some
of these people when they’ve lost a lot of their humanity down here. Tomorrow’s not a promise. It’s not heroin that’s
killing our people, it’s fentanyl. MUSIC: Star-Spangled Banner I’m not going to die from this. Like, I’m not.
Not going to die from this. It was like, we went from
20 overdoses to 80 overdoses in the matter of a month and we
were like, “What the hell happened?” # In the land of the free… # I feel like it’s a waste
of my life, it’s a fucking
waste of everything. # And the home of the… # I would say that fentanyl
is the Horseman of the Apocalypse, and it’s the one named Death. # ..brave. #
SIRENS WAIL For decades, Interstate 95
has been notorious for its role in the illegal
drug trade in America. Stretching from Florida to Maine,
this corridor gives cartels easy entry to major cities. We first met Anna two years ago. She was a new resident on Baltimore’s backstreets
of addiction. A lot of people walking by. All right, come on… SHE YELPS Do not do that! Dude, you scratched me! Are you OK? Little bit of a rush? Anna was recently released from jail
after serving two weeks for prostitution –
which means two weeks on no heroin. What time is it? And since then,
she claims to have only taken pills. What time is it? Is there something in it?
Barely. If you want it, I’ll go grab it… The last two years,
I guess nothing’s changed but everything’s changed.
I know that sounds really weird but I’m still down here, I’m still jumping
from house to house. I’m still with the same guy. I feel a little trapped. I’m scared to shoot up again
but I know eventually I probably will if I stay down here. I’m not sure
if I see my future right now. I mean really when
I think about it, I don’t know what I’m going to do in three years,
I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow, I don’t know
what I’m going to do in an hour. I mean, all I can do is hope
that I’ll do the right thing, you know, and not
what I’m doing now. This is gang-run west Baltimore, the epicentre of Baltimore’s
opioid epidemic. Patty, a former addict,
formed Angels of Addiction just after her son died
of a heroin overdose. Here, walk on my feet. A lifeline to the lost,
she has fed and clothed addicts and their families
on these streets for years. Any time, 24/7. I lost my only son in 2002,
and God blessed me with many, many children and
it’s an honour to serve them and they’re very precious people,
a lot suffer from the disease of addiction, it’s a very big
problem, an epidemic here. I could never count throughout
the years how many people that I’ve helped or known
that have died from this disease. At least 100 people
in the last few years. It’s sad because they’re my… You know, next time we come,
somebody might say, oh, so-and-so didn’t make it. That happens often. Especially since this
fentanyl has been out. Fentanyl is very dangerous,
because it’s stronger than the heroin and people are
overdosing on it and it’s, you know, really scary and very
alarming and we’re… We’re losing a lot of people. I chase fentanyl,
I chase carfentanil because it’s the only dope
I can feel any more. But it is a big problem,
because it’s so powerful, people that have been clean
for years and just recently decided to relapse, erm, they end up OD-ing. You know,
off of a half or a quarter pill. That’s what it is, it’s not heroin. I used to get high,
I don’t get high no more. I’m just addicted to the cut,
fentanyl. They stick it in capsules
and then you stick it in your arm,
not knowing what you’re getting. And it could be a little bit
of nothing or a whole lot of too much. And I’ve had friends drop… Several, more than several, handfuls, that have had
a little bit too much. Every day coming down here,
seeing my friends, I would hear about one of them
overdosing or dying. It’s very dangerous and
it’s killing a lot of people. The sickness of addiction
is when you hear people overdosing and dying, the addict wants to know,
where’s that stuff? Because they want the stronger,
longer-lasting stuff. But they don’t realise
that that’s that next hit, that may be the last. The bottle’s empty. Thank you, ma’am. I appreciate it. Probably nine out of ten people
do fentanyl and don’t even know it. None of us know what we’re doing. A lot of the people that we know
either died or moved or went to jail. Some go to rehab
but they always come back. Everyone out here
is hooked on fentanyl. It’s not really so much the heroin,
like I said, it’s not even in it. The fentanyl’s what
everybody’s into it now. I said I’m not going to leave
my boyfriend ever. And if he’s down here,
I’m down here. Either he goes to jail,
or I go to jail, we’ve never been clean together
since I’ve been with him. Well, since we’ve gotten high. She said she hasn’t used
no needles, so I’m proud of her, she’s been doing good. But she always threatens me,
so that’s her threat, and that would make my heart,
I told her it would break my heart. We meet Anna as she searches
for her morning fix. Addiction seems to be fighting back. Hi. Hiya. Hiya. Yes, I’m fine,
you don’t have to ask. SHE MUMBLES I’m fine. How was your night? Great! Tell us what happened?
Nothing. The last thing I feel like doing
is fucking talking right now. Yeah, I’m still here. Anna and Dave squat in abandoned
houses, moving frequently to avoid being found by landlords or police. The landlord actually ended up
coming while we were inside so we had to hurry up and go hide
in one of the rooms and then escape out the house
when he wasn’t looking. So I again got
interrupted on my sleep. What did you spend your money on? I got a pill, he got a pill
and then we each bought crack after we got our deal. That we needed, like gas and stuff. What were the pills? I don’t know, dope? What else? Then you said you had to go
get some more money, how did you do that? Go and get a date. Anna prostitutes herself
for the money needed to buy drugs for herself and her boyfriend Dave. It never ends, you know? I wasn’t even
planning on going outside. It’s just that we didn’t
have any money. So because of that,
it took me for ever to get a date. What time of day were
you out trying to get a date? It was night-time. What time of night? Something like five in the morning. But I didn’t go until
like one in the morning. I can’t remember,
but I usually go in and out, I don’t just… What I mean is I usually go outside,
I’ll get a date then I hurry. Get the money, either rob them
or just do a super date and come back home and then
I go back out, before morning. Or it depends, sometimes I
don’t even know I want to do drugs and we hang out. Most people, when they are 23,
have a goal in life, have wishes, desires. Do you have any? No. I don’t plan no more. Why not? I guess because it’s like
too late to fix. Anna still claims that
she has not injected heroin since her release from jail. Her body tells a different story. She heads off in search for a place
to stay for the night. But that wasn’t her first priority. I was just sniffing it just to try
it and make sure the powder’s… Like, heroin’s bitter,
but fentanyl has kind of like got a sweeter taste to it. Anna is back in the
full grip of her addiction. I don’t know how to live
in any other way no more. Am I wrong? Like, we don’t know what else to do,
do you understand? Like, when people break their arm
and legs, they need rehab to walk. Like, we need rehab to learn
how to live, like all over again. Name’s Nathan O’Brien. I’m from Kentucky. My name is Olivia Light,
I’m from Ojai, California. My name’s Ed, I’m from
New Haven, Connecticut. I’m Johnny Montasanno,
I’m from Long Island, New York. My name’s Al, I’m from Ocean County,
New Jersey. My name’s Joe Wilkins,
I’m from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My name’s Tommy,
I’m from Birmingham, Alabama. My name’s Millie,
I’m from Currituck, North Carolina. I’m addicted to heroin.
I was addicted to heroin and prescription opiates.
I was addicted to heroin. I struggled with heroin
for four years. I’m a recovering heroin addict. I struggle with prescription
pills and heroin. My addiction was
pain pills and heroin. I struggled with heroin. Over the course of the last
two years, I wouldn’t say that it got better. I would say that it’s gotten worse. We see more and more patients
coming in that have experienced multiple overdoses
prior to coming in. I really don’t see an end in it. I don’t see it getting
better at all. Jodi has dealt with the
opioid crisis since she was a child. Her mother is a lifelong addict. And she now runs an addiction
recovery centre in Florida. This addiction changed me
from being a talented, ambitious young kid into basically a degenerate,
just a shadow. It took my family,
my friends, my freedom. It took everything. My addiction took my self-worth,
my dignity, my self-respect. My health, my friends and family,
my education, money. What are they going to do with me? I couldn’t get a job,
I couldn’t keep the job. Most of my family members
consider me dead. I’m thankful that we have a place
where patients can come, seek help in a safe environment to start working on the reasons
why they turn to drugs. But every single day
it’s a multitude of new people. It’s like the floodgates have opened
and it’s just non-stop. I’ve been clean
for four and a half years. And two months,
I’ll have five years. Currently, I’ve been clean
over 100 days. Just over one year. I’ve been clean for,
the 23rd of this month, it will be 60 days. Since March 20, 2017. I mean, the date resonates
in my brain, March 19, 2016. That’s when I got clean
and it wasn’t easy, but it was the most glorious
experience of my life. Brittney seems to have travelled
a long way from her days of addiction. But the beaches of Jacksonville,
Florida are only a couple of hours’ drive from Orlando,
where Jodi first introduced us to Brittney two years ago. When Brittney admitted to
The Recovery Village, she absolutely was
ready for treatment and admitted the fact
that she had an addiction problem. She had OD’d several times –
very, very close calls – and she was ready. I’m addicted to heroin. SHE SOBS I want to stop, but I can’t. It’s that right here – I remember
thinking how would it feel if my mother would have seen me
at her kitchen table, where, you know,
I grew up eating at. I don’t know, it’s just when
you’re in addiction, you don’t care. Find the Narcan, find the Narcan. Seeing that video, watching her at this table… ..and nodding off as they call it, nodding and falling asleep and then pretty much
drooling, it was horrible. It was really devastating
to see that. I was sick for three months,
like, throwing up constantly. I thought it was a bad flu. I got all these different
tests done, one of them was a pregnancy test. I remember her coming back
and telling me, “You’re positive.” And I was like,
“I’m positive for what?” And she told me I was pregnant
and I immediately started bawling. Brittney had a baby girl,
beautiful, sweet baby girl. Say cheese, baby, say cheese. And about a month after that,
sadly, Brittney relapsed again. And this was very devastating. My mom… Me and my mom got in a
fight earlier in that morning. My mom said some things
she didn’t mean and I was already in a very bad mental place. I went out to get formula
and ended up at a gas station and an old dealer ended up
being at that same gas station. Ended up purchasing a bag,
but I came home and we had a nice dinner, held my baby,
I sat right here. We had been sitting
here at the table, chitchatting and the baby
was snoozing. Brittney had asked me, that
she wanted to go to the bathroom. So the baby started
waking up and I held the baby. Then Brittney was in the bathroom. I remember sitting on the toilet
and talking to my mom from the living room. And I snorted the whole bag. My mom’s in the other
room with my child and, and I just kind of nodded off
and I felt OK for a little bit. And my mom’s voice got distant
and then everything went black. And I had the baby in my arms
and I go into the bathroom and she is passed out, gurgling
and drooling from the mouth, leaning against the wall,
sitting on the toilet. Um… It was devastating, it was scary. I had to get her to wake up
and I ran into the living room, the baby was sleeping again. I put her down in her little bed
and ran back into the bathroom shaking and screaming at Brittney
and smacking her on her face to try to get her to come out of it. And she’d finally came out of it,
I’m at the same time trying to call 911. And came out of it to my mom
holding my baby in her arms, on the phone with paramedics,
trying to bring me to. I just felt nothing but anger. Anger, frustration again, and I really, I was so angry at her,
so angry and so hurt, and so confused how
she could do that. I did not know what happened. But once I started
putting things together, I was just kind of
in disbelief at myself. So… I wasn’t thinking about my daughter,
I wasn’t, I didn’t care about my mom or how she felt. I just felt so depressed. And not good enough,
like, I just felt like my daughter didn’t deserve me.
She deserved better. I felt like my mother
could raise her, I mean, it’s just… But, yeah. You just don’t think
that they’re going do this again, especially now,
especially with a baby, especially knowing
that you have that beautiful little baby, how could do you this? This drug pulls them in,
like none other. It steals their dreams,
it steals their lives. It’s almost stole my grandbaby’s
mother from us again. I’ve told Brittney that one
of the saddest things I would ever have to do would be to have to tell my granddaughter about her mother, that her mother was an addict,
and she tried very hard to get past this addiction,
but was unable to, and died from it. In 2017, we had just under 72,000
Americans die of drug overdoses. Jay, Jay look at me. That’s a phenomenal number. It’s almost hard to imagine. Has he taken drugs or anything?
I have no idea. It is the number one public health
challenge of our time. Opioids are now the biggest
drug epidemic in American history. The number of deaths from
opioid abuse have skyrocketed over the past 15 years… Killing tens of thousands
of Americans every year. That’s more deaths than
from car accidents and from guns. Emergency services overwhelmed. Another family burying a loved one. She overdosed in her car,
while her two-year-old daughter was in the back seat. CHILD CRIES CHILD SOBS In certain age groups,
between 25 and 34 in the United States,
20% of all deaths are due to opioid overdoses. Of that 72,000, the majority
are opioids and the majority of the opioids are the synthetic
products, such as fentanyl. Fentanyl is taking the opioid
epidemic to a new level of urgency. Fentanyl, a drug more
powerful than heroin. It’s 50-100 times
more potent than morphine. Fentanyl’s so potent, you could die
with the syringe still in your arm. It’s so potent,
so incredibly potent, that it only takes a few
milligrams to cause a death, and now we see fentanyl lacing
not only the heroin supply, but we see it in cocaine and
methamphetamine, in all sorts of drugs because
it’s dirt cheap. If heroin’s the devil, to continue with
the biblical analogy, I would say that fentanyl is
a Horseman of the Apocalypse and it’s the one named Death, because it just brings death. All right. Yeah, if you just go
straight here I’ll show you some of the more affected areas. Kensington is Philadelphia’s
Ground Zero for opioids. And it has just been
declared a disaster zone. Dan’s family has also
battled with addiction. He now fights on behalf
of those still struggling. I mean, this becomes
what the neighbourhood is. You see, most people around here
you’re going to see are high. You know, so the neighbourhood
is almost entirely consistent of people who are abusing. Can’t walk through
this neighbourhood without being offered drugs. It’s hard to even
recognise some of these people, it just seems like
they’re in a jungle. And they’ve lost a lot
of their humanity down here. Heroin’s been in Philadelphia
for decades, this is not a new story. It’s just that recently the death
toll has gotten so out of hand and the farther you look,
the more you realise how truly desperate things have become. I believe in 2016
we had 272 homicides and over 900 overdose deaths. Last year we had around
300 homicides and 1,200 overdosed. So it went from being
three times the murder rate to four times the murder rate
in one year. If you look at the charts
of what opioids are killing people or what drugs are killing people,
in recent years fentanyl has just taken off
literally just like a rocket, but now because of, you know,
how deep some of these people are in the throes of addiction
and how high their tolerance is, fentanyl has become introduced
slowly into the mix so that people can get high again,
because what some people don’t realise, is that a lot
of these people who are using drugs on a regular basis aren’t
necessarily using it to get high, they’re using it to maintain
their addiction, make their headache go away, to sort of regulate. Any amount of fentanyl would kill
most people who aren’t addicted almost instantly. If it continues to get worse,
like, where does it go from here? I am a heroin user. I’ve been using heroin
for about 20 years. Alex is just one of the 70,000
active heroin users currently living in Philadelphia. This ain’t no life for nobody,
I mean. This is like the bottom
of the barrel right here. This ain’t for nobody. I don’t wish this on my worst enemy. I generally have to score about
six times a day to keep myself well, just to be able to function, really. It’s all it comes down to,
just to be able to function. I hope that it’s fentanyl
because I’ve been doing it for quite some time, and heroin
that’s actually heroin will not get me well. My body actually
craves the fentanyl. It’s different,
it’s a different high, it’s a different feeling and I’m not
really sure what the difference is between the heroin and the fentanyl. I don’t know. But, it’s what my body
craves and without it, I’ll be just as sick as I am now. I feel like it’s a waste of my life. I mean a got a lot of people
in my corner who care about me, a lot of people in my family
that love and care about me, and want to see me do well,
and I’m not doing nothing except sticking a needle in my arm,
every day, all day long. Waste. Waste of time, waste
of energy, waste of money. It’s a fucking waste of everything. It’s just a waste. In need of a place to sleep
Alex heads to an abandoned house that he and other addicts
sometimes use to crash. What’s going on? Not too much. It makes me do things
that I normally wouldn’t do. Lie. Manipulate. I’ve never been like the person
to lie and tell stories, and to, you know,
try and get over it, I was not like that. But my addiction has
definitely made me that way. Makes me feel alone,
it makes me feel vulnerable. Makes me feel scared. Makes me feel unsure
of what my purpose here is. Manchester Fire And Emergency. Request for an ambulance
at Manchester. It’s the Shell gas station,
the patient is in the bathroom. She has overdosed. It’s going to be for
a female in her 20s. My caller states he went into clean, found her overdosing in the bathtub,
she was not conscious. The caller states
that she has overdosed, the patient’s going to be just
outside the church on the side. Where are the people located? She said they’re in
the middle of the street. Two people are overdosing. For a male in his 50s found
unconscious, not breathing. There’s a needle next to him. 35-year-old male.
He is not conscious, not breathing. Overdose. I don’t know what to do!
Stop talking for a moment. I don’t know what’s happening
to this generation, you know, I look out my window, you know, I’m like looking at Ground Zero,
for the United States, for fentanyl,
you know, and fentanyl dust. It’s like what the heck am I seeing? Truck 1811 – response. Outside of 340, 340 Hanover Street
for a man down, possible overdose. SIREN WAILS We went from 20 overdoses to 80
overdoses in a matter of a month and we were like,
“What the hell happened here?” Why did it hit us? Because of synthetic
heroin, it was fentanyl. We don’t have a heroin problem,
we have a fentanyl problem and we really realised that
back 2015, when we got hit so hard, but we’ve been chasing it
ever since, to try and get ahead of this and it’s really tough
to get ahead of something like this. I talk to these guys all the time,
when I’m down here, I’m pretty invested in my personnel
and I worry about what they do. I go to a lot of the calls that they
go on because I just want to see how they’re,
you know, handling things, and make sure that… I know there’s going to be some
compassion fatigue, it’s really… It’s really difficult to see this. I mean,
when I grew up in the Fire Service we never saw this much,
you know, you know, death. He’s not unconscious,
but you don’t really know, you know, when he used, you know,
what’s going to happen. They don’t want to hit him
with Narcan right away, because if they do,
he’s going to be sick. Right now they want to get
him out as, you know, as slowly as possible, so what
they’re going to probably do, is we’ll get him in the back of the
ambulance, get him to the hospital, and get a monitor on him and probably give him some Narcan
via an IV and so on. All right, Dale, we probably
should go to the hospital, get you checked out there. Oh, I don’t think I need to go
to on the side hospital. Well, yeah, you’re not… All right. Give me your hand there,
we’ll take you, we’re going to walk you back here. Tell us what happened. This gentleman was seen
on the sidewalk, unconscious, with very limited breathing,
and had just done heroin as he reported. He was actually one of the honest
ones where he admitted to doing it. Sometimes they come up
and they don’t admit to doing the heroin and, or fentanyl. And this time he did and we know
we’ve got to take him to the hospital to have him checked
out and have him not lay down somewhere elsewhere no-one
can find him and him passing away. You go on calls like that,
in this neighbourhood, and it’s a lot,
it’s the aftermath of – you ask them where the needle is. “I threw it in the street.” OK, well now, where is it?
Who plays with it? Is it an adult that picks
it up and throws it away? Or is it a child that plays with it? Then it turns into he said he did
half fentanyl, half heroin, mixed in a bag. So the little baggy
that he has, where’s that? He probably threw it on the ground. A kid plays with that,
sees it, is it candy, whatever? It’s that whole,
from my personal stand point, it’s frustrating,
because you see it all the time, every single day. Since this crisis has hit,
we go out on these types of calls over and over and over
again, all day long. So 10% of the overdoses that we get
called to for an opiate, that results in death. So how did you make it over here?
You just walked over? Yeah. Yeah, have you
ever overdosed before? Doug, can you get up? OK. You gotta. You can’t stay here! Dude, we were talking
and having like a full conversation and you just fell asleep
like, mid conversation. Douglas has obviously
overdosed on opiates. He admitted to using
fentanyl, so, yeah. This guy needs help. He needs somewhere to go,
and you know, and like I told him, it’s like there’s help
for him, you know. It’s, but it’s getting
to these people, and you know, hey, I don’t judge you people
but you don’t know where they came from, you don’t know what kind
of trauma was in their lives, so, he needs help
more than anything else. He’s sick. So… With no increase in
budgets or personnel, Manchester Fire Department now
spends 70% of their time responding to drug-related calls. Layla. Layla. Layla. Wake up. We got here, the police
officer came by the park, was doing some surveillance. Gentleman here saw her passed out, called 911, unresponsive,
we came here. She showed
all the symptoms of an overdose. Right away we administered Narcan,
started breathing for her. He’s going to give her another
Narcan, so this will be the
second one that we put in, She didn’t
respond to the first one. So we’re going to put
in a second one. If this one doesn’t work,
they’ll probably do an IV and then put it in that way. Narcan is used to block the effects
of opioids in an attempt to reverse overdoses. Now they’re going to put
the Narcan in by IV, because the two nasals got her
to come round a little bit but not fully, so… There we go. Hi, Layla! Careful, Layla. It’s just unfortunate, you know,
daytime at a park, you know. You know, you think you’re going
for a walk in the park, you know,
the next thing is an overdose, so… If this crisis right now don’t worry
you then there’s something wrong, you’re not paying attention to it. Every day,
people are out on the highway, driving down that I-95 quarter,
to the source city or source cities where these organisations
have these drugs readily available. It’s all day long,
it’s Monday through Friday, and on the weekends
and it’s night-time, daytime and during business hours,
the product is always available. But look, New Hampshire,
as of this morning hasn’t had a heroin overdose death. It’s not heroin
that’s killing our people, it’s fentanyl,
and it’s changed the game. It’s cheap, it’s easy
to manufacture for these cartels. They don’t want to worry
about opium any more, they don’t have to
worry about the plant, sun, water, how they’re going
to grow these, growing cycles, they don’t worry about any of that,
they can mass-produce this stuff in the same labs
that they have set up, that they’ve used, you know,
when they were making methamphetamine or any other drug,
and they’re able to manufacture it faster, and cheaper. Working with local law enforcement,
the DEA has identified dealers operating from a park. He’s getting into a blue BMW. He picked up. He’s looking around. The blue BMW is leaving. So you can see how this works,
we’re set up in the park, we’re sort of
at a position where we can see what’s happening,
we see customers coming in. He’s coming to the park. They’re getting served,
they’re getting back in the car. Our guys are calling it out
to the surveillance units, the surveillance units are taking
them away to a place where, whether it’s in New Hampshire
or Massachusetts, we can safely
make these traffic stops. Straight ahead. OK, we have another
New Hampshire customer, guys. Another
New Hampshire customer arriving. A vehicle possibly going on 95. We’re up here in New Hampshire now,
we just stopped a car that we saw it pick up from that same park,
and this woman too had the stuff stuffed inside of her body cavity. She’s pulling
it out for the troopers. Here’s the evidence here
that they just removed from this female here
on this traffic stop. Again, fentanyl,
driving up into New Hampshire to pollute our communities. The cartels will never change
what they’re doing. They have found an avenue
now with fentanyl, where they can make so much money. The other thing is we’re seeing,
and this really frightens me is, the dealers are now mixing
fentanyl with everything. We’re seeing an increase
of fentanyl mixed with cocaine, Fentanyl mixed with methamphetamine,
and if you think about it, it doesn’t even make sense,
because really they do opposite things in the body
and in the brain, but to the dealer they almost look at this
fentanyl now as a magic dust that’s just a money maker. They think if I just put
a little bit of this in there I’ll be able to spread that product
further and make more money. So they’re trying to figure out
how to get that recipe to the right point, where they can
still addict everybody, but have them come back
as much as they can, and that’s really
what’s happened here. They’ve killed more people
than war has. I like the person I am today. I used to hate myself. When we met Steven,
I didn’t know him previously, he didn’t want to hear
anything about recovery. He didn’t want nothing
to do with the conversation, even though he was kind
and sweet and respectful. I knew he just wanted to get up
and go get high that day. He had it written all over his face. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen that scene, like,
and it disgusts me how I looked. Couldn’t even keep my eyes open. I couldn’t form a sentence. Slurring, and like,
I believe I was very close to overdosing that day. Runs my life. I don’t need it
but I feel like I do. Never could get enough of it. And it just… It kind of just fed itself,
it just took everything from me, and I, and I gave it, I gave
it everything I had, willingly. It kinda took control. I’m not the same person,
you know what I mean? I’m not that person. I believe drugs, heroin especially,
completely changes who you are. It will make you do things
that you never thought you’d do. Make you into somebody
that you’re not, you know. Steve had hit rock-bottom
and just accepted an offer from Jodi to leave Pennsylvania
for the first time in his life, and fly to Florida for treatment. Hi, Jodi. Hi, Steven, how are you, dear? How you doing? I’m good. I’m so glad you made it.
How was your trip? Good? OK. Feeling OK? Yeah, sure. I wasn’t… But I know it’s not too late,
that can still make it right. What I told them. After three months in rehab,
Steve left Florida clean and in search of a new life. One without the temptations
of America’s opioid crisis. Steve and I have kept
in touch here and there, throughout the course
of the last two years. I know that he’s still clean
and sober, I know that he’s living in Kentucky,
you know, I haven’t spoken to him on the phone. SHE KNOCKS ON DOOR We just text every couple of months. Oh, my God! Hi. Oh, how did I know he had
some tricks up his sleeve. Hello.
Oh, hi, how are you doing? I’m good. How are you?
I’m good! Oh, my God,
look how healthy you look, boy! You look amazing. Yeah? Uh-huh.
I’m glad to see you. I’m glad to see you. Oh, that’s awesome,
that’s such a surprise. Come check out the house.
All right. Sounds great. So you left Florida,
went back to Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh area. Yeah. And wasn’t going to work or… I had an opportunity to move here,
and I kind of jumped on it, you know what I mean,
for the first time in my life I was able to just pick up and move. Before, I was so afraid to leave. You were afraid to leave
what, afraid to leave? I was afraid to leave the area
I was in because I didn’t know where to get the next one, cos I wouldn’t know where to get it
if I left. Right, it was the… Right, so the drugs kept you captive
in so many different ways. Yeah, yeah, it kept me there,
in the same area. Now, I had the freedom
that I didn’t have to stay around the area,
because I didn’t know where I was
going to get the next one. Does it exist here? Like, it technically
exists everywhere? It exists. It’s everywhere. Right, so,
I mean, it’s happening here? It definitely is here,
I’ve seen it a little bit. I know an addict when I see one. It’s definitely here. You have to go looking for it.
If I wanted to find it. It doesn’t come knocking
at your door or drop you off like a pizza, right. Yeah, like back
home, it was right in your face… Sure. ..and it came and found you. I really like it here. It’s really nice.
I feel better than I’ve ever felt. I don’t remember a time where
I felt this good about myself. Two years ago, I couldn’t even
dream that I could be here, doing what I’m doing,
and as happy as I am. If there’s one individual – Steven –
who I know that we had a hand in saving his life, it’s worth it. Nobody’s life’s better
than someone else. We all deserve a chance. At success. And to live.
Just some of us have lost our way. It’s not a poor people thing
any more, it’s not an inner city ghetto drug any more,
it’s everywhere and it’s killing people left and right,
every single day. Something’s got to be done. It’s got to change. What’s it going to take?
You know what I mean? Someone can see the power like that,
losing their child too it. Before they open their eyes to it? Like, something’s got to give now,
or there, eventually, there’s going to be no coming back from it. I just hope we haven’t
reached that point already. My story doesn’t end here. This isn’t the last time
anyone’s going to see me. Just I…
I’m not going to die from this. Like, I’m not.
Not going to die from this. I want my daughter to be proud
of me, and I want my… I want people to be proud of me. You know, I want
to be proud of myself. If I was your mother right know,
what would you want to say to her? Oh, mom, I’m sorry. I know, I mean, I can’t tell her, “Hey, wait, couple more years I’ll
get better,” I can’t tell her that, I don’t know. That’s what sucks about this. Tomorrow’s not a promise. For her or for me. Oh, my greatest hope
is that I can beat the addiction. That I can just go
back to being Alex, that I can be a good son,
good brother, good father, that’s like my greatest hope. That I can beat this,
walk away from it, and just not look back. We lost contact with Alex,
so went back to search for him. But he was nowhere to be found. # Gave proof through the night # That our flag was still there # O say does that
star-spangled banner yet wave # O’er the land of the free # And the home of the… # ..brave? #

12 Strange Insects with Real Life Superpowers

12 Strange Insects with Real Life Superpowers


Top 12 Insects With Shocking and Bizarre Superpowers Number One – Trap-Jaw Ant No known predator demonstrates a faster bite than the trap-jaw ant. The force of this snapping jaw can exceed 300 times the ants entire body weight. The jaw of this ant is so powerful that in the case of an emergency, it can launch itself backwards by pressing its jaw to the ground. Now that’s what I call a perfect emergency escape! Number Two – Singing Penis Bug The loudest animal on earth relative to its body size is the Water Boatman, also known as the singing penis bug. The Water Boatman performs a process called stridulation where it sings by rubbing its penis along abdominal grooves. The resulting melodies can be as loud as an orchestra and can reach up to 100 decibels. Number Three – The Orchid Mantis The orchid mantis often has a pinkish white pattern that makes it blend in with beautiful flowers, specifically orchids, hence its name. The Orchid Mantis which prefers humid and warm environments such as a rain forest, looks black and orange when it’s still young. However, as it gets older, its colors fade to match its surroundings. Number Four – Firefly The Firefly is known for its flashing light and its lantern is very complex. When the special chemicals found in the abdomen meet oxygen, the fireflies belly creates the light with no heat. This amazing light is used to communicate by creating perfectly timed, precise patterns to help find a suitable mate. Number Five – Hawk Moth Caterpillar A particular hawk moth caterpillar from Brazil, when threatened, pulls in its legs and head, inflates its thorax and exposes markings on its abdomen causing it to look like a snake. The brown head of this illusionary snake is actually the underside of the caterpillar. Number Six – The Cockroach Scientists have discovered that the brain of a cockroach contains nine antibiotic molecules that protected from veracious lethal bacteria. These antibacterial molecules are more powerful than the antibiotics we use today and can easily cure E Coli and MRSA, a bacterial infection more deadly than AIDS. Number Seven – Dung Beetle The Dung Beetle is primarily known for eating feces. The horned males of the species are very aggressive and known to fight head-to-head with each other for mates. Scientists found the Dung Beetle to be one of the strongest insects, capable of pulling 1141 times its own body weight. Number Eight – Bombardier Beetle When the bombardier beetle feels threatened, it has the incredible ability to fire hot mixture of chemical solutions strong enough to seriously hurt its enemies. This toxic solution can reach a whopping temperature of 100 degrees Celsius. Number Nine – Darwin’s Bark Spider The Darwin’s Bark Spider likes to build its web above rivers and lakes. It makes some of the strongest and largest webs on the planet and can reach over 80 feet in length. This creepy creatures webbing is stronger than Kevlar and 25 times stronger than steel. Number Ten – Ironclad Beetle The Ironclad Beetle is the tank of the insect world. It possesses the hardest exoskeleton of any arthropod in existence. You will likely need a power drill to get through its shell. Playing dead is another superpower of the Ironclad Beetle. They are so amazingly good at playing dead, that they’re being decorated and sold as living fashion accessories by Mexican jewelers. Number Eleven – Housefly While a flies eyes are immobile, due to their spherical shape and protrusion from the head, they give the fly an almost 360 degree view of the world. Flies can see the world in slow motion, sensing danger long before it strikes and they instinctively move out of the way. This means that sneaking up on one is next to impossible. Once the flyswatter comes into view, it takes the fly just 100 milliseconds to spot it and calculate the exact escape route needed to get away. Number Twelve – Voodoo Wasp This bizarre insect likes to lay its eggs inside a caterpillar. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae feed off of the caterpillars blood carefully avoiding vital organs. When mature, the larvae chew through the caterpillars thick skin while releasing chemicals that paralyze the caterpillar. They cocoon themselves to a nearby branch and the caterpillar now officially a zombie, becomes their bodyguard. It spins an extra layer of its own cocoon and guards the pupae from invaders. The caterpillar stays and guards the cocoons until it dies from starvation. While the Voodoo Wasp isn’t the only wants to gestate its young inside a living host and it’s not the only parasite to affect host behavior, it certainly is the first known insect to combine these two horrific tactics. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to like and share this video and subscribe for more!