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Oct 30, 2020
How To Cultivate Self-Discipline (Episode #106 - Discipline)October 30, 2020
Do you struggle to hold yourself accountable and do what is the right thing? In this themed episode Juan and Kyrin discuss the topic of 'Discipline'. The crew start off as usual with the MMM's/definition before diving into whether the concept is something that they think about often in their day to day life. For Kyrin it has a bit too much of a negative connotation and he prefers to use other language, whereas Juan constantly uses it to motivate himself to do the hard things even while tired or stressed...
Oct 29, 2020
Talking Shit With Marty - Feat. MartyOctober 29, 2020
For this short bonus conversation, Juan and Kyrin were joined by Marty for a little bit of talking shit and reminiscing. This was a little bit of an experimental conversation so the audio and video quality might be at a true Mere Mortals level. Touched upon in this convo were: the deceptive smallness of the Mere Mortals studio, exercise & breaking the rules, some memories of Brisbane's party scene from the 90's, the changes of technology on the past/future and some contrarian views that the gang...
Oct 28, 2020
Are Classic Books Any Good? (Episode #105 - Musings)October 28, 2020
Is it worth reading classical books in today's day and age? In this episode of 'Musings' Juan and Kyrin discuss: that bitch Tina who is in every workplace, how the shit talk you throw out immediately comes back round and bites you, Kyrin's learning from spending time out and about with friends, mindsets/running/planning, before finishing up with some interesting experiments that have been done on rhyming, priming and whether we have free will.Timeline:0:00 - Intro &...
Oct 27, 2020
The Fourth Age (Byron Reese) - Book ReviewOctober 27, 2020
“The Fourth Age not only discusses what the rise of A.I. will mean for us, it also forces readers to challenge their preconceptions. And it manages to do all this in a way that is both entertaining and engaging.” —The New York TimesJuan tackles the book The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity by Byron Reese. This book proved to be a great read if you want to think about AI and machines from a primal basis, based on the way we might think of...
Oct 26, 2020
The Buy In - 4M's #42October 26, 2020
The buy in, attributed in some forms to the Crossfit term for something you must complete before the main workout, can be expanded across further realms as a way to form habits.As always, we hope you enjoy, Mere Mortals out!About Mere Mortals:Striving for excellence through life's lessons. Daily uploads @ 5pm AEST. 4M's, Book Reviews, Musings, Bonus, Meanderings, Interviews & Themed Podcast.Connect with Mere...
Oct 25, 2020
Dodgy Stock Market & Corruption (Episode #104 - Meanderings)October 25, 2020
How much corruption actually goes on in the stock market? In this episode of 'Meanderings' Juan and Kyrin discuss: getting older and the way you take care of yourself after a big night out, instances of dodginess and corruption amongst different companies and countries, getting decent REM sleep for less hours of actual sleeping, running barefoot and little kids needing orthopaedics, humans not getting enough roughage and the need to eat glass (joking!!) and our new camera...
Oct 24, 2020
CHRISSIE JUNGE | Mere Mortals Interview # 024October 24, 2020
Could you live in a van/truck for 4 years of your life? Chrissie Junge is a soon to be author as well as the Brisbane Girl In A Van. Chrissie packed in traditional housing in favour of a bare metal delivery truck, and lived around Brisbane’s greenery in its rough truck bed while slowly teaching herself to build it into a comfortable tiny house.In this conversation Juan and Kyrin asked Chrissie all of their accumulated questions of living out of a van and becoming a children's...
Oct 23, 2020
Bodily Fitness & Grace Of Movement (Episode #103 - Calisthenics)October 23, 2020
What is calisthenics and why are bodyweight movements useful? In this themed episode Juan and Kyrin discuss the topic of 'Calisthenics'. Calisthenics has become a large part of Kyrin's life since he began practicing 3+ years ago. Essentially it is a system of body weight exercises (dynamic and static) revolving around the fundamental movements of pushing and pulling. For example, the most basic exercises are pushups, pullups, planks, dips and air squats.In the conversation Juan...
Oct 22, 2020
Republic (Plato) - PhilosophisingOctober 22, 2020
In today's bonus episode we have some additional notes taken by Kyrin while reading Plato's 'Republic'. These expand upon some of the deeper themes encountered in the book and there were not covered in the previously released episode of the actual book review. These include: Kyrin's personal opinions on 'justice' and the treatment it received in the dialogues, game theory and how modern knowledge and techniques can be applied to age old questions and the defects in Socrates' arguments as well as some...
Oct 21, 2020
Don't Use The Triller Social Media App (Episode #102 - Musings)October 21, 2020
Have you tried the new Triller social media app (the competitor to TikTok) and did you find your user experience as shit as Juan did? In this episode of 'Musings' Juan and Kyrin discuss: Juan's theory of personal relativity that relates to subjective opinions, the polyglot community and speaking Spanish in a stilted, mechanical manner, the requirement of +95% comprehension when reading 2nd language books, taking the time to slow down in the moment to avoid making costly mistakes and the terrible user...