Human Virtue, Vice and Power #FeinWisdom

Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein, who discuss his theory of man – what motivates us to think and act the way we do – as well as the less commonly asked question: are these actions virtuous? Through a lifetime’s literature review on the topic, Bruce addresses how these basic motivations are influencing events in today’s world. He concludes with advice on how we can become a “Learn-Thrill,” better distribute power, and unify for virtue to improve ourselves and our country.

To learn more about Bruce and his work, check out his website at:  www.brucefeinlaw.com, and his books: American Empire Before the Fall; Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, or follow him on Twitter: @BruceFeinEsq

Bruce’s Book recommendations

  1. John Stuart Mill – On Liberty (http://www.amazon.com/On-Liberty-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486421309)
  2. Sir Thomas Aquinas – Summa Theologica (http://www.amazon.com/Summa-Theologica-Thomas-Aquinas-Volumes/dp/0870610635/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424925358&sr=1-1&keywords=Summa+Theologica)
  3. Niccolo Machiavelli – Prince (http://www.amazon.com/The-Prince-Nicolo-Machiavelli/dp/1478247940)
  4. Niccolo Machiavelli – Discourses on Livy (http://www.amazon.com/Discourses-Niccolo-Machiavelli/dp/0140444289/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424925418&sr=1-1&keywords=machiavelli+discourses)
  5. Voltaire – Candide (http://www.amazon.com/Candide-Dover-Thrift-Editions-Voltaire/dp/0486266893)
  6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Social Contract (http://www.amazon.com/Social-Contract-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140442014/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424925015&sr=1-1&keywords=social+contract)
  7. Alexis de Tocqueville– Democracy in the America (http://www.amazon.com/Democracy-America-Alexis-Tocqueville/dp/0226805360/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424925095&sr=1-1&keywords=democracy+in+the+america)

Bruce’s books

  1. American Empire Before the Fall (http://www.amazon.com/American-Empire-Before-Fall-Bruce/dp/1452829535)
  2. Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy (http://www.amazon.com/Constitutional-Peril-Struggle-Constitution-Democracy/dp/0230617611/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424925282&sr=1-1&keywords=bruce+fein+constitutional)

Incivility, Technology, Subjectivity and the Human Nervous System

Ostrolenk answering a question from @WriteCoachKiki on how social media and online life might be contributing to lack of civility in the modern work. A discussion follows on how technology as an extension of our nervous system/ brain/mind and how at its present immature state of development can lead users to objectivity other human beings.

Podcast: Michael interviews Representative Mick Mulvaney

Michael Ostrolenk sits down with one of his fiscal heroes, “recovering lawyer” Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District. The pair discuss Rep. Mulvaney’s standing desk as well as health and wellness practices. They also talk about the exercise habits of Members of Congress, home décor, gardening, yoga, and swimming.

The Art of Biohacking for a Bulletproof Life: Interview by Michael Ostrolenk of Dave Asprey

What is the Art of Biohacking?

Listen to my interview with Dave Asprey, the BulletProof Executive-

  • Hack Your Biology and Bio-chemistry for more focus, better health, and happiness
  • Use Technology to get Immediate Feedback From Your Performance, Diet, Sleep, etc.

How to Keep Your Brain From Turning Off?

  • After meetings, Dave didn’t remember half the things that happened. He began to play FreeCell, and found out some days he could play and others he couldn’t. Hence, the need to a better diet, practices, and supplements.
  • Provigil increases your ability to focus and it is profound what you can do. It is a prescription medicine. The military uses it for fighter pilots in replacement of methamphetamine to stay up for 40-50 hours.
  • Aniracetam is our new Upgraded Brain
  • MCT Oil reverses disease in studies, as seen on our podcast episode #

Sleep Hacking?

  • Sleep is controlled by the reptilian brain
  • Improve the quality of your sleep, and you can recover faster
  • More good stress and good food during the day helps you have higher quality sleep
  • After your nervous system learns, your body knows you are not going to die and will be able to sleep less.

Holotropic Breath-work

  • Imitates LSD and you experience very strong visionary state
  • Dave learned a lot about himself. Answering questions like: Why am I here? What is holding me back?

Other Topics Discussed in the Show:

Better Baby Book

Upgraded Chef – It is MORE than food Quality, it is HOW you COOK your food

Get Some Ice Cream

Bulletproof Diet

Orgasm Talk – Tao Equation: Age–7 and divide by 4. Higher satisfaction with life

Bulletproof Coffee – 93% of Coffee from Central America has mold!

1 Million People Prove 5 hours is Better than 8 of Sleep

ZEO- Sleep Tracker

iPhone App for Sleep Tracking

emWave 2 – Heart Rate Variability

From Dave Asprey  Bulletproof Executive