Think Different Theory

Two Things You Should Know About All People (Including Yourself)

WHAT IS THIS EPISODE ABOUT?

In this episode, I’m going to talk to you about the differences in human beings and how we each live our own unique lives. This is something that we often forget, but it’s really important to be conscious about it because it impacts our lives in ways we don’t even know.

WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?

My goal with this episode is to show you how we’re all very much different, and yet very much the same, because once you realize that, it will change your lives in so many great ways that you never thought possible. Enjoy!

Here are the key topics discussed in this episode:

  • Speaking at the Modern Profits Cruise with Ross Williams (04:25)
  • The value in listening to other people’s stories in day to day conversations (07:42)
  • Everybody’s the lead role in their own life story (10:56)
  • Losing everything in a hurricane and backpacking through Europe right after (14:29)
  • The few core principles of things that people all over the world want (20:27)
  • Whatever you want to achieve, be uniquely yourself (24:55)

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November 4, 2019

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EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:

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00:00 On today’s podcast episode, I want to talk to you about the differences in human beings and how we all each live our own unique lives. And I think that this is really, really important because I think we all often forget this. I think we somehow think that life revolves around us, or that somebody else can’t relate, or that someone else can’t understand what it is that we’re going through, or things like that, and how… What I want to really do in this episode is show you how we’re all very much different, yet we’re all very much the same.

00:32 You‌ ‌are‌ ‌now‌ ‌entering‌ ‌a‌ ‌new‌ ‌paradigm.‌ ‌So, ‌here’s‌ ‌my‌ ‌issue.‌ ‌I‌ ‌wanted‌ ‌to‌ ‌find‌ ‌the‌ ‌ answers‌ ‌to‌ ‌life’s‌ ‌biggest‌ ‌questions.‌ ‌Things‌ ‌like,‌ ‌how‌ ‌do‌ ‌I‌ ‌become‌ ‌happy‌ ‌and‌ ‌live‌ ‌with‌ ‌purpose?‌ ‌ How‌ ‌do‌ ‌I‌ ‌make‌ ‌more‌ ‌money‌ ‌doing‌ ‌what‌ ‌I‌ ‌love,‌ ‌and‌ ‌what‌ ‌does‌ ‌it‌ ‌mean‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌truly‌ ‌successful‌ ‌in‌ ‌ all‌ ‌areas‌ ‌of‌ ‌life?‌ ‌My‌ ‌name‌ ‌is‌ ‌Josh‌ ‌Forti,‌ ‌@JoshForti‌ ‌on‌ Instagram,‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌ask‌ ‌life’s‌ ‌biggest‌ ‌ questions‌ ‌and‌ ‌share‌ ‌the‌ ‌answers‌ ‌with‌ ‌you.‌ ‌My‌ ‌goal‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌find‌ ‌purpose,‌ happiness,‌ ‌and‌ ‌ open‌ ‌your‌ ‌mind‌ ‌to‌ ‌new‌ ‌realms‌ ‌of‌ ‌possibility‌ ‌by‌ ‌helping‌ ‌you‌ ‌think‌ ‌differently‌ ‌about‌ ‌everything‌ ‌you‌ do,‌ ‌know,‌ ‌and‌ ‌understand.‌ ‌On‌ ‌this‌ ‌podcast,‌ ‌we‌ ‌think‌ ‌different,‌ ‌we‌ ‌dream‌ ‌bigger,‌ ‌and‌ ‌we‌ ‌live‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌ world‌ ‌without‌ ‌limits.‌ ‌This‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌new‌ ‌paradigm.‌ ‌Welcome‌ ‌to‌ ‌The‌ ‌Think‌ ‌Different‌ ‌Theory.

01:17 What’s up guys? Welcome back to another episode of The‌ ‌Think‌ ‌Different‌ ‌Theory. My name is Josh Forti, and this episode is going to be a little bit different as you might be able to hear in the background from me. Right now I am in downtown Waikiki, Hawaii, which is one of the most gorgeous cities probably, or I would say in the world… certainly of any of them that I’ve ever been to. But it’s basically like the populated, like way too many people, big city of Oahu, which is the Island that we are on right now. It’s the same Island that Honolulu is on, and it’s… think of it as like the Miami beach or South beach of Honolulu. It has a very much of a South beach, Miami beach feel to it here. And, I’m recording this podcast episode here today.

02:05 This is actually the first episode that I’m recording on my trip. And, the reason… there’s actually two reasons that I am recording it here and walking through, and so that you can hear the noise in the background. I actually… I want you to hear that, because I want as I walk and I’m going to kind of cut to that. I don’t know if you can hear the noise in the background or not actually. I hope you can, but as I walk, I’m walking towards the beach right now. And, you’re going to notice the difference between the hustle and bustle of the city, and the quietness and the calmness of the ocean, and once I get there. I’m about five minutes away right now. And I want to draw comparison there in this episode as to why what we’re going to talk about here today, which I think is very, very important.

02:50 And, but I’m in Hawaii right now. We landed a couple days ago. I’m gonna get to that story in a second, but the second reason that I’m actually recording this episode here now, I’m actually recording it on my phone. So, one of the things that I did… with… packing for the world trip is, I’m responsible for all the electronics. We have two carry on bags, and two backpacks. It’s all we were allowed to bring. We’re not checking any bags this trip. So I have one entire backpack, weighs like 70 pounds, that has like $10,000 worth of electronics into it. Our laptops, the drone, the gimbels, the camera footage, like everything. And, I’m going to walk past a bus here real quick so it might be a little bit loud. I’m just letting you guys know, but that’s actually really good. I want you to hear like, focus right now, like on all of the hustle and bustle of this noise right now, because I’m going to make a point about this in the episode, so if you can hear this, like make note of that.

03:38 But, um, anyways, so I wanted to record this because, uh, the reason I’m recording this is because with that backpack went back to the backpack story. I actually forgot the adapter from my microphone to the computer. So literally I brought all the electronics. We have all this and I forgot the one chord that mattered most for the podcast because I thought it was a micro USB cable and it’s not, it looks like it, but it’s not. There’s a special cord that plugs into the back of it. And so they don’t have any here locally about any of the shops that are open. It’s late at night right now. It’s completely pitch black dark except for the lights on in the city that I’m walking through right now. But anyway, the reason I tell you all this is because on today’s podcast episode, I want to talk to you about the differences in human beings and how we all each live our own unique lives.

04:25 And I think that this is really, really important because I think we all often forget this. I think we, we somehow think that, uh, you know, life revolves around us or that, you know, somebody else can’t relate or that someone else can’t understand what it is that we’re going through or things like that. And how, uh, what I want to really do in this episode is show you how we’re all very much different yet we’re all very much the same and how we all have our own unique lives going on. Because one of the things that I noticed is as we flew in yesterday, so let me, let me kind of back up here. Um, we just came from a, uh, a cruise, so we kicked off the world trip. We went from world trip, uh, or the first top of the world trip was the modern profits cruise with Ross Williams, which big shout out there was absolute awesome event.

05:11 It was awesome cruise. We had so much fun. I spoke there twice. I was only supposed to speak once, but I got to end up speaking there twice, which was super, super cool. Super exciting. Um, and so we went from there. That was down in The Bahamas. We went to a cruise to The Bahamas and then after we got back from The Bahamas we took a flight from uh, Orlando all the way to Hawaii. We stopped in LA. And so last night we got into her Hawaii. I was actually in the afternoon about two o’clock. And when you touch down in Honolulu and the first thing that you notice, like once you get here is obviously outside of the, the Island is beautiful, it’s gorgeous and everything’s here. But there are so many different cultures of people here. I mean like there’s Asians and Hispanics and white people, black people like everything you can possibly think of it and so many different cultures here, so many different types of foods, so many different types of everything that you can possibly think of from the cars to the buildings.

05:57 Like everything has its own unique thing and you can see all these different types of people and all these different types of cultures like all wrapped onto an Island, which is super cool. Now the Island that we’re on right now is going to be different than the Island that I’m on tomorrow. So til the next episode that you probably going to hear is going to be super, super different than this because it’s like, well, it’s radically different from that aspect of things. But, uh, anyway, so as I sat, as I got down, I, I touched, we touched down into, um, Hawaii here, and I was like, wow, this is like, this is crazy. There’s so many different types of people. And so we went through and we rented a Slingshot, which is like this three-wheel car. Actually, I’m getting ahead of myself here. Let me back up.

06:34 So we went and, uh, we got in this Uber and so, you know, Uber amazing, right? Uh, so we over from the airport to our Airbnb, and there was an old guy that picks us up. He’s down in 2,600 Uber rides. That’s a lot of Ubering, right? 2000, 600, uh, different rides that he D has done. And so we get in a, and you’re like, you know, you’re, you’re not sure you’re getting into with an older guy and you’re just like, maybe he’s going to be boring. Maybe he’s not. But he had a really good star rating, so I thought maybe he’ll be interesting. She was amazing. And he has lived on the Island here for 20 years. And I was like, Hey, do you like it here? He goes, no, I hate it. I was like, what? Uh, and I thought he was being serious for a second.

07:11 He was, he was joking. He said, I absolutely love it here. Um, but we got to listen to his story a little bit about what he does. And he told us all about the Island and he took us all over and he even like went above and beyond after the ride was over. He’s like, no, I’ll just stay in. I won’t charge you anymore. And we went and we drove around and he showed us all these different places and he’s like, Hey, there’s the shopping mall over here and it’s the largest outdoor shopping mall that you can in America where you can shop at. And I’m, you know, there’s a, you know, all the rich part of town over here and the poor part of town over here. And here’s where to stay away from and here’s what to do and here’s where these types of people are and Hey, if you want this, do this.

07:42 If you want this, do this. And he gave us like all this advice. It was super, super cool. And um, you know, as I sat there listening to it, I started to realize like, wow, this guy, these guys had a lot of experience because he’s been here for 20 years and the stuff that he’s seen is so different than stuff that something like that I’ve experienced. And you know, that it really like stuck out to me. And I started thinking about that more and more. I made it a, a mental note to be like, okay, I want to like start listening more to other people’s stories just in day to day conversations of what that might look like and how that might like take place. I things I’m almost to the ocean here guys. So I’m really excited for this point that I’m gonna make sure I’m doing that.

08:18 And so we go and like we’re, we’re super starting obviously, so we get to the hotel or actually there’s Airbnb, we drop all of our stuff there and we’re like, all right, what are we going to go do? First things first, we just need to get some food. So we walked down to where the food was and the first thing that that sounded to go to is California pizza kitchen. And so we go, we sit down in California pizza kitchen and, um, the, our server, I can’t even remember her name. I want to say it was like Taylor. I think it was Taylor and I don’t think she’s listening obviously, but I think her name is Taylor, let’s call her Taylor. So she’s, uh, she greets us or whatever and she probably in her mid twenties, maybe late twenties, and she had a, so, you know, I started talking to her and I was like, all right. Hello. What’s your background? Where are you from? And her boyfriends here?

08:56 No, yeah, I think her boyfriend’s here with her now on, uh, Hawaii. But she had, you know, kind of went in and she talked about some of the things that you went through and what she studied in school and how she ended up here and like all these different cool things. And it made me realize like, Whoa, like this is, this is pretty intense. This is crazy. Like she’s got a whole entire story, right. And I’ve got a whole entire story in my Uber driver had this whole, his whole entire story and like, everybody’s got their own life story with all these different things. And so then I started listening to other people and we started talking as we hiked up this morning. We hiked up to this beautiful, beautiful sunrise, uh, and a diamond head was the name of it. And we started talking to this couple that was there and kind of got to know them a little bit better.

09:35 And they asked us about our plans and where we were going and how we planned about all that. And you know, he still, we start talking to them there and like we’ve gotten to know so many people’s stories over the course of the day and it’s only been like a day and a half since we’ve been here. It’s pretty insane. So I started thinking about this and I started really reflecting on this and as I was walking by the ocean, uh, here’s today we, we swam in the ocean day was absolutely gorgeous. I started thinking about different cultures and different societies and how every single person around the world has a story. And I actually just got off a call like literally 10 minutes ago. Like before I started recording this podcast episode with Natalie Hodson. And we have had Natalie Hudson on the podcast before. If you guys don’t know or you can go back and listen to the episode, it’s the one where she peed her pants and made $4 million.

10:20 So go check that one out. Um, it’s one of our top 10 episodes actually. But anyway, she was telling me about her story and her background and where she’s going, when she wants to do. And I was sharing my story with her and we were talking about authenticity and vulnerability. And I was like, Whoa, this is crazy. And that’s when I started realizing like, wow, every single person has a story. And it’s so easy for us, especially today in America, right? Like we have access to the internet. Well, the whole world does. And we’re so quick to judge other people. We’re so quick to tell everybody else how to live their lives were so quick to like think that we have it all figured out when in reality, every single person has their own unique story. Every single person has things that they’re going through.

10:56 And literally two people can be standing side by side and be completely, completely different stories. And one of my favorite quotes in the whole world, I actually first heard it from my best friend, his name’s Austin. Um, and uh, this was years ago when he told me this. He’s like, well, and he just kinda said it off the cuff. So we weren’t even having a deep philosophical conversation. But he’s like, well, everybody’s the lead role in their own story, right? Like everybody’s the lead role in their own life. And you think about that, like we always know whenever we watch a movie or whenever you know, ever you’re watching a show or whatever, there’s a the lead character, right? And we start to really like learn more about them. And there’s this complete background that we know well in life, we are our own main character. We are the main character of our own life.

11:42 And so two people can be walking down the same street at the exact same time wearing the exact same type of clothing and have two completely different outlooks on life. One can be very positive on, it can be very negative all based on what led them up until that moment. And so, so many of us are so quick to criticize like, Aw man, well everybody, you know, everybody that voted for Trump or everybody that voted for Obama or everybody that is a Democrat or Republican or everybody that’s an entrepreneur, everybody that’s this. Like we, we tried to generalize them, we’ve tried to put them in these boxes, right? But what we forget to understand sometimes and I think is incredibly important, is that every single person has their own unique story. Every single person has things that make them uniquely themselves. You, you have your own unique story.

12:25 You have the thing that made you uniquely yourself, right? And that was so incredibly important, I believe. And I think that is important for two reasons. Number one, it’s important to recognize that about other people and to is important to recognize that about yourself. And I’m going to talk about yourself later here, but first I want to talk about, you know, the other, noticing it in other people. One of the things that I’m absolutely huge about is unity and getting behind a common goal and really understanding that each person has gone through their own thing, right? I was having a conversation and actually right after we got back from the Hamas with jr Reavis who we had on the podcast, Cody near who’s episodes coming, uh, actually later this week, which I’m super excited about. Um, and I was talking with them and I was like, you know, every single person has their own story, man.

13:12 Like, you know, but we all got to get behind a common goal. And so many people often forget that like, yes, we all do need to be United behind something. Or if you want people to buy into something like, yes, you need to sell them on that goal, but you need to relate to them in a way that they’re going to understand and you need to understand that like not everybody is going to like the thing that you like or be United behind the goal that you’re after for the same reasons that you are. Yes, they may be United behind it. Yes. They may want to follow whatever it is that you’re about. Yes, they may be about your cause, but it might be something else that latches them in. It might be something else that ultimately gets them to go, Oh yes, that is why I’m interested.

13:49 Because they have their own unique story. Right. And they have their own unique circumstances that led them to that point in their life. That was like, Oh, this like, this is why I got here. And you know, you think about it. Um, I’m actually gonna use the example of my girlfriend and I like, so when my girlfriend and I met, um, we actually met at a bar and she was the bartender, actually the general manager and I was the, the customer and we’re both there and we’re both seeing the bar through the exact same ice, right? Like we’re both in the same location. Well, I should say the same location on the same eyes. But the story that led up to us meeting for me, I had just gone through some of the worst depression of my life. I had hit rock bottom in my life.

14:29 I had hit like the absolute lowest of low in my life. And for her, she had just had everything wiped out in her life, but had, uh, from Irma, she lived down in the, you know, the Caribbean and she lost everything with the hurricane that came and wiped out all of her stuff. It was crazy. It was intense. And so she went and she went and backpack Europe after that. And so she went around and backpack Europe and saw all these cool sites and places and things. And I was stuck in a little apartment in Omaha, Nebraska. Like crying my eyes out and trying to figure out life and the purpose of it all and what I was going to be doing here and all that. And like there was this super, super intense. Yeah, we were in the same bar the exact same time.

15:09 And what I cared about, she also cared about. But the reason that we cared about those things, which was freedom and experiences and travel and understanding different things and like wanting to know more about life. Like those were both important to us, but they were important to us for different reasons because we all had our own unique story. And I think that we oftentimes just super, super forget that part. And when we understand that each and every individual person has a story and guess what? We can start to have a little bit more grace. We can start to have a little bit more understanding. We can start to relate to them all a little bit better. We’re gonna start to ask better questions. We can be a whole lot less quick to judge and we can have unity and peace in America, in the world, in our daily lives.

16:00 We get so upset because I’m super guilty of this. We get so upset because someone driving too slow on the road or because somebody made our coffee wrong and we want to snap at them and yell at them and be like, Oh, you had one job. I can’t. You just get it right. You have no idea what led them up to that point. And we get so mad at Democrats or Republicans or you know, someone that sees the world differently than us and we go, how could you possibly be a Democrat? How could you possibly be a Republican? How could you possibly vote for Trump? How would you possibly do? You know, whatever. But we forget to just go, Oh, well what led you to get there? Like what? What happened in your life? What happened in your story that led you to have those beliefs?

16:40 What happened in your life that made you who you are today? What experiences and things did you go through to make that happen? And think that’s so incredibly important. Because when we do that, we have more love, we have more understanding, and we have a better understanding of humans as a whole. And that’s one of the things that I wanted to focus on. Now, uh, I want to pause here for a second because I’m at the beach right now. I’m actually on this, this dock. I’m overlooking this Harbor right now in the cities off to the right and the waters out to the left. And it’s just gorgeous. Beautiful night. There’s only two clouds in the whole sky. You can just barely see off of the reflection from the city lights. It’s just absolutely gorgeous out here. And I don’t know if you can hear this or not.

17:20 I actually don’t know how good the microphone is on this phone. Uh, but I, I wanna just pause real quick and see if you can hear the ocean. All right. And you can hear the ways. I can see the ways it’s really dark, but you can see the whiteness of the waves. I don’t know if you can hear that or not, but like just imagine this just massively magnificent ocean. Just going and like just hitting the shore right now. I can’t get down in there. There’s rocks down there. It’s too far of a walk to actually get to a beach beach. But the reason I am bringing you here, and the reason I want to share this with you is because literally not more than 50 feet from the ocean are huge, massive cities. All right, here’s mashed up buildings in this city and lights and they were literally right next to each other.

18:09 But the ocean is this calming, hugely powerful thing. And guess what? 50 feet in the other direction. On the other side of the street you have these massively huge buildings that are busy and all the lights are on and everybody’s out and about. And even though they’re right next to each other, they are completely polar opposite. Like a big city. And the ocean are like two of the most opposite things out there, but they’re right next to each other in the same world, in the same geographical location. Why don’t I tell you that? I told you that because people are the exact same way. You can have the ocean and you can have a city right next to each other and think about how differently they are and then you can have two people standing right next to each other. They could even be both from the same family.

18:55 They can even be both from the same rough location in the world. They could be both grow up as Americans or they could even grow up across the world wherever, but you can put two people next to each other and they can be so vastly, vastly different and they could have two crazy, incredible different stories. And the reason I tell you that is because I want you to understand that just because a group of people are together does not mean they are the same in every aspect. Just because you are where you’re at in life right now and somebody else happens to be in the same financial situation as you or somebody else happens to be. You know, dressing the same way as you does not mean that their story is not unique. And since we’re so quick to make assumptions and judgements about how people should live or why people don’t live a certain way or one way or another, and we forget that we all have that story.

19:45 I wanted to just draw that comparison because I’m out here walking here. Like I said, it’s just a gorgeous night. And I went, I went, okay, that’s the story I want to tell. That’s the example that I want to tie together. So understand that we are all very unique. Understand that we’re all on this journey of life. We’re all just trying to figure it out. Right? And that leads me to my next point. We all have a story. We all are unique, but we all do have a story and that makes us all similar. We’re all struggling with the same things. There’s only so many things in this world that we can experience. And one of the things that I actually just interviewed a guy by the name of Arnie [inaudible], you may know who he is, but I interviewed him on the podcast, his podcast episodes coming soon as well as it’s coming I think next week.

20:27 But um, he’s been to, he’s my age and he’s been to over 25 different countries. And I asked him, you know, what’s one of your biggest takeaways from traveling to over 25 different countries and everything like that. And he’s like, Josh, I think one of my biggest takeaways is how similar everybody really is. And I’m like, what do you mean? He’s like, well, we all want the same things we all want. You know how often money and shelter and connection and happiness. Like there’s only a few core principles of things that people want. And there’s only a small range of emotions in the grand scheme of things. There’s only a very small range of emotions that we can experience. It might be 10 or 20 or 30 whatever it is. But in the grand scheme of things, that’s not that many, right? Like we, we all experience happiness.

21:11 We all experienced sadness, we all experienced depression. We’re all trying to figure it out. We’re all seeking purpose. We’re all trying to understand the meaning of life like everybody in their own unique way. Now they’re all doing it differently. We all have different experiences. We all have different stories. We all have a different background that leads us to get to that point or to experience that thing, but we’re all seeking and trying to figure out that thing. We’re all seeking the same things more or less in this world and if you want to lead a movement, if you want to connect with people, if you want to go out there and truly like build a business or make a difference in the world or grown audience on social media or whatever it is that you’re trying to do, if you want to change the way people think, if you want to get people to vote for you, if you want to get people to vote for your favorite candidate or your favorite Poe, whoever, whatever it is that you’re trying to do there, you have to understand that if you can share your story, and once again, I was just talking to [inaudible] about being authentic and vulnerable and she’s incredible.

22:04 I got to go seriously, go listen to her episode. She’s awesome. But like when you can go and be authentic, if you can go and be real and just share your story, you don’t think that you’re special. You don’t think that, you don’t think that you are anybody worth following or listening to or you don’t think that you have the power to go and do any of the things, but you do. You know why? Because you are interesting because the way that you’re going and the way that you’re going to figure out the things that you’re going to figure out, people can relate to because they’re on a similar journey. They’re on a journey to figure out the meaning of life. They’re on a journey to figure out what’s gonna make them happy. They’re on a journey of, of going out there and, and trying to figure out what they want to do in life or how to have a better relationship.

22:46 The same questions that you’re asking everybody else is asking, the reason that they’re asking them, what led them to ask them might be different, but the questions are all the same. And so when you can go out there and share your story and be super relatable, people will relate to you because we’re all going through those things. We’re all sitting there going, what’s the meaning of life right now? I’ve said this before. So go out there and share your story. Go out there and be vulnerable. Go out there and I’m walking back now. So I mean the city, you can probably hear all the noises and the sounds or whatever, but go out there and be uniquely yourself. Get vulnerable, get authentic, get real, whatever you want to call it and go and be you and understand that like, no, you’re not special and unique because guess what?

23:30 We all, you know, like we all ask the same questions, but you are incredibly special and unique because nobody else has lived your story. Nobody else’s had your experiences and nobody else can share it in the way that you can. So go out there and do that. And when it comes to marketing, when it comes to business, when it comes to whatever it is that you’re trying to do, guess what? Remember that we’re all asking the same questions. The reason that we’re asking them might be different. How we got to asking those questions might be different, but we’re all asking the same questions and if you can be really real and not only the same questions, we’re all going through the same emotions. We’re all going through the same highs and the same lows. That’s why storytelling works so well. That’s why me going on this world trip is going to create just some incredible stories and I can’t wait for it and sorry, there’s a big dump truck by you, right me right now, but we’re all, we all have these stories and let’s just go in here.

24:19 Oh no, we all have these stories and we all have these emotions. We all these things that shaped us, who we are. People are interested in that, right? If you were just like, man, I was really sad today. Well that’s not interesting, but if you told the story behind why you’re sad today, all of a sudden the same person that goes well, the fact that you’re sad is super boring and uninteresting. Now it becomes interesting to them because there’s a story that goes with that emotion. There’s a story that goes with that and that’s what’s gonna hook people in. And that’s what’s gonna make them interested. And that’s what’s gonna make them go and think differently. And that’s what’s going to go and change their belief pattern or their belief system or whatever it is that that thing is. So I encourage you to do that.

24:55 If you’re trying to change the world, if you’re trying to build an audience, if you’re trying to build a following or whatever it is that you’re trying to do, go out there and be uniquely yourself and understand that everybody is going and asking the same questions and having the same emotions that you are, but you need to relate them in a way that they can understand. And the next time that you want to get mad at someone, the next time, you can’t possibly fathom why someone who is a Democrat or Republican the next time, you can’t possibly fathom why someone is doing something or thinking a certain way or acting a certain way. Remember there is a story that led them there. They all have a unique story. They all had experiences and it can be to people that grew up very, very similarly, but their story is unique to them because the way that they think, the way that they act and the things that they have gone through and how they process information is truly unique to them.

25:50 I never underestimate that because that is powerful and that is why ideas are so powerful and as you can hear, I’m back in the city now and I’m going to wrap up this podcast episode with that, but I hope that that makes you think, I hope that that challenges you to understand like we are different but we’re all very similar as well and that’s what makes life beautiful. That’s what makes America beautiful. That’s what makes we as humans beautiful is we have the ability to share these ideas and connect with other people and we have the ability to do it through our own lens of life. And when you truly understand the power of that, animals don’t have the power to do that. No other species on earth have the power to do that. We as a human beings do. And that is why humans are inherently special. That is why humans that are, you know, whatever you want, call it at the top of the food chain. But like that is why life is beautiful and I’m just going to end with that. All right guys, I’m gonna wrap up the podcast episode here. It’s getting windy here. So

26:44 the audio is probably not getting me the greatest on this one and I apologize for that. But we’re gonna get the cord tomorrow. I’ll be back to recording. Good podcast episodes with better audio. I want to share that with you because that’s why I’m sitting here thinking as I’m going through and just like seeing so many different cultures in Hawaii, like just so many, and this is the only day one. I can’t wait. We have 15 more days of Hawaii and then Australia and then all sorts of different countries. And you’re gonna get to see my mind shape before my eyes and it’s going to be absolutely awesome and incredible. So I’m so excited for you to come along the journey of that. All right guys, that’s all I’ve got for you. Thank you so much for listening. Real quick. Uh, if you’re not following me yet, add Josh 40 travels on Instagram.

27:22 Go to YouTube as well. We should have a video out by now, especially if you’re listening to this is… We have so much footage. Drone footage and video footage, and just so many cool things, so go check that out. Quick update for the schedule. We’re in… well, we’re in… Oahu? I think that’s the name of the Island here. Tonight. And then we’re headed to Kauai, and then in Maui, and then Australia after that. So, I’m super, super pumped for that, so stay tuned for that. It’s going to be absolutely awesome. Alright guys. As always. Hustle, hustle. God bless. Do not be afraid to think different, because those of us that think different are going to be the ones that change the world. Those of us that think different are going to be the ones that go out there and make an impact. And those of us that think different are going to be the ones that understand that each one of us are unique. We’re all very similar, and that is a beautiful thing. I love you all and I will see you on the next episode. Take it easy fam. Peace.

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