Apr
12

Why Bill Maher is important for America

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Last night my wife and I went to see Bill Maher, the host of Real Time with Bill Maher, and the former host of Politically Incorrect, in Ft. Lauderdale. While I didn’t agree with many of Maher’s views on politics, sex, and religion, I was impressed with his insights and level of critical thinking. This guy is smart, irreverent, and unafraid to say what he thinks. Though this Harvard educated comic delivers his points of view through a thin veil of humor, it’s plainly obvious to any audience that he believes everything he says. Thats why I think Bill Maher, and people like him who are bold enough to express what many people are thinking, are important to America. The past is gone, and many of the beliefs we’ve clung to like a drowning man grasping to a life perserver, are archiac, outdated, and in desparate need of deeper reflection through a more sophisticated set of filters with greater criteria. Maher suggested last night that it’s time to grow up, and I agree with that. Many of the beliefs we were brainwashed with as children (however innocently) need to be upgraded or discarded. Please listen to this post and see what you think. I’ll look forward to your comments.  Steve Siebold (5:30)

Categories : Critical Thinking

Comments

  1. That’s a fantastic post and testimony in the form of Steve Siebold and like you say if you can do it anyone can do it – come back from the living dead so to speak. All of us who have been there done that willing to share stories could talk days you know.

    Two of my defining moments both in my 40s: first time lost 75% of my investments due to my own mis judgments and things that happened I couldn’t have anticipated. Second time lost two pieces of investment property period! My defining moments: after some weeks and months each time of teeth and gut grinding sleepless nights as I tried to regain body, mind and spirit balance and come to terms with it and move on I sat up, looked out at the sky, literally pinched my arm and said: But I’m still here. I’m still alive. It didn’t kill me. I can move on.

    I remember each time the day brightened, I smiled – probably laughed too – the the hot shower I took in the morning felt like I was in paradise. Life was good.

    That time in my mid 40s is nearing two decades as I’m 63 and life has never been more secure, more forward looking to decades to come, and like you say so well Steve, there’s nothing to get rattled about>

    Life is good and it’s a wonderful world!

    The best of continued success to you.

    Mike

  2. Beth Bridges says:

    Steve,

    I appreciate the post today. I think it’s a fitting topic for today. The Jewish people of Jesus’ time had to be extremely open thinkers in order for Christianity to have ever been established in the first place. We wouldn’t be celebrating today if no one had been willing to listed to his extremely controversial words.

    I am willing to listen to and consider the words of people who think very differently than I do. Unfortunately, some of the people I’ve known who represent political views that oppose mine have been very hateful, nasty, and mean-spirited people. I’m willing to listen … until you call me names. Then I’m done.

    Thanks,
    Beth