Does your life have meaning? Do you know what it is yet?

Episode 91 · August 3rd, 2023 · 47 mins 5 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, rachel and Kendall talk about:

  • Kendall being back in the US, how many desks he has had to order, and the various benefits of Pickleball vs Paddleball
  • rachel's reign of terror over a particular kind of cooking pan, being sick, and heading to Vegas to dj at DEFCON
  • Why people might be pivoting away from their tech careers, looking for greater meaning
  • What actually is a midlife crisis?
  • Planning for your midlife crisis, understanding your path forward
  • What triggers a midlife crisis? What does one look like?
  • How unwillingness to talk about death as a society makes this a crisis for us
  • Living life well when you know you're going to die
  • The impact of having grown up in genX, the assumption that no one is going to take care of you when you're old
  • Perpetuating a cycle of dissatisfaction
  • The fallacy of "follow your dreams and everything will be fine" vs "enjoy the work you have because life is short"
  • Intentionally doing things inefficiently in order to enjoy the process more, thank you Kurt Vonnegut (see for the full quote/story)
  • How does one's belief in an afterlife impact these things?
  • Whether having some control over the time and manner of one's death is comforting
  • What living well means to Kendall, and his upcoming book :)
  • recommendation from rachel: The Witch King by Martha Wells
  • recommendation from Kendall: Eat something so spicy you leave your physical body temporarily

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3