In this compelling episode, co-hosts Stuart 'The Wildman' Mabbutt and William Mankelow embark on another journey of self-discovery, sparked by a question sent in by listener Derrick from West Hendred, Oxfordshire, England. Derrick’s question is as follows:
“We hear we should live life to the full. What exactly is that? How do we know if we are doing that, or wasting and frittering our lives away?”
Stuart kicks off the conversation by exploring the societal tendency to pass judgement on how others choose to live their lives. This judgement, he notes, often reflects our own internal insecurities and judgements about ourselves.
William chimes in with a personal anecdote, sharing how he's been questioned about his pursuit of learning the Finnish language, despite having no immediate plans to relocate to Finland. He suggests that such pursuits serve as an exercise for the brain, forging new neural connections and pathways, and expanding horizons.
The co-hosts contemplate the idea of a "full life," with William emphasising that it can encompass a myriad of meanings and activities. Stuart delves into the psychology behind our judgments, and the ways they connect to our own self-perceptions.
In conclusion, Stuart underscores the elusiveness of definitive answers, and encourages listeners to reflect on the concept of a full life, and draw their own conclusions.
William's parting advice is to strive to live the best life possible, and to be kind to yourself along the way.
During this episode Stuart mentions the Wildman On Wheel fundraiser, here a link to that fundraiser: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wildmanonwheels
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