In this episode Nicolas ponders their idolization of the late 60s and early 70s. Their core question ends up being why did former participants of the counterculture movement and former members of the Occupy movement largely move on to adapt to mainstream culture? ( sorry boomers and millennials but we may have more in common than we think if this turns out to be just another element of the human condition)
In this episode Nicolas wonder what makes one virtuous. Their conclusion is that the ultimate achievements or failures in one’s life can only be judged posthumously and that the struggles and strife one goes through in life build the charter necessary to be judged.
Following the frustrating attempt the understand knowledge as a form of escape, Nicolas begins to explore eastern thought. As they do this, they also acknowledge and breakdown the various components of their life