Growing Up on The 60s and 70s Music

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)

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Knowledge

In this episode Nicolas attempts to take the next step from the last episode by searching for the definition of knowledge. Finding nothing definitive, they go through their understanding of the concept and its limits. Once again they find that their efforts fruitless. Further, they discover that their efforts have in fact represented an attempt to escape their reality.

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Eighty Eight Keys On The Keyboard

In this episode Nicolas ponder whether new ideas are possible. And, if they are why they search for new ideas by looking at old ideas. They also ponder their mental cycles and wonder if there isn’t some way to embrace them rather than fight them or try to fix them.

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Crossing The Line

In this episode Nicolas realizes that their pursuit of knowledge and truth went too far and may in fact have been a manic episode/high energy state. They talk about the steps they are taking to rectify the situation and use their support system.

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Searching for The Truth of Mental Illness

In this episode Nicolas starts to ponder the validity of the medical model used in mental health treatment in The United States

Sources:

The Broken Brain Nancy Anderson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ellen_Copeland

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