Episode 40: Don’t Hate the Haters

Wilk here and again, Don’t hate the haters. One of the biggest battles I have to face personally is not allowing myself to hate those who are constantly trying to project their hate on others, or in my case, me. This is a battle we all must face because if you allow yourself to hate, soon that toxic hole within the souls of the real haters will develop within you. Check out episode 40 for more about this.

Episode 39: Unity, Through Conformity?

Unity for some these days means something totally different than what I think it means. Some call for UNITY, but what they are really calling for is for those with whom they disagree to conform. And if they do not conform, well then the non-conformists are the agitators and must be villainized, demonized and destroyed by whatever means possible, because of course, it’s their fault for not conforming in the name of “UNITY”.

Episode 38: The Great Divide

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, and it won’t be the last time I say it. I don’t want and won’t make this a podcast about politics, but the events that are happening in the nation’s capitol today, January 6, 2021 cannot be ignored. Our nation is in a lot of pain and I’m afraid it’s going to get worse if we as individuals don’t start to do something about it. What is the Great Divide that I refer to? It’s not race, class, gender or ethnicity, The Great Divide in this country is politics.

Episode 37: The Happy Aren’t Hateful and The Hateful Aren’t Happy

The year 2020 has presented all of us with many challenges, some more than others. Some have lost their lives, some have lost loved ones, some have lost livelihoods and some have lost everything they have worked their whole lives to build. Many say “Happy New Year” and it’s just a statement. I want everyone to say “Happy New Year” and have it be their mission statement for 2021. The best way to battle Hate is to be Happy because the Happy aren’t Hateful and the Hateful aren’t Happy!

Episode 36: Happy Is My Favorite Color

So I come home the other day and my beautiful one year old daughter has on a shirt that says, “Happy is my Favorite Color”. Now, obviously at one year old, she doesn’t know what happy is, what a color is, or that happy is not a color… In a world now when everyone is making up their own rules and nothing really makes sense anyway, I’m rolling with it and saying that Happy is my favorite color too! Like a child, I think we as adults need to look at all the little things that bring us moments of joy and not focus so much upon the bad things that bring us down.

Episode 35: Those Who Interject Race Into Everything Are The Real Racists

Those who interject race into everything are the real racists. In recent weeks there was a fight, actually a preliminary fight to the Mike Tyson/Roy Jones Jr. fight where vlogger turned fighter, Jake Paul fought and knocked out Nate Robinson. I have no idea who either one of these guys are but know that Jake Paul is a white guy and Nate Robinson is black.

Episode 34: What’s Your Thing?

My thing is and always has been liberty, for others it’s health, for some it’s money or career. What’s your thing? It’s not hard for me to understand how someone can have great concern for their health, but to surrender liberty in the name of health is a concept I cannot get my mind around. I dive in to this and a lot more in this week’s episode.

Episode 33: Robert Frost and George Jones

Welcome back my friends for another episode of the Derate The Hate podcast! In this week’s episode I talk about choices and forks in the road. This topic being what it is brought to mind a poem and a song that mean a lot to me. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and “Choices” by George Jones are a couple fantastic get you thinking masterpieces.

Episode 32: Giving Thanks, It’s Not Just a One Day a Year Event

Family is undoubtedly one of the things in this life that I am most grateful for. It seems like too often these days that holidays are the only real time families get together, and that is a bit sad. It brings to mind the idea that some only express thanks and gratitude on the holiday of Thanksgiving. The reality of it is we should be expressing our gratitude for all our blessings each and every day.