Show Notes

Who listens to the Derate the Hate podcast?
There are a number of things about the Derate The Hate podcast that people may find appealing. Our listeners may have, or have had anger issues. They generally oppose the "woke" or cancel culture that seems to be prevailing in some circles these days. Real racism has no place on the Derate The Hate podcast, though we know and make a clear distinction between real racism and the FAUX RACISM that many throw around in these turbulent times. It's quite possible that a DTH listener could have been bullied as a child, or maybe they are being bullied now. Our listeners realize government is a necessity, but big government is a thief of liberty and liberty is imperative to a good and happy society. Gratitude is incredibly important to the DTH listener because gratitude is instrumental in happiness and it's nearly impossible to be happy without understanding and being grateful for all the blessings in our life.

Who are Sufis and what is Sufism?
In this episode I dive a bit into a Sufi Saying from a meme my wife showed me recently. Now, I don't know much about Sufis, but in this NY Times article they say "Sufi practice focuses on the renunciation of worldly things, purification of the soul and the mystical contemplation of God's nature. Followers try to get closer to God by seeking spiritual learning known as tariqa."
And while I don't know much about Sufism, I do know a good saying and a good meme when I see one.
"Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself, 'is it true?'
At the second ask, 'is it necessary?'
At the third, ask, 'is it kind?'"
I do dive a little deeper in to the kindness part of this in this episode.

I stumbled upon a great little article this week that includes 4 feel good stories to lift the spirits a bit. I highlight the story of 11 year old Blayke Austen-Hines who has an extraordinary little hobby in his neighborhood. You see, young " Blayke says he’s been digging out hydrants near his home since he was old enough to carry a shovel. " which proved to be quite helpful when there was a fire getting out of control in his neighborhood recently in Cortland, NY.

As I do every week, I ask you, “what have you done today to make your life a better life?, what have you done today to make the world a better place?” The world is a better place if we are better people, and that begins with each of us leading a better life. Be kind to one another, be grateful for everything you’ve got, and make each and every day the day that you want it to be!

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