Tag: Truth

The Truth and Trust Project… Part 2 with Dr. Francis Collins

Do you trust that our public health officials are telling you the truth? This question, for me, lead to the Truth and Trust Project. I for one find myself very skeptical these days. As many who’ve listened to the DTH podcast for long know, I’ve been highly critical of the government’s response to the pandemic from the very beginning. How does someone like me have a conversation with someone who had direct influence on the government’s response to the pandemic? Not so long ago, I would say that the conversation would never happen, because my attitude would not have allowed it.

The Truth and Trust Project may be one of the most important endeavors of my life. Several times over the past several months, I asked the question, “if you could ask Dr. Francis Collins or Dr. Tony Fauci a question, what would that question be?”. For that question, I received nothing but negative responses. The most common response was some variation of, “I wouldn’t waste my time, they wouldn’t listen anyway”… I asked the question because I am currently involved in a Braver Angels initiative called the “Truth and Trust Project” with Dr. Francis Collins and myself as partners.

The only way we can expect as a country to rebuild Truth and Trust is to have conversations with those whom we disagree. The only way to get results from those conversations is to actually LISTEN to those with whom we disagree and look for the humility and humanity in their position. In this episode, Part 2 of 2, Francis and I continue our discussion on the loss of Truth and Trust during the age of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Truth and Trust Project… Episode 119 with Dr. Francis Collins Part 1 of 2

Do you trust that our public health officials are telling you the truth? I for one find myself very skeptical these days. As many who’ve listened to the DTH podcast for long know, I’ve been highly critical of the government’s response to the pandemic from the very beginning. How does someone like me have a conversation with someone who had direct influence on the government’s response to the pandemic? Not so long ago, I would say that the conversation would never happen, because my attitude would not have allowed it.

The Truth and Trust Project may be one of the most important endeavors of my life. Several times over the past several months, I asked the question, “if you could ask Dr. Francis Collins or Dr. Tony Fauci a question, what would that question be?”. For that question, I received nothing but negative responses. The most common response was some variation of, “I wouldn’t waste my time, they wouldn’t listen anyway”… I asked the question because I am currently involved in a Braver Angels initiative called the “Truth and Trust Project” with Dr. Francis Collins and myself as partners.

Episode 101: If My Child Identified As A Train

We as a society cannot be expected to bend reality in order to accommodate those who lack the ability to accept reality. We also must acknowledge that truth, no matter whether it offends me, you, or anyone else, is still the truth and by inhibiting one’s ability to speak the truth, it does not make it any less true. This simply creates an environment filled with more division and hate among those who disagree.

While it is often considered taboo to discuss, and often a “cancelable” offense, I think it’s important that we continue as a society to discuss controversial topics such as transgender athletes competing in events against opponents that are not of their biological sex. Some (big tech & big media) would have you believe that if you are on the opposing side of this topic, for whatever reason, you are committing “hate speech”, and you should be silenced. Like most things, I believe if we choose to silence those with whom we disagree, we drive a larger wedge of hate between us. Maybe that is by design, but it’s a design I refuse to accept.

Episode 89: DTH Holiday Life Lessons with the Family 2021

It’s the holiday season once again, and the final DTH episode for 2021!! I would just like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am for my family and all those that support me in my efforts to make the world a better place.

This is not a long episode, but in it I highlight a conversation that I recently had with a friend that resulted in a great little life lesson. Sometimes we know that what needs to be said may hurt someone’s feelings, or even make them mad, but it needs to be said nonetheless.
I wrap up this episode by playing a recording of a Christmas song that always brings a smile to my face, and I hope it does for you as well.

Short and to the point, but an important episode! Check out some of our latest episodes with some incredible guests. Looking forward to a fantastic 2022!

Episode 55: Not My Truth, Not Your Truth, There is only THE TRUTH

Have you ever heard someone say, that’s “My Truth” or “That’s his/her Truth”? I don’t know how it started, but here’s another life tip from Wilk… There is no my truth, your truth, his truth or her truth, THERE IS ONLY THE TRUTH.

In this week’s episode I had to bring up an article/video from the Daily Wire I saw of a professor at a college in southern California that was berating one of her students for a report he did where he called police heroes. She equates modern police to slave catchers in early American history. I only brought it up, because I saw on line where someone had defended her hatred by saying “that is her truth”. There is no such thing as “her truth”, there is only her hate filled perception of reality, big difference. Listen to this episode and let me know what you think. Maybe she’d benefit from episode 52 where I discuss the Reticular Activating System and the Perpetual Victim Mentality. If she would listen with an open mind I’m certain she’d benefit greatly as would anyone…