Joe Rogan on The Importance of Being Kind

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DJ : Joe hits the nail on the head about the fakeness and back stabbing sabotage that happens in the workplace. I worked with two old guys that we're such hypocrites it's still hard to wrap my head around their behavior. One old guy has talked behind my back several times to the point I don't even acknowledge his existence anymore lol. It's unfourtanate really. I have confronted him 1 on 1 about his behavior torwards me and told him directly that if he has an issue with me then bring it to me. He failed to do that about a week ago and complained about me helping him out with his specific job task. Helped out with a positive attitude and put my best foot forward but the guy still had an issue! I've now thrown my hands up and don't even acknowledge his existence anymore.

james manning : Im 22 and work in a corprate office. I say hello to everyone as i try to friendly and spark conversation on passing by in the hallways. There is always at least one or two people with that blank face as if they just seen a ghost!! I agree kindess is what we need. You are awesome Joe love the podcast!!!

Dani ram : "Be kind to all creatures; for this is the true religion. " - Buddha

NickPDX22 : The reason and answer to life is #Love .. period

Wilsonhybrid ! : I think niceness comes from having a thick skin. If you know you can withstand the negative, you can afford to be positive. Negative people often don't think they can get by on their own merit, so they resort to nefarious covert strategies to get ahead.

Jerry Bear : treat others as you wish to be treated, pretty simple.

TheGuy123321 : Don't let the bad apples spoil your inner beauty, my friends. It's not worth it to adopt their ways because it doesn't make life easier. To the contrary, it's far more miserable to be like them. Persevere.

lenceagle1 : As far as shame and guilt goes, I've found that thinking about the past is only helpful if we're learning a lesson. If we're not, we need to move on and just do better.

Rage G P : Joe "we need to be nicer" rogan

Rawkstar : True, The state of society is very sad right now it's unbelievable how hateful a lot of people are and with 0 empathy of how they impact other people. I do my best to be polite and respectful but I've had times when I've held the door for a lady or picked up something they dropped and they just stare at me with a blank or confused look and don't say anything..

Adam Coyne : BE KIND. REWIND.

Love Silvia Sweidan : Immense gratitude for your beautiful soul ... I LOVE your kindness and compassion <3

CorbCorbin : Be Nice.....until it's not be nice...... DALTON IN ROAD HOUSE

guilded calamity : I was raised to be polite and have manners and all that. We would wave and say hello to strangers..then I moved to more populated areas and they would look at me like I was crazy for saying hello to a stranger.

Paul Newman : You can be kind because that’s what good people do. Who wouldn’t want to be a good person..... I strongly believe, and a lot of monks and Buddhists, mystics do too, that actions have consequences, karma you will have to answer to. No matter how badly a person or persons are to you, don’t fight back, don’t be angry.... They will have to answer for there actions...... So just be a kind person and just smile, karma is going to be a bigger bitch than you ever could be.....

Happy Hour : Big difference between being kind and extrovert!!!

Matt TheDestroyer 2 : I disliked to be ironic :)

InMaTeofDeath : Being kind is one thing but the scenario he described was just saying hi to some reandom dude for no reason. Sure it's a friendly thing to do but it's also true that sometimes people aren't interested in conversation and while they're out and about as they were they're not obligated to be kind to you. That's the thing I'm worried about, that guy did nothing wrong yet he was made out as the bad guy for simply not wishing to have a short conversation with a stranger, I don't see that as a bad thing.

Hundooey does it : The power of positivity is real and arguably miraculous. Find your peace.

Steven C : I would freeze too if Mr Rogan said hi to me LOL

Matthew Witherspoon : Joe, the Universe itself isn't nice. Life isn't friendly. It's hard man, and the strong survive, those who are able to adapt at all costs. Kindness isnt a requisite for survival on planet Earth. No, people need to learn how to stick up for themselves and be respectful because everyone is proud and confident, and you want to be treated the same to you. It's the golden rule man. And the guy might have been shocked that Joe Rogan just said hi to him.

ByVRM20 : It's all about the perspective you choose!!!

kschrop : Reppin Lancaster County archery!! My home town. Right on Joe 💪

Nathan Maxwell : I learned how to be kind through hippies! i know they get a lot of hate for god know what reason..but they are legit the nicest, selfless people ive hung out with, they all helped each other out and well thats where i learned the behaviour and i gotta admit it does feel really good to be of service to others!

Cutting Edge : Scottish people give free lessons on manners to visitors.

TheBostonboy95 : Forreal, like i always wonder how people can be sooo ill mannered?? I say "please, thank you, welcome, hello, good morning" stuff like that not really to make others feel good, but it makes me feel good because i like to acknowledge people and let them know i care haha not to sound corny, but its just a nice feeling thats all.

Greg McMahon : Awesome Gents! Thank you and have a great day. 🙂

Hunter Moore : Corny

chuck1prillaman : JRE Clips Great posts but could you please list the guest's name in the description? It would be a big help.

Ryan Sumayo : Religion is good and depends how you use it. Sadly many wars have occurred due to conflict of religion and it's ironic those people are missing the point

persey004 : Catholics were "in the trenches" in third world countries in order to covert them to Christianity. Helping them was just one part of that process.

Northenstar13 : Great video..Kindness cost nothing, but is so valuable.

Fix It Angel : I definitely agree. Be kind to each other.

jAM Ab : rules makes a human act to it and so are the norms !

L Petillo : Ah yes, it feels great to help people, like geniunely.. Very strange

hook blieght : good people are just so nice to come across .

Billy Bob : Generally, people are nice to their in group - you scratch my back I'll scratch yours. People are often nice to their "betters" - AKA kissing ass. The Roman Catholic church wasn't really about niceness but about power and politics. Catholic missionaries? Just another arm of colonization. Call me a cynical realist...

Deborah Carroll : wow the original sin as a basis for feeling bad or impetus to do better - yet a toxic core of self loathing to fester in the psyche ( a constant inner critic watching over us ) , this is a great example of Jordan Peterson’s mention of how life is suffering and our wretched life emphasis tempers our reality. Matthew Fox wrote The Original Blessing and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ ( he has authored over 25 books ) He was a catholic priest yet was excommunicated by the vatican because he had a woman on his staff who practiced wicca. See his interview that is part of the Canadian Film Board’s documentary called “The Burning Times”, the full documentary is on youtube Anyway I read The Original Blessing and it is very inspirational ( we have a choice to see our positive qualities and experience them ) i think shame became a negative pleasure that rotted away at our choice to give ourselves permission to enjoy the positive qualities of life ( especially when we see others suffering more than we are ) the boundary we set within ourselves of what we allow to be our guide and focus in life and for what will become our intention .... does affect at least the outcome of how much we can love ourselves despite any crap the outer world throws us.... education is part of our discipline to find answers for our behavior and comprehend the substance of our beliefs i went to a talk with the Dalai Lama as the main guest speaker where the topic was “is a non-violent world possible?” and twice during the hour interview the same question was posed to the Dalai Lama asking what the remedy was ( to solve violence in the world ) and both times this question was asked, the Dalai Lama said the same thing - that we can choose to smile more often and share more hugs with each other. Some people don’t feel safe enough to hug (or say hi to someone they don’t know ) and they need more of a boundary ....(who can know the exact underlying reasons for why some people limit their own growth) and yet communication can sometimes open a door to assist someone learning ....( we have to want something different and want to have more fun and pleasure to continue learning ) and also we must share to make our world better... Many people have something positive they can share with others ; creatively there are many ways to express ourselves .... yet that ugly monster of shame can keep people from attempting to do something. Once again the inner critic nags (self sabotage to prevent a catastrophe of remorse ) .... its like our intentions become self-fulfilling prophecies i agree with Joe , we aren’t really taught how to be friendly and courteous.... it seems the world is busy making a lot of other things happen yet teaching simple kindness is lacking .... picking appropriate venues for sharing is a starter ( pubs and podcasts , churches and 12 step rooms, meet-ups and boardrooms, gyms and dojos) ; the appropriate safe environment exists somewhere.

Mr. Carguy : Some people from big cities typically have this problem. It's a dog-eat-dog world to them. They had to be tough all their lives to live and survive. They learned if you're "too nice" people will step all over you. So when they see people that are too nice, they think "something is wrong with them"! I was actually told that by a couple of strangers I met from Baltimore when I spoke to them, believe it or not. Sad, really.

james parthos : some people have mental issues, not everyones the same. some people are in their minds, and thinking about things and are preoccupied, doesnt always mean that theyre trying to be mean. i speak as being one of those people who would sometimes be inexpressive, but for the most part i like to be nice to people and acknowledge them. also, some people are just shy. you can tell by the subtle nuances in their behavior, tone of voice, and body language. its not all black and white.

Jim Hubbard : I think that kids should have to take a Dale Carnegie course (How to Win Friends and Influence People perhaps) every single year that they are in school. We teach kids how to make a living, but not how to live with each other in a happy and peaceful manner. Shameful really....

Gay Rambo : 2:24 A famous person says "Hi" to someone and that person kinda freaks out a bit? I believe Joe thinks he is just a regular guy and is sincere thinking so, but he needs to be a bit more cognizant of his fame.

Old Bird : Don't wish you had your neighbors slave it is resentment.

B T : I feel kindness is something the majority of our society considers weak and pointless, it’s about crushing and defeating your fellow man down instead of helping one another out. People I feel are either getting more robotic in that they don’t feel or care about anyone or anything or they feel bitterness and hate moreover anything even resembling compassion and joy...really bums me out

aleebaabaa : I'm confused Joe. Do we all need to offend everyone and be nasty and mean because of free speech or do we need to be kind and caring. Do we all need to man up and stop being pussies or do we need to focus on being kind & gentle and SJW-ish because Im getting mixed messages =)

Ted Logan : If you're going to deconstruct the Bible, the 10 commandments, and talk about the meaning behind "Do not covet thy neighbor's wife..." then understand the greater context, which Jesus himself illustrated clearly. It's about allowing oneself to foster evil thoughts, as was described beautifully in Matthew 5:27,28. It's about self-discipline and not entertaining wrongful thoughts and desires, not about a wife being property. That's not the point.

Starr Davis : i find so much joy in my job everyday. i wirk at a non profit that serves my community when in need. and we have people that come in that need things because of fires, floods, family emergencies due to spousal abuse you name it we've seen it! my mother runs it for almost no salary of her own and some do volunteer work. we are all very tired at the end of the day but knowing our hearts that we've helped touch people's lives and that's me it's the best joy in the world, next to my kids!!

Halfazombie : This is literally why I can't work for others

Have A Seat : This is quite refreshing

Perfect soul : As a 14 year old i learned all this by myself and what ive felt personally and i am so proud