We all want happiness. But the pursuit is fraught—and can’t be hacked.
After a brief hiatus, Roll On returns with my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently hard at work on a novel.
Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:
- What can be learned from the life + death of Zappos’ Tony Hsieh;
- The unpredictability of happiness;
- The antitrust campaign to break up the tech behemoths;
- Rob Bell lessons on writing + self-love;
- Our growing adoration of ‘Feels Good Man’; and
- Celebrating grassroots environmental activism
“Instead of happiness, pursue fulfillment.”
– RICH ROLL
In addition, we answer the following listener questions:
- Is pursuing a more authentic life path an ego trip?
- How can a person with low self-esteem and avoidance discomfort develop more intimacy?
- Does endurance racing in your 50’s pose health risks?
Thank you to Joe from northern New York, Seth from Wisconsin, and Michael from Boulder, CO. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.
The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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- Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | Twitter
- WSJ: The Death of Zappos’s Tony Hsieh: A Spiral of Alcohol, Drugs and Extreme Behavior
- CNBC: Tony Hsieh: Tragedy, Covid isolation, and mental health
- Forbes: Amanda Slavin: The Creative Catalyst Behind CatalystCreativ
- South China Morning Post: Zappos’ Tony Hsieh and his last months: drink, drugs and a quest for world peace
- Daily Beast: Singer Jewel Warned Zappos Visionary Tony Hsieh About His Drug Use Months Before Tragic Death
- NYT: The Facebook Lawsuits Explained
- NYT: ‘It’s Hard to Prove’: Why Antitrust Suits Against Facebook Face Hurdles
- NYT: Opinion | When it Comes to Facebook, the Need for Action Has Been Obvious for a Long Time
- NYT: U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Monopoly
- NYT: U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition
- Podcast: Pivot with Scott Galloway & Kara Swisher
- NYT OpDoc: I Achieved My Wildest Dreams. Then Depression Hit.
- Playboy: In That Moment, I Knew We Were Lost by Adam Skolnick
- Book: The Night Riders by Matt Furie
- The Goldman Prize: 2020 Winners
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