Video Games II

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What’s up everybody?  This week Geo talks about his favorite topic in the world – video games!  I know, I know – we’ve already done a video games episode.  But I assure you, this is different.  Plus, the other episode was like 5 years ago, so who remembers that anyway?!  Thanks for listening!  Like us on Facebook and I’ll read your name like I did for Joe this week!

Personal Finance – Cont.

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This week on the Good Guys To Know Podcast, Chad continues his multi-part pillar on personal finance.  This one is a doozy and covers a TON of great stuff.  If you’re new to retirement saving, or saving in general, there’s tons of good stuff in here for you.  If you’re a veteran sitting on piles of money – well – it’s good to brush up on this stuff anyways.  And if you are in the second group, send us a check or something already!  As always, thanks for listening!

Voting

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Hey everybody!  OK, fair warning, this episode might have a slightly different feel than we’re used to.  I know it had a different feel than I was used to!!!  We’re talking about conscious non-voting in this episode, it gets a little hairy, and I’m sure there are a ton of listeners who disagree, respectfully or otherwise.  Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or twitter or on our website – if YOU don’t comment, some guy who disagrees with your comment probably WILL comment, so you are kind of obligated to do something – OR ELSE!

 

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Online Security

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What’s up everybody?  This week Perek goes over some simple yet effective methods and strategies for staying secure online.  At least that’s what he thought he was going to do… If you’ve never heard 2 of the good guys get into it, this is your chance!  Thanks for listening, and as always, if you have feedback or additional comments, drop us an email at goodguys@goodguystoknow.com or hit us up on Facebook!

 

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Splitting

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download Hey Everybody!  This week Chad digs into his bag of psychiatry to talk about a concept called splitting.  We all do it, some more than others, but it’s a concept that we should all be able to identify and acknowledge. We also introduce our Pokemon Go challenge!  Gotta Catch Em All!  Try to beat the Good Guys and catch more distinct pokemon.  Prove it and send us a pic of your Pokedex! Thanks for listening!!   What is Splitting? Splitting is the psychological term for a defense mechanism in which people utilize “all-or-nothing” thinking to make the world more comfortable and predictable.  We all do this to some degree, and most of the time it’s not really an issue – think about when your cheering for your favorite sports team as they play their rivals.  You might catch yourself assuming only benevolent actions from your side while the opposing team is constantly trying to cheat their way to victory.  Of course, the reality is that both teams are made up of a group of people who likely have many good and bad qualities, and your perception of the game is ignoring all of that.

 
In a sporting event, this probably isn’t a big deal, but when we employ splitting in our everyday lives, it can become very problematic.  At it’s worst, splitting can lead to incredibly unstable relationships, violent mood swings, complete losses in one’s sense of self-worth and purpose in life, and may require help from a therapist or psychiatrist.
 
Thankfully, most of us end up somewhere in the middle – we can appreciate the subtleties of life without being threatened by them, and can limit our splitting to engagements in which it is socially acceptable.  In fact, some degree of splitting behavior was likely crucial in our ancestors’ development of social groups (we’re good, the other clan is bad, so let’s work together), and may be very engrained in our evolutionary psyche.
 
Our hope is that this episode may bring the process of splitting to your attention, so that you can examine where in your life it is helpful and where it may not be.  Enjoy!