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Aside from the fun, it’s actually a pretty meaningful, touching, powerful—albeit brief—look into Stephen Colbert’s family and morals and hard lessons learned. Loved this.
Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.
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I love Colbert. He's so fantastic at what he does. He and Stewart are some of the best stuff on TV.
He and stewart are my only intake of news…I need news with a satire coating or I can't swallow it 🙂
But Colbert and Stewart are comedians. They do not deliver news.
And I wonder how the sarcasm, cynicism, and ridicule affect our culture. Does it teach us to belittle others? Does it lead to bullying? Does it harden our character?
For a short time in my life I struggled with the quick wit put down style. I was working in Hollywood and the norm was the witty put down, the sarcastic repartee. People battled to stay on top by cutting others…and I found I could do it, though one has to stay in "shape" and practice to keep one's timing, but in the end it felt like such an unhappy way to live, such a vicious emotional state.
When I see Colbert or Stewart I am reminded of that Hollywood way of being. Not sure it is healthy for our culture. Would much rather see a talk show with a Rinpoche who can laugh at the larger view of things with compassion.
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