- Aug 18, 2006
It's a bit like this commencement speach about making your bed.Oh, my bad! I only recently picked up on his podcasts.
There is a deeper message here too, which I think people tend to miss. They hear JP saying things like "Clean your room!", and we hear a simple and childish instruction. But it has underlying meaning. If we want to change our lives, people think that the answer is a massive effort all at once. When you start enforcing discipline into your life on a daily basis, and not waver on the small things, those small things tend to start filtering upwards and helps with big things in life. This is why the military are so super strict. It's to ensure that discipline is always maintained, even on minor things such as shiny boots, and perfectly made beds. The moment you make one too many concessions, those concessions start seeping in everywhere.
It's a pretty cool message. I think that the criticism of JP in many instances is unfair. His political views are not mainstream, so people reject the message because he does not echo what they believe. If they don't need it, then they are not the intended recipient either.