Earning Your White Belt in Mixed Mental Arts

@ElliotBlair_ reached out to me on twitter and asked me if Bryan Callen and I had thought about introducing a belt system for Mixed Mental Arts. We actually hadn’t until Elliot suggested it. Standing on Elliot’s shoulders, here’s what I’m suggesting for the white belt: accept that you and everyone else who has ever lived is in a cargo cult. Longtime listeners of The Bryan Callen Show will be familiar with the story of the cargo cults. If you know the story, then feel free to skip the next paragraph. If you’re not, then here it is: In short, on islands across the South Pacific, there were humans who in the 20th Century had not had contact with the wider world for thousands of years. They were using stone tools. Suddenly, a large number of aircraft began flying overhead which for tribesmen who had never seen metal must have been utterly mindblowing. Even more mindblowing was that scattered throughout the jungle they found large crates of provisions that they came to find out were called cargo. Inside these crates of cargo were metal tools that unlike stone tools never seemed to go dull and tins of incredibly calorie rich food. Understandably, the tribesmen wanted more of this cargo and so they crept through the forest to find more of it. There, they discovered an the nesting place of the giant metal...

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