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We are doing a series called Ameri-CAN. Talking about the CAN-DO spirit that is part of our American DNA. So much about our lives has been turned upside down by this Corona Virus / Covid-19, and we have been hearing a lot about what we CAN’T do and where we CAN’T go, but our guests during this series are going to talk to us about their area of expertise and all of the ways we still CAN learn and grow, train, connect, and expand our freedoms in ways we maybe haven’t thought about before.
Our guest today is Alex Lanshe. Alex is a student of and holds a degree in Philosophy. He is known as The Warrior Millennial, and is the author of the book “Anatomy of a Warrior: The 7 Virtues all Warriors Must Live by to Successfully Protect and Serve”.
1) You have actually written more than one book, and you are fond of breaking things down to identifiable elements and lists. Off air we were talking about how we in the firearms community can help welcome and empower the millions of first-time gun owners, and you mentioned that they (and we) should make a “virtue checklist”. Talk to us about that?
2) You are an avid reader of J.R.R. Tolkien – the author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. One of the most amazing things about Tolkien is that he created a language. Philosophy and linguistics are important in helping communicate ideas across cultures. Too often the “gun culture” is mis-interpreted by people who do not share our values. How can we use language to help people better understand our “culture” and our “reasons why” we own firearms.
3) Understanding Philosophy requires the ability to hold multiple possible truths open in one’s mind at the same time. It also requires critical thinking skills to follow the logic train to the most reasonable conclusion and solution to any issue or problem. What can people do during this time of #QuaratineLife to begin studying a new way of thinking about the world around them?