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  • From Classical Literature to MMA
  • A "colored" history: selling dope to bikers in exchange for guns... the typical activities of all classical literature majors
  • Bank robberies and jail
  • Shooting dope with a 40 year old junkie stimulates Tait to try a different path
  • Tait's experience with kung fu and aikido. "If I showed you what I really know, it'd would kill you" :)
  • Full contact stick-fighting as a form of therapy
  • Tait's brand of paying it forward
  • Training under Greg Jackson
  • "Life is hard. If you got to drink a bottle of Jack Daniels to get through the day, I fucking get it." But being ready to offer alternatives
  • Standing in the light
  • An ant trying to fight a tank
  • "I am not interested in having a business... I am interested in a revolution"
  • The windingo is the number one enemy in the world
  • Alan Watts on good materialism
  • Self-perfection through mutual benefit
  • Tait about Taoism, Marcus Aurelius and living in the moment
  • Greg Jackson "You gotta get comfortable when other men are uncomfortable" and Hoka Hey!
  • A good, safe strategy vs. embracing having no control
  • Authenticity: Daniele and Tait don't feel Eckhart Tolle
  • "Life is bigger than any ideology." Freeing ourselves from obedience to any ideology
  • Discussing the ultimate questions (life, death, the universe) with Iz. Lack of certainties and the focus on being happy
  • Richard Pryor doing for Civil Rights as much as Martin Luther King
  • Rich and Tait on "Breaking Bad"
  • Having the strength to be kind when life is not
  • Look on iTunes for "Pirate Life with Tait Fletcher", here's Tait's website: and his twitter


The Drunken Taoist #34 - ELIZABETH HAN