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Firas Zahabi on Bravery, Health and Lifestyle.

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Mohammed Hijab

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Hello, guys Now today we're gonna be talking about some very important things, I'm joined by a very important guest. If you watched the other video that we put forward, you know, who is a strong savvy, who is arguably one of, if not the most celebrated MMA coaches in all of UFC, all over the world, really, according to some people, to the Joe Rogan talked about this in the previous, previous video. So what we're gonna do in this, in this, in this episode here, just talk generally about I mean, not everyone.

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Everyone wants to live a life where they kind of go into what

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treat it like this. I don't know, maybe maybe

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this is your training video.

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Video Guide

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shows?

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How should we eat?

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Well, I'll tell you.

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I believe that

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with the knowledge we have today, typically the batsman, everybody should be within a healthy body.

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Because we know the benefits of what is a healthy body. A young male should be between nine and 15%. Okay, roughly, roughly speaking, now there are there are going to be some anomalies that somebody's very good shape.

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But why shouldn't you be in good shape, we have so much science behind fitness. Now we know we can get in shape in five to 10 minutes a day, who doesn't have five to 10 minutes a day to keep their body their most prized? machine healthier, you have time to fix your car and clean up your room, but you don't have time to keep your body healthy. So you have to prioritize now, what can I do?

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Now someone wants to start eating healthy, they want to start taking care of themselves. So what I'd like the rule of thumb, if I can boil it down into three I like to keep things simple three rules. I find it The easiest way to learn learn three things at a time, or any subject. One would be know how many calories you can.

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You can go on many websites and find out how much your body size or age weight, you're certain your goal for your weight. How many calories should you eat, and there's many programs and then practice calculating your calories. After a while you'll just look at a piece of food and you'll know about how many calories

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Now you don't have to be perfectly exact, but over time after about a month and a half of CNS.

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You'll be an expert This is this how many calories This is how many calories this is you know, I'm close to my my quota for the day. I

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know how many calories you should have it today. Yeah. Okay, you'll know that having that cookie is gonna cost me this many calories.

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Once you get to your goal, let's say you get to 8% body fat 9% whatever it is. Now you can have more off these more days of splurging like I eat this today. No worries, I'm going to stay my buddy, buddy.

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I'm not going to you cannot do more than one pound, one pound, one pound and a half in a week. If you've been Zoe's you can gain water weight. Yes.

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So you have to know that your your goal once you get to that it's easier to maintain that together. So I find it very encouraging. So how many calories you eat a day figure that out, you're gonna have to experiment. If you're a little bit lightheaded, that number is a little bit low.

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If you're not losing a lot of weight after two, three weeks of doing it might be a little higher or lower. It's not an exact science. There is some adjusting that needs to be done but the good news is very simple.

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If you're feeling that increase in a small amount, increase your calories by five or 10%

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you know once you find that number you'll find yourself full just eating that amount for

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five minutes.

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A second I would say a good rule of thumb would be to to eat the same foods every day like I know I have meals I make that are 300 calories I know.

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I do. I do have one meal that I do almost every day is one banana, two eggs. I mash them up and make a pancake I make three pancakes with

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three mashed up them up and make a pancake and add 50 calories worth of honey. I love honey eating things. I love the food. Yeah.

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I know that's 290 calories. I have 75 calories each I know how many right away again.

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Data is amazing for treating the

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sugar fiber carbohydrate releasing, easy to digest and it's the perfect food I always buy.

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I have a

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Certain smoothies I make I know that 300 calories, I know my blocks calories. And if I'm if I'm in the mood to eat a hamburger, I know that a big Max is 500

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I can fit into my day. I don't feel like deprived. Now I don't always do. Don't eat salads and fruits and vegetables.

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But I know how many calories that you eat in a day. And for me, it keeps me lean healthy and it keeps the energy going. Because if you eat too many calories in a day, you'll feel lethargic. too little. You'll feel lightheaded and weak. How'd you how'd you keep that? Because that's what I struggle with.

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Every day I feel tired, right? How do I change that? Know the right amount of calories. Eat the healthiest, nutrient dense.

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And three, I would say you know you have to have a cheat meal here and never let your cravings get out of control. If you're not at your target weight, have one or two cheat meals a week meals, not two days one or two Chinese

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burger fries. Okay, and a dessert.

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fs Turkish restaurant have a nice meal. Yeah, don't go overboard. But have a nice meal. Don't let your Don't let your cravings get out of control. You know, when I see something I want to eat?

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Why should somebody want to eat them? Okay, Saturday is my cheat. No, I'm having that. So I look forward to it. The motivation is very important. You know, and, you know, every year, every year, on my birthday, I mean 9% body fat, I do my diet, I do my flag, make sure that every year so I might my body doesn't age. without me knowing I keep it under control. I'm 38 years old. I train every day all day long.

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See who's older. You know, one of my students was me.

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10 years you haven't taken me down to one.

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Because you're getting old because I'm 10 years

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old, holy in

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10 years, I'm still waiting for you to think you know,

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you can

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do that. 10 years trying to try to take him down. He's got the persistence. thing is with our technology we have today the modern knowledge we have to be like aging is something that's

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done very well. We have so much knowledge today the health health comes from eating right and exercising. What do you think about me cuz that was like the whole thing.

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I haven't, I would say I like a doctor.

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job for me says to deck of cards. So about a deck of cards worth of read me on a movie. Read Me twice a week, not more than that. I think that's the ultimate, the optimal I haven't. I mean, I go over that.

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We have such great food all the time we're traveling, but it's the optimal when I do that. I feel my best.

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I tried a lot of everything. I tried to eat more fruits and vegetables. You feel amazing. Yeah. But then again, you go to these real restaurants. I don't want to deny myself so. You know, but next week, you know, on this trip I eat a little too much next week I'm gonna be more strict.

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The way I am now I do four or five days of the right amount of calories to lose weight. But also train along

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with how active you are when you do these. These websites if you go into sport, they're gonna ask you how active is your lifestyle? very moderate. You train every day.

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You have one day, one day rest on Sunday. Think about one day a week.

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And is there Okay, let's move on to trading.

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Your trading is mostly what what was the trade last? You know what me I can't run on a treadmill. I can't lift weight. It's too boring. I've been trading a long time for me training as a player. And as you trade GSP

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plus many many other great ways. I do Jiu Jitsu wrestling, kickboxing, boxing these things. If you tell me we're gonna wrestle for one hour to me one hour is nothing. Because we run on a treadmill for an hour after 10 minutes. I'm not tired, I'm bored.

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They have the same kind of run.

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Competing. You're gonna have the motivation to go

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9% motivation.

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You know one thing I tell my wife, I tell her if I don't make the 9% on my birthday.

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The chances of missing are gonna be less than 1%

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but she'll try to tell me what we make. It's fun to try to tempt me with cakes, honey,

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but you need motivation. When

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it comes to training,

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motivation support like me my sons I train my sons. I told my sons if you train I give you anything you want. What do you want? This toy that toy? Yes, that's yours. Yes. But train every day do your schoolwork everyday. answer's yes, we save our money and we buy that's what you want. No problem. You don't need me.

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One time I was eating.

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heard of that actually I heard, but

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not very common.

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And

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I'm sure it is, but you'd have to go out of your way. It's not It's not uncommon to hear us talking Becky.

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Yeah.

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Yeah, some boys Hello? Yeah, most

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most of the big companies.

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Anyways,

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it's not a question.

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What's your train license? How many?

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How many hours do we train today?

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That's my day every day. Two and a half. That's my day every day.

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Video. Oh, yes.

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today.

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Yeah, but I'll tell you one thing.

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Here's my philosophy of trading.

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There's no excuse. No excuse. Can you do one pushup a day.

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I'll tell you the biggest secret to training.

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never trained 100% trained always 70 to 80%.

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Save some for tomorrow.

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So somebody is completely out of shape. Let's say the guy he hasn't trained in 10 years. I thought look at tomorrow, do one pushup.

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Don't tell me you don't have the time. Now if you told me you don't have the time. You're not You're not serious about being healthy. You have given up. I call that defeated, you've given up?

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Can you do one pushup.

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Don't give me one push up.

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That one pusher is concerned Tu Tu,

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Tu is going to be enjoyable.

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Actually, you're going to crave number three.

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And then after that, number three is going to turn to a five because three is uncomfortable. It's not it's not as satisfying as number five, it's going to grow. And you've created a spark habit. For me. Now I'm at the point where I train three hours. And for me a regular date. Maybe somebody trained three hours. That was exhausting. For me, it's just a regular day I got to that point. But it's one

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step at a time.

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So when I train someone,

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I hold their hand until they're strong and they carry me you can take them step by step. My sons I started with a little bit of

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a little more, a little more.

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Training and all

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the things you like

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homework and training is mandatory before was the game. Now Bob, I want this to save our money for it. But if you have good discipline, I give you everything. I think the worst thing you could do to a child is give them without their earnings.

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worse. I'm a very serious father I read a lot of books on raising children.

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Especially I have a background in philosophy I have philosophize a lot about children and children

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need to develop their competence.

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competence they have the more confidence

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not just on children, but just when the young people grew up, because obviously like

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most people in the West now have this

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have this self insecurity. You know what? participation trophies? and so on? Yeah, I was gonna ask you like, what do you think this is one thing?

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practices on

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quality that we will.

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Gregory

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you do fighting?

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fires? You've seen a lot? What's the best way to do it?

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I would say developing competence. The more competence you have, the more the byproduct is confidence.

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Yeah, so the more I've prepared, I always tell people this.

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If your competence is here, your confidence

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if your competence is here, and your confidence is here, the real world The world is going to shut you down.

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If your competence is here,

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and your confidence is here, you won't live up to your potential.

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So what we need is to be realistic. If you drive your car every day to work safely, you should assume that tomorrow you'll drive your car.

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If you're getting into an accident every two days, I'm gonna tell you how much don't take the car.

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I'd love confidence you can drive

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So I like to coined the term that I heard Kelly start a PSA, test, measure, retest.

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build your confidence according.

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I think it's sensible. So, kids, young kids, the reason why they lack confidence is because,

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you know, I hate to bring philosophy.

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You ever heard of Nietzsche's last man? Nietzsche says, Look, he's the last man.

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Yes. The opposite of the last man. Yes.

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He says, look, society's creating. Socrates talked about this as well. Okay. Look, think about it. You have pioneers, people who you have nothing. When you have nothing, and you fight, you claw your way to the top. Yeah. And then you have something.

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And your son, he saw you work hard. You're the first generation of workers, you came to the land and you toil the land, and you find that you built your son, he saw what your son's life is better. Why? Because now I have things to give you nothing. And tomorrow when I die, you have inheritance. So you started higher than me. I boosted you up. And then your son is gonna see

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you didn't work as hard, but you have so much. And the third child is even richer.

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And he got just got he didn't work. He just go.

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And okay takes more than three generations, so to speak. But there's a generation they're spoiled. That's what he said, Look, society is making us more and more spoiled, because the hand me downs are coming. And then one day, you're PopCap on a silk pillow.

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But the world out there, it's too hard for you. So you have this deep insecurity. You can go out there in the world, and get a kill big and back home.

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You've the comforts of the world. And I can give you many examples, stories.

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The conference of the world have become a prison to you.

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So now when you'd like me, as I tell my kids, my wife, what I'd never want to be sought to be the guy who just tells people what to do, but I can do it too. I fear one day I'm going to become old.

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And I have to become sidelined. But then I'm gonna feel softer. Feel like I know I don't want to be the guy on the pillows.

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People think being born in abundance and money. It's a blessing it can be it can also be a curse, to have everything.

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So I mean, there's so much to know about raising a healthy human being. So you're saying bravery is

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competence. Okay, true bravery. Because the thing is people can act confident, but they're masking a layer of insecurity. And this is a common common the case. Yes, blah, blah.

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So yeah, I believe in raising competencies. If you want to make somebody healthy, happy, raise their competence.

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Imagine let me do a thought experiment. Imagine I could survive in the wild right now. perfectly.

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Tomorrow the government's froze your bank account kicked you out of the home, through your industry.

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kicked you out of it. Even sweat one beef. Why? I remember a story about a burglar. What's the greatest burglar of all time, the greatest burglar of all time.

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If I remember correctly, Henry Manchester. I was a young kid when I heard his story. I watched a documentary. I couldn't believe the confidence is

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14 years he's robbing banks and stores and everybody's robbing everybody. They call him the rooftop burglar do was make a hole in the rooftop read the manual of the alarm. This is disable the alarm. untouchable. One day they caught him and he confessed all the crimes. They're like you confess.

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I did all those burgers.

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When they put him in jail, he was so smart. He got out of the jail like he was so confident. Because why yet extreme? He was a genius. Well, he was. At the end he ended up getting caught because he fell in love with a girl but girl called the call the cops like he wasn't emotional. He had high IQ but not

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there's no good

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motional intelligence zero IQ huge. But I remember watching that documentary. his confidence was incredible. But he can't even hold them in the prison.

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So this, this confidence comes from legitimately developing your skill. That's why I felt you know,

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I've reached 1000s of young men. I was encouraged to exploit the potential that God gives you a potential to learn to study.

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exploited, it's a good that's what the professor

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said, you know, take five or four or five

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is basically a wash.

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You take like the treasures of five things before five minutes come out. One of the things you said is

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health before illness comes you don't want us before old age

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First of all,

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excellent.

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I think this is an aspect that

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people sometimes forget that the physical being emotionally mature is also a very

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functioning in, in life. So thanks for that advice. Now, obviously

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YouTube channel where you do like tutorials and stuff like that. It's called TriStar

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which is a gym always because it's great, great as far as I really have

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trained, and have all these videos on there. So anyone who wants to, to go on to watch those videos, those videos are very, very beneficial. You have talks as well you talk about the tuition and you talk about these kind of similar discussion.

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And thanks for listening guys.

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This lecture, there's never been a golden age

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in science, greater than the golden age of Islam during the golden age of Islam was the golden age of science. There's never been a greater Golden Age before or after he says it in his speech even admits Who says that? What's his name? Neil deGrasse Tyson? What does he say? He says it in one of his lectures.

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He was very open about it. He noticed he says, Look back at the stars or Arabic names. Why do you think that is because the Arabs were great astronomers. And they push science to the to the greatest degree. But when the Mongolians came and burned our libraries and crushed the Muslim Empire

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the blowback was, hey, we have to go make it right with too much in the dunya. Now I get i'm not i'm not an expert. This is what I've understood. The lectures I've listened to, from the evidence I've been trying to accumulate. What happened to the Golden Age

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is that the blowback was look, we got so much fascinated by the dunya and studying the dunya we forgot about the D. So the nominal value was trying to tell them look, come back to the D like, you know, go back to this is ar, ar ar, ar

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AR this how they interpreted

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this was because Don't forget this, obviously, it was it wasn't in this Congress will live with his grandson. But supposedly, according to yes and God He says, Look, when Genghis Khan came to the mosque, I can't remember which one but it was a prominent Mosque of famous must.

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I'm your cut that alone, since I'm here because for your punishment of your sins, so to speak. You understood the deep, right? No man could do anything to you if Allah doesn't

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allow you to do this, because of your sins. So it is time from what I understand. Because I'm I'm concerned from what I understand was very pro philosophy, and pro learning and pro science etc.

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However, he was also trying to bring them back to spirituality.

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As this may be the case, but it's time for recovery, it's time for us to start being more open. We are I mean that you know, people you know, Muslims go to school, etc. But it doesn't mean because you're religious. You can be scientific. It doesn't mean because you're scientific. They're not exclusive. You shouldn't be