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The Story of The Genuine Optimist, Episode 1

Many people come into our lives with an upbeat attitude. Sometimes we question this attitude. This does not make us negative and it certainly does not make us pessimistic. It just says “we do not believe their attitude is genuine.” A genuine attitude comes from a source that many of us believe in. This source...

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The Lost Values of Liberal and Conservative, Episode 2

In the company of liberal democrats, I become a community conservative. In the company of republican conservatives, I become a classical liberal. Both community conservative and classical liberal are birds of a feather. They naturally compliment each other because they naturally support each other. I call myself a genuine optimist because this is what I...

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My First Experience with Being Genuine and Optimistic, Episode 3

They were the sophomore class of 2000, specifically my fifth hour English class. They were children of the desolate, and on one particular day I held everything back, which is opposite the phrase that says, “Don’t hold anything back.” As students of the performing arts, they would come into my class just after lunch, all...

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The Destruction of Hate, Episode 4

People can build up a lot of hate toward others. It’s a real problem that stops the potential for a thriving culture. When hate builds up, it can destroy relationships and become self-destructive. We should ask ourselves, where does hate come from? Hate comes from one of two sources. The first is “not having your...

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What is a Political Optimist? Episode 5

A political optimist is a person wearing the false clothing of optimism. Yes, this is an oxymoron, two words combined that create a contradiction. Political means false; optimism means best. Political optimism is the false best. Specifically, it is a person who politicizes optimism. We never really used the word politicize years ago. We used...

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The Power of Free Association, Episode 6

Something happened in American society. We lost our gumption for free association. Free association is a combined expression of liberty that we all share together. Free association is how we organize outside of established means, such as local, state and federal governments. Free association is also something we can do outside of religion and outside...

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Behind The Mic

Keith Kelsch

Show Host

Keith is the Author of The Political Optimist: The Restoration of Common Consent, and you can follow him under most social media links using Genuine Optimist. He is a visionary founder of Local Common Wealth (see localcommonwealth.org) and co-founder of Vision Impact Leadership (see visionimpactleadership.com). He is a licensed general contractor at kelschconstruction.com and part time faculty member at Dixie State University. He is currently co-authoring several books about promoting more thriving culture with less power struggle. If you tired of motivational talkers, and if you feel more inspired in a group with vision rather than alone? This podcast is for you. A renaissance is coming and thriving cultures are replacing the cult of personality.