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30 Reasons Why Russell Brand is Wrong and We Don’t Need No Revolution

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30 Reasons Why Russell Brand is Wrong and We Don’t Need No Revolution
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The author of this post and HighExistence co-creator Jon Brooks, creates articles and podcasts about the best ideas in ancient Stoicism at The Stoic Handbook. Join his newsletter here.

1. Russell Brand seems to think there‚Äôs something wrong with the world, and we need a ‚Äúrevolution‚ÄĚ.

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2. Which is completely absurd.

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3. The world is perfect as it is.

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4. For a start, wealth is distributed according to work ethic and talent.

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5. Everyone has their basic needs met.

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6. Because 1% of the wealthiest people on the planet like to share.

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7. The people who run our country care deeply about improving our futures.

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8. And would never steal from us by using the ‚Äėexpenses loophole‚Äô.

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9. Or allow big businesses to avoid taxation.

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10. I wish people would shut up about equal rights too.

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11. Women get treated fairly in society.

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12. Racial minorities never get discriminated against.

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13. Or murdered by enforcers of justice for no reason.

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14. The slave trade ended hundreds of years ago.

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15. Also, everyone is allowed to express their sexuality.

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16. Including their beautiful and unique identity.

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17. It helps that we care so much about mother nature.

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18. Especially the way we treat earth’s creatures with love.

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19. And preserve their natural habitat.

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20. Which, of course, means our own too.

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21. Climate change? It’s a complete myth. Get over it.

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22. There’s no evidence.

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23. If only people looked outside, you’d see there are no problems.

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24. The best thing to do is accept the way things are.

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25. Why make a fuss?

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26. Or waste your life worrying about things that can’t change?

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27. #YOLO.

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28. #ThrowBackThursday.

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29. Seriously, we don’t need no revolution.

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30. There are more important things to worry about.

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Jon Brooks is a Stoicism teacher and, crucially, practitioner. His Stoic meditations have accumulated thousands of listens, and he has created his own Stoic training program for modern-day Stoics.

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