HOPE BOMBS is back 2023 & all year long!
What is Hope Bombs?
Hope bombs is a chance learn. It's a chance to learn about hope from the past, the present and the future. Hope i believe is not only one of our greatest tools but it is also a guiding force in life. Without hope for the future what would be the point of working in the present? Hope is the guiding force that pushes us to go on. -Jon Bagnato
Everyone needs a pick-me-up from time to time. Listening to inspirational, upbeat, informative, and hopeful messages can help up get through our days.
Gwen Moran wrote in Fast Company
Depending on whom you ask, the appeal appears to lie in a combination of good wordsmithing, motivational psychology, and a measure of self-selection
So then, what is motivational psychology?
Motivational Psychology is a broad science to some degree, it parallels the science of "Mind-control" the Soviets and some American agencies have used throughout the years to essentially "change our minds." This article explains some basic principles of general "motivation" in a nice little info graphic
But then why do so many of us have a hard time finding "motivation" when we so desperately need it? Well, that is not for a humble podcaster to find out. But I am here to find out what motivates me, gives me hope, and helps me maintain a healthy mindset.
To some degree, our minds, whether known or unknown, are inundated with "things" all day. The list goes on and on with information, news, social media, movies, TV, video games, etc... All of these aforementioned things can not only have addicting properties, but they also convey information. That information could be good or bad, wanted or unwanted, but if we watch or listen, we essentially motivate, brainwash, and educate ourselves. We end up becoming, to some extent, the things we listen to, do, and believe in.
So what is Hope Bombs? Well, it's an attempt to counter all the negativity our current system promotes—the sensationalism of violence, chaos, hatred, and misinformation. To the best of my ability, I have chosen quotes from historical figures from across the world, from every different facet of life, and from as many eras in time as possible. Drawing hope from the past to find inspiration in the day. We look to how people handled even more difficult things in an effort to find happiness & healthy ways to deal with life.
Sincerely and with much love, Jon Bagnato
If no one told you they loved you today, I do
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