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Holocene Has Ended with Vinay Pateel

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Interesting conversations before the world ends!Filmmaker Vinay Pateel gets into conversations with a bunch of interesting people - photographers, designers, world travelers, artists and more.These are not interviews, just conversations that flow through the most random unexpected topics.Enjoy!


Young and Reckless but on the right path - Van

My guest today is quite different from the people I usually talk to.

You know how you hear about people that drop out of college and go on epic adventures and meet amazing people? Well, he did exactly that, and then some more.

At just 22 years of age, he has seen and experienced more life than most of us will ever do.

Seeking answers to questions that question his existence, he is on a journey to figure it all out first hand.

From weird Couchsurfing anecdotes, to breaking his leg in Thailand, to getting arrested for being a hippie, his stories are as interesting as they’re bizarre. We always get to hear interviews of people that have “made it” and how they were once a college dropout and had no idea what they wanted to do in life. He is in that state right now, and I’m curious what goes on in the mind of someone so young and lost and reckless.

Enjoy this conversation with Van.

Some of the things we talk about:

  • Living the hippie life.
  • Getting arrested - cops burning down tents and framing a false case of carrying drugs.
  • Sexually harassed on the very first time outside the country.
  • Breaking you knee at midnight and wakeboarding the next morning in Thailand.
  • What to do when you finally take the first step to freedom and everything fucks up.
  • How to find out if you’re thoughts are correct.
  • Tripping on mushrooms.
  • Good trip vs bad trip.
  • Finding closure to childhood trauma through Vipassana meditation.
  • Cracking the code of falling for girls repeatedly.
  • Learning to love yourself.
  • The therapeutic effects of talking about your deepest feelings & emotions.
  • Manifesting your wishes into reality.
  • Playing with bisexuality.
  • Becoming an artist after gaining a wide range of experiences.

Van has chosen to keep his full identity hidden, so we have no links to share. We might do another episode in a year and see what he's up to.

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