Looking Back, Looking Forward

By Jeremy Godwin

Welcome to Let’s Talk About Mental Health, the weekly podcast full of simple ideas for better mental health by Jeremy Godwin. Each episode focuses on practical and simple things that you can do every single day to improve and maintain your mental health and wellbeing, based on quality research.

This is Episode 59 and this week’s episode is a little different than usual! To celebrate the end of 2020, this week in Looking Back, Looking Forward I’m taking a look back at some of the biggest lessons for all of us from 2020, some of the most important things to consider in terms of mental health as you’re making plans for 2021, and for the first time ever I’m answering questions from listeners like yourself around the world… so, let’s talk about mental health!

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Hello and welcome to Episode 59, and thanks so much for joining me! This is the final episode for 2020, and it’s a year that has been an absolutely enormous one for this podcast (not to mention being a pretty big year for the whole world… I think there might have been one or two major events that affected us all!). So, this week I’m taking a bit of a different approach than usual by looking back at some of the lessons for all of us from 2020, looking ahead at ways to improve and maintain your mental health in 2021, and I’ll be answering a number of questions submitted by listeners from around the world in my first Ask Me Anything session!

I have some HUGE news before I start today…!

Now, before I begin today, I want to take a minute or so to share some news. This week I have a HUGE announcement to make and it’s something that I shared with my mailing list subscribers a couple of weeks ago (when you join my mailing list at letstalkaboutmentalhealth.com.au/subscribe you get to find out about stuff like this at least a week before anyone else, so why not head over and sign up for free!)… 

Anyway the big news is that I’m launching a weekly Let’s Talk About Mental Health show on YouTube very, VERY soon! Each week I’ll be posting a new episode of a chat show that will share lots of mental health news, practical tips and much more — its focus will be a lot broader than this podcast, which will still continue in the same format each week where I look at one specific aspect of mental health in detail; this will be a whole new show added on top of what I already do with the podcast. 

This weekly YouTube program will be starting on January 21 Australian time (which is January 20 in most countries such as the US, UK, Canada etc.) — if you haven’t already subscribed to my YouTube channel then head over to letstalkaboutmentalhealth.com.au where you’ll find details on the front page so you can subscribe, or if you’re on Instagram find me @ltamentalhealth and the link in my profile will take you where you need to go!

You can watch the trailer and subscribe here:

Now, on with this week’s episode…


This week’s episode is called Looking Back, Looking Forward, and I chose that name for a few reasons; since it’s the end of the year when this goes out, we often find ourselves thinking about the year that was as well as making plans and (for some of us) resolutions for the new year, and since 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride it really did seem like a good idea to have a chat about what we’ve learned, how far we’ve come, and what we might need to consider as we move forward into 2021.

Looking Back

So let’s start by looking back, shall we? And I don’t think I need to even mention that topic of conversation that has been on all of our minds this year… COVID-19. This really has been a year unlike any other and of course there have been lots of other things going on as well — here in Australia we started the year already dealing with major bushfires that had been going for months, and it went from bad to worse very quickly and then of course coronavirus showed up at a party it wasn’t invited to, and turned all of our lives upside-down overnight.

With everything that’s gone on in the world this year, it’s easy to become exhausted due to the weight of constant worry and fear that descended on most of us, just as it’s easy to become cynical when you see the rampant stupidity and selfishness of some people around the world and the continued rise of bigotry and hatred on social media and in the real world.

So what I’m about to say may surprise you, but hear me out: I believe that 2020 has been a really good year. Now, some of you are probably in shock and others might be ready to yell at me (and your feelings are totally valid), but again, hear me out… it’s been a good year because even though shitty stuff has happened and we’ve all been living with constant fear and anxiety, this year has served to highlight what matters most in life and it has also exposed all of those things that no longer work in our society; from political systems and financial approaches through to environmental vandalism and more. If there’s one thing that most of us can (hopefully) agree on, it’s that things need to change. 

Let me say that it is absolutely horrible that so many people have suffered with illness and that so many have died (and I’ve had some of you who have reached out to me mentioned that you’ve lost loved ones, and to all of you please know you have my deepest sympathy), and the financial impacts of this pandemic have been horrendous for so many and have caused pain and suffering… and of course in each situation we could focus just on the negative, or we can choose to look for opportunities in even the darkest of circumstances. 

The opportunity presented to every single one of us on this planet this year is the opportunity to grow: do you choose to fight and resist change (which is happening whether you like it or not), or do you choose to grow. This year has served to force us to focus on what truly matters, and for most of us that has meant the people that we love and care about the most in the world. 

True and meaningful change is rarely easy; it often hurts and can require you to go through a total metamorphosis. A butterfly larvae doesn’t just magically grow wings and become a butterfly; it goes into a cocoon where it undergoes a complete transformation at the cellular level before it emerges as something new, and that’s not a simple or quick process. Transformation takes time and patience, and the thing about transformation is that once you start you cannot go backwards — and that’s quite possibly the toughest lesson for most of us to accept about 2020.

You cannot have the amount of transformative change we’ve had thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and then just magically go back to the way things were. Why? Because life doesn’t work like that. You cannot un-know everything you have learnt and experienced during these 12 months, and you cannot possibly continue on without being changed by it in some way — even if you’re not prepared to admit it to yourself or to others. That might mean feeling the pull to connect more closely with those you care about; that might mean having a new fire within you driving you to achieve your goals and turn your dreams into reality; that might mean seeking greater security. Whatever it is, it requires you to be willing to not just accept change but to embrace it, completely and unconditionally.

And so that leads into the ‘Looking Forward’ part of today’s episode…

Looking Forward

And hopefully it should be no surprise that I’m not about to say that 2021 is going to be the year when things magically go back to ‘normal’, because there is no going back. We cannot be unchanged by all of this, and that is a good thing… it’s your choice whether that results in your growth or if you find yourself stuck in the past (something I talked about extensively in Episode 37 [about] Growth).

Even with vaccinations beginning to roll out in many countries, it’s not a magic cure and it will also take time to make enough of an impact so that we can see infection rates begin to slow down significantly… and so we must be patient, and take things one day at a time while we focus on what we can do to use these experiences to help us become the best version of ourselves possible.

Let’s not rush to try to get back to the way things were because (a) there was a lot of stuff that was broken and which needed to be challenged (and still needs to be challenged), and (b) we cannot go backwards, no matter how much we might try.

And so my advice for looking forward to 2021 is this: take the time to think about your priorities and decide how you’re going to focus on what really matters every single day. I explored reflection in Episode 12 and new beginnings in Episode 13, so check those out if you’d like to explore this further (which I recommend).

In times of uncertainty we can often find ourselves having more questions than answers, which is an uncomfortable place to be in, however I have to believe that the more of us who focus on doing no harm, being kind and giving more than we take, the better off we’ll all be as we move forward one step at a time into the great unknown that is our future.

And speaking of questions… a few weeks ago I announced that I would be doing my first Ask Me Anything segment in this final episode for 2020 and I was really fortunate to receive lots of wonderful questions from many of you around the world. I’m not able to answer every single one but I’m going to go through as many as I possibly can, so let’s jump in…!

Ask Me Anything (AMA) session

First, Annie from Las Cruces (NM), USA asks:

“Could you address intrusive thoughts? More specifically the toll they can have on someone’s mental health/life and how to move past them.”

Hi Annie! Look, intrusive thoughts can happen to anyone and it describes when particular thoughts get stuck in your mind (and sometimes they can be upsetting in nature). Your thoughts are not fact and they have no power unless you give them power. Half the time the stuff that pops into our heads is so random that if we paid attention to all of it, we’d never leave the house! Our minds do some odd things and that includes thinking about things that we might not consciously choose to think about. To quote Healthline, “as long as you recognise that these are thoughts only and you have no desire to act on them, intrusive thoughts aren’t harmful.” They can be a sign of conditions including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder (or OCD), so in terms of dealing with them it’s important to work with your doctor (especially if you’re experiencing other symptoms like poor sleep, self-harm etc.); doing so means you can work together to identify the possible cause and then devise a treatment plan together. In general, if you can learn to observe your thoughts and label them objectively you will find that over time they have less and less of an impact on you. Just remember: you are not your thoughts, you are what you choose to do with them.

Next, I have two similar questions; one is from Nay in Denver (CO) in the USA and the other is from Karen in Canberra, Australia. Nay asks:

“I have someone I love a lot with depression and in their worst days I never know how to react to help them out.”

And Karen asks:

“Do you have any advice for partners of people with anxiety?”

It’s wonderful to have questions like this because part of this show is about helping people to better understand mental health in general, not just if you’re experiencing an issue… so when our loved ones are open to being supportive it can make an enormous difference. I decided to combine these two questions because ,even though we’re talking about two different conditions, the advice is the same:

  1. Educate yourself as much as possible — do research, read, watch videos etc. (just please go and find quality resources based on scientific fact; don’t try to learn from Facebook University where there’s a conspiracy theory for everything!)
  2. Understand that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to mental health issues, as we are all unique and so we experience issues like anxiety and depression in our own unique ways
  3. In general, be understanding: one of the most common things about these types of conditions (and others) is that we can have good days, bad days, average days, ‘meh’ days and outright terrible days… so just take things one step at a time
  4. Ask what support you can offer and let them know you’re there for them (and do it often — they know, but it’s easy to forget when you’re having a really tough time)
  5. Treat them no differently to the way you would treat others — they are not their condition; they are a person who also happens to be experiencing a mental health issue. I hated being treated with kid gloves during the worst of my depression and anxiety, and I could see that some people just didn’t know what to do with me because I wasn’t the same outgoing version of myself that I used to be (mainly because I was drunk most of the time to deal with social situations since I was in so much pain).

Most importantly is that you’re asking how you can support the person you care about and that is the greatest way you can help; being fully committed to being supportive.

The next question is from Mel in Sydney, Australia who asks: 

“When you are listening to someone speaking about something that bothers them, and [it’s] similar [to] or the same [as] what you have witnessed them themselves do before. How do you approach this delicately enough to pull them up on it without hurting/embarrassing them?”

This next one continues on because it’s about support and being honest with someone in a caring and thoughtful way is one of the most loving you can do (even if they may not necessarily see it that way immediately). There are two things to consider here: 

  1. You have to decide how willing you are to accept conflict if it happens, because not everybody will take this sort of feedback well. If you believe getting the message across (kindly) is more important than any potential for conflict, then I believe that’s a sign to proceed.
  2. Think about what you’re going to say before you say it; the difference in how the message is received is often in the wording used. For example, saying something like “You know, I’ve heard you say this so many times before” is hurtful whereas something like, “I’ve noticed this situation has come up a few times for you now and I’m wondering if you’re aware that it’s happening? What can I do to support you in dealing with this?” This is still quite direct and it might not feel comfortable for everybody, but as long as you remain kind and objective I think you’ll be fine (it’s even worthwhile starting with something like, “I don’t want to embarrass you however I’ve noticed that…” and then go from there). Being non-judgemental and offering support are the most important things to remember here.

Next, Ellie from Perth, Australia asks:  

“I have a friend that my boyfriend hates. Whenever I see him, I’m afraid I’m going to end up in a fight with my boyfriend, which often happens. I’m exhausted, it’s been two years already. I tried everything! But I’m not giving up my friendship!”

Hi Ellie! Well that sounds really tough! Unfortunately our partners aren’t always going to like all of our friends but provided nobody is hurting anyone (which you specified in your message that they’re not) then I have to think this is really about your boyfriend, and the choices he’s making. If I were in your position I would set very clear boundaries with him in terms of letting him know that you will not accept it because you are, as you say, exhausted. Check out Episode 53 for more on boundaries, and let me say that your choice of friends is yours and yours alone. Good luck!

Next, Janet from Fredericksburg (VA), USA asked:

“Do you have any suggestions or knowledge of what ‘ghosting’ does to a person and how to get through it? Maybe you can address the torment ghosting does to the ‘ghostee’ and why it is so hurtful.”

Hi Janet! I certainly have something to say about ghosting and in fact I’ve been talking about this a fair bit lately in a few episodes, because I think it’s just a really shitty thing to do to someone. That said, I’m not innocent in this: I’ve had times in the past where I’ve decided enough is enough and I’ve cut off contact with people, however in my case I’d say 98% of the time I’ve made it very clear why I’m doing so (it’s just that ‘giving people a chance to change thing’ that I kind-of struggle with; I’m one of those people where if you piss me off one time too many I am done)… anyway, you didn’t ask about me, so let me answer your question!

Being ghosted absolutely sucks, but it’s not about you. The other person clearly wants to avoid confrontation (even if that just means telling you why they cannot or will not speak to you any longer) and the reality is that if that’s what they’re like then it is what it is (sorry to be so blunt but I don’t know how else to say it). The other week I got a message from someone who I have only heard from one other time this year (after she stopped replying to my messages) and it was only because she wanted something; at first I was angry and it reminded me of all those “what did I do wrong?” and “what’s wrong with me?” things that can get triggered for many of us when this shitty behaviour we call ghosting happens… but the reality is that other people will do what other people do, and all we can control is what we do or say as well as what we do with our feelings. So my advice is to focus on letting go — I know, easier said than done… but it’s in your best interests to fully let go. You went into a lot of detail in your message and to me that indicates you’re still processing it and trying to understand it, and you might not want to hear this but you’re probably never going to fully understand what happened. The good news is that you don’t have to, and in fact you can do the work to reach a place of acceptance even if years later you’re still thinking, “what the hell was that all about?!” If you’re feeling stuck, work with a therapist or counsellor who can help you to get right down to the core of what’s keeping you stuck so that you can address that, and if it’s particularly traumatic for you then work with someone who specialises in trauma. Ghosting hurts but you are going to be OK, Janet.

Next, Flora from Vancouver (BC), Canada asks: 

“What to do if grief from losing a loved one (e.g. parents) is lingering for years?”

I’ve talked a lot about grief throughout 2020 and I covered it back in Episode 26, and as I was preparing this episode a recent song started playing on my HomePod (which was on shuffle) called ‘Feel Something’ which features Duncan Laurence, who won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (and hopefully by now you all know how much I’m obsessed with Eurovision — if not, brace yourselves as we head towards May!). I do have a point here; there’s a lyric that goes, “pain is what happens with leftover love,” that I really related to, and the thing is that there is no time limit on grief; for some it takes months, for others it takes years. 

We all adjust at our own pace and the thing we need to be aware of is that we don’t magically ‘heal’ from grief or just get over it; especially in the case of profound loss (like a parent, partner or close friend or relative) I think it’s more a case of learning how to live with the grief. It’s always there in some form or another; you just learn over time how to adjust to it and then it slowly becomes less intense. 

However there is a condition called Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) which may affect roughly 10 percent of people dealing with bereavement, which involves being so profoundly affected by the loss for 6-12 months or more that it’s very difficult to focus on or care about other things. There are many different symptoms in terms of both mental and physical health; prolonged grief can affect your immune system and cause issues like hypertension, cardiac problems and even potentially cancer. I don’t want to scare anybody however I’m also not going to sugarcoat this: we so often forget (or ignore) the fact that our minds and our bodies are interrelated, so mental health issues can have a serious impact on your physical health and vice versa. 

So to answer your question, Flora, if the grief is severe then you need to see a doctor immediately. If your grief is less severe (in other words, if you can function day-to-day but it’s the adapting part that is still proving challenging) then you need to talk with your doctor or see a professional (online or in person) who specialises in grief; no disrespect to generalist therapists or counsellors, but when you’re dealing with something as serious as long-term grief I think it’s really important to work with someone who can guide you through your journey towards learning how to live with your grief. This stuff will take time and it will probably hurt like hell, but you’re going to be okay.

Moving on, next I have two questions I’ve combined together. Ana from Brisbane, Australia asks:

“What can we do when despite the many strategies learnt, we just don’t want to do anything (e.g. Can’t face a journal, meditate, even when exercising you are not giving your all).”

And Joshua from Sydney, Australia asks:

“How do I try and not fall back into my old ways of depression, anxiety and substance abuse while I am off work. I used to see a counsellor but no longer [do] due to… financial difficulties and don’t feel that FaceTime counselling is effective. What would you suggest is the best way to get back on my feet?” 

So I combined these two because I interpret them as being broadly related to that feeling of being stuck or looking at where to go from here.

Starting with Ana, usually at this point I say “find what works for you!” because we each have our own preferences, however if you’re indicating that nothing is working for you in terms of self-care strategies then it’s time to see a professional for support (if you haven’t already). Without knowing your broader situation I obviously can’t pinpoint what might be going on, however I know for myself that when I had zero motivation for anything at all it turned out to be severe depression and anxiety. Losing interest in activities that were once pleasurable is a common sign of depression, so regardless of what you may or may not be experiencing I would say it’s time to go and see someone as soon as possible. If you’re already working with a professional, talk to them about not wanting to do anything in terms of self-care because there is a much deeper conversation to be had about what’s going on; what you’re describing is most likely a symptom of a much deeper issue. So go and talk to your doctor and/or a therapist as soon as possible.

So Joshua, similar to what I said to Ana, it’s about finding what works for you and if nothing is working then something’s got to give. I understand that you’re not a fan of using video conferencing for counselling however you need to find something that you can do rather than focusing on what you cannot or will not do. Elsewhere in your message you mentioned using my podcasts as a time to reflect which is fantastic but you’re right in saying it’s not a way to release what you have bottled up — you need to find an outlet. What this is is up to you; you can journal to get your feelings out, or if you’re more physical then maybe go somewhere remote and scream at the top of your lungs or whatever it is that works for you… but if you want my blunt advice then it’s to see a professional, whether online or in person. I know the cost can be prohibitive (and although we’re fortunate in this country to have a number of sessions covered by our Medicare universal healthcare system, there can often be an out-of-pocket expense on top or it takes ages to get in to someone, or if you want to see a counsellor you’re not eligible to use the Medicare sessions because they only recognise psychologists and psychiatrists)… there are a thousand potential roadblocks, including cost, but it’s important that you address this stuff, so if you need to see someone then you need to find a way to make that happen. When I had my breakdown and then could no longer work, I had to absolutely scrape together every last dollar I could find to afford a few sessions with a psychologist… but I’m glad I did, because it saved my life. I hope you’re able to find a way that works for you and I’ll leave it with you to decide what that looks and feels like.

The next question comes from Wunmi in Lagos, Nigeria, who asks:

“How do you function in a society that kills its own citizens?”

Let me just say first that this one made me stop in my tracks and I genuinely didn’t know how to respond at first, so I had to sit with it for a little while before I could even begin to approach some kind of answer. We so often get caught up in our day-to-day lives and are focused on the world immediately around us that we forget there are many, many people living in fear of genocide or democide every single day around the world. Often it’s due to some aspect of themselves that they cannot change — their heritage, skin tone, sexual orientation, religious or cultural background and so on. Wunmi (and I hope I’m pronouncing that correctly), let me say that living in constant fear is obviously incredibly dangerous for your mental health and it can have serious long-term effects on your physical health as well (there’s only so long that our bodies can function at a heightened state before it starts to have a negative impact on our organs etc). It’s tough for me to give specific advice on this one other than to say that you need to decide what is right for you. If that means deciding to leave and finding safety elsewhere then that is an option, just as much as finding a way to adapt to the situation is an option; only you can decide what is right for you. But let me say that the idea of being the best version of yourself (which I talk about all the time in this show) really isn’t just a fanciful idea for decadent Westerners in countries like Australia, but a basic human right for all. Sadly, we’re a long way off that ideal being reality for all of us but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible — every single time someone stands up and rejects fear, we get one step closer. I wish you all the very best with everything and my heart is with you; keep taking your own steps, whatever they may be, one day at a time.     

Next, I have two similar questions that I’ve combined. Yash from Seattle (WA), USA asks: 

“My parents were narcissistic and controlling when I was small and I think I am like them. It has severely affected my relationship with people throughout my life. I am 24 now and I have friends but I don’t think I have a meaningful relationship with anyone. How do I form one?”

And Becky from Hull, UK asks: 

“I recently split from my fiancé due to how I was treating him because of my mental health, I have narcissistic traits, I’m trying to come to terms with the breakup and I want to change but I don’t know how. Do you have any advice?”

First let me say to both of you that the very fact that you’re asking what you can do to change is an excellent sign of your self-awareness, something that is not present in a lot of narcissistic people… and it’s the hardest thing to address, so you’re doing well! It’s best to see a doctor or therapist to discuss your traits and what you want to focus on, and let me say that it may actually be one of a number of conditions rather than narcissistic personality disorder so it does require a proper diagnosis. Regardless, dealing with the types of issues that you have both mentioned really do need to be worked through with a professional therapist or counsellor, who can help you to dig into the root cause of your challenges and identify different approaches that may work for you given your preferences and personality type. So I wish I could give you some more ‘try this!’ kind of ideas, but there is some stuff that really needs to be worked through with a professional. Again, though, the fact that you want to make positive changes is absolutely brilliant and so stay focused that as you take these next steps. You will be fine, with time, effort and perseverance.

And finally I have a question from Allen, however I’m not sure where’s he’s from; you forgot to mention in your message! Allen asks: 

“I battle schizophrenia every day but [am] doing well. The biggest obstacle I face now is bigotry, stigma, [and] abuse due to gossip about my private medical condition. Would you be able to do something on discrimination and bigotry towards mental illnesses please?”

Uurgh, stigma! It’s ridiculous that it’s 2020 and we still have to deal with this nonsense, but we also have to deal with a whole bunch of unenlightened bullshit in the world so it’s hardly a surprise that there are people who behave like complete and utter arseholes towards someone experiencing a mental illness. 

And, Allen, that’s the thing: you’re never going to please all of the people all of the time, and their small-mindedness speaks volumes to the kind of person they are so to hell with them. You focus on being the best version of yourself possible (by doing no harm, being kind, and giving more than you take), and if someone wants to give you shit for being who you are then remove that person from your life or remove yourself from the situation. It’s like with what I do in this podcast; I know that not everyone is going to like my work and that’s fine, because I’m too busy focusing on the people who do like what I do and who connect with my work. I’ve used this in a previous episode (no idea which one because I think I’ve lost count by this point!) but just remember that Dita von Teese quote, “You can be a delicious, ripe peach and there will still be people in the world that hate peaches.” 

And actually I think I’ll leave that there because it’s basically [like] my reflection quote for the end of this episode! I wish you the best of luck with everything.

And so that’s it for my first-ever Ask Me Anything! I hope you enjoyed this AMA session; if you liked it, send me a message and let me know… this is something I may consider doing again, possibly as part of the YouTube show. 

Summary and Close-Out

And finally, I just want to finish by saying that as rough as this year has been (and I’ve shared a lot of the personal struggles I’ve dealt with this year), I’m eternally grateful for what this year has brought me including people like you who take the time each week to listen to this podcast. In the first week of 2020 I had a total of 434 listens; now I average nearly 7,000 weekly listens and I have people listening in over 100 countries around the world… if that’s not something to be grateful for, then I don’t know what is! So thank you very much for being part of my audience in 2020 and I’m excited to see where 2021 takes Let’s Talk About Mental Health.

Each week I like to finish up by sharing a quote about the week’s topic, and I encourage you to take a few moments to really reflect on it and consider what it means to you. This week’s quote is by the American politician William Jennings Bryan, and it is:

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.” 

William Jennings Bryan

Next week I’ll be talking about wellbeing. As that will be the first episode of 2021, I’ll be continuing my focus on things that help you to think about what you want your present and your future to look like and how that ties in to the idea of becoming the best version of yourself possible. So next week I’ll be talking about what wellbeing is, why it’s important for good mental health, and how to improve your wellbeing every single day.

I hope you’ll join me for that episode, which will be released in the morning of Monday 4 January in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia; the evening of Sunday 3 January in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa and the Middle East; and the afternoon of Sunday 3 January in the US, Canada, Central America and South America. 

Head over to letstalkaboutmentalhealth.com.au for past episodes (including audio links and full transcripts) and while you’re there join the Let’s Talk About Mental Health mailing list to have exclusive updates land in your inbox — those of you on my email list find out about new stuff at least a week before anybody else, so if you like this show then sign up at the website: letstalkaboutmentalhealth.com.au.

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Thank you very much for joining me today — look after yourself and make a conscious effort to share positivity and kindness in the world, because you get back what you put out. Take care and talk to you next time.

Jeremy 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Looking Back, Looking Forward

  1. Hello Jeremy,

    Happy New Year. You are likely already in the year 2021 now, so I hope you are doing well and off to a great start.

    I thought your show was great and thank you for including my question. I learned a lot from the other questions you responded to during your broadcast. The question concerning how to live in a country that kills its citizens is quite noteworthy and thought provoking. I will likely remember the question and your response for the rest of my life.

    May the year 2021 be good to you and all the people who listened and/or submitted a question to you for your response.


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