If You Could Ask Greg Swann Anything …

The opportunity to interview Greg Swann as part of the on-going T21C documentary series presented itself a short while ago, and surprise, I’m taking it. If you are unfamiliar with the series, it consists of sitting down with alumni T21C speakers and asking hard, thoughtful questions. It’s a ton of fun, highly rewarding, and nothing short of first class in quality.

The interview is then published on Youtube in parts, as well as in a full length, simple story-line format. (The answers given throughout the 3-4 hour interview are rearranged into a timeline that can be watched beginning to end, with each question building off the predecessor when possible).

Normally we go in with a small set of stock questions, anywhere from 10-20, and then build off of those live and on the fly. We’re going to be filming in the same location we filmed Sock’s interview (hence the picture), and Sock is also going to be present to ask questions, which I believe will skyrocket the content quality.

I’d like to also open up questions to readers of this blog though. While I won’t guarantee every question will be asked, the probability of your question being asked is pretty high. Particularly the tough, thoughtful questions.

The interview is in less than 2 weeks so send em in sooner rather than later. You may post them here publicly, or if you would prefer they be a surprise to Greg, you can e-mail them to info===at===the21convention.com.

If you are not familiar with Greg you can get familiar by visiting his blog at selfadoration.com, or watching his full length talk at The 21 Convention Austin.



For those wondering about the silent July on TDL, and even T21C for the most part, I had an unfortunate “customer service experience” with the manufacturer of my laptop, HP. What should have taken a few days to fix took about a month — and to my delight, when my workhorse returned, it was not even fixed. On hindsight, it was comical how many times and how many ways they managed to screw up a simple repair.

What was not so funny was a forced semi-vacation with work and ideas piling up … very frustrating. In the end, I feel naive for even buying an HP in the first place, and even more naive for dealing with them after the fact. As far as I can tell, companies like HP and Dell just mass produce cheap computers for the masses. Most people don’t use their computers for much outside of web browsing and email, so this is not a problem for them, because the computer is never under stress.

But if you are going to use a computer for anything even remotely demanding, get something built like a brick shit house, with no corners cut.

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.


6 Responses to If You Could Ask Greg Swann Anything …

  1. Sean July 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    I have read a few times that you shouldn’t expect happiness to come from relationships as if to fill some void like buying a new pair of shoes or taking a nice vacation. If we are happy as we are, we don’t need these superficial things. In regards to relationships though, if we are happy and content doing our own thing, to what extend do we need women other than the obvious reproductive and financial reasons? The reason I ask this is because I feel like relationships will provide me with additional happiness but I feel like it’s compromised by maybe putting to much thought and care into the relationship rather than looking at it as “yeah she is cute and fun, and we are good for each other” If this doesn’t make sense Anthony, I will try to clarify it more to you and them repost on here. Thanks

    • Tom August 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      Sean, it depends on you and what you want out of a relationship. If you want to reproduce and create a family unit, then the relationship must be based on much more than just physical attraction and “fun”. If however you are just looking for short term companionship, then physical attraction and fun can take center stage.

      While true happiness and contentment can only come from within, it is natural to want to share our happiness with others. By doing so the happiness often increases. So while a relationship with a woman may not *make* you happy and content if you are already not a happy or content individual, it can *add* to your already happy state of mind. Particularly if you and the woman share common values, ethics and goals, a relationship with her may add a lot of positive value to your life.

  2. Sam Thomas Davies August 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Anthony, when is the James Marshall one coming out? I’ve been waiting for months for that one!

  3. Tom August 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Anthony I noticed you advertise manufactured whey. Did you know you can make it yourself within a matter of minutes simply by curdling boiled milk with lemon juice? That makes “curds and whey”. You then strain it, and bottle the liquid (whey) and put it in the fridge. Then you can fry up the curds with some spices for a tasty treat. Or just eat them as is. Or eat the curds and whey together. The curd is the first stage of “cheese”. You can solidify it over a number of days and it will turn into a block of tofu-like texture.

    This is called “paneer” and is frequently used in Indian cooking.

  4. Tom August 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Anthony, have you hear the audio or seen the video of “Atlas Evolved”?

    There’s 3 parts to it.

    Also, have you read any of Wilber’s seminal works?


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