Tom Wessels – Author of “The Myth of Progress”

Cracking Open the Vault of Wisdom: Tom Wessels Dives us into his book ‘The Myth of Progress.’

Mike interviews Tom Wessels.

Today’s blog is like a backstage pass to one of the most mind-blowing conversations I’ve enjoyed hosting. This is not just an interview; it’s an odyssey into the heart of our existence. Join me as I unravel the layers of insight with the brilliant Tom Wessels, author of ‘The Myth of Progress.’ Trust me; this is a journey you don’t want to miss.


Tom kicks off the episode by dissecting the phrase “No Child Left Behind.” But hold on, it’s not your typical rant about the education system. Tom takes it up a notch, suggesting a hidden agenda behind the phrase. He questions the lowering of standards and connects it to a broader worldview aiming for a populace that can’t think critically. Mind-blowing, right? The conversation evolves into a deep dive into the educational system and its impact on our ability to think independently.

The discussion seamlessly transitions into the realm of financial literacy. After reading ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ post-graduation, Tom shares his’ aha’ moment. The realization hits hard – why weren’t these life-changing books part of our school curriculum? Tom raises a thought-provoking question: Is there a deliberate effort to keep individuals financially ignorant, feeding into a cycle of poor decision-making and overconsumption? It’s a wake-up call to reevaluate our education system’s priorities.

The episode turns towards the environment, and Tom doesn’t mince words about our current state of affairs. He points out how we’re playing catch-up with climate change, emphasizing the urgent need for action. Tom’s insights hit close to home, discussing the immediate effects and long-term consequences we’re facing due to our environmental negligence. Brace yourselves; this part of the conversation is an eye-opener.

Shifting gears, Tom delves into the realm of artificial intelligence. Buckle up because it’s not just another tech talk. Tom echoes the scientific community’s concerns, urging caution in AI development. The potential consequences are chilling – an AI system that predicts and manipulates human behaviour. The discussion navigates the thin line between technological advancement and the ethical dilemmas it poses.

Mike Fallat and Tom Wessels talk about the book The Myth of Progress.

As we approach the heart of the conversation, Tom shares a moment contemplating spirituality and life’s purpose, emphasizing the need for a moral obligation to sustain our planet. He draws parallels between our cultural values and the environmental crisis, leaving us with a profound reflection on our collective responsibility.

Just when you think we’ve covered it all, we venture into the intriguing territory of the moon landing. I throw a curveball at Tom with the conspiracy theory. Did we really go to the moon? Tom’s unequivocal yes is backed by memories of witnessing the historic event. But, in classic conspiracy fashion, we explore the mysteries surrounding the missing lunar module footage and equipment. It’s a lighthearted touch to an episode filled with deep reflections.

This is more than just a podcast; it’s a revelation, an expedition into the mindscape of Tom Wessels and his thought-provoking book, ‘The Myth of Progress.’ Strap in for a rollercoaster of insights, from education and finance to climate change, AI, spirituality, and a sprinkle of moon landing fun. If you haven’t tuned in yet, what are you waiting for? This episode is a game-changer, exploring the wisdom that could propel you toward a million-dollar life.

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