James Dean once said, “Dream as if you’ll live forever — Live as if you’ll die today.” But that’s easier said than done. What does it really mean to dream big, strive for greatness, and live like there’s no tomorrow? What does that look like in today’s world?
My guest today is on a mission to find out. Ravi Patel has made it his quest to travel the world and ask the universal questions. Is there a right way to parent your children? What is the ideal work-life balance? These are questions we all face, but the answers can be elusive. Ravi’s determined to find them.
I’ve had the benefit of becoming friends with Ravi over the past few years, and I’ll tell you that there is no one more curious or more loving. His first interview on The School of Greatness was awesome, but I think this one is even better.
In this episode, Ravi and I dive deep into some of the most essential elements of happiness. We talk about why he’s choosing to focus more on daily processes than on big achievements, what he’s learned from marriage and fatherhood, and why therapy is essential, especially for men. There is so much powerful stuff in this episode — you don’t want to miss it!
“I’m singularly fighting toxic masculinity by getting all my bros in therapy.” @showmetheravi
Ravi Patel is an actor, writer, and director famous for the autobiographical film Meet the Patels, which chronicles Ravi’s journey to find an Indian wife. This documentary, which Ravi co-created with his sister, Geeta Patel, won the Audience Award at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival.
More recently, Ravi has been hard at work on a new series for HBO Max called Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness. In each episode of this documentary series, Ravi and a friend or family member travel to a new part of the world, seeking answers to life’s biggest questions and uncovering new secrets of happiness. It’s fresh, entertaining, and a joy to watch, and it contains so much of Ravi’s signature curiosity and humor.
In addition to being an inspiring actor and filmmaker, Ravi is also a co-founder of This Saves Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding children who are impacted by food scarcity and malnutrition worldwide. For every granola bar sold, This Saves Lives donates a food packet specifically designed to treat malnutrition to a child in need. If you’re interested in getting involved, definitely check out their website.
Ravi Patel is an inspiring person. Whether he’s working for a nonprofit or writing his next hit film, he’s always approaching life with genuine curiosity. As a result, he’s accumulated a lot of wisdom, and I’m grateful he’s here to share a little of it with us today! If you’re ready to uncover the secrets of happiness, join me on Episode 1,009 with Ravi Patel.
“Every facet of the world and humanity has a shelf life, has a utility. When did we decide that doesn’t apply to love?” @showmetheravi
SOME QUESTIONS I ASK:
What’s the biggest question you have in life?
How has your life changed since Meet the Patels?
How has fatherhood changed you?
What are your thoughts on the current state of celebrity in America?
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
Why Ravi is focusing less on achievement and more on the daily learning process
How Ravi and his wife have learned to bounce back more quickly from fights
What Ravi has learned from his parents after becoming a father
Why Ravi thinks therapy is essential, especially for men
Plus much more…
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