06 May #1 Brandon Jenner on Why Empathy is Everything
You don’t have to be disadvantaged to have empathy for people who are. Recognizing the good fortune you’ve been born into and using it to help you see the world through other’s eyes is something to be proud of.
Welcome to the Darin Olien Show. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time.
If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet and want to learn more about society’s fatal conveniences- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.
In this episode, I chat with one of my best friends, Brandon Jenner. You probably know Brandon by his last name. That’s ok, he’s used to that. In fact, the bulk of our conversation is about how Brandon has taken his inherited fame and used it to fuel his empathy for people who haven’t had the same good fortune he has.
Not only has Brandon’s signature empathy fueled his personality and the good he does in the world, but it also is the driving force behind his music. In his debut album, Plan on Feelings, Brandon got extremely vulnerable while writing the song “Anybody?”. We discuss the role vulnerability has played in his life and how you can incorporate it into yours.
Brandon is just an all-around great guy. It was fun to get to have a conversation with him about things we don’t usually touch on in our normal weekly hangs. I also got to pick his brain on his down to earth approach to wellness and healthy eating, which I think you’ll enjoy as well.
OTHER GOOD STUFF IN THIS EPISODE:
- How Brandon felt pressured to be an athlete growing up, but turned to music instead
- Why Brandon thinks every single member of his massive family made him who he is today
- How traveling the world at a young age shaped Brandon’s perspective
- How Brandon incorporates empathy into everything he does, especially his music
- Why exercise is so important to him
- How vulnerability plays a role in his life
- Why it’s important to find someone in your life that you can open up to
- The men’s group Brandon and I belong to and the role it plays in both our lives
- The story of writing the song “Anybody?” from Brandon’s first album
- This episode’s Fatal Convenience – Drinking Tap Water