I’ve discussed The Dudeness a few times…
- Big Lebowski Buffet
- The Real Dude; i.e. The Dude Behind The Dude
- An 8-Bit Dude. All is Right with the World.
I’ve collected a few Lebowski-related topics in my online travels.
Much like The Dude, the topics veer towards the existential with a mix of the absurd. A perfect recipe.
This is a bit of an ode to the bathrobe and the impact COVID has had on our collective willingness to lower our expectations – in a good way.
Even a discussion of bathrobes slides into a deeper meaning with The Dude – “Control is an illusion, stillness is salvation. In other words, you gotta chill.”
Huckberry is a great online store – if ya didn’t know, now you know.
Apparently, AI has a lot in common with The Dude as well. Who woulda thunk it? Not so worried about AI taking over the world if it’s so chill!
Jeff Bridges is almost The Dude in real life. A dude after my own heart. I love how much he digs Lebowski…”The Dude is a wonderful character. I wouldn’t mind if I was mostly recognized for that guy. That doesn’t bother me at all.”
I’ve been a fan of the Tao for many moons. The Dude’s chill vibes strike a chord with me for similar reasons the Tao’s free-flowing philosophy has led my mental charge for years – chill is cool.
This is a pretty academic comparison of Dudeism and Taoism. Worth the browse.
I’ve covered my ordained-priest status with Dudeism before. Here’s an article exploring Dudeism…
The call for people to re-examine their priorities in a materialistic system is in no way a new one. Dudeism is bridging the gap between the obscurity of the mystical world and popular culture by building its legacy on The Dude which has contributed to its popularity.
Rather than rejecting all moral codes, the Dude just wants everyone to relax a little.
The world is a complicated place. But maybe there are a few simple remedies. Relax. Take it easy. Flow. Wu Wie. Abide.
- Anyone has the potential to be a Dude
- Taking it Easy Eliminates Suffering
Perhaps there are similarities that underly all of life’s “truths.” We’re just recycling and relearning the same truths in new contexts.
At some point, we should try to retain these truths.
Or maybe letting go is THE truth.