We all lead busy lives.
We rush from home to work, scarfing down breakfast and hoping to avoid traffic. At work, we’re constantly performing and being told what to do – answering emails, hopping on calls, meeting with clients and managers. And once we’ve completed all of our tasks for the day, we slink home, exhausted, trying to fit one more hang-out with visiting friends, or simply retiring to a microwaved meal and a TV screen.
Sometimes, we go through the motions because this is our reality: making money, trying to survive somewhat comfortably, taking one step after the other in the ladder of the corporate world. We’re so busy, in fact, that we rarely have time to really deduce and reflect – to the simplest terms – what gives our lives meaning and purpose. We’re caught up in cycles and routines and what we should be doing, and it drains so much out of us that we can’t find the time or energy to search for the bigger picture, even though we may know internally that it’s one of the most important things we can do.
Bing Chen figured out the meaning to his life when he was sixteen. The searching and realization came after his father’s death.
Bing generously came on an episode of our podcast and conversed about this topic, among a handful of other subjects. As both a creative and entrepreneur, Bing’s accomplishments are extensive: he spearheaded the start of the YouTube Partner program, founded Gold House, and recently established a multicultural film fund, the AUM Group. You can listen to the episode (#24) on our website, or any of your preferred platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and more.
Here are some lightly edited highlights of our conversation.
Bing Chen joined episode 24 of our podcast. Listen in here.