Why The World Needs Heroes, “The Humility Of The Hero” & A Call To Action: Ben Greenfield’s Speech From Paleo (f)x 2022.

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There's a revolution on the horizon…

…led by a collective of people who are willing to speak up for what they believe in. I call these people heroes.

And today, more than ever, the world needs heroes. Now, I'm not talking about Rambo- or Terminator-type heroes. I'm talking about heroes who, like the greatest hero Jesus Christ, have the meekness and humility of a gentle lamb and the courage and ferocity of a mighty lion. We need heroes who can admit when they're wrong, and who tend lovingly to the garden of their spirit and their soul.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to an audience about why it's imperative to surround ourselves with a community of individuals who know how to surrender, sacrifice, and serve. I was asked to give a keynote speech at Paleo f(x), the world's premier wellness event, covering the 7 pillars of health–physical, mental, emotional, relational, spiritual, financial, and tribal. Over three days, there were 100+ speakers and 8,000+ attendees focusing on optimizing their health and elevating their consciousness. It's one of the most fun, inspiring, and educational events I attend all year long. From the stellar speakers to the amazing networking, to the killer parties and food, nothing like it exists, period.

I could have spoken on any topic related to biohacks, gear, and fitness—as you know, I've spent plenty of time on those subjects in the past. What I felt called to reflect on, though, was the concept of heroism and the Hero's Journey. The theme of this year's Paleo f(x) was Primal Uprising, which felt like the perfect forum to delve into something a little more important. My inspiration for the speech was the article “The Humility Of The Hero: A Call To Action (& 4 Ways To Be The Hero The World Needs Right Now).

It's scary crossing over from your ordinary world, but nothing can replace the feeling of when you reach deep down and speak up for what you believe in. Here, I share the entire keynote speech from Paleo f(x), during which I talk about the Hero's Journey, overcoming addictions, the importance of serving others, and much more. I hope you find it uplifting and motivating.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Why this generation needs heroes…07:01

-The Hero's Journey defined…11:03

  • The Writer's Journey by Christopher Volger
  • Steps of the Hero's Journey:
    • Living in an ordinary world
    • Call to adventure
    • Refusal of the call
    • Meeting the mentor
    • Approach the innermost cave
    • The ordeal
    • The reward
    • The road back
    • The resurrection
    • Return with the elixir

-Why we're wired to embrace the Hero's Journey…17:25

  • Jesus lived out the Hero's Journey
  • Live a healthy life, unschooling, do things out of the norm

-4 ways to be a hero…20:37

  1. Surrender your attachments and addictions…21:00

  2. Sacrifice…25:56

    • A real hero often defies the romanticized stereotypes
    • Humble approach
    • Rocky Balboa, Bilbo Baggins, Peter Parker
    • We wait for someone else to be the hero, but the world is waiting on us
    • Sacrifice your ego and your self (career, ambitions)
  1. Service is the foundation of the hero's journey…35:13

    • The pandemic opened Ben's eyes to the need for service to family and community
    • Most impactful moments are with family and neighbors
    • The hero must have the heart of a servant
  1. Put on your spiritual armor…38:48

-What to do when you feel the call to the Hero's Journey…46:23

-How do you identify your mission and purpose in life?…56:13

-And much more…

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4 thoughts on “Why The World Needs Heroes, “The Humility Of The Hero” & A Call To Action: Ben Greenfield’s Speech From Paleo (f)x 2022.

  1. John stewart says:

    Thanks for your heart for the lost Ben, keep walking in the WORD brother 🙌🙏🏻❤️🎶😀

    1. Ben Greenfield says:


  2. Seth says:

    Great podcast! Changing lives for for an eternal purpose. Great to see you use your platform for Gods glory.

    1. Brent says:

      Awesome podcast!

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