Awesome Insights from Deep Dudes
Soon to be published, The Tao of the Dude is the essential guide for practicing Dudeists to keep their minds limber and avoid uptight thinking.
The book will consist of collected quotes from great Dudeist thinkers throughout history. It addresses various subjects near and dear to the Dudeist heart, such as conflict ("This Aggression Will Not Stand"), leisure ("Just Take it Easy Man") and tolerance ("That’s Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man"). Featuring luminaries like Bertrand Russell, Lao Tzu, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Kurt Vonnegut and many many more, this collection makes it plain that Dudeism is a creed that has existed down through the ages.
Each chapter features inspiring and thought-provoking introductory essays by Oliver Benjamin (the founder of Dudeism) which discuss how each topic is realized in The Big Lebowski and in other works of art and philosophy throughout history.
Currently, we’re looking for contributors who would like to contribute quotes, passages from books (both fiction and non-fiction) and other tidbits of interesting insight that can help to illuminate the Dudeist way of thinking.
Folks whose contributions are particularly noteworthy will recieve a free copy of the book. However, everyone who contributes material that ends up in the final copy will have their name listed in an appendix.
Here are the topics/chapters that will be in the book:
THIS AGGRESSION WILL NOT STAND
A WORTHY FUCKIN’ ADVERSARY
War and Politics
OUR BASIC FREEDOMS
Liberty and Lifestyle
JUST TAKE IT EASY, MAN
Leisure & Relaxation
GO FIND A CASH MACHINE
Money and Materialism
ARE YOU EMPLOYED, SIR?
KEEP MY MIND LIMBER
Intellect and Uptight Thinking
A LOT OF INS AND OUTS
Open-mindedness and Creativity
THAT’S JUST, LIKE, UH, YOUR OPINION, MAN
Pluralism and Tolerance
CAN’T BE WORRIED ABOUT THAT SHIT
Peace of Mind
AND PROUD WE ARE OF ALL OF THEM
Ambition and Achievement
THE FUCKING EAGLES, MAN
The United States of America
WHAT’S A HEE-RO?
SOME KIND OF AN EASTERN THING
A WISER FELLER THAN MYSELF ONCE SAID
Knowledge and Education
NEW SHIT HAS COME TO LIGHT
WHAT IN GOD’S HOLY NAME ARE YOU BLATHERING ABOUT?
CAREFUL, MAN, THERE’S A BEVERAGE HERE!
A PRETTY STRICT, UH, DRUG UH, REGIMEN
STRONGLY VAGINAL. …AND A PAIR OF TESTICLES
THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US, DUDE
Idealism and Morality
THE PREFERRED NOMENCLATURE
Language and Conversation
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
The “F” word
THERE’S NOT A LITERAL CONNECTION
Art, Literature & Film
THE WHOLE DURNED HUMAN COMEDY
THE ROYAL WE
Friendship & Community
REALLY TIED THE ROOM TOGETHER
FURTHER ON DOWN THE TRAIL