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We discuss “RULE 7 / Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)”, from Jordan B. Peterson’s best-selling book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. In this episode, we examine self-sacrifice, the dangers of expediency and a hypothesis about why evil exists.
2:00 – Viewing the Biblical stories through a psychological lens
2:47 – Understanding sacrifice in a new way
6:37 – What happens when your sacrifice is rejected?
9:10 – Sharing with your future self
10:40 – “…the world is revealed to you through the template of your values.”
12:28 – Is it OK to bring a child into a world full of danger and suffering?
18:59 – Why does evil exist?
22:09 – Is lying actually expedient?
25:03 – Little lies are the seeds of totalitarian regimes
We’re halfway through our Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos book review/discussion series. In this episode, we chat about how suffering is a part of the human condition and how we confront it using stoicism and individual responsibility (RULE 6 / Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world).
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- Education reform – home schooling, Montessori, Waldorf, free university, online university
- The ever-growing polarization of political ideologies – SJWs vs. alt-right, echo chambers, tribalism
- Real nutrition, fitness and your DNA – sugar epidemic, gut bacteria, inflammation
- Cities made for people – Europe vs. the Americas, cars vs. transit, urban jungle vs. suburbia
- Discussions about outdated laws – alcohol, cannabis, voting age
- New interpretations about religion – critical thinking, meta physics, holism
- The language of relationships and marriage – long-distance, cross-cultural and online
- Navigating bureaucracy and government reform – immigration to Germany and Canada, living abroad