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GenYChron Ep. 0026 – The forgotten meaning behind self-sacrifice

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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.

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2:00 – Viewing the Biblical stories through a psychological lens

2:47 – Understanding sacrifice in a new way

3:18 – What does “expedient” mean?

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

GenYChron Ep. 0025 – Stoicism, suffering and individual responsibility

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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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GenYChron Ep. 0024 – Taming ferocious toddlers with Millennial discipline and smart rules

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We continue our commentary and discussion on Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and in this episode we discuss socializing children out of the “terrible twos” and we review Dr. Peterson’s 5 disciplinary principles (RULE 5 / Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them).

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GenYChron Ep. 0023 – Crush your inner critic, shun envy and improve daily

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We continue our 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos miniseries, and this week we discuss the harm in excessive self-critical social media comparisons and the powerful concept of incremental self-improvement (RULE 4 / Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today).

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GenYChron Ep. 0022 – Exploring friendships: toxic, ideal and beyond

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Welcome back to the 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos miniseries. In this episode we explore friendships—from toxic to ideal—while discussing the third rule of the book (RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you).

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GenYChron Ep. 0021 – Absent self-love in a world of chaos and order

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We continue our discussion of Jordan Peterson’s best-selling book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. This week we provide commentary on the second rule of the book (RULE 2 / Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping).

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GenYChron Ep. 0020 – Lobsters, postures and mate choices

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Welcome to the first Gen Y Chronicles podcast episode of 2019! Join us as we discuss the first rule in Jordan B. Peterson’s best-selling book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (RULE 1 / Stand up straight with your shoulders back).

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GenYChron Ep. 0019 – The Millennial Meditations of 2018

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On this week’s episode, join us on our philosophical journey as we discuss The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, pantheism, meditating with apps, self-healing, hypnotherapy, sensory deprivation tanks and minimalism!

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GenYChron Ep. 0018 – Birthdays, Pareto distributions and spirit molecules

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Join us this week as we talk about empirical evidence for birthday-dependent personalities, the eerie predominance of naturally occurring inequality within our universe and a psychedelic substance that our bodies produce, known as N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).

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GenYChron Ep. 0017 – Ethnopediatrics, co-sleeping and Jólabókaflóðið

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We’re back! After our three-month podcasting hiatus we dive into some parent-friendly topics ranging from child-rearing practices in different cultures, the prevalence of bed sharing outside North America and research surrounding the risks and rewards of co-sleeping. Also, with Christmas just 37 days away, we talk about our plan to adopt a traditional Icelandic gift-giving practice called “Jólabókaflóðið”.

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