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

Show summary

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).

Show notes

1:59 – Comparing yourself to others is a losing game; your inner critic always wins

5:15 – Many social media platforms can drive internal criticism to unhealthy levels

6:30 – Social media consumption is harming the next generation (The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt)

8:01 – Envy blinds you from seeing what you really need in your life

9:30 – The Monkey Business Illusion (YouTube viral video)

11:02 – Incrementally improve yourself one day at a time–aim low

14:55 – Don’t be a tyrant or a slave–negotiate with yourself

21:11 – Darth Sidious, the postmodernist (YouTube clip)

22:45 – The new #10yearchallenge

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