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