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

Show summary

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.

Show notes

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

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