The church is always higher than everything else in the town. That’s not arbitrary. … It’s the highest thing so that you can see it from wherever you are. There’s one thing so that we can look in that direction, everybody in the town is reminded of what brings them together.
Here’s another transcript. Got most of it pieced together minus a few little bits. Great lecture by Jonathan Pageau. Continue reading “Transcript of “Christian Life and Symbolic Living” by Jonathan Pageau”
Here’s another transcript. Started cleaning it up a little bit about half way through. Great conversation between Joe Rogan and Russell Brand. Continue reading “Transcript of “Joe Rogan Experience #1283 – Russell Brand””
In the service of an impulse that craves immortality, we have children, develop religious ideas that promise eternal life, and seek the kind of recognition that keeps our names alive long after we die.
This is a synthesis of two Quillette articles: “Writing for Quillette Ended My Theater Project” and “The Transhumanism Revolution”. They were both written by Libby Emmons. Continue reading “Thoughts on “The Transhumanism Revolution””
Listen to a partial transcript of Joe Rogan that particularly struck me today. Continue reading “Try to Have a Long-Form Conversation”
No wonder why people get so angry on the internet!
Is catharsis actually healthy? Does it make us feel better to express our anger?
One researcher has listed conditions under which catharsis would actually make you feel good: Continue reading “Anger On the Internet”
JP: The Hero confronts horrible chaotic potential and then makes something of it. You have to face what you don’t want to face in order to fix it. So you look at all the things about yourself that need to be burned off and dispensed with. At the beginning, especially if you are screwed up, that will be 95% of you. It just has to go up in flames. It’s painful. Some of that stuff that you need to burn off doesn’t want to die. It will scream in agony while you’re burning it off. Continue reading “When honestly seeking self improvement, know that some parts of yourself will not want to die. It will scream in agony while you are burning it off.”
I came across this interview with Peterson last month, and as a year-long fan of his, this is one of the best interviews I’ve listened to. This is a good video to share with people who’ve never heard of Jordan Peterson before, because they’ll get a nice primer of his body of work. It does a good job of encapsulating the arc of Peterson’s thoughts over his career (especially recently) and the interviewer does a great job of asking timely and well-articulated questions that help Peterson explain a complicated idea to those that might not be familiar.
Continue reading “Ideology, Logos, and Belief | Jordan Peterson”
Smash every idea with as much intellectual strength as you can muster.
Jordan Peterson has been taking the internet by storm lately. Yes, he has had a long career as a professor and he’s spent a lot of time reading, thinking and developing his ideas, but it just seems like only lately he’s inserted himself into the limelight, and the internet is just EATING HIM UP–myself included. I find myself utter fascinated by his insights, but they’re so new and far from my usual thoughts, that I find it hard to internalize and summarize his ideas when telling other people about them. Continue reading “Strengthen the Individual”
“It’s not an easy thing to live in a truthful manner, but the alternative is hell.” —Jordan Peterson
Jordan Peterson, author of “Maps of Meaning“, likes to retell old stories. It seems that the overarching objective of many of his interviews and lectures is to provide modern people with a more robust interpretation and deeper understanding of these stories so that they can be practically applied to each person’s life rather than dismissed as “silly” or “irrelevant”. In a sense, he is trying to draw out a map for people to navigate their “being” in the world.
Continue reading “Truths & Symbolism in Judaism & Christianity”
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