Episode Number: 1070
Episode Guest: Jordan Peterson
Original Airdate: January 30, 2018
Episode Sponsors: ButcherBox, Square Cash
Guest Bio: Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His latest book is 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.
Topics Discussed: Jordan’s Channel 4 interview with Cathy Newman; television tries too hard to force the story; Channel 4 had to call the police after online abuse; equality of outcome discussion; capitalism; “Why Can’t People Hear What Jordan Peterson is Actually Saying” article; “Jordan Peterson is Having a Moment…We Should Ignore Him” article; talk about biological gender differences; YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says tech is a “very geeky male industry”; James Damore; personality differences between men and women; standing up against the radical left; Lindsay Shepherd’s controversial battle over free speech at Canadian university; Bill C-16; tribalism; companies/businesses and postmodernism; Marxism; The Possessed book; The Gulag Archipelago book; more equality of outcome talk; no one will debate him about Marxism; why is Marxism attractive to university students; more equality of outcome talk; The Road to Wigan Pier book; the radical left is driven by resentment and hatred; identity politics; Panzram: A Journal of Murder book; toxic tribalism; (1:00:00) the consequence of not talking/debating; liberals start companies, conservatives run them; Jordan’s tweet to the “kek boys”; the way out of tribalism is individualism; his rules to life; you should be a monster but learn how to control it; there’s nothing wrong with being competitive; martial arts is scaffolding for living an amazing life; life isn’t a game, it’s a series of games; embrace your losses; losing is important; live an engaging life; life is suffering and betrayal; Joe talks about reward systems; satisfying your inner demons; confront chaos voluntarily, establish and revivify order, constrain malevolence; treat yourself properly; Bible talk; tell the truth; feel good about who you are and what you could become; face your obstacles to overcome them; expose yourself to the things you’re afraid of; people attack what is making them upset rather than questioning themselves; quit wasting time and, ultimately, your life; discipline is a muscle that needs to be developed; use your time productively; being hopeful about the future isn’t enough; conquer the evil in your own heart; talk about raising kids; Jordan thinks he’s a dark guy; tribalism will lead to bloodshed; divorce; think of something difficult to do and overcome it; what is success and happiness; the lifting of a burden is what sustains us; when you do something bad, it’s worse than you think; when you do something good, it’s better than you think; everything around you is full of potential; fix up your home to begin fixing yourself as a person; fix the little things that are right in front of you; (2:00:00) what his newfound popularity is like for him and how he is dealing with it; he thinks it’s possible to make the world better if people realize their potential and work on making their lives better; how good could the world be if we stop making it worse; does the pressure weigh on him; he says he figured out how to monetize the social justice warriors; people still want him removed from the University of Toronto; 200 people signed a petition to get him fired; toxic tribalism; television is a dying media and is an archaic way of communicating ideas; 12 Rules for Life book; talk about his Bible lectures and breaking down its stories; talk about his illness; his daughter’s blog; talk about his family’s illnesses and their new, healthy diets; he only eats meats and greens; people are poisoning themselves with carbohydrates; Nina Teicholz on eggs; why he stopped teaching; he plans to go back to teaching in January of 2019; he wants to lecture about new things; people watch his lectures on YouTube because they want to learn; he had no controversy in his life until recently; Maps of Meaning book; his struggles writing a book; writing a book is a good way for him to figure out a problem.
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