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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

33 MINAPR 8
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GenYChron Ep. 0026 – The forgotten meaning behind self-sacrifice

GenYChron Ep. 0025 – Stoicism, suffering and individual responsibility

Show summary We’re halfway through our Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos book review/discussion series. In this episode, we chat about how suffering is a part of the human condition and how we confront it using stoicism and individual responsibility (RULE 6 / Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world). Show notes 0:48 - Can you ever “set your house in perfect order”? 2:56 - How some people retrospectively see their suffering as a learning opportunity 3:27 - The bathroom attendant story… what would you do? 10:46 - Leo Tolstoy’s nihilistic view on human existence and life… is it cowardly not to be vengeful and displeased with Being itself? 12:37 - Does RULE 6 conflict with RULE 8? 13:46 - Applied Stoicism can potentially help one avoid breaking RULE 6 14:55 - Dennis’ dilemma about Marcus Aurelius’ brand of Stoicism 18:38 - “Every person is too complex to know themselves completely, and we all contain wisdom that we cannot compr...

25 MINMAR 25
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GenYChron Ep. 0025 – Stoicism, suffering and individual responsibility

GenYChron Ep. 0024 – Taming ferocious toddlers with Millennial discipline and smart rules

Show summary We continue our commentary and discussion on Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and in this episode we discuss socializing children out of the “terrible twos” and we review Dr. Peterson’s 5 disciplinary principles (RULE 5 / Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them). Show notes 0:40 - “Two-year-olds, statistically speaking, are the most violent of people” (Peterson, J.B. & Flanders, J. (2005). Play and the regulation of aggression.) 7:25 - The parent-friend problem 10:25 - Undesirable social behaviour in children if uncorrected, may manifest into major anti-social behaviour later in life 11:22 - “She was out to produce a little God-Emperor of the Universe.” 13:28 - Disciplinary principle #1: “Limit the rules” 16:08 - Disciplinary principle #2: “Use minimum necessary force” 23:04 - Disciplinary principle #3: “Parents should come in pairs” (Amato, P.R. & Keith, B. (1991). Parental Divorce and the Well-Being o...

31 MINFEB 11
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GenYChron Ep. 0024 – Taming ferocious toddlers with Millennial discipline and smart rules

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 postmoderni...

27 MINFEB 4
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GenYChron Ep. 0023 – Crush your inner critic, shun envy and improve daily

GenYChron Ep. 0022 – Exploring friendships: toxic, ideal and beyond

Show summary Welcome back to the 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos miniseries. In this episode we explore friendships—from toxic to ideal—while discussing the third rule of the book (RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you). Show notes 1:50 - Small-town friends 4:09 - Making friends who strive upwards and have goals 6:04 - Helping friends who actually want to help themselves 7:33 - “Friendships are reciprocal, it’s a relationship that’s beneficial for both people” 10:41 - Making good friends is hard, but making bad friends is easy 12:45 - Long-distance friendships can be tough 13:46 - The “good news” challenge 17:10 - Are you really the sum of the five friends you spend the most time with? 20:27 - Is it okay if your friends don’t want you to change? 21:48 - As an adult in a new city, it isn’t always easy to make new friends 23:47 - RULE 3 is also important for marriages as well

26 MINJAN 28
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GenYChron Ep. 0022 – Exploring friendships: toxic, ideal and beyond

GenYChron Ep. 0021 – Absent self-love in a world of chaos and order

Show summary We continue our discussion of Jordan Peterson’s best-selling book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. This week we provide commentary on the second rule of the book (RULE 2 / Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping). Show notes 0:14 - “The best-selling Canadian author of 2018” 1:05 - Why do so many people stop taking their prescribed medication? (Article about medication non-adherence) 2:29 - Does Jordan Peterson's reasoning for RULE 2 actually make any sense? 7:07 - My hypothesis regarding why people don’t treat themselves like someone they are responsible for helping 9:55 - “We are often unaware that we are important to other people” 13:38 - Don’t concentrate on doing only things that make you happy, but concentrate on doing things that are actually good for you 15:23 - “Between you and me, who’s the ‘order’ in our relationship, and who's the ‘chaos’”? 17:57 - Channeling your “dark side” to fuel your assertiveness 27:04 - The ...

30 MINJAN 20
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GenYChron Ep. 0021 – Absent self-love in a world of chaos and order

GenYChron Ep. 0020 – Lobsters, postures and mate choices

Show summary Welcome to the first Gen Y Chronicles podcast episode of 2019! Join us as we discuss the first rule in Jordan B. Peterson’s best-selling book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (RULE 1 / Stand up straight with your shoulders back). Show notes 0:09 - Following through on Jólabókaflóðið (GenYChron Ep. 0017 – Ethnopediatrics, co-sleeping and Jólabókaflóðið) 2:47 - 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson 3:33 - Providing commentary on Rule 1: Stand up straight with your shoulders back 7:09 - Observing the “positive feedback loop” and high-stress impulsive behaviour in people 11:56 - Using routine to stabilize one’s mental and physical state isn’t as easy as it sounds 17:32 - Smiling and standing up straight actually works to help change the way I think and feel 21:55 - The Matthew effect and a throwback to our podcast on the Pareto distribution (GenYChron Ep. 0018 – Birthdays, Pareto distributions and spirit molecules) 25:35 - Vie...

38 MINJAN 14
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GenYChron Ep. 0020 – Lobsters, postures and mate choices

GenYChron Ep. 0019 – The Millennial Meditations of 2018

Show summary On this week’s episode, join us on our philosophical journey as we discuss The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, pantheism, meditating with apps, self-healing, hypnotherapy, sensory deprivation tanks and minimalism! Show notes 0:30 - The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius 3:50 - “People don't have ideas. Ideas have people.” ― Carl Jung 5:40 - Pantheism and Pandeism 9:00 - “But nothing that is according to nature can be evil.” ― Marcus Aurelius 12:20 - “Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.” ― Marcus Aurelius 14:40 - “...for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself.” ― Marcus Aurelius 17:44 - Meditating with an app (InsightTimer) 22:00 - “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche 24:20 - Integrated medicine and the phenomenon of self-healing...

44 MIN2018 DEC 17
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GenYChron Ep. 0019 – The Millennial Meditations of 2018

GenYChron Ep. 0018 – Birthdays, Pareto distributions and spirit molecules

Show summary Join us this week as we talk about empirical evidence for birthday-dependent personalities, the eerie predominance of naturally occurring inequality within our universe and a psychedelic substance that our bodies produce, known as N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Show notes 1:52 - The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers 5:08 - Gary Goldschneider’s Wikipedia page 7:10 - Confirmation bias 8:10 - “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”. 10:00 - The Pareto principle 10:25 - Vilfredo Pareto 12:14 - Systems Theory 13:05 - Simulation hypothesis 13:57 - “The universe has a bias towards inequality”. 15:30 - The Matthew principle 20:28 - DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman 20:38 - DMT stands for N,N-Dimethyltryptamine 24:27 - NDE or Near-death experience 30:10 - Psychedelic substances can potentially reduce criminal behaviour

37 MIN2018 NOV 26
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GenYChron Ep. 0018 – Birthdays, Pareto distributions and spirit molecules

GenYChron Ep. 0017 – Ethnopediatrics, co-sleeping and Jólabókaflóðið

Show summary We’re back! After our three-month podcasting hiatus we dive into some parent-friendly topics ranging from child-rearing practices in different cultures, the prevalence of bed sharing outside North America and research surrounding the risks and rewards of co-sleeping. Also, with Christmas just 37 days away, we talk about our plan to adopt a traditional Icelandic gift-giving practice called "Jólabókaflóðið". Show notes 3:08 - Relaxin 5:03 - Public bookcases 6:25 - Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith Small 7:05 - Ethnopediatrics 7:44 - Co-sleeping 11:35 - Apnea 12:40 - Is co-sleeping with your infant dangerous? 12:47 - Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) 14:00 - Supine sleeping position 17:15 - Baby colic 18:50 - Babywearing 21:52 - Insufficient milk syndrome 28:18 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by R. Stephen Covey 28:49 - The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 30:00 - Jólabókaflóðið 36:04 - Japa...

52 MIN2018 NOV 19
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GenYChron Ep. 0017 – Ethnopediatrics, co-sleeping and Jólabókaflóðið

Latest Episodes

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

33 MINAPR 8
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GenYChron Ep. 0026 – The forgotten meaning behind self-sacrifice

GenYChron Ep. 0025 – Stoicism, suffering and individual responsibility

Show summary We’re halfway through our Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos book review/discussion series. In this episode, we chat about how suffering is a part of the human condition and how we confront it using stoicism and individual responsibility (RULE 6 / Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world). Show notes 0:48 - Can you ever “set your house in perfect order”? 2:56 - How some people retrospectively see their suffering as a learning opportunity 3:27 - The bathroom attendant story… what would you do? 10:46 - Leo Tolstoy’s nihilistic view on human existence and life… is it cowardly not to be vengeful and displeased with Being itself? 12:37 - Does RULE 6 conflict with RULE 8? 13:46 - Applied Stoicism can potentially help one avoid breaking RULE 6 14:55 - Dennis’ dilemma about Marcus Aurelius’ brand of Stoicism 18:38 - “Every person is too complex to know themselves completely, and we all contain wisdom that we cannot compr...

25 MINMAR 25
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GenYChron Ep. 0025 – Stoicism, suffering and individual responsibility

GenYChron Ep. 0024 – Taming ferocious toddlers with Millennial discipline and smart rules

Show summary We continue our commentary and discussion on Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and in this episode we discuss socializing children out of the “terrible twos” and we review Dr. Peterson’s 5 disciplinary principles (RULE 5 / Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them). Show notes 0:40 - “Two-year-olds, statistically speaking, are the most violent of people” (Peterson, J.B. & Flanders, J. (2005). Play and the regulation of aggression.) 7:25 - The parent-friend problem 10:25 - Undesirable social behaviour in children if uncorrected, may manifest into major anti-social behaviour later in life 11:22 - “She was out to produce a little God-Emperor of the Universe.” 13:28 - Disciplinary principle #1: “Limit the rules” 16:08 - Disciplinary principle #2: “Use minimum necessary force” 23:04 - Disciplinary principle #3: “Parents should come in pairs” (Amato, P.R. & Keith, B. (1991). Parental Divorce and the Well-Being o...

31 MINFEB 11
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GenYChron Ep. 0024 – Taming ferocious toddlers with Millennial discipline and smart rules

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 postmoderni...

27 MINFEB 4
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GenYChron Ep. 0023 – Crush your inner critic, shun envy and improve daily

GenYChron Ep. 0022 – Exploring friendships: toxic, ideal and beyond

Show summary Welcome back to the 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos miniseries. In this episode we explore friendships—from toxic to ideal—while discussing the third rule of the book (RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you). Show notes 1:50 - Small-town friends 4:09 - Making friends who strive upwards and have goals 6:04 - Helping friends who actually want to help themselves 7:33 - “Friendships are reciprocal, it’s a relationship that’s beneficial for both people” 10:41 - Making good friends is hard, but making bad friends is easy 12:45 - Long-distance friendships can be tough 13:46 - The “good news” challenge 17:10 - Are you really the sum of the five friends you spend the most time with? 20:27 - Is it okay if your friends don’t want you to change? 21:48 - As an adult in a new city, it isn’t always easy to make new friends 23:47 - RULE 3 is also important for marriages as well

26 MINJAN 28
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GenYChron Ep. 0022 – Exploring friendships: toxic, ideal and beyond

GenYChron Ep. 0021 – Absent self-love in a world of chaos and order

Show summary We continue our discussion of Jordan Peterson’s best-selling book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. This week we provide commentary on the second rule of the book (RULE 2 / Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping). Show notes 0:14 - “The best-selling Canadian author of 2018” 1:05 - Why do so many people stop taking their prescribed medication? (Article about medication non-adherence) 2:29 - Does Jordan Peterson's reasoning for RULE 2 actually make any sense? 7:07 - My hypothesis regarding why people don’t treat themselves like someone they are responsible for helping 9:55 - “We are often unaware that we are important to other people” 13:38 - Don’t concentrate on doing only things that make you happy, but concentrate on doing things that are actually good for you 15:23 - “Between you and me, who’s the ‘order’ in our relationship, and who's the ‘chaos’”? 17:57 - Channeling your “dark side” to fuel your assertiveness 27:04 - The ...

30 MINJAN 20
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GenYChron Ep. 0021 – Absent self-love in a world of chaos and order

GenYChron Ep. 0020 – Lobsters, postures and mate choices

Show summary Welcome to the first Gen Y Chronicles podcast episode of 2019! Join us as we discuss the first rule in Jordan B. Peterson’s best-selling book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (RULE 1 / Stand up straight with your shoulders back). Show notes 0:09 - Following through on Jólabókaflóðið (GenYChron Ep. 0017 – Ethnopediatrics, co-sleeping and Jólabókaflóðið) 2:47 - 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson 3:33 - Providing commentary on Rule 1: Stand up straight with your shoulders back 7:09 - Observing the “positive feedback loop” and high-stress impulsive behaviour in people 11:56 - Using routine to stabilize one’s mental and physical state isn’t as easy as it sounds 17:32 - Smiling and standing up straight actually works to help change the way I think and feel 21:55 - The Matthew effect and a throwback to our podcast on the Pareto distribution (GenYChron Ep. 0018 – Birthdays, Pareto distributions and spirit molecules) 25:35 - Vie...

38 MINJAN 14
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GenYChron Ep. 0020 – Lobsters, postures and mate choices

GenYChron Ep. 0019 – The Millennial Meditations of 2018

Show summary On this week’s episode, join us on our philosophical journey as we discuss The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, pantheism, meditating with apps, self-healing, hypnotherapy, sensory deprivation tanks and minimalism! Show notes 0:30 - The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius 3:50 - “People don't have ideas. Ideas have people.” ― Carl Jung 5:40 - Pantheism and Pandeism 9:00 - “But nothing that is according to nature can be evil.” ― Marcus Aurelius 12:20 - “Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.” ― Marcus Aurelius 14:40 - “...for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself.” ― Marcus Aurelius 17:44 - Meditating with an app (InsightTimer) 22:00 - “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche 24:20 - Integrated medicine and the phenomenon of self-healing...

44 MIN2018 DEC 17
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GenYChron Ep. 0019 – The Millennial Meditations of 2018

GenYChron Ep. 0018 – Birthdays, Pareto distributions and spirit molecules

Show summary Join us this week as we talk about empirical evidence for birthday-dependent personalities, the eerie predominance of naturally occurring inequality within our universe and a psychedelic substance that our bodies produce, known as N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Show notes 1:52 - The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers 5:08 - Gary Goldschneider’s Wikipedia page 7:10 - Confirmation bias 8:10 - “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”. 10:00 - The Pareto principle 10:25 - Vilfredo Pareto 12:14 - Systems Theory 13:05 - Simulation hypothesis 13:57 - “The universe has a bias towards inequality”. 15:30 - The Matthew principle 20:28 - DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman 20:38 - DMT stands for N,N-Dimethyltryptamine 24:27 - NDE or Near-death experience 30:10 - Psychedelic substances can potentially reduce criminal behaviour

37 MIN2018 NOV 26
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GenYChron Ep. 0018 – Birthdays, Pareto distributions and spirit molecules

GenYChron Ep. 0017 – Ethnopediatrics, co-sleeping and Jólabókaflóðið

Show summary We’re back! After our three-month podcasting hiatus we dive into some parent-friendly topics ranging from child-rearing practices in different cultures, the prevalence of bed sharing outside North America and research surrounding the risks and rewards of co-sleeping. Also, with Christmas just 37 days away, we talk about our plan to adopt a traditional Icelandic gift-giving practice called "Jólabókaflóðið". Show notes 3:08 - Relaxin 5:03 - Public bookcases 6:25 - Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith Small 7:05 - Ethnopediatrics 7:44 - Co-sleeping 11:35 - Apnea 12:40 - Is co-sleeping with your infant dangerous? 12:47 - Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) 14:00 - Supine sleeping position 17:15 - Baby colic 18:50 - Babywearing 21:52 - Insufficient milk syndrome 28:18 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by R. Stephen Covey 28:49 - The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 30:00 - Jólabókaflóðið 36:04 - Japa...

52 MIN2018 NOV 19
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GenYChron Ep. 0017 – Ethnopediatrics, co-sleeping and Jólabókaflóðið
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