Posted in emotional intelligence, Philosophy, Uncategorized

Lift a Load Worth Lifting

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“It’s said that we’re made in the image of God, us human beings.  It’s hard to say what that means.  But in means, in part, to participate in the process of bringing good into being… And that’s reason for hope. 

There’s something to be said to know that you’re the sort of creature that can look mortality and catastrophe and malevolence straight in the eye, so to speak, and nonetheless do what’s right.  And all there is in that is good!”   

– Jordan Peterson

 

 

Posted in Education, emotional intelligence, Good Stress, Philosophy, Uncategorized

Jordan Peterson Speech at the 2019 PragerU Summit – YouTube

“They say we’re made in the image of God, and it’s hard to say what that means; but it means in part to participate in the process of bringing the GOOD into being.  And we can all do that, and the opposite.

And if we accept our responsibility to ourselves and to others and to our communities and we lift that load up, then we live lives that are meaningful and that stops us from being corrupt.  It provides us with a medication against catastrophe; and also practically improves the world…it’s not just psychological.

You can make things worse and everyone knows that, and no doubt you have in many ways. But you can make things better and they actually GET better and there is a reason for hope. And there is something to said to know that you’re the sort of creature that can look mortality & catastrophe & malevolence straight in the eye, so to speak, and nonetheless stand up and do what’s right…and all there is in that is GOOD.” – Jordan Peterson

Posted in Economic Issues, Education, emotional intelligence, Entrepreneurs, Income Inequality, Organizational structure, outcomes measurement, Policy Issues, Poverty, Technology, Uncategorized, Wealth

Watch “Jordan Peterson | Using Money Productively” on YouTube

Welcome to another edition of Friday’s Philosophical Foray Beyond Healthcare brought to you by the Sovereign Patient blog.

Professor Peterson discusses the implications of the genetic lottery, hard work, success, competence hierarchies, merit and fairness as determinants of social stability in a post-industrial age.

Posted in American Presidents, Cost of labor, Crony Capitalism, Dependency, Economic Issues, Education, emotional intelligence, Entitlements, Entrepreneurs, Free Society, Free-Market, Government Regulations, Income Inequality, Influence peddling, Job loss, Liberty, Neo-conservatism, Policy Issues, Poverty, Progressivism, Rule of Law, Uncategorized, Unemployment, Wealth

Watch “Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Eric Weinstein, and Dave Rubin LIVE!” on YouTube

One of the most fascinating discussions I’ve ever heard about socio-economic & socio-political issues.

Proof that honest discussions, which generate better understanding, can happen when we view different opinions as coming from different vantage points rather than as “the opposition.”

Posted in Education, emotional intelligence, Free Society, Influence peddling, Liberty, Organizational structure, Policy Issues, Protocols, Uncategorized

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Ideological Possession – Foundation for Economic Education

It’s not the content of your belief that makes you dangerous, it’s the way you believe it.

Robin Koerner

“Any ideology has the potential to be deadly when advanced by those who are so sure of their own knowledge and moral outlook that they would impose it against the protestations of those affected by it. To the ideologically possessed, the imposition can always be justified because “it’s the right thing to do,” “it will start working if we keep at it,” “the complaints are coming from bad people,” and so on. (Yes. The logic is as circular as it seems.)”

https://fee.org/articles/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-ideological-possession/

Posted in Canadian Health System, Economic Issues, Free Society, Liberty, Policy Issues, Representative Republic vs. Democracy, Uncategorized

Watch “Jordan Peterson Addresses Socialist Intellectuals” on YouTube

Why do we tend to have a more negative visceral reaction to Nazism than to references about the consequences of Soviet Communism?

Dr. Peterson provides insight into why and also why it might be a distinction with little practical difference.

Posted in Economic Issues, Education, Free Society, Income Inequality, Liberty, Policy Issues, Uncategorized, Wealth

Marxism Ignores the Pareto Distribution | Jordan Peterson with Joe Rogan on YouTube

One of the mistaken ideas of Marxism (collectivism philosophy) is that wealth accumulation in the hands of a few is inherent, and specific, to Capitalism. This fails to recognize that in any endeavor -regardless of who plans it or who participates – that success in that endeavor will always be disproportionately held by a few for reasons that have nothing to do with oppression or theft. This may help explain why the egalitarian promises of socialism & Communism never plays out as it is conceived.

Posted in Disease Prevention, Education, emotional intelligence, Good Stress, Habits of ultra-likable leaders, Leadership, Sleep, Stress, Uncategorized

Watch “Jordan Peterson – One Of The Most Eye Opening Speeches | Depression & Success” on YouTube

Attacking the Dragon in its Lair Before it Eats You:

A Discussion of meaningful philosophy, psychological health and societal Improvement – by dr. Jordan Peterson