Truth and Responsibility with Dr. Jordan Peterson | AMP #155

Truth and Responsibility with Dr. Jordan Peterson | AMP #155

The people asked and Dr. Jordan B. Peterson answered! This long-anticipated conversation with one of the brightest minds in the field of psychology did not disappoint. With razor sharp logic, the oddly notorious Dr. Peterson wastes no time cutting right to the truth of the stories told by society, and more importantly, the stories we tell ourselves. In this wide ranging discussion we discuss the themes of responsibility and redemption and how it is never too late to save the world--Starting with yourself first.

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  • Approaching Octogenarian status I doubt this hyperbole applies. Having envisioned &
    realized some goals my concerns are netherworlds.
    Where does the human soul
    go at death? Is there a consciousness? What of the
    awaited return of the Messiah? Is there One?
    Will we really be judged? How will we transcend to the other side as all we must. Earthly concerns pale as we comprehend either eternity or nothingness. Ponder the inevitable.

    Howell Davis
  • Good day…
    I “must” say when I looked at the selection of Men whom are named for choice of “influence”. I was disappointed by the limited of culture glory. Truth does not bare limitations in glory.

    Jacqueline Butler
  • Wow, the planning discussed at the 13 minute mark also resonates with me. A friend once told me that God can’t steer a ship dead in the water. I took that to heart and started setting courses in my life.

    Years after dropping out of high school, I made a plan while working as a garbage truck driver to go to college. Before I started, I believed that I didn’t really have what it takes to go very far, but I resolved to do the best I could and let the chips fall. 60 credits in I still had a 4.0, and I realized that I could probably accomplish my “pipe dream” of becoming an attorney, what seemed an impassable gulf and an impossible dream when growing up to parents who struggled with addiction in a dead town in the Rust Belt.

    With over a decade of dedicated, often daily effort beyond what is required to sustain my family (and a great LSAT score to be fair), I graduated from a T-14 law school and started a job at an AMLaw 100 firm. Now I am praying and thinking about my next vision.

    All of that to say that my experience bears witness to the truths that you are discussing. Please keep up the great work.

    Chris Fry
  • Listening to Jordan and Aubrey intelligently discuss biblical truths extrapolated from research and experience is surreal. The discussion of prayer, the divine spark and Aubrey’s repentance experience at around the 8 minute mark were all spot on.

    To fill out Jordan’s point of God as genie, God often responds quickly to real prayers of humility and wanting help, but it is also a relationship. If you are willing to take the next step to believe that God is sentient and willing to have a relationship, part of that step is recognizing that God is not a vending machine for whatever we want, just like a spouse is not a vending machine for what we want even if that spouse is ridiculously wealthy. Thinking in human, familial terms, I want to provide good things to my children, even fun things, great things. But I wouldn’t act as a genie. I want my children to engage in those activities with some responsibility, acknowledge my work and efforts in providing such activity, and even include me in the activities from time to time. I wouldn’t want to give them so much that my children become lazy, lay-abouts who provide little value to others and feel little value about themselves.

    Sometimes there are more fish in the basket and sometimes God has decided to teach you to fish. Moreover, it’s recognizing that we often don’t really want what we “really, really want.” Some of the things I’ve asked for in my life could have been catastrophic had they been granted. Some of the things I’ve asked for have been granted, and I’ve had to struggle through learning the harsh lessons of the fruit of those desires. Both poverty and wealth are temporary states and subjective in nature. We can learn the lessons from our circumstances and not embrace them as a permanent residences. Rather some people internalize their circumstances, and create personas that explain and often glorify such circumstances. Unfortunately, however, sometimes these stories become our cells, our circumstances our home, as comfortable explanations of success or failure, but fearful to leave.

    I can’t wait to read and hear more from both of you. Now to finish the podcast.

    Chris Fry
  • We get it Aubrey you’re a genius, maybe let your guest talk more bud

    Dio DiVito

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