Yaron Brook Show: Meaning, Purpose & a Hierarchy of Values

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2y May 5, 2019

Yaron discusses the search for meaning, as exemplified by Jordan Perterson's popularity and how it dramatically differs from Rand's views about one's purpose in life. He also discusses how to find and construct your hierarchy of values.

Episode Breakdown:
00:01:30 finding purpose and self esteem in an altruist culture
00:09:15 the meaning of Life
00:14:10 Question: Are Ray Dalio's principles similar to Rand's and do his lead to a successful and flourishing life?
00:20:44 Question: Thoughts on other individualistic philosophies that claim to be similar to Rand's?
00:21:15 Question: Is the practical always the moral?
00:23:16 Question: How does one live one's life given all the bad socio-political stuff going on?
00:26:07 Question: If a person holds a malevolent universe premise, then is it impossible for them to succeed and are they afraid of success?
00:27:55 Question: At what age is a child's brain sufficiently developed to begin to teach them to think independently, critically, and rationally?
00:30:08 Question: Are failures of knowledge breaches of morality?
00:31:30 Objectivism on the Purpose/Meaning of Life
00:34:50 Question: Is there enough value in learning a 2nd language to off-set the opportunity cost?
00:40:33 Question: If self-help is such a huge industry and Rand is ultimate self-help source, then is there an issue in the current marketing of her ideas?
00:45:44 3 Cardinal Values in a pro-Life Hierarchy of Values
00:55:34 Integrating one's values with Cardinal Values and one's Life
00:58:48 Question: Is there a lecture series dealing with Hierarchy of Values and Virtues and Ethics?
01:00:03 Pursuing Rational Values, Principles, Standards and Virtues to achieve values

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About Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook, Radical for Capitalism, discusses news, culture and politics from the principled perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Yaron is the executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and a world class speaker.


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