The Harmful Delusion of a Singular Self ~ Gregory Berns

Gregory Bern’s has just released a new book: Self Delusion: The Neuroscience of How We Invent – And Reinvent – Our Identities. I had the honour of reading the book before publication and discussing it with Berns himself. Interested in listening to the conversation? You can find it on the On Humans -website, or listen…

Is it acceptable to wish harm on another person?

Another Reddit answer. Coincided with Trump’s visit to the hospital. Touches on various ways to see ethical dilemmas, as well as the negative health effects of cultivating hostility. Question: Let’s say a person dying will indirectly cause me to be happier. I say that there is nothing wrong with simply wanting that person to die…

Podcast: Mindfulness and Life

A discussion I had with my friend Carson Mulligan for his podcast Profiles. We discuss meditation practice, vipassana retreats, science of mindfulness, and the role of attentiveness in daily life. Link

Is Everything About Violence?

This was originally a Reddit answer I gave to the question in the title. It touches briefly on issues such as human nature, origins of war, and decline in violence.

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