Jordan Peterson has become a rather prominent and polarizing figure as of late. Whether you agree with his positions, or find yourself opposed, his message and arguments are worth listening to and considering. This Podcast focuses on a fundamental issue I've found with his message, that can hopefully cause a moments pause.
We are all isolated to a certain degree. No matter what we experience in this life, there is no one person who understands or even can understand perfectly the perspectives of every other person on this planet. We need to recognize our own limitations, we are never the ultimate arbiter or decision maker, but what is important to recognize, is that we feel like we are.
We are all afraid of something. We are all offended by different things, at differing degrees, and this is something we need to recognize is completely personal and arbitrary. This episode examines The Young Turks, the worlds largest online news media outlet, to describe how we don't necessarily have to feel the same way as everyone else. It's okay to be different, and we need to respect everyone, actually..everyone.
The first episode of Creating Utopia is about conversation and Bill Maher. He's made quite an impact in his life, and one could argue that the way he communicates is the reason he is in the position he's in. I find myself thinking, "What is he accomplishing?" Is it time to step back and analyze whether how and what we are saying is bringing us together, or pushing us apart?