Jan 29 • 1HR 47M

#25 @Malcolm_Ocean on Self-Coercion, Systems Thinking, and The Divided Brain

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In this information-packed episode Malcolm Ocean and I dissect The Divided Brain. We discuss the interplay between communication, self-coercion, and the roles of the left and right hemispheres.

Malcolm answers questions like:

  • What is at the core of good conversation?

  • Is pursuit of productivity fundamentally ego-driven?

  • Is anxiety and self-coercion useful, and if so how?

  • How do you think we can we best attend to what our experiences are telling us about how we should orient ourselves?

  • Should we understand the conscious mind as fundamentally passive?

Some references mentioned in the show:

‘The Master and His Emissary’ by Iain McGilchrist

‘Thinking in Systems’ by Donella Meadows

The Reaching Truth Podcast

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