Personality Lecture #13

Discussion thread for Personality and Its Transformations - Lecture #13

study group discussion

Discussion as part of our Study Group.

my notes

  • 00:00 - Gulag Archipelago - maoist china

  • 08:00 - book - frankl man’s search for meaning

  • 09:00 - necessary to evaluate the psychological integrity of the society, and the propensity of a society of acts of mass atrocity

  • 09:00 - adopting an inauthentic mode of being will make you nihilistic and dangerous - may also seek totalitarian solutions, as an alternative to living appropriately and responsibly as an individual

  • 09:00 - the more a society is repressed and willing to lie to protect themselves (shrinking from individual responsibility), the more the society crumbles into a pathological group identity (seeking ideological solutions)

  • 16:00 - “privileged” as a label for nobility that is against the state, it is a class and ethnicity based guilt

  • 41:00 - gulag monologue ends

  • 41:00 - if someone is ideologically possessed, once you know the substructure of their ideology (over five or so axioms), you can predict everything they will say, as they believe they have full knowledge and full control of the entire world and can distinguish at the flip of a hat who is good and who is bad

  • 58:00 - slide

  • 1:16:00 - book - a history of religious ideas

  • 1:18:00 - pewdiepie got it wrong, flood is not just random, sarah silverman has some truth (but probably not the truth she thought - global warming), truth was engineering tolerance

  • 1:20:00 - tower of babel meaning

  • 1:20:40 - book - john milton - paradise lost

  • 1:21:00 - suffering - (1) you are insufficient, (2)

  • finished, but worth rewatching from 1:20:00