May 28, 2020 • 1HR 1M

Podcast - Episode 10: Gena Gorlin on self-actualization & meaning in the time of coronavirus

Russell Max Simon
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Talking through life's big questions on work, purpose, identity and meaning.
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On this episode I talk with Gena Gorlin. Gena is an assistant professor of psychology at Yeshiva University in the Bronx, but she came to my attention via an excellent blog post on meaning and self-actualization during coronavirus (link below). We discuss Maslow’s hierarchy, self-deception, imbuing meaning to primal activities, the problems with evolutionary psychology, the difference between what you want and what’s expected of you, and the importance of studying Classical philosophy.

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