3 Minute Monday
Hi cult members,
This has been an intense week.
Newcastle > Austin > San Antonio > New York.
Jordan Peterson live, JBP podcast, a 3.5 hour Harry Potter play, a Super Bowl Party with only beef.
It’s all happening.
The Jordan episode went perfectly, full thing gets released this Thursday on audio at 6am UK time/1am ET, on YouTube at 4pm UK time/11am ET.
I can’t wait to put it out.
It’s beautifully shot on 5 camera angles in a gorgeous location.
I really hope you enjoy it.
One of the things I asked Jordan about was the value of having a nemesis to motivate you.
It’s a good idea to steer clear of making enemies of people or ideas or movements or whatever.
But there is a kind of fire which gets lit underneath you when you’ve got someone to hate.
An ex partner, someone who slights you at work, a nasty comment from a family member or a competitor.
There’s a level of motivation and grit that resentment can create.
Jordan reminded me that the ultimate predator who you’re motivated to fight against shouldn’t be the opposing tribe.
It shouldn’t be an opposing person.
Or even a friend who stabbed you in the back.
The ultimate predator you need to overcome is the part of you who hates yourself.
The part of you who betrays your highest virtue.
That’s the enemy to overcome.
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This week’s upcoming episodes:
Michael Malice – the battle against the corporate press, lies, misrepresentation, Whoopie Goldberg, Canadian Truckers and more.
Jordan Peterson – Elon Musk, population collapse, dealing with regrets, the modern dating market, motivation and which skin colour emoji he would use.
Not sure yet, maybe Daniel Pink on the power of regret.
THINGS I’VE LEARNED
Women are having fewer babies.
50.1% of women born in 1990 haven’t had children by age 30, the first time this has happened since records began.
57% of women born in 1970 had a child by 30.
76% of those born in 1950.
86% of women born in 1941 all had at least one child by the time they turned 30.
Afterlives are good for capitalism.
Belief in an afterlife that depends on one’s behaviour in life is associated with greater economic productivity and less crime.
For every 20 percent increase in those who believe in hell and heaven, a country’s economy will grow an extra 10 percent.
The oldest pattern in human history is “Here’s a problem. And here’s a bunch of people who are different than us. Let’s blame it on them.” — Scott Alexander
Have A Permanently Packed Toiletries Bag.
You never know when an adventure will come calling.
Forgetting your toiletries is a nightmare.
Keep a toiletries bag packed, adhering to carry-on rules, and ready to go at all times.
Buy empty travel bottles of 100ml to decant any products in you need and they’ll easily last you 10 days.
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I’ve eaten a LOT of beef this week.