Episode 22: What Do You Want From Life?
About The Episode
This is one of our most offbeat and open-ended episodes yet. In this one, we talk about wants and mimetic desire, from the ideas of René Girard, which we have been introduced to recently. In this conversation (which was interrupted thrice, actually), we talk about what we want from life, our picture of a perfect life, which parts of our lives don’t come from influence and we leave you with an open-ended prompt: why do you want what you want?
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00:30 On Wanting (The Book)
01:00 Girard & Mimetic Desire
02:00 What Do You Want? To Live A Happy Life
03:30 “A Little Bit Of Everything”
04:45 Seeking Change & Kaizen
05:20 Life Is Peaks & Troughs
05:40 A Digression: Why Do I Write?
07:45 It’s A Question to Ponder Over
08:15 Mimesis Is An Important Concept
09:30 An Open Question…
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