Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

GenYChron Ep. 0023 – Crush your inner critic, shun envy and improve daily



Show summary We continue our 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos miniseries, and this week we discuss the harm in excessive self-critical social media comparisons and the powerful concept of incremental self-improvement (RULE 4 / Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today). Show notes 1:59 - Comparing yourself to others is a losing game; your inner critic always wins 5:15 - Many social media platforms can drive internal criticism to unhealthy levels 6:30 - Social media consumption is harming the next generation (The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt) 8:01 - Envy blinds you from seeing what you really need in your life 9:30 - The Monkey Business Illusion (YouTube viral video) 11:02 - Incrementally improve yourself one day at a time--aim low 14:55 - Don’t be a tyrant or a slave--negotiate with yourself 21:11 - Darth Sidious, the postmodernist (YouTube clip)