Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

GenYChron Ep. 0026 – The forgotten meaning behind self-sacrifice



Show summary We discuss “RULE 7 / Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)”, from Jordan B. Peterson’s best-selling book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. In this episode, we examine self-sacrifice, the dangers of expediency and a hypothesis about why evil exists. Show notes 2:00 - Viewing the Biblical stories through a psychological lens 2:47 - Understanding sacrifice in a new way 3:18 - What does “expedient” mean? 6:37 - What happens when your sacrifice is rejected? 9:10 - Sharing with your future self 10:40 - “…the world is revealed to you through the template of your values.” 12:28 - Is it OK to bring a child into a world full of danger and suffering? 18:59 - Why does evil exist? 22:09 - Is lying actually expedient? 25:03 - Little lies are the seeds of totalitarian regimes