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Subject Mondays of Meaning - October 4th, 2021
Date October 4, 2021 9:44 PM
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Today's Mondays of Meaning discusses order into chaos, surviving torture and depression in Guantánamo Bay and overcoming social anxiety.

** Mondays of Meaning
October 4th, 2021 | Dr Jordan B. Peterson
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This week's edition will discuss order into chaos, surviving torture and depression in Guantánamo Bay and overcoming social anxiety.

** On Order Into Chaos
It could be said that knowledge grows as chaos, incomprehensible chaos, and is transformed into order. But this is only half the story. Order is that domain of experience where familiar actions produce desirable responses. Order can become stultifying, however—crushing, deadening, oppressive, predictable, dull, lifeless, obsessive, colorless, willfully blind, self-satisfied, arrogant, unchangeable—precisely because what has always been done leaves no room for the experimentation necessary to adapt to the unknown future (and the future is by definition the emergence of the unknown).

Sometimes, therefore, knowledge grown as order is demolished, when it has become deadening. This is why the great hero who confronts the dragon is often the killer of a giant, sometimes a cyclops, one-eyed—too one-sided—too enamored of its own singularity of vision. And, in truth, every confrontation with something new is the death of an old preconception, a revision of an old map, the editing and updating of an old story, so that the true act of creative adaptation is always partly the death of anachronistic order and partly the admixture of the chaotic and revitalizing. It’s a high-wire act. It’s the surfing of a giant wave.

It’s the impossible mid-air catch. It’s a musical solo that goes beyond perfection because of the bending or breaking of a thousand well-known and well-practised rules. It’s the tight curve of the race car driver who pushes his vehicle to its mechanical and physical limits. It’s the brilliant and passionate speech of someone who is risking everything just to state what he believes to be true.

** Monday Reflections

"Question for parents: Do you want to make your children safe, or strong?" (Share this on Twitter ([link removed]) )

"No one unwilling to be a foolish beginner can learn." (Share this on Twitter ([link removed]) )

“If you betray yourself, if you say untrue things, if you act out a lie, you weaken your character." (S ([link removed]) hare this on Twitter ([link removed]) )

** This Week On The Podcast

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast - S4E49: Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Dr. Jordan Peterson’s guest Mohamedou Ould Slahi shares his experience with more than a decade of torture and depression in Guantánamo Bay. Mohamedou starts with his childhood and guides us through his journey across Germany and Canada. The life-changing phone call and his hard-to-hear torture sessions are shared as he explains the change he experienced in his beliefs. Check out this episode to listen to how his 14 years of pain ended.

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Mohamedou Ould Slahi:

"I believe in reconciliation; I believe that our life is too short to hold grudges and to wage wars because we need each other."

"America is ruled by the law; America should lead the world in human rights and should not violate human rights. This would open a can of worms and would give carte blanche to all those horrific regimes to do whatever they wanted to do."

"I was blissfully unaware, but in Washington, they were devising a program of torture, so-called "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques," that was devised just for me."

** From The Archives

How to Easily Overcome Social Anxiety | Jordan B Peterson
Jordan B. Peterson:

"You look at what's not going right because that's the terrible monster that might eat you, but it's also the place you get all the information. So that's why it's useful to have discussions with your enemies because they will tell you things you do not know, and that's such a great thing because if you don't know them, well you're not very smart, are you? There may be a time when you go somewhere because that's the thing you need to know, and maybe your enemy will tell you why you're such a fool, you know, and a bunch of other things that aren't true too. But even one thing that's accurate. It's like yeah thanks very much, man, maybe I'll do some work on that and I won't have to carry that forward."

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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

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