The Reasonably Good Life

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By Dr. Mike Brooks. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
This podcast is about using Reason to pursue the Good Life in this complicated world. We all want to be happy and don’t wish to suffer. However, this is often a formidable challenge! In recent decades, America, as well as many other parts of the world, have become increasingly polarized. Each side comes to view the “other” as an enemy to be vanquished. Yet, on some level, we all know that this is not the way. As a wise man once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The level of polarization makes it difficult to tackle other societal problems effectively, including COVID-19, climate change, poverty, racism, and pollution. The good news is that we human beings are adaptive and resilient. We can leverage these qualities and the powers of reason to learn, grow, and improve as individuals. As we are all members of society, as we make such individual improvements, we improve society as well. We all want a better world that is conducive to greater happiness and life satisfaction, yet the change must start with us. I hope you join me on this journey in the pursuit of greater understanding, growth, and life satisfaction.

17 episodes