Finding a meaningful existence seems harder than ever these days. Fortunately, Mark Hawkins knows where we can look—the Paleo era.
Today Mark and I are discussing:
-What is meaning and purpose?
-Why is it so important?
-And what can hunter-gatherers teach us about living a more meaningful life?
Please join us.
Mark A. Hawkins, Ph.D., is an author, educator, and clinical counselor. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, and several other news outlets and podcasts for his ideas. His research focuses on interdisciplinary understandings of meaning and purpose as they relate to human well-being. Mark was published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and is the author of The Power of Boredom: Why Boredom is Essential for Creating a Meaningful Life, and The Mismatched Human: Our Fight for a Meaningful Existence. He lives, researches, and writes with his wife, Yoona, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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The Power of Boredom: Why Boredom is Essential for Creating a Meaningful Life : https://www.amazon.com/Power-Boredom-essential-meaningful-mindfulness/dp/1773022563
The Mismatched Human: Our Fight for a Meaningful Existence: https://www.amazon.com/Mismatched-Human-Fight-Meaningful-Existence-ebook/dp/B0BHJ6S8F1
How to change your lifestyle: https://drruscio.com/how-to-change-your-lifestyle/
Deep Work by Cal Newport: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692
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00:00 Intro to meaning
05:00 Paleo living & psychology
08:07 The utility of friendships
13:38 The role of sacrifice
14:43 The paradox of choice
20:08 What changed in the Axial Age
24:49 What is post-modernism?
29:59 We want simple, quick pleasure
32:04 What Mark is seeing now
40:25 Finding community
45:26 Building self-awareness
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Music featured in this video: "Modern Technology" by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g
*Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.