Poems for People who HATE Poetry
About This Show
Poetry can't solve all your problems, but it can help you feel better about them. To lead a full life requires more than specialization in productive work. Truly, even being great in a specialized field requires one important perspective that many engineers, business-operators, salespeople, marketers and all those in the "hard-sciences" lack—cross disciplinary thinking. It is wonderful if you can break apart and put back together a transistor, but equally wondrous is the workings of poetry and literature.
In this podcast we will take poems of various complexities and "converse with the verse," in a way approachable to anyone from any background.
Most Recent Episode
Jordan Peterson's 5th Rule, The Socrates Problem, and William Blake
7 days ago
Whether or not you are a parent, ask yourself this question. If you had to choose for your child which would you prefer: Outward success or inner happiness?
In Jordan Peterson's rule 5 "Do Not Let Your Children Do Anything That Makes You Dislike Them," Peterson gives his answer clear as day.
At least it is an answer.
In this discussion of Peterson's book "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos," I bring up the stories of Sleeping Beauty versus Petronilla, William Blake's poem "The Little Vagabond," Edward Dyer's "My Mind to Me A Kingdom Is," and a fair bit of Socratic inquiry.
Peterson offers many interesting insights. The more I dig into his self-help philosophy the more I see the glaring face of a very peculiar American Philosopher, and the more I fall down holes that cannot be rectified.
Well, at least not by Peterson.