61 minutes | May 28th 2020

Podcast - Episode 10: Gena Gorlin on self-actualization & meaning in the time of coronavirus

On this episode I talk with Gena Gorlin. Gena is an assistant professor of psychology at Yeshiva University in the Bronx, but she came to my attention via an excellent blog post on meaning and self-actualization during coronavirus (link below). We discuss Maslow’s hierarchy, self-deception, imbuing meaning to primal activities, the problems with evolutionary psychology, the difference between what you want and what’s expected of you, and the importance of studying Classical philosophy.Note: you can listen and subscribe to this podcast on most major podcast platforms by searching “Russell Max Simon” or “What Really Matters.” Show notes include:COVID-19 and the Meaning of Life, Gena’s post on self-actualization during crisisAll for Alice, Gena’s post on motherhood and why she started writing for a general audienceGena’s personal website Get full access to What Really Matters at www.russellmaxsimon.com/subscribe
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