Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from March 2018.
0:48 Q#1 – What should teaching and research in the humanities look like? I’m going to grad school for literature and I don’t want my work to serve ideological possession.
3:07 Q#2 – Have you thought about slowing down? There are people worried about how hard you’re pushing yourself with the countless commitments.
5:06 Q#3 – Many who respect your work feel your tweets are often impulsive (or even expedient) in certain interactions. Would you consider a change in the way you tweet?
12:25 Q#4 – What of a client’s need for autonomy/identity in therapy; they would prefer that which is meaningful and therefore under their control; is this not unhealthy?
17:59 Q#5 – Any update on your plans to start providing independent classes or an online university?
20:55 Q#6 – I married young and have had only 1 sexual partner. Now I desire variety, but value my marriage and will not cheat. Any insight on overcoming this conflict?
24:27 Q#1 – Why do you not discuss religious fundamentalism more often and more in depth? Many people consider you a religious apologist as a consequence.
30:04 Q#7 – I’ve been trying to listen to my conscience but I can’t tell the difference between fear, willful blindness or genuine conscience.
37:55 Q#8 – I’ve watched many hours of your videos, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard you describe yourself on the big 5 model. Care to tell us how you rank on each trait?
40:47 Q#9 – My wife and I found out early in the year we may not be able to have children, then last month I was diagnosed with cancer. How do I combat depression?
49:08 Q#10 – Please give your perspective on why polyamory is bad for the individual and society.
54:35 Q#11 – How do you think altered state of consciousness or shamanic experiences can/should be integrated into modern life and scientific thought?
57:42 Q#12 – I don’t even have the conscientiousness to sit down and do Self Authoring. I bought it over a year ago and haven’t opened it. What the hell is wrong with me?
1:03:34 Q#13 – My wife says I am like you i.e. obsessed by ideas, and seldom want to talk about much else. She wants me to ask if your wife is ever annoyed by it, haha.
1:05:35 Q#14 – Hi Dr. Peterson, I am a member of the translators who translate your video into Chinese. How can I speak the truth and survive in China and protect my family?
1:08:50 Q#15 – My brother committed suicide, and I’m taking care of my sister’s kids (ages 7, 3) until she’s stable. How can I help them cope with the loss of their uncle?
1:12:09 Q#16 – I’m a minority, my kids are mixed. I RESENT the disempowering narrative of victimhood being handed to them. It’s lazy and offensive. How to arm them against it?
1:15:28 Q#17 – Sam Harris has accused you of sophistry in your Bible lectures. How do you draw the line between sophistry and a valid reading?
1:21:26 Q#18 – How is it that society has not learned from history about the dangers of socialism, Marxism, ideology, etc after years? How do Marxists get away with it?
1:27:11 Q#19 – I am 46, retired executive, wealthy, competent, and full of juice. Who can I talk to if I want to invest time/money/energy in your university?
1:30:00 Q#20 – I am a sober alcoholic/drug addict. How can I find my way back to belief in a higher power after 10 years in the empty void of atheism? I’m falling apart.