In a world wrought with political deceptions, tribal entanglements, and the inequitable distribution of suffering, it’s no wonder that so many people feel completely lost in the search for purpose. Congressman Dan Crenshaw sits down with Dr Jordan B Peterson to discuss these dragons that we all face, and the kind of mindset it takes to defeat them.
US Representative Dan Crenshaw was formerly a Navy SEAL, serving his country in five tours of duty, and achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He famously lost his right eye after an IED explosion during his third tour, but still served for another four years thereafter. He is currently a Congressman and public speaker, talking to the points of mental solidarity and ethics, even in the face of adversity. He has also recently published the novel, “Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage.”
[0:00] Coming Up[1:06] Intro[12:40] Jussie Smollett, the steps of victimhood[20:00] Hardship and Role Models[27:25] The Depths of Suffering[31:00] The Hand We’re Dealt, the Pursuit of Happiness[36:00] Balancing Purpose and Pleasure[39:20] Who we look up to and why[51:00] Being bigger than your flaws[1:01:50] The Plan B Mindset[1:09:30] Individualism and the survival of a constitutional state[1:29:50] Appraising our Institutions[1:43:10] Advice to young people taking on politics/ Scale Your Dragons[1:56:35] Dick Marcinko, Seal team 6, and the desire for change[2:02:18] Wargaming, the mindset of a soldier