Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Dr. Gad Saad discuss his newly published book, “The Saad Truth about Happiness: 8 Secrets for Leading the Good Life.” They also discuss the parasitic ability that ideas can have on the human mind, the predictors for left wing authoritarianism, the evolutionary argument for why humans are spiritual beings, the biblically rooted idea that divinity exists and manifests within rather than from without, the connections between religiosity and true happiness, and how the spirit of play is integral to living a meaningful life.

Gad Saad, Ph.D is a Canadian author, professor, podcaster, researcher, and public speaker. Saad was born in 1964 to a Jewish family (Considers himself culturally Jewish, though he is spiritually atheist) in Beirut, Lebanon, before his family fled to Canada in order to escape the Lebanese civil war in 1975. Saad earned his B.Sc. and M.B.A at McGill University, followed by an M.Sc. and a Ph.D from Cornell University. Since 1994, Saad has been a professor in marketing at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Quebec. From 2012 to 2015, Saad was the editor of the scientific journal Evolutionary Psychology, and currently writes a blog for Psychology Today called Homo Consumericus. Saad’s research pertains to hormonal effects from testosterone and menstruation on consumer decisions as well as risk assessment. Saad also runs a popular podcast, The Saad Truth, which has garnered over 20 million views on youtube alone.

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– Chapters –

(0:00) Coming up
(0:27) Intro
(1:06) Courage is a rare virtue
(5:04) The Parasitic Mind
(7:50) A Darwinian competition of ideas
(9:00) Left wing authoritarianism, the Dark Tetrad
(13:55) Evolutionary epistemology
(15:52) Morphological predictors of authoritarianism
(17:35) The Sneaky F***ker Strategy
(19:41) Comparative psychology, the lobster
(20:44) Why is Dr. Peterson so polarizing?
(27:23) What predicts risk-taking and courage?
(30:25) Experiencing tyranny first hand
(37:04) Elijah, the highest animating principle
(44:17) The case against the supernatural
(49:23) The evolutionary argument for religion
(53:06) Jonah, what characterizes the prophetic tradition
(59:34) How your heritage shapes you
(1:02:56) DNA repair, genetic axioms
(1:06:36) Axiomatic versus fundamental truths
(1:10:00) Lebanon, Dawkins, contradictory belief systems
(1:14:43) Nomological networks, your senses are “not real enough”
(1:19:59) The man in every romance novel
(1:20:57) The correlation between religiosity and happiness
(1:24:12) The state of play, and the antithesis of tyranny
(1:27:30) Finding the right spouse
(1:29:50) Moderation, regret, and inaction
(1:33:40) How to keep yourself in check in the age of Twitter
(1:37:45) The spirit of play profoundly deepens your relationships
(1:39:57) Why Dr. Saad wrote a book about happiness

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