The Search for a Better Way to Think

Posted by Jordan, 29 Mar

Just as our bodies have immune systems designed to fend off diseases that can incapacitate or kill us, our minds and cultures have similar processes in place to keep us safe from bad ideas and stop their spread to others. But when these mental and cultural immune systems break down, bad ideas run rampant — like a pandemic.

In this episode, we talk to philosopher Andy Norman about his book Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind-Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think.

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What We Discuss with Andy Norman:

  • Like our bodies, our minds and cultures have immune systems, and they can break down under certain conditions.
  • How the root cause of contemporary divisiveness is a compromise of these mental and cultural immune systems.
  • What it takes for certain ideologies to weaken our mental and cultural immune systems.
  • Why, if you want to effectively persuade others, you must also show your willingness to be persuadable.
  • How you can inoculate your mind (and help others protect themselves) against divisive ideologies to build the mental rigidity to withstand their influence.
  • And much more…

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. For 11 years, he hosted The Art of Charm Podcast - regularly in the iTunes top 50 and downloaded over four million times a month. Now Jordan interviews the world's top performers - from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers at The Jordan Harbinger Show, consistently holding in the iTunes top 100 after just a few weeks. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Instagram.

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