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    403. Attraction, Beauty, Growth, and Sex | Dr. Sarah Hill

    Educating women about the trade-offs and risks of birth control is crucial in empowering them to make informed decisions about their fertility and motherhood.

    enDecember 07, 2023

    About this Episode

    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sits down in-person with researcher, professor, and author, Dr. Sarah Hill. They break down sex-based differences in regret, competition, and academia; the balance between life exposure and safeguarding when raising a child; the practice of “mate-choice copying” among women; and why our hormones are a foundational part not just of our physical makeup, but also of who we are and who we have the potential to become.

     

    Dr. Sarah E. Hill is a researcher and professor at TCU and author of “This is your brain on birth control: the surprising science of women, hormones, and the law of unintended consequences”. In addition to being at the forefront of research on women’s sexual psychology, Sarah is also a sought-after speaker, consultant, and media expert in the area of women’s hormones and sexual psychology.

     

     

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    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Birth control has allowed women to engage in sexual behavior without the fear of unwanted pregnancies, leading to a reevaluation of traditional gender roles and societal expectations placed on women.
    • Women's increased sensitivity to negative emotions and heightened alertness serves as a protective mechanism for themselves and their offspring, despite potentially experiencing higher levels of depression, anxiety, and unhappiness.
    • Women are more vulnerable to the risks of sexual deception due to the potential impact on their lives, including pregnancy outcomes. Men who engage in short-term mating tend to exhibit negative personality traits. Gender differences exist in post-coital regret, influenced by factors like neuroticism and agreeableness.
    • Sexual regret in women is influenced by various factors including costs associated with decisions, socioeconomic status, hormonal changes, and investment in reproduction. These factors are interconnected and not solely determined by chromosomal differences.
    • Our behaviors and motivations are shaped by natural selection, with men being motivated by competition, success, and wealth as markers of competence for attracting women and ensuring collective and individual reproductive fitness.
    • Associating with someone more competent or high-performing can lead to significant benefits, such as increased desirability and the assumption of exceptional qualities by others.
    • Older mothers prioritize their children and invest more time, energy, and resources in their upbringing due to a shorter reproductive window and financial stability, while younger mothers might face opportunity costs due to the option of having more children.
    • The absence of communal support and over-reliance on modern conveniences hinder children's ability to develop essential coping and navigation skills, making it crucial to strike a balance between immediate relief and fostering long-term adaptive behavior.
    • As infants become more independent, mothers need to allow them to navigate emotional distress on their own. Men play a crucial role in facilitating long-term adaptive strategies, but social consequences may arise with changing family dynamics.
    • Competent and driven women in university jobs prioritize flexibility to balance their responsibilities as mothers, while concerns arise over older men prioritizing their own careers, perpetuating gender stereotypes in the university environment.
    • While birth control pills have empowered women and reduced the fear of unwanted pregnancies, they have also contributed to declining fertility rates, potentially leading to future regrets and emphasizing the need for thoughtful consideration of societal changes.
    • Educating women about the trade-offs and risks of birth control is crucial in empowering them to make informed decisions about their fertility and motherhood.
    • Women prioritize work-life balance and investing in their families and relationships over solely focusing on their careers. Society should recognize and support their desire for balance.
    • While there are cognitive and career differences between genders, it is important to recognize individual excellence and not make assumptions based on patterns. Precision in discussing these differences acknowledges the complexity and diversity within each gender.
    • Our hormones are an integral part of our identity, shaping our preferences and personalities. Altering our hormonal balance can have significant consequences, impacting our physical, physiological, and psychological well-being.
    • Women's hormonal fluctuations are natural and valuable, and should be celebrated rather than suppressed. Society should acknowledge and appreciate the diverse aspects of femininity, instead of expecting women to conform to a male standard.
    • Women's preferences in men's traits shift throughout their menstrual cycle, and taking hormonal birth control can reduce their attraction to masculine traits. This can affect their relationship dynamics and the role of birth control in shaping societal norms.
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    • The pressure on women to balance multiple roles and the changing expectations for men are causing negative effects on mental health and testosterone levels, highlighting the need for society to address these demands for a healthier and happier life for all.
    • Society's conflicting expectations on gender roles and sexual behavior, compounded by the influence of alcohol, can negatively impact attraction and create challenges in forming healthy relationships.
    • Women on hormonal birth control may lack the cortisol response to stress, leading to increased risks of depression, anxiety, autoimmune conditions, and potentially affecting their ability to regulate inflammation. More research is needed on the long-term impacts of hormonal birth control on women's health.
    • Hormonal birth control can interfere with the brain's natural processes and may increase the risk of developing major depressive disorder, highlighting the need for more research and awareness.
    • Hormonal birth control, particularly the synthetic progesterone or progestins, can have unintended consequences on the body, such as blunted cortisol response and feelings of chronic stress. There is a need for better options and awareness in fertility regulation.
    • When considering hormonal birth control, individuals should understand the trade-offs and consequences, hold stakeholders accountable for better options, and engage in open conversations about sexual behavior and comprehensive sex education.
    • Choosing a committed partner and making informed decisions about birth control are crucial for young women to navigate their limited time to establish a career, find a suitable partner, and start a family.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Redefining Womanhood: The Impact of Birth Control on Gender Roles and Expectations

    The availability and accessibility of birth control have revolutionized the concept of womanhood. With the ability to control reproductive functions, women can engage in sexual behavior similar to men without the risk of unwanted pregnancies. This raises the question of what exactly defines a woman when reproduction is no longer a defining factor. The traditional definitions rooted in biological differences become less relevant, and we are left uncertain about how women differ from men in various aspects of life, such as the labor market and productivity. This question challenges our understanding of gender roles and calls for a reevaluation of societal expectations placed on women. Additionally, the differences between male and female investment in reproduction go beyond physical characteristics and shape behavior and relationships.

    Evolutionary psychology: Women's heightened sensitivity to threats and protective instincts for survival and reproduction.

    Women, due to their role as mothers and their physical vulnerability, are wired to be more sensitive to threats and dangers. This increased sensitivity to negative emotions and heightened alertness serves as a protective mechanism for themselves and their offspring. Evolution has shaped women's psychology to prioritize survival and reproduction over happiness and satisfaction. This means that women may experience higher levels of depression, anxiety, and unhappiness, but it also allows them to be more attuned to signs of danger or predation in their environment. While it may lead to false positives and heightened anxiety, this sensitivity is crucial for the well-being and safety of their dependent infants.

    Gender Differences in Sexual Deception and Post-Coital Regret

    Women are more susceptible to the risks and consequences of sexual deception compared to men. This is because the cost of being deceived and becoming pregnant can greatly impact a woman's life, including the potential risk of infant mortality and death during childbirth. The investment women make in reproduction is much higher than that of men, leading to differences in how their brains are wired to be sensitive to deceptive cues. On the other hand, men who adopt short-term mating strategies tend to exhibit negative personality traits such as psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism, and sadism. There is also a gender difference in the experience of post-coital regret, with women being more likely to regret short-term mating opportunities and men regretting missed opportunities. Factors such as neuroticism and agreeableness may also play a role in predicting post-sexual regret.

    Understanding the Factors Influencing Sexual Regret in Women

    The concept of sexual regret in women can be influenced by various factors. Evolutionary perspectives suggest that women may experience more regret when the costs associated with their decisions are higher. These costs can include reputational concerns or potential biological consequences. Additionally, the gap in socioeconomic status between a woman and a man may also contribute to higher levels of regret. The research also proposes that hormonal changes during peak fertility may influence immediate feelings of regret. Moreover, the investment issue, where women invest more in reproduction due to gamete differences, plays a significant role in understanding the differences between men and women. It is important to recognize that these factors are interconnected and cannot be reduced solely to chromosomal differences.

    The Influence of Natural Selection on Human Behavior

    Our behaviors and motivations are shaped by the process of natural selection. It is not our chromosomes that matter to selection, but rather the investments we make in survival and reproduction. Men, for example, are motivated by competition and success in order to increase their attractiveness to women. Wealth, in this context, serves as a marker of competence, which is valued by women as a quality for generating and sharing resources. Men also value competence, likely as a result of hunting. By elevating the best hunter, men ensure collective success and increase their own reproductive fitness through access to resources. This pattern of behavior persists because it is in both the collective and individual interests of men.

    The Benefits of Aligning Yourself with High-Performing Individuals

    Aligning yourself with someone who is more competent and high-performing can have significant benefits. Just like in nature where certain male animals gather to attract mates, humans are also attracted to individuals who exhibit impressive qualities. By associating with someone of high status or competence, individuals can reap the rewards of their reflected glory. This is particularly true for men in the hunting context, where aligning with a successful man can enhance their own desirability. Women, on the other hand, use a strategy called "ma choice copying" to decipher hidden qualities in potential partners. The larger the gap in attractiveness between a woman and her partner, the more exceptional qualities people assume he possesses. This demonstrates the complex dynamics in mate choice and the importance of aligning with high-performing individuals.

    The Influence of Maternal Age on Parental Investment in Children

    Older mothers tend to invest more in their children compared to younger mothers. This is because older mothers have a shorter reproductive window and fewer opportunities to have more children. As a result, they prioritize their existing child and invest more time, energy, and resources in their upbringing. Additionally, older mothers are often financially more stable, which allows them to provide better support for their children. On the other hand, younger mothers may face opportunity costs of investing in their child, as they may still have the option to have more children. Therefore, understanding the balance between maternal presence and pursuing personal interests is crucial for optimal child care and development.

    The Decline of Communal Child-Rearing and its Impact on Children's Resilience

    The shift in societal roles and the lack of communal child-rearing has led to a decline in children's ability to navigate the challenges of life. Throughout history, women played a vital role in subsistence, balancing various responsibilities while raising children. However, with modern conveniences and the availability of staff, parents no longer have to do much to manage the household. This, coupled with the absence of communal support, results in children being shielded from potential influences and lacking the opportunity to develop crucial coping and navigation skills. As a result, when these children enter the real world, they struggle to handle storms and challenges. It's important to find a balance between providing immediate relief and fostering long-term adaptive behavior through judgment and constructive feedback.

    The Transition in the Role of Mothers in Infant Care

    The role of mothers in caring for infants undergoes a transition as the child becomes more autonomous. Initially, mothers are instinctively responsive to the emotional distress of their infants and prioritize immediate care. However, once the child starts crawling and becoming more independent, mothers need to allow the child to experience and navigate emotional distress on their own, even if it means causing it themselves. This transition can be difficult for women who have become attuned and bonded to their infants. Historically, women would often have another child to navigate this transition more easily. Moreover, men seem to play a crucial role in facilitating a longer-term orientation, as they are less susceptible to the emotional distress of infants and toddlers and prioritize medium to long-term adaptive strategies. However, with the lengthening of intervals between children and the movement of women into the workforce, there may be social consequences as the default moral ethos of women, centered around family care, may not scale beyond the family unit. In universities, the dominance of women without children has transformed them into holding pens for infants, which may have implications for performance and the types of men attracted to these jobs.

    The Impact of Gender and Priorities in University Jobs

    There is a significant presence of competent and driven women in university jobs who prioritize flexibility due to their responsibilities as mothers. These women are able to excel in their careers while also having the freedom to spend time with their children. On the other hand, there is a concern that the university system is deteriorating, largely due to older men who are more focused on maintaining a mediocre system that benefits them. This creates a division between the performers, who are often women, and those who prioritize their own careers over the pursuit of knowledge and truth. This feedback loop perpetuates the idea of dependency and reinforces gender stereotypes, leading to a negative spiral in the university environment.

    The Complex Consequences of Birth Control Pills

    The use of birth control pills has had both positive and unintended consequences for women. On one hand, it has given women more control over their sexual interactions and reduced the fear of unwanted pregnancies. This is undoubtedly a significant benefit. However, it has also led to a decline in fertility rates, with half of 30-year-old women in the western world remaining childless. This statistic suggests that many women may later regret their decision to not have children. It highlights the complexity of reproduction and the importance of considering the long-term consequences of societal changes.

    Evaluating the benefits and costs of birth control pills through a personalized lens.

    The benefits and costs of using birth control pills vary for each individual. While women's emancipation and access to education have been positive outcomes, there are some overwhelming costs that cannot be ignored. For instance, the decreasing fertility rate among women and the challenges they face in finding long-term relationships. Jordan Peterson argues that it is important to evaluate whether the benefits of birth control pills outweigh the costs, but Sarah Hill believes that this decision should be made on an individual basis. Nonetheless, both agree that educating women about the trade-offs, risks, and fertility facts should be a priority, as many women are not adequately informed about their fertility and the potential consequences of delaying motherhood.

    The Importance of Work-Life Balance for Women

    Women are often misled about the importance of their career being the most significant aspect of their lives. Jordan Peterson highlights that while career may be more important on average for men, both men and women prioritize family when they are successful in both realms. However, Peterson notes that in the high-pressure field of law, many highly competent female lawyers quit between the ages of 28 and 32. This is because they realize that working long hours and prioritizing career over family is not fulfilling for them. Sarah Hill further supports this by highlighting that women generally prioritize work-life balance and investing in their families and relationships. Many women choose to forego big promotions and opportunities in order to spend more time with their children and maintain a balance between work and personal life. This highlights the need for society to recognize and support women in their desire for work-life balance and not solely focus on their careers.

    Understanding Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities and Career Choices

    There are sex differences in cognitive abilities and career choices. When it comes to IQ distribution, men have more variability, resulting in a higher proportion of both intellectual geniuses and individuals with cognitive disabilities. At the upper echelons of careers requiring intellectual power, such as science and engineering, there tends to be a male bias. However, this does not mean that women cannot excel in these fields or that individual cases can be predicted based on patterns. On average, women may make better scientists, but the absolute best scientist could still be a woman. Precision in discussing these differences is crucial, as it recognizes the complexity and diversity within each gender.

    Understanding the Impact of Hormonal Balance on Our Authentic Selves

    Our hormones are not external to us, but rather an integral part of our signaling machinery that our brain uses to create our unique experiences and identity. Just like neurotransmitters, our hormones play a vital role in shaping our preferences, personalities, and even our physical attributes. However, changing our hormonal profile through interventions like testosterone replacement or birth control pills can have significant consequences. By altering our hormonal balance, we affect our brain's ability to create our authentic selves. Women, for example, experience fundamental changes when their cyclic hormonal profiles are minimized, impacting their physical, physiological, and psychological well-being. Recognizing and integrating our hormone-driven impulses is crucial for a more holistic understanding of ourselves and our relationships with others.

    Challenging Assumptions: Embracing Women's Hormonal Variations

    Our cultural paradigm has long equated normal and predictable with the male pattern, while viewing the female hormonal cycle as problematic. This assumption has led to contradictions within feminist ideologies, such as advocating for equal career opportunities while suppressing the biological manifestations of femininity. However, it's important to recognize that women's hormonal fluctuations are not only incredibly predictable but also bring about important variations that should be embraced rather than suppressed. Women should not be expected to conform to a male standard, and the notion that there is only one way to be, which is male, is incorrect. It's time to move past these assumptions and understand that both hormonal states matter, and there are two halves to a woman's being.

    The Influence of Hormonal Changes on Women's Preferences in Romantic Relationships and the Role of Birth Control

    Women experience hormonal changes throughout their menstrual cycle that influence their preferences and behaviors. During the fertile window, when estrogen is high, women are more attracted to dominant, masculine traits in men. However, when women take hormonal birth control, which mimics the hormonal state of the second half of the cycle when conception is not possible, their preference for masculine traits is reduced. This can have implications for romantic relationships, as women who choose partners while on birth control may experience changes in attraction when they discontinue it. Understanding these hormonal influences can shed light on the dynamics between men and women in society and the potential role of birth control in shaping these dynamics.

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    The Impact of Societal Expectations on Gender Roles and Mental Health

    The societal expectation for women to be both women and men, while also expecting men to be both men and women, is taking a toll on women's mental health and men's testosterone levels. Women are facing immense pressure to balance their careers and family life, leading to significant stress and strain. On the other hand, men are now taking on more household chores and childcare responsibilities, causing their testosterone levels to decrease. This shift in expectations is impacting the dynamics within relationships and may have consequences on overall well-being. It is crucial to recognize and address these societal demands to promote healthier and happier lives for both men and women.

    Navigating Gender Roles, Sexual Expectations, and Alcohol on Campus

    Our cultural expectations and societal norms have created a complicated and confusing environment when it comes to gender roles and sexual attraction. On one hand, women are expected to be both feminine and masculine, while men are expected to fulfill traditional gender roles. This can lead to decreased sexual attraction and desire. Additionally, the modern university campus showcases a contradictory view on sexual behavior, with a celebration of sexual freedom alongside a demand for strict regulations and consent contracts. The role of alcohol in these situations also cannot be overlooked, as it often fuels risky and dangerous behavior. Addressing these cultural and societal factors is crucial in creating a healthier and more balanced view on seduction, sexuality, and relationships.

    The Surprising Effect of Hormonal Birth Control on Cortisol Response to Stress

    Women on hormonal birth control do not have a cortisol response to stress. Cortisol is a hormone that helps us adapt to and recover from stress. Without this response, women may experience negative consequences such as increased risk of depression, anxiety, and autoimmune conditions. The lack of cortisol release may also affect their ability to regulate inflammatory responses in the body. This discovery was surprising to the speaker, who had never heard of this phenomenon despite studying women's hormones. It highlights the need for more research on the effects of hormonal birth control and raises questions about its long-term impacts on women's health.

    The Impacts of Hormonal Birth Control on Women's Brain Development and Mental Health

    Hormonal birth control can have significant impacts on women's brain development and mental health. The use of synthetic hormones found in birth control pills can interfere with the brain's natural processes, such as the hippocampus's ability to store and recall important experiences. This can lead to difficulties in encoding emotionally valenced events and updating navigational maps effectively. Additionally, prolonged use of hormonal birth control, especially during adolescence, may increase the risk of developing major depressive disorder even after discontinuation. It is concerning that these long-term consequences are not widely communicated to parents and women considering hormonal birth control, emphasizing the need for more research and awareness.

    The Messy Effects of Hormonal Birth Control

    Hormonal birth control, particularly the synthetic progesterone or progestins, can have messy effects on the body. These progestins are not biologically identical to our body's hormones and can bind to other receptors for different hormones, leading to a cascade of unintended consequences. One of these consequences is a blunted cortisol response to stress, as progestins can stimulate glucocorticoid receptors and trick the body into thinking it's in a state of chronic stress. This can result in depression and an overall feeling of being constantly traumatized. The fact that hormonal birth control remains the primary option for women is due to the lack of better alternatives and a lack of awareness. The pursuit of male birth control is also questionable, as it merely shifts the problem from women to men without addressing the underlying issues and potential side effects. Overall, there is a need for better options and awareness for both men and women in fertility regulation.

    Making Informed Choices About Hormonal Birth Control

    The decision to use hormonal birth control is a personal one that should be carefully considered based on individual circumstances. It is important to educate oneself about the trade-offs and potential consequences of using such methods. It is also crucial to hold drug makers and policy makers accountable for creating better options. Different factors, such as age, life goals, and the type of product being used, should be taken into account when making this choice. Additionally, society needs to have open and serious conversations about sexual behavior, including the broader context and implications of casual sex. Comprehensive sex education should encompass both the biological and psychological aspects of relationships and mating strategies.

    The importance of choosing a committed dating partner and considering the long-term effects of birth control.

    The choice of a committed dating partner is crucial and should be taken more seriously than we tend to think. With a limited fertility window and a finite amount of time to evaluate potential long-term mates, the importance of this decision cannot be underestimated. It's easy to fall into the belief that we have plenty of time, but the reality is that we have a narrow window to navigate leaving home, establishing a career, and finding a suitable partner. This realization should prompt young women, in particular, to consider the potential long-term effects of birth control on their bodies and make informed decisions. It's time to acknowledge that everything comes with a price, and we need to have honest conversations about these important topics.

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    436. What Your Left Brain Won’t Tell Your Right Brain | Dr. Iain McGilchrist

    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sits down in-person with psychiatrist, researcher, and philosopher Dr. Iain McGilchrist. They discuss right brain/left brain hemispheric specialization, the basis of delusion, “unknowing” as a necessary step toward wisdom, consciousness and the divine ground of being, and the imposition of mediocrity in the modern West.

     

    Dr. Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, neuroscience researcher, philosopher and literary scholar. He is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and former Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He has been a Research Fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Stellenbosch. He has published original articles and research papers in a wide range of publications on topics in literature, philosophy, medicine and psychiatry. He is the author of a number of books, but is best-known for The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale 2009). In November 2021 his two-volume work The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World was published by Perspectiva Press.

     

     

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    2024 tour details can be found here https://jordanbpeterson.com/events  

     

    Peterson Academy https://petersonacademy.com/  

     

     

    For Iain McGilchrist:

     

    Website https://channelmcgilchrist.com/

     

    On X https://twitter.com/dr_mcgilchrist?lang=en

     

    The Matter With Things (Book) https://tinyurl.com/5d3cfns6

     

    The Master and His Emissary (Book) https://tinyurl.com/3p4favfe

    435. This Is One of the Biggest Medical Malpractice Scandals in History | Michael Shellenberger

    435. This Is One of the Biggest Medical Malpractice Scandals in History | Michael Shellenberger

    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sits down with bestselling author and journalist Michael Shellenberger to discuss the shocking revelations now being published in the WPATH Files.

     

    Michael Shellenberger is a climate activist, journalist, and bestselling author. He has covered climate for over 30 years, as well as AI, emergent technologies, the Twitter Files, and most recently, the WPATH files.

     

     

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    2024 tour details can be found here https://jordanbpeterson.com/events  

     

    Peterson Academy https://petersonacademy.com/  

     

     

    For Michael Shellenberger:

     

    On X https://twitter.com/shellenberger/status/1764799914918490287?s=20

     

    On Substack https://substack.com/@shellenberger

     

    The WPATH Files Official Document https://environmentalprogress.org/big-news/wpath-files 

    434. The Darien Gap & Postmodernism | Bret Weinstein

    434. The Darien Gap & Postmodernism | Bret Weinstein

    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sits down with evolutionary biologist, author, and podcaster Dr. Bret Weinstein. They discuss the migration crisis, what values make up the “American Identity,” the potential for defining the transcendent, the origins of mutual reciprocity, and how the founding fathers codified these ideas into guidelines for the most functional nation in history.

     

    Dr. Weinstein is an evolutionary biologist who specializes in adaptive trade-offs. His current focus is on the interaction between genetic and cultural evolution. He has studied tent-making behavior in neotropical bats and worked for 14 years as a professor at The Evergreen State College. He has testified to the U.S. Congress, and been a visiting fellow at Princeton University. He hosts the DarkHorse Podcast and is a New York Times best-selling author. Bret has been a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and has done live events with Richard Dawkins, Jordan Peterson, Eric Weinstein, Peter Boghossian, Sam Harris, Douglas Murray and has been interviewed by Bill Maher, Russell Brand, Glenn Loury, Dax Shepard, Tucker Carlson, Megyn Kelly, Glenn Beck, Bari Weiss, Derrick Jensen, and Lex Fridman, among many others.

     

     

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    2024 tour details can be found here https://jordanbpeterson.com/events  

     

    Peterson Academy https://petersonacademy.com/  

     

     

    For Bret Weinstein:

     

    DarkHorse Locals Community https://darkhorse.locals.com/

     

    On X https://x.com/BretWeinstein

    433. Streaming, Politics, & Philosophy | Destiny (Steven Bonnell II)

    433. Streaming, Politics, & Philosophy | Destiny (Steven Bonnell II)

    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sits down in-person with Steven Bonnell II, also known as Destiny. They discuss the differences between the left and the right, force versus invitation, the feasibility and pitfalls of command economies, the dangers of ideology, and government response to worldwide crises.

     

    Destiny, also known as Steven Bonnell II, is a prominent political commentator and content creator known for his debate skills and provocative takes on various issues. With a passion for gaming, politics, and philosophy, Destiny engages in lively discussions that often challenge the status quo.

     

     

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    2024 tour details can be found here https://jordanbpeterson.com/events  

     

    Peterson Academy https://petersonacademy.com/  

     

     

    For Steven Bonnell II:

     

    Destiny’s YT Channel https://www.youtube.com/@destiny

     

    On Instagram https://www.instagram.com/Destiny/

     

    On X https://twitter.com/TheOmniLiberal?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor 

    432. The End of the Tent Cities | Minister Jason Nixon

    432. The End of the Tent Cities | Minister Jason Nixon

    Jordan Peterson sits down with Alberta’s Minister of Seniors, Community, and Social Services, Jason Nixon. They discuss the dire problems created by unregulated homeless encampments, the onset of both indigenous and foreign gangs and cartels, and the two schools of thought on how to approach drug abuse—one that enables “safe” usage, where the other focuses on real addiction recovery.

     

    Jason Nixon is Alberta’s Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services. As minister, he is responsible for his province’s policies on housing, homelessness, and government benefits for vulnerable people. He previously served as Leader of the Opposition, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board in the province of Alberta.

     

     

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    2024 tour details can be found here https://jordanbpeterson.com/events  

     

    Peterson Academy https://petersonacademy.com/  

     

     

    For Minister Jason Nixon:

     

    On X https://twitter.com/jasonnixonab?lang=en