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S4E27: The Education of a Journalist | Rex Murphy

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

3 Jun 2021

2hr 18mins

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S4E27: The Education of a Journalist | Rex Murphy

3 Jun 2021

2hr 18mins

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Quote

"Anytime you find yourself as the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong damn room"

Ideas

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The rise of thought is the greatest power our species have, and books are one of the ways we share our gift across time.
Being able to read is being able to engage with the greatest minds across history. First we learn to read, then we read to learn.

There is no other purpose to literature, or arts in general, than to better help others endure or enjoy life.

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The rise of thought is the greatest power our species have, and books are one of the ways we share our gift across time.
Being able to read is being able to engage with the greatest minds across history. First we learn to read, then we read to learn.

There is no other purpose to literature, or arts in general, than to better help others endure or enjoy life.

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You now go to university to be injected with attitude, not thought.
Nowadays, it's a focus at universities to take the great documents and works of western civilization as a hunting ground for moral woke offence, only looking for how to cancel and attack people and their work, as opposed to learn from it.

And while we're living through Covid, we should also understand the intellectual pandemic that is displacing us by allowing people to wreck the intellectual standards of the Western world.

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You now go to university to be injected with attitude, not thought.
Nowadays, it's a focus at universities to take the great documents and works of western civilization as a hunting ground for moral woke offence, only looking for how to cancel and attack people and their work, as opposed to learn from it.

And while we're living through Covid, we should also understand the intellectual pandemic that is displacing us by allowing people to wreck the intellectual standards of the Western world.

3

Any time we artificially, or self consciously construct a personal interaction, nothing emergent can happen.
We've ourselves in a closed container, where only what you've planned can happen.

There are many things that we shouldn't be too deliberate with. Where we allow for the impulses that we don't fully command, to emerge in the moment, in order to fully express ourselves.

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Any time we artificially, or self consciously construct a personal interaction, nothing emergent can happen.
We've ourselves in a closed container, where only what you've planned can happen.

There are many things that we shouldn't be too deliberate with. Where we allow for the impulses that we don't fully command, to emerge in the moment, in order to fully express ourselves.

Questions

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Can you think of a time where you should allow for less deliberate planning?

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Can you think of a time where you should allow for less deliberate planning?

What else is in the episode

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Why memorizing great work can have osmosis effects on your knowledge

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Why memorizing great work can have osmosis effects on your knowledge

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How some of the smartest people Rex knew couldn't even spell their names

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How some of the smartest people Rex knew couldn't even spell their names

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Rex's career as a journalist and speaker, and advice to others

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Rex's career as a journalist and speaker, and advice to others

Who is Rex Murphy?

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A commentator and author, primarily on Canadian political and social matters. He was the regular host of CBC Radio One's Cross Country Checkup and wrote for The Globe and Mail, and The National Post.

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A commentator and author, primarily on Canadian political and social matters. He was the regular host of CBC Radio One's Cross Country Checkup and wrote for The Globe and Mail, and The National Post.

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