This is a MANTHROPOLOGY episode! Rainer gets to hang out with adventurer, pro-bro, dare-devil, “train-conductor,” father, and super-cool kid Josh. They talk about growing up with absent father’s, working with your hands, patriotism, doing the “right thing,” military mind-set versus civilian living, the softening of the American Male, motorcycles, dude’s endless schemes for getting rich, and so much more! A really fun episode. Don’t miss it.
“I’m just being authentic!” or “Just follow your heart” are conventional pop-psychological wisdom. And it’s honestly just bad advice. In this episode Rainer talks about the dangers of being reactionary, why folks who aren’t easily offended are much happier, how culture emphasizes and conditions us towards outrage, and why listening to your “gut” isn’t always effective. We also continue to explore the nature of emotions, and this time get into what the “will” actually is, and how it plays out!
In this episode Rainer answers several questions that listeners have sent in:
1) "What the fuck is the Sacred Masculine?"
2) "How do I get rid of the unwanted emotion of anger?"
3) "Are you a men's right's activist?"
4) "What's up with talking about sex?"
Check out how Rainer attempts to address these questions, weighing in on a range of issues from Jungian archetypes and sexual polarity, to using Cognitive Behavioral strategies to reduce unwanted emotions, to speaking up for yourself, to the need to talk about the kinky shit that we are into as humans. Enjoy!