WWOTS 010: That Argument Is Incoherent Gobbledegook And Completely Useless


Mike and Jon begin by discussing how our expectations around marriage, schooling, and work are influenced by our families, the media, and society at large.  They examine how desires interact with expectations and some of theirs growing up.  After touching on some of the failings of the educational system they go into how the search for passions in work distracts from true satisfaction and how passion is actually developed.  They close with a comparison of rationalism and empiricism.  Going through their practical uses and how to use these methods of thinking to assist our learning and pursuit of truth.


Listen to this Episode and Learn:

  • How expectations interact with desires and outcomes

  • Why some countries are convinced that they’re the best

  • The uses and misuses of logic and Rationalism

  • The importance of empirical thinking when judging the truth of information


Mentioned in the Episode:

Books: Deep Work and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport, professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University