Romantic Fatalism with Jeremy Sherman

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about how crisis can lead to real and meaningful change.

This week’s theme: Romantic Fatalism

Every one of us will face a crisis at some point in our lives; it may be irritating and debilitating at first, but it will eventually cause us to grow, evolve, and improve as individuals. Let’s hear from Jeremy Sherman, our special guest expert, about how his midlife crisis shaped him into the person he is now. Plus, find out more about his romantic fatalism beliefs and why he considers himself to be a fatalist.

Jeremy Sherman

Jeremy Sherman PhD has been on many of the rides in life’s amusement park. For example, in his 20’s he was an engineer getting water to poor Guatemalan villages and was also an elected elder in the world’s largest hippy commune. During a juicy midlife crisis he pivoted to academic research on the questions that were eating at him. He now calls himself a cradle-to-grave researcher, collaborating with a Berkeley neuroscientist on everything from the chemical origins of life to our grave situation today.

Sherman is the author of a Columbia University Press book about life’s origins but also 1000 articles for Psychology Today about everyday doubts and decision making. He has three podcasts including one in which he debates himself and another that’s a pod class version of his new book, An introduction to Psychoproctology: Spotting and stopping assholery at home and in the world.

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Quote of the Day:

“Only a crisis, real or perceived, produces real change.” ~Milton Friedman

 

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