1. Some very good points made in this podcast. Looking at our culture thru a psychiatrists lens is refreshing and insightful.

    While the Christian ethos does now and again need some fine tuning, (we dont need to drown witches) the progressive left has largely nullified Christian influence. We no longer have a moral compass in Christ. We have an Office of the President. A pop culture. A Twittersphere.

    The Frankfurters rule the day, we have replaced overly strict nuns. With overly tolerant councilors. What would Marcuse think?

    In the USA 18 year olds ran away from oppressive mid-West small towns 50 years ago.
    Now they just stay in their parent’s basement, hair dyed pink, high on legal weed, encouraging their online friends to identify as a pansexual dolphin. Shame? Guilt? Clearly something is amiss with our young people.

    Molesting priests aside, the West is lost without a strong moral compass. Maybe that is part of the Trump hate? He is supposed to be our Pope, our The Queen, our Smooth Talking Salesman in Chief, our Grand Mufti.

    The podcast reminds us all the importance of shame. Shame is like asphalt. We need some.

  2. I agree with everything you’ve said.

    I think the idea of “toxic” shame is a person carrying too much or shame that isn’t even theirs. Yes this happens to people and there needs to be more awareness of it.

    However, healthy doses of shame are important to recognize and learn from and course correct.

    I really like what he said about people and I guess mainly the younger generations needing to learn that negative feelings are NOT UNNATURAL or something to avoid at all costs. That they have to learn how to cope with them.

    I’d really like to see more of the positive psychology field take hold. From what I can tell it’s far more empowering than stewing in ones victimhood juices. It’s asks one to take action, work with what you can, this is very empowering. I forget who it was but I listened to a psychologist discuss as an example in poor, urban areas, when getting youth involved in community projects to improve the community - this lead to positive outcomes far more than simply tossing money at problems alone. Same would go for low income rural areas, GET THEM INVOLVED in improving the community vs. telling them, “Your life SUCKS ain’t nothing you can do!”

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