(EF27) BTP-EF8: Who are You and is it Possible to Upgrage Your Identity as an Adult? — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF8PLAY | DOWNLOAD You're the sailor of the ship called you, and yet most people let their boats go into great disrepair and neglect. Could a change in your identity actually turn your entire life around for the better? Or are we destined to live with constant susceptibility to being lost in a sea of meaningless actions and emotions without any sort of compass to steer our ship? More...
EPISODE EF27 SUMMARY
Spoiler alert: You’re about to listen to a Behind The Podcast (BTP) of Episode EF8, which was Season 1, Episode 6 of the Evolve Faster Podcast titled Without a Compass: All Who Sail the Seas of Identity Are Not Lost. The driving question of this episode (and this BTP) for you to think through is … Who Am I? It’s a fascinating question that actually has surprisingly little research or philosophical investigation.
As a reminder about Episode EF8: You’re the sailor of the ship called you, and yet most people let their boats go into great disrepair and neglect. Feeling moored in the same spot for years with no clear understanding of the direction she needs to go, Lisa gets a unique opportunity to upgrade her identity boat with a chemical compass of sorts—a mysterious drug that will supposedly alter her complete identity—to supposedly better enable her to navigate through life’s rough waters. Could a change in your identity actually turn your entire life around for the better? Or are we destined to live with constant susceptibility to being lost in a sea of meaningless actions and emotions without any sort of compass to steer our ship?
The sixth episode of the first season of the Evolve Faster Podcast Episode is driven by the big question Who Am I. Today we question our identity more than ever. Why is it so? Is it because we’re growing more unsatisfied with who we are or because of external problems? Or maybe, it was always there lying dormant?
To peek behind the curtain of Episode EF8, we’ll dissect the following submitted questions:
- Why this question (who are you)?
- Are Lisa and Isaac modeled after anyone?
- Lisa changes an awful lot between this and the next episode… is this level of transformation really possible?
- Why did you decide to have CBT be a part of the drug test?
- Is the Mule a reference to Asimov’s Foundation?
- You say she was in a placebo group … so the drug DID work, but she didn’t take it?
- And more…
Can You Change Your Identity?
The big question driving Episode EF8 is … Can you change your identity? Or the shorter philosophical classic, who are you? Although you know your name, vital statistics, and other necessary information — you likely still ask yourself from time to time ‘who am I?’ What do we mean when we ask this seemingly simple, but infinitely deep, question? And is it possible that the answer could change over time, implying that your identity can evolve?
We question who we are in the moments of doubt or self-disappointment. When nothing seems to go our way, for example, and you project failure into every aspect of your life. Because nothing seems to provide positive feedback to encourage us to feel good about ourselves, it this mental projection can become reality. But instead of discouraging you from taking the next step, should you take it as a warning instead, regardless of how unpleasant the challenge?
Into The Rabbit Hole
ABOUT THE EVOLVE FASTER PODCAST: Everything is changing, yet the questions that drive us remain the same. Will humanity face the absurdity of our collective existential crisis in time? Join Scott Ely as he takes us deep into the rabbit hole with philosophical tales to reboot your mind, upgrade your life and explore your soul. To Evolve Faster is to see the fact that you will die someday as a formidable challenge, instead of a source of immense fear. Create your reality…before it creates you. Isn’t it time for an upgrade? More episodes…
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