EF48 (S2-E9): Checkmate: A Child’s Guide to the Good Life

Checkmate: A Child’s Guide to the Good Life

EF48 (S2-E9): Checkmate: A Child’s Guide to the Good Life

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Experiencing life through the eyes of a child is to see the world with an intensity and excitement to learn long since lost in most adults. Do the secrets to life fulfillment exist in this simple mindset shift? And would this help define what is a good life? More...

The big question driving episode EF49 is … What is the good life?

Sam Payne, a physicist, finally discovers the true origin of the universe after sacrificing most of her life to the endeavor. But the discovery has vast repercussions which shake the foundation of Sam’s sanity. In light of the drastic nature of her existential dread, Sam is unsure how to even define what a good life would look like for her now. She finds a glimpse of hope in the curious, enigmatic mindset of her 5-year-old daughter, Maya.

The hope and desire to live a good life is ingrained in every human. But the day you’re born is also the day you start to die, so the quicker you can arrive at some reasonable and attainable definition of the good life for yourself, the more fulfilling your life will be. But in an existence without obvious meaning, and a society heavily focused on meaningless goals like wealth and fame, how can you uncover an answer for yourself to such a simple question? Is it possible the mindset of seeing the world through a child’s eyes could provide critical insight to that which is otherwise concealed by the challenges and distractions of adult life?

Into The Rabbit Hole

SHOW NOTES: This episode is dedicated to Nick Bostrom. See the EF48 Show Notes for details of the dedication, inspirations, references, selected quotes and more. 

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