Talking points: stoicism, mindset, philosophy, parenting

Brian proves that Stoicism is anything but unenthusiastic. We cover so much ground here, and Brian’s passion and joy for what he does is inspiring. If you’re looking for clearcut ideas on how to craft a self and a life that you’re proud of, this is the episode to listen to—and share with your friends!

(00:00:00) – Intro and Brian’s defining moment
(00:06:50) – What is areté?
(00:09:02) – Why has there been a resurgence of stoicism?
(00:14:42) – Brian on how to parent when things are floundering, and how stoicism tackles fear and laziness
(00:21:24) – How does Brain raise his own son in an increasingly chaotic world?
(00:28:47) – What are some challenges young boys face today that are unequivocally different than before?
(00:39:11) – How does someone use Stoic principles to build more discipline with things turning to punishment?
(00:45:56) – “So…do I just have to go through the suck then?”
(00:51:54) – The science of hope
(01:00:27) – What is “targeted thinking”?
(01:03:40) – The practicals of antifragile confidence
(01:12:05) – How do you develop your own protocols for building your own antifragile confidence?

Brian Johnson is the Founder & CEO of Heroic Public Benefit Corporation. He’s 50% Philosopher + 50% CEO and 101% committed to helping create a world in which 51% of humanity is flourishing by the year 2051. As a Founder/CEO he’s raised $25M+, made crowdfunding history, and built and sold two social platforms. As a Philosopher/teacher, he’s helped millions of people from around the world, trained 10,000+ Heroic Coaches from 100+ countries and created a protocol that science says changes lives. He lives in the country outside Austin, Texas, with his wife, Alexandra, and their two kids, Emerson and Eleanor.

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