EP: 48: THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS: NICHOLAS CHRISTAKIS ON WHAT WENT WRONG, WHAT’S GOING RIGHT, AND OUR POSSIBLE FUTURE
This podcast is part biography of our current pandemic, and part admonishment on how to live through one.
Nicholas Christakis is a physician and social scientist at Yale University who conducts research in network science, biosocial science, and behavior genetics.
On this episode, my focus is on finding peace of mind amidst persistent uncertainty. So many things that are directly affecting our lives are out of our direct control – and it can be maddening.
Massimo Pigliucci is the author or editor of 14 books, including the bestselling “How to Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.” The key to much of our neurosis is not understanding what’s in our control and what’s not. Crazy making is treating outcomes as objects.
This is about your time and attention, why you lose control of it and how to get it back. Nir Eyal is the author of the bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.