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The Academy of Ideas podcast is devoted to exploring the ideas of the greatest philosophers and psychologists of history. Become a Supporting Member and access extra content. Learn more: www.academyofideas.com/members

    Escape Boredom – Leonardo da Vinci and a Guide to the Good Life

    Escape Boredom – Leonardo da Vinci and a Guide to the Good Life

    When we think of the forces that shape us, we often look back in time. We look to the events of our youth, to the … Read More ›

    • 9 min
    The Psychology of Power – How to Dethrone Tyrants

    The Psychology of Power – How to Dethrone Tyrants

    “Neither necessity nor desire, but the love of power, is the demon of mankind. You may give men everything possible health, food, shelter, enjoyment but … Read More ›

    • 11 min
    Do We Live in a Sick Society?

    Do We Live in a Sick Society?

    “Now there are times when a whole generation is caught. . .between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all … Read More ›

    • 10 min
    The Psychology of Heroism

    The Psychology of Heroism

    “We need a great rebirth of the heroic in our world. Every sector of human society, wherever that may be on the planet, seems to … Read More ›

    • 13 min
    The Psychology of the Anti-Hero

    The Psychology of the Anti-Hero

    “When we appreciate how natural it is for man to strive to be a hero, how deeply it goes in his evolutionary and organismic constitution…then … Read More ›

    • 11 min
    Life as a Quest – The Antidote to a Wasted Existence

    Life as a Quest – The Antidote to a Wasted Existence

    “Adventure shatters the oppressive, insistent reality as if it were a piece of glass. It is the unforeseen, the unthought-of, the new. Each adventure is … Read More ›

    • 12 min

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272 Ratings

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Only wish there was more of it

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We are drivers, not passengers

Incredible wisdom that inspires thought and action. It’s is engaging and concise. We forget who we are as individuals in a society. This compels us to think outside of the stream we are traveling in, and asks us where/why/how we are even going . We need not merely exist. We can dream and act and see and know and fascinate and marvel and discover and create. We govern our own lives. Thank you for the much needed reminder!

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