003 – The Power of Human Nature

003 – The Power of Human Nature

What's this episode all about?

In this shorter episode, Jeff breaks down some of the core components of his 2016 TEDx talk titled “The Power of Human Nature”. 

He asks questions like “why does addiction make sense?” and “why do we numb our feelings?” and is addiction a “choice or disease or neither?”

Learn more about the spectrum of addiction, and how it helps to explain a lot of our ‘human nature’.

Show Notes & Resources

  1. Watch the full TEDx talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILKqF2Vr1Ns
  2. A great book by Dr. Gabor Mate is “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction“.
  3. Johann Hari’s book “Chasing the Scream” is a great complement to Dr. Mate’s book, he spent more than two years following the impact of the drug war on society, and it’ll probably shift your perspective on a few things. 

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