[PODCAST] #443: The Seventh Pillar of Self-Esteem – (Part 2) How Self-Knowledge Fosters Self-Education and Individualism


Wes Bertrand and I reboot our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. This extension to the original series focuses on Branden's concluding chapter and what he calls the "seventh pillar." We will be reviewing each of the six pillars; the previous discussions focused on the what and the why of those practices, and this time we turn our attention to the how.

Collectivism pulls us away from pursuits of self-knowledge, self-assertiveness and self-actualization, away from becoming who we are. The easiest forms of collectivism to carelessly embrace are tribalism and racism. Pseudo-self-esteem is often the result of such embrace.

This montage is a 2016 update on Rand's thoughts on racism, Branden's 1971 warnings about anti-individualist psychology and our 2014 discussions on self-esteem.

We aimed to focus this segment on the importance of self-knowledge and how it prepares us for self-education, but due to the gravity of the current political situation we spend a considerable amount of time on race, IQ, tribalism and a culture focused on non-essentials. The article we're discussing is called The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

1. The Practice of Living Consciously
2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance
3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility
4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness
5. The Practice of Living Purposefully
6. The Practice of Personal Integrity

Bumper Music:
Alabama Shakes - "Sound & Color"
The Who - "I've Known No War"
Yes - "Yours Is No Disgrace"

Look Closer:
Complete Liberty Podcast
The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything
Happiness Counseling Resource Page
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf)

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