Episode 58 | Resolutions

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Episode 58 | Resolutions

“We are being sold on the need to upgrade all parts of ourselves, all at once, including parts that we did not previously know needed upgrading.” - Alexandra Schwartz

It’s a brand new year, so that means our culture is abuzz with the aspirational narcissism of self development. In this episode, we discuss our opinions on New Year’s resolutions, the modern self help movement, and our society’s increasing focus on productivity and personal optimization.

As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

Other Mentions: Improving Ourselves to Death, Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of MillennialsWoody Guthrie’s Doodle-Filled List of 33 New Year’s Resolutions From 1943

Joy: Grain Mill
Hustle: Calendly Chrome Extension



Jennifer Barcelos

Seattle, WA