DiscoverThe Rabbi and The Shrink#34: Scott Mason - Create a Circle of Laughter
#34: Scott Mason - Create a Circle of Laughter

#34: Scott Mason - Create a Circle of Laughter

Update: 2021-10-21
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Is it possible that we share responsibility for how others treat us?

What signals are we sending out that promote or allow them to treat us badly?

Can individuals with foundationally different values connect civilly and cordially?

These and other profoundly relevant questions are addressed when speaker and podcast host Scott Mason joins The Rabbi and the Shrink.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/smason1/

https://www.purposehighway.com/

1:00 People are responding to alienation by seeking meaning and purpose

Progress and purpose -- the source of happiness

You cannot pursue happiness


3:00 Make connections to build communities

Love emerges through giving and committing ourselves to a common purpose

A flame gives without giving anything up 

We should influence one another in a way that we improve one another


8:00 It’s a moral imperative to contribute light to the world

A lack of clarity or belief holds us back

Recognize your gifts so you can give


10:30 A leap into the unknown changed everything

A ride in the dark and the rain produced a service mindset

A new perspective brings new opportunities

Do we listen when we hear “the voice”?

The profound power of humility and opening ourselves to new possibilities


16:30 Be Theseus -- meet the challenges that will make you a hero

Get out of the comfort box

Build a circle of laughter and joy

Why is a safe place a place of terror?


21:00 Fight fear with fear

The power of shame

Recover balance to make the right decision by looking down all roads


23:00 Viewing the world as hostile makes us hostile

Embrace the challenges that are beyond our control and respond with what we can do with them

Radical accountability turns us into positive extremists

What signals are we sending out that promotes or allows them to treat us badly?

Is it possible that we share responsibility for how others treat us?


32:00 Irreconcilable differences?

Can individuals with foundationally different values connect civilly and cordially?

Absolute truth is truth, regardless of whether we like it or understand it

Living in a world where we don’t all agree on truth, we have to recognize the sincerity and good intentions of those with whom we disagree


37:00 Belief in our own soul is transformative

The nature of the universe transcends our ability to comprehend

Respect facts, logic, and reason

Seek commonality of belief and humanity before focusing on differences

Don’t be afraid of uncomfortable conversations

If you personalize every belief, you will find it impossible to coexist with others who have different beliefs

We need to disagree honestly in order to grow and be willing to revisit our beliefs


45:00 Befriending “adversaries” may bring us condemnation from our “allies”

Every human being is deserving of basic respect

Most of us are doing good things despite our shortcomings or errors

Principled compromise is not compromising our values


49:00   We have to be able to connect and to lead

Leadership is impossible without self confidence in who we are and what we believe


55:00 Word of the day: gorgonize

When we look for the ugliness in others, we petrify our own hearts

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#34: Scott Mason - Create a Circle of Laughter

#34: Scott Mason - Create a Circle of Laughter

Rabbi Yonason Goldson and Dr. Margarita Gurri, CSP