Topics Discussed in The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast #300 – Jordan Peterson & Josh Hawley: The midterm front, Forming a definitive Conservative vision, Why have Americans started hating their own country?, Intrinsic dignity, the debate of axioms, Meaning that can sustain you through tragedy, The liberal ideal self gratification, Where the left leaves us, The right’s reactionary danger, Corrosive cynicism and the Republican swing, Responsibly and Rights, Manhood, Nothing that is done well is small, The economy we need to craft, Why Senator Hawley is writing a book, The forefront of the swing, How Globalism fuels monopolies, The Republican Party two years from now, Leadership Predictions, Immediate necessities of the US.
Josh Hawley is an American politician and lawyer who has served as the junior United States senator from Missouri since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, Hawley served as the 42nd attorney general of Missouri from 2017 to 2019, before defeating two-term incumbent Democratic senator Claire McCaskill in the 2018 election. Born in Springdale, Arkansas, to a banker and a teacher, Hawley graduated from Stanford University in 2002 and Yale Law School in 2006. He was a law clerk to Tenth Circuit Judge Michael W. McConnell and Chief Justice John Roberts and then worked as a lawyer, first in private practice from 2008 to 2011 and then for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty from 2011 to 2015. Before becoming Missouri attorney general, he was also an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, and a faculty member of the conservative Blackstone Legal Fellowship. You can find the books mentioned in his conversation with Jordan B. Peterson below.
Books Mentioned in this Podcast with Jordan Peterson & Josh Hawley:
The Power of Individuality: A Deep Dive with Jordan Peterson and Senator Josh Hawley
It's not often that two influential figures come together to discuss the profound impact of individuality on society, but that's exactly what transpired in a recent conversation between renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson and Senator Josh Hawley. In their discussion, they delved deep into the conservative vision and the role of men in shaping the future.
The High Calling of Individual Contribution
One of the main takeaways from their conversation was the emphasis on the unique contributions each person can make to the world. "There are things that can be done in the world, things that should be done, that only you can do," remarked Senator Hawley. This sentiment highlights the intrinsic value of each individual and their potential to effect change in their communities and the world at large.
Embracing the Weight of One's Actions
With the recognition of one's unique capabilities comes the realization of the weight of one's actions. Peterson notes, "It turns out that it isn't true that nothing you do matters. What's true is that everything you do matters a lot more than you think." In a world that often feels overwhelming and impersonal, this perspective serves as a reminder that individual actions have ripple effects, impacting the broader community and, indeed, the world.
The Conservative Vision: A Call to Action
Central to their discussion was the conservative vision for society, emphasizing the importance of taking on the obligations of citizenship. Senator Hawley expressed that the country would be less without the proactive participation of its citizens. This call to action underscores the belief that with each individual's contribution, the country can reach greater heights. "Our country can be greater, it can be more with you as part of it," Hawley stated.
Men and the Future: A Conservative Perspective
The conversation also touched on the role of men in this conservative vision. In a rapidly changing world, the roles and expectations of men are continually evolving. Through their dialogue, Peterson and Hawley explored the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for men in the context of the broader conservative vision for society.
Conclusion: The Power of the Individual in Shaping the Future
As Jordan Peterson and Senator Josh Hawley illuminated in their discussion, the power of individuality cannot be underestimated. Each person, with their unique capabilities and perspectives, holds the potential to make a lasting impact. As society grapples with complex challenges, it's essential to recognize and harness this power to shape a brighter future for all.