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Oct 9, 2018

You’re living the same day over and over, doing things that seem worth doing . . . yet, you have this sneaky wave of emptiness that lingers. It’s not that you completely dislike the day-to-day, you’re just not feeling fulfilled. Ready to break this Groundhog Day routine? Modern-day philosopher, Kieran Setiya, shatters the misconceptions about what it is to have a midlife crisis and helps you answer the big meaningful questions--no matter your age.

Kieran’s a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, working mainly in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. He’s the author of several works including his most recent self-help book, Midlife: A Philosophical Guide. Kieran’s work on midlife has been featured in several publications including, The Guardian and The New York Times.

Refocus and change the pace of your days . . . starting NOW!

Key takeaways:

Your developmental phase. In your adolescence, you’ve got that spit and fire that fuels your ambition. But now, 15-20 years later, the time to reevaluate where you stand has crept up on you. Good news! Get off on the right start by knowing THIS about your next, unexpected phase . . . [08:33].

Your heartfelt crisis. German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer believed in the futility of desire. It’s our human nature to either have high hopes for things that are never achieved or live a life desiring nothing--therefore feeling empty. Could there be truth to this theory? The FACTS revealed . . . [14:17].

Your confusing crossroad. You’ve got this and you’ve got that. All too often we’re living in the conundrum of having passions and interests that light us up and then having the day job. Sound familiar? But how can you realistically merge the two at any time in your life? Try this ONE strategy . . . [22:37].

Your mindfulness journey. When you think about meditation, where does your mind go? While it’s been proven to help you rewire the way in which your nervous system interprets what’s going on, there are some that don’t respond to the Buddhist origin behind it. But there’s another way to see it. For a NEW side of meditation . . . [29:05].

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