Podcast – Episode 0337 – The Shared Myths Of Sapiens
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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the book Sapiens and the shared reality of human myths.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- We talk about this book: Sapiens – by Yuval Noah Harari
- The book talks about the 3 revolutions humans went through – the cognitive revolution, the agricultural revolution, and the scientific revolution
- The revolutions each altered humans and the planet as a whole
- Do we know why this happened?
- Human behavior and its effect on flora and fauna
- The agricultural revolution:
- How did this impact our diet?
- The anxiety caused by “having all of our eggs in one basket”
- Harvest thinking
- How this revolution shaped society over time
- Why the physicality and the myth need to match each other.
- How we use myths in general – and the roles they have today and through the ages.
- How myths work e.g. money
- How and when do myths change
- Can the individual impact myths?
- Sapiens reminds us of humanity’s timeline.
- The hero versus the steward framework – how we view humanity through these lenses.
- What does it mean to be human? Some thoughts on “the human dance” and nodes in the system of humanity.
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Very interesting episode – I wonder why these anthropological books seem to be so profoundly impactful. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn was my introduction – the “zoom out” perspective when looking at our myths hits home harder because of our uneasiness with the myths we currently live in perhaps. It’s amazing how little is taught or known about out timeline. Great episode, look forward to hearing how your opinions change/build a few weeks after completing the book. Take care