Sam Harris meets Vironika Wilde

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The appeal of good quotes fades over time, even the witty ones of Sam Harris and Vironika Tugaleva. That is why we merged  them in a socratic dialogue. This time we look at the importance of self awareness. We have gathered two outspoken and awakened personalities to shed a little light on how to train the mind. The self-acclaimed tree hugger, poet, and queer activist Vironika Tugaleva (aka Vironika Wilde) and the one and only neuroscientist became philosopher morphed to super podcast intellectual Sam Harris.

Vironika: “To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do.”

Sam: “My mind begins to seem like a video game: I can either play it intelligently, learning more in each round, or I can be killed in the same spot by the same monster, again and again.”

Vironika: “Self-awareness is like eating, breathing, sleeping. There will be no fireworks, no miracle transformation. Instead you will experience a slow, conscious, and often painful unraveling of your highest potential.”

Sam: “Your mind is the basis of everything you experience and of every contribution you make to the lives of others. Given this fact, it makes sense to train it.”

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