The Real Dangers of Too Much Pleasure & Why You Should Celebrate Every Failure
Published October 18, 2018
46 min
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    So you get ready to make a salad and you rinse the lettuce and carrots and tomatoes under the faucet for a few seconds. Does that really get rid of the pesticides and bacteria? We explore that very important question and you really need to hear the answer. Do you understand the difference between pleasure and happiness? It’s an important distinction because the more pleasure you seek, the less happy you become. That’s the contention of Dr Robert Lustig, author of The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains Dr. Lustig sees some troubling developments in our quest for pleasure and I think you’ll be interested in what he has to say. It’s become a cliché to say that great ideas come in the shower. But the fact is – they do! And there is actually a psychological explanation for why that is. We begin this episode with a look at the reason for this common experience. Nobody likes failure – but maybe we should all rethink that. Failure turns out to have a silver lining – and not just in the way that “Every cloud has a silver lining.” Chris Gethard is a pretty successful stand-up comedian who has written a book about failure called Lose Well Although Chris has had some clearly successful moments (his own HBO special and his own sitcom on Comedy Central for example) he has also had some colossal failures. He joins me to discuss why failure is inevitable and really something to be celebrated on your journey to success. This Week's Sponsors LinkedIn Talent. To find the right person for the job and get $50 off your first job post, go to Simplisafe. For amazing home security at a great price go to Glip. Sign up for your FREE GLip account now and support this podcast by going to LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. For your free $100 ad credit to launch your first campaign go to Madison Reed. For 10% off plus free shipping on your first order go to For a great online shopping experience like no other go to Hotel Tonight. To get $25 off your first eligible booking download the Hotel Tonight app and use the promo code something.
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