Welcome to the Mikhaila Peterson Podcast – this is an episode co-hosted by Jordan B Peterson. In this episode, we spoke with Russell Brand, an English comedian, actor, radio host, writer, and activist. The three of us explore family life, having kids, the role of sacrifice, mentor/apprentice relationships, seeing the divine in others, working with family, the aspiration of fame, and more.
Find more Russell Brand on his Podcast Under the Skin and in his new book, Revelation: Connecting with the Sacred in Everyday Life: https://www.amazon.com/Revelation-Connecting-Sacred-Everyday-Life
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[5:30] The most significant changes for Russell after having kids.
[10:30] Apprenticeship in life and voluntarily enslaving yourself to an idea, cause, or people to free your potential.
[15:00] Risks of possibly oversimplifying transcendent ideas when trying to relate them to reality.
[20:00] Russell talks about the place of mentorship in our lives, seeing the activation of the divine in others.
[24:00] Distinction between God of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
[27:00] Carl Jung’s idea that every ideal is a judge, and the ultimate ideal is the ultimate judge.
[29:30] Russell asks Jordan and Mikhaila what it’s like to be working together as father and daughter in the capacity of podcasting and other business ventures.
[37:00] Russell reflects on his aspirations of fame as a younger man.
[44:30] Russell’s theory of meaning and others’ importance in our life experience. Jordan relates all mentors ‘divine’ traits as possibly coming together as common threads as the ultimate example of divine traits or persona.