In this episode I talk about the process of Individuation as defined by Carl Jung. I start this talk by sharing some thoughts about the current socio-politcal debate on individual rights, free speech, and globalism. I then go into some ideas from Jung about the process of Individuation as he termed it, and compare it to the founding principles of western civilzation and America at its birth. I attempt to bring it all back to the healthy development of the individual in society, comparing with the likes of Tesla, Steve Jobs, Bruce Lee, and many other influentail world changers. Given the current discusion happening in the media and in academia these days, I highlight the quote from John W. Gardner:
“The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.”
and discuss the idea expressed here and how important it is to pursue a path of self realization and individuation in our increasingly collectivised/globalised world.