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Imagining Life Beyond Total Work with Andrew Taggart

Curious Humans with Jonny Miller

December 8, 2019

108 minutes

I'm speaking with Andrew J Taggart, a practical philosopher, Zen Buddhist, and entrepreneur urging us to wake up to what we have so far taken for granted.

In this conversation we discuss the thesis of his Total Work Manifesto and why we use our work and productivity to fuel our sense of self-worth and create meaning in our lives, as well as his compelling ideas for how we might break out of this Total Work prison that he calls Way of Loss and the Way of Wonderment.

I should also mention that about one and half hours in, I ask Andrew to imagine an all hands on deck academy, or ecology of practices designed to become whole and integrated humans.

His answer is insightful but the day after our conversation he wrote up an extended reply which he has posted on his blog with the title 'A Tentative Curriculum For Psycho-technologies Of Self-transformation' (it's well worth a read!)

Show Notes:

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Say hello to Andrew on Twitter
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Subscribe to Andrew's ongoing Total Work Manifesto on Substack
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Read Andrew's philosophical writing
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Follow his emerging conversations over on letter.wiki

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