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Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life by Luke Burgis

August 23, 2021 Anna & Alexej
Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life by Luke Burgis
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Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life by Luke Burgis
Aug 23, 2021
Anna & Alexej

In the second episode of the Book Schmooze podcast we babble about the book "Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life" by Luke Burgis. The book is based on the so called "Mimetic Theory" by René Girard which we also discuss.

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In the second episode of the Book Schmooze podcast we babble about the book "Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life" by Luke Burgis. The book is based on the so called "Mimetic Theory" by René Girard which we also discuss.

Intro to WANTING
A little bit about Luke Burgis
Basics of mimetic desire and its discoverer Rene Girard
Peter Thiel and mimesis
Synopsis
SUPER IMPORTANT: the scapegoat mechanism
Summary Part 2
Desire and the Devil
Pitfalls of goal setting
The Romantic Liar
Girard vs Marx
The need for hierarchical structures
Alexej's models
Anna's models (or lack thereof)
Mimetic desire vs mimetic rivalry?
Favourite quotes from WANTING
"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member"
Holacracy
Wisdom and Madness of Crowds
The Nazis and the Jews
Reverse Scapegoat Mechanism
We don't want to get back to the Scapegoat Mechanism
How to be Anti-Mimetic
Filter Bubbles
TRUTH
Lean Startup methodology
"Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want"
Anna at the restaurant and Alexej's food rant
Fascinating theories by Girard
Omega Wolf Story
Other interesting stuff derived from Mimetic Theory
Jesus Christ
Cool principle from the Talmud
Evolutionary Reason for Mimesis
Our fulfillment stories
Is it RAD or is it WHACK???