The voice in my head is likely a podcast.
Whether driving to find some waves to play in or washing dishes there is always someone in my ear.
Sam Harris is a favorite of mine.
Recently on his Making Sense Podcast1, Sam hosted Will Storr. The focus of their discussion was on status games. I hate status games. I refuse to play them. This, according to Storr is just another status play. It’s a way of saying - I have so much status that I don’t need it. Though Storr, looking for status games will likely find them everywhere, he has a point.
Peeling back the onion on myself, I’ve realized I have a particular blind spot around just how status obsessed I am. A simple look at how and what kind of status games are played in the circles that I travel has been a big ‘ah-ha’ for me lately.
The three main spheres of status games according to Storr are 1: Spiritual, 2: Virtue based and 3: Success focused.
What really shines in this is that all three are necessarily relational. Who defies sp…
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