#473 - Tom Van Der Linden - Finding Heroic Meaning In Modern Life

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Tom Van Der Linden is a YouTuber, video essayist and Creator of Like Stories of Old.

Finding meaning in modern life is hard. What glory is there to achieve when all of your existence has already been made totally convenient by technology? Heroic narratives still exist in movies and books, but can we apply these lessons to the real world?

Expect to learn how to tell the difference between serving ourselves and serving others, why watching a heroic movie can skew our expectations of life, why it's difficult to ever truly know another person, what Albert Camus can teach us about enduring suffering, why David Foster-Wallace called adult life "the day to day trenches" and much more...

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