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The Human Flourishing Project


Hi, I'm Alex Epstein. I started the Human Flourishing project to tackle the problem I care about most: human beings lack reliable access to the knowledge we need to flourish.

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Episode 98: How to not be tired

Jul 6 • 16:05

Alex Epstein discusses how he is able to work long hours while rarely feeling tired or fatigued.

He identifies four ways others can have the same experience:

1. Develop deep nighttime empathy with “morning guy”

2. Discover and liberally utilize “inevitable rejuvenation practices”

3. Separate proactive and reactive time

4. Cultivate a love of working energized and a hatred of wo...

Episode 97: The Wisdom of Effortless

Jun 8 • 21:01

Episode 96: How lucky we are to be alive right now

May 17 • 20:42

Episode 95: The joy of security

May 3 • 21:43

Best-of: The three ingredients of relaxed productivity (with bonus content)

Apr 13 • 26:35

Episode 94: Dynamic, handwritten journaling

Mar 29 • 19:04

Episode 93: How to identify your best practices and bad practices

Mar 16 • 25:24

Episode 92: Vision and persistence

Mar 2 • 17:02

Episode 91: Overcoming the Problems of Today's Social Media -- with Brian Amerige

Feb 13 • 58:11

Alex brings on Brian Amerige, with whom he cofounded Thoughtful, to discuss the problems of social media today and how to overcome them. They discuss:

- Is there any role for government in the content policies of social media platforms?

- What content policy would make Facebook or Twitter a better "marketplace of ideas"--or is that even possible given the purpose of these pl...

Episode 90: Mindsets for overcoming adverse circumstances

Feb 1 • 22:31

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