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81. Why we like to suffer - Prof. Paul Bloom

Why do we like to suffer? Canadian-American Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science Paul Bloom believes he has the answer. Or at least, some of the answers to what is a profound and complex question. In his book The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning, he explores exactly that – that Goldilocks point just between too much suffering – such as with last week’s guest, Guantanamo’s most tortured prisoner Mohamedou Ould Salahi – and a life without enough self-imposed suffering.

Sign up on Apple VIP or http://patreon.com/andrewgold for the half-hour bonus chat. Prof Paul Bloom links:

  • https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sweet-Spot-Pleasures-Suffering-Meaning/dp/0062910566

  • https://twitter.com/paulbloomatyale

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bloom_(psychologist)

  • https://paulbloom.net

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