Reality and the Sacred
Psychology professor, Jordan Peterson, explores the human search for meaning in a chaotic world and how our perceptions and beliefs shape our sense of reality.
It’s a strange title to a talk to modern people because we don’t really understand what the sacred means unless we live within a worldview that’s essentially, I wouldn’t say archaic, but at least traditional. For modern, freethinking, fundamentally liberal people the idea of the sacred is anachronistic or, if not anachronistic, at least incomprehensible.
If you’re properly educated in a university, especially with regards to the humanities (which are in some conceptual trouble at the moment), what essentially happens to you is that you are introduced in a relatively secular way to the concept of the sacred.
The point is, the people who tell you that those values do not exist or that they’re endlessly debatable, do you an unbelievable disservice.