Being Well Podcast: Liking Without Wanting
August 13, 2018

Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest begin the strength of Motivation with an episode that explores how we can pursue our goals with passion and purpose, without becoming painfully attached to them. They use the frame of “liking and wanting” to communicate the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms of desire.

Timestamps:

  • 1:20: Why are liking and wanting different?
  • 4:45: What causes us to tip from liking into wanting?
  • 8:25: If liking is good and wanting is bad, why is it so easy to tip into wanting?
  • 12:30: Forrest’s experience with video games.
  • 16:45: Addiction and moments of lucidity.
  • 19:10: Identifying wanting through drivenness.
  • 21:00: Things that pull us into wanting.
  • 24:30: How can we stay in liking?
  • 29:00: The danger of auto-wanting.
  • 30:45: Delusional desire.
  • 32:45: Recap

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