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I was born in 1987 in Bucharest. I studied Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Bucharest. For two years I worked in a psychotherapy practice, dealing with gambling addicts. I'm an independent reporter, writing and doing video reportages mostly about social and political issues. I am currently based in Jena.
The Ezra Klein Show, a podcast created by the founder of Vox, is the place to go if you’re interested in hearing nuanced conversations about pretty much anything, including the Trump administration, the far-right movement, investigative journalism, psychedelics, climate change and so on.
In this episode, Klein discusses the concept of “self” with his guest Will Storr, author of the book Selfie. They approach the matter from all angles possible, so that you come to understand that the term “mind-bending”, used in the description on their website, is not just a word they threw out there. To what extent are our selves culturally and genetically mediated, and how does that influence our being in the world? What happens to a person’s sense of self when you mess with their brains? What makes a good person? How are our selves shaped by economy? These and so many other questions are debated.
This is food for thought (or rumination, depending on how high you score on the anxiety scale) that can, ideally, make you look at and treat yourself with a little more compassion.