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Ep. 633: William Damon Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

William Damon
William Damon

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My guest today is William Damon, a Professor of Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is one of the world’s top researchers on development of purpose in life and author of the widely influential book “The Path to Purpose.” In January 2018 he was named one of the 50 most influential psychologists. This conversation lets listeners to rethink their purpose and take inventory on their day to day life.

The topic is his book The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling in Life.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Purpose
  • Prestige of colleges
  • Celebrity status misconceptions
  • Developmental psychology
  • Influences of childhood
  • Prospective thinking
  • Basic morals and values
  • Public schools and curriculum being used

“You need to do something that is dedicated to something larger than yourself in life. Otherwise you will never have enough. You will never have enough to satisfy your materialistic impulses. You will always be grasping for more and more and you will always come up short.” – William Damon

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