Amplify Podcast

Episode 55: Why We Want What We Want & The Power Of Mimetic Desire In Everyday Life, with Luke Burgis

October 14, 2021

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Do you ever wonder… why do I have the life I have? 

The career I have? 

Why do I do the things I do?

Buy the things I buy? 

And what if I told you, you aren’t controlling these things as much as you think you are? 

In this episode, I talk with Luke Burgis, author of Wanting, about Mimetic Desire and the role it plays in our everyday lives. We also talk about how it impacts everything from how many children you have to mob mentality and cancel culture (oh you know I went there!).

This is a fascinating topic and if you’ve ever wanted to know more about why you do the things you do, then you’ll want to tune in!

Also, head over to my Instagram @emilyrichett – I’m giving away a copy of Luke’s book to one listener!


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