Human Nature [Gabor Maté]



Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the topic of his next book “Toxic Culture”. He explains why it is that our culture makes so many of us unhappy, unkind to one another, misrable, alienated from ourselves, etc.

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24 thoughts on “Human Nature [Gabor Maté]

  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    Music on the background is very deep. Can you please provide a link to download?

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    Evil hitler Clancy of the AA pacific group should take to heart what Gabor Mate says.

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    WOW respect, you made the song specifically for this video 🙂 Awesome ambient piece

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    but where's the evidence that humans, by nature, desire contact and a feeling of greater connection/oneness/meaning/love, rather than a selfish will to survive as other animals have? or do other animals have the same desire for contact? is 'love' not another selfish way of satisfying our egos? i am genuinely curious…i don't have the answers

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    Dr. Maté is simply brilliant; so grateful for his long-overdue and much needed paradigm-shifting voice, which is one of compassion and radical intelligence.

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    What baffles me here is that no one ever questions as to why we have this consciousness of the self and conscious of others to begin with? Or why we have these three types of natures? The ego, and this "blank slate" Maté mentions, is the natural animalistic state to where there is no self or meandering complex thoughts. But this dominator culture we live inside, led by males, brings out the collective superego to an extreme making us much worse to ourselves and to others. We are indeed very easily programmable creatures because we are thinking creatures. Eventually we'll understand the game we're never meant to question and destroy it from within just by being who we really are and what we really are isn't this malevolent species. That's what culture created by clinging to agriculture, fossil fuel extraction and whatna — which manifests warfare and classism.

    A legendary philosophical speaker during the 80's and 90's, Terence McKenna, gives us an answer to where consciousness came from and why we have these two competing natures of humanness, although one of them is not "human" at all. According to McKenna's research and many lectures, on one hand we humans created meaning first and never learned language until our ape-like ancestors came across psilocybin mushrooms when they were experimenting with new foods to insert into their diet. And like all plant based hallucinogens they dissolve boundaries and suppress the ego, thus giving birth to the very humanness; love, compassion, self-expression, self-sacrificing, etc. we hold today. This would explain so much of ourselves. Why our brain doubled in size, tools all of a sudden became more complex along with language, and then in a short time after abandoning the mushroom going on to build civilizations, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Internet.

    What makes mushrooms so unique is their ability to literally teach you things and show you things you couldn't imagine on your own. On high doses alone in silent darkness it can take you to another visual non-matter realm made of language and 5th dimensional objects realizing consciousness is some kind of overmind or single organism. Every living thing on earth is one. But culture and society hates this kind of thinking and especially these kinds of teaching plants or medicine, categorizing them as "drugs" because you're not being the efficient lucrative pawn they want you to be to build their endlessly growing empire larger and larger until it falls into itself, if you're dissolving cultural programming. That's a no no. The conscious self is a collective source and it's alienated by these ego-driven rapacious maladaptive cultures we're forced to consume and conflicts with our mind body and soul. These anti-human and anti-life cultures don't know who and what we really are. As McKenna would uncompromisingly say without fear of being politically correct, " Culture is not your friend "

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    A humble, great man.  Not one ounce of male maacho bullshit in him…….overtly.

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    I had the pleasure of seeing Gabor speak. I have two of his books and I find he's a great educator who is very enlightened. He has many meaningful things to say in defiance of capitalism, the criminal injustice system, and of course the socioeconomic effects of these things. His work on addictions is I think seminal and should be seen and read by healthcare practitioners. I happen to know that some from my community were there at his speaking engagement that day and I hope it rubbed off on some of them. 

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    The music is distracting. I don't need it to feel what he's communicating. This is not a suggestion, just personal input. I like the interview.

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    Wise comments. Never heard of Gabor before. Thanks for introducing him to me. And keep up the great videos.

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    Gabor Mate is clearly of the higher consciousness. He addresses an issue that has been pondered for thousands of years – Why do we suffer? There are a number of reasons we suffer but one of them is definitely the reason he brings up – When we go against our true essence and purpose (which is that we are all one consciousness and therefore are all connected to each other and influence each other and therefore our true purpose is to work in harmony with each other and benefit each other), then we are in dis-harmony and therefore unhappy.

    So why do we work against each other and not for the benefit of each other? – It is not because that is our human nature but simply because this is exactly how the current paradigm we live in programs us to be, which by the way is not a coincidence but a deliberate plan by the people who designed this paradigm. So we need to change the current paradigm (system) will live in from a paradigm that programs us to work in competition against each other into a paradigm that programs us according to our true essence and purpose, which is to work in harmony for the benefit of each other.  

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the topic of his next book "Toxic Culture". He explains why it is that our culture makes so many of us unhappy, unkind to one another, misrable, alienated from ourselves, etc.

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  • November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    When he discusses our society and the effects of being a part of it, he cannot be more "right."

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