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JT's RL #19: Free Chapter from Sebastian Junger's Tribe, employee type: commando, infantry, or police?, and the shrinking political middle

JT's RL #19: Free Chapter from Sebastian Junger's Tribe, employee type: commando, infantry, or police?, and the shrinking political middle
By Jordan Thibodeau • Issue #19 • View online
Hey Everyone,
I hope y'all had a great week.My talk with Eric Barker is now live. You can find it here. Eric Barker, who has been featured in Time Magazine, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, join us to talk about his latest book Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. It’s an excellent book packed with great research and actionable tips to help you with your life and career. You can also find a free chapter from his book here.
Next Friday I will be interviewing Sebastian Junger. According to Amazon, “Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of War, The Perfect Storm, Fire, and A Death in Belmont. Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the Academy Award-nominated film Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.” 
We will be talking about his book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging and his latest natural geographic interview Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis. I’ve read the book Tribe twice and it’s an incredible book that talks about the struggle for finding belonging in our society and the importance belonging plays in our psychological health. Probably one of my favorite quotes of all time comes from this book. In 1915 an earthquake killed 30,000 people in Italy. Some towns almost lost their entire population. The earthquake didn’t discriminate on how to kill. Rich, poor, educated, and uneducated all died the same. A citizen from one of the ruined cities said, “An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain…the equality of all men.”
We saw this during the hurricanes in Texas, just before the Hurricanes we talked about how divided this country is politically, but once the cage of normalcy is rattled, we quickly forget about what divides us, and we remember what divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.
You can find a chapter form the book Tribehere. 
If you have any questions you would like me to ask Sebastian, please email me.
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As always, if you came across any good reads this week, send them my way.
Always Be Learning,

Commandos, Infantry, and Police (13 Minutes)
Partisan divides over political values widen | Pew Research Center (10 Minutes)
Excerpted from TRIBE- On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger
Eric Barker - Barking Up The Wrong Tree - Grow With Jordan
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