What is the courage of left anarchists?


In the context of discussing transformative experiences with psychedelics, Matthew W. Johnson, featured on the Lex Fridman Podcast, talks about the importance of "radical courage." This term seems to align well with the concept of courage often revered by left anarchists, though they may not specifically mention "left anarchists." Johnson emphasizes the necessity of pushing through psychological barriers and confronting challenges head-on. This form of courage requires trusting in oneself and the environment, facing fears directly, and continually engaging further into challenging or unfamiliar situations. This could parallel the courage left anarchists advocate for in societal or political contexts 1 .

Radical Courage

Matthew W. Johnson talks about the importance of radical courage when taking high dose psychedelics. He encourages people to trust the setting and themselves, let go, and be open to the experience. This can be extremely difficult, but it is necessary to go deeper and approach any challenges that arise with courage.

Lex Fridman Podcast

Matthew Johnson: Psychedelics | Lex Fridman Podcast #145