Dr. Faye Snyder speaks with Stefan Molyneux

What an excellent interview and discussion between Stefan Molyneux and Dr. Faye Snyder. So glad I was turned on to looking her up today. All this talk about childhood and development has me tripping down memory lane a bit, reflecting and thinking…

[TMI story-sharing since removed.]

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4 Responses to Dr. Faye Snyder speaks with Stefan Molyneux

  1. Christoph Dollis says:

    I am very sorry about the neglect you experienced as a child and that your mother did not love you in the way she evidently wanted you to love her. I am glad, though, that you had a caring grandma and grandpa who inspired you with hope and added to resilience — which you would much need.

    As near as I can see from the thin slice I’ve seen of you and your videos and writing, including a small amount of back and forth communication with you, you did well despite the deficiencies in your upbringing. At the least you developed a mind capable of reasoning and independent thought, and I wouldn’t say everyone has that.

    Of course, you believe more people do than yours truly, something we just got over discussing. Ha.

    As for the rest of your thoughts and feelings in this post, I related to a lot of it and disagreed with none of it. Which is a bummer because I wanted to find something to critique in order to display independence before asking if you’re single.

    Just kidding.

    Well, about the wanting to critique something for that reason part anyway.

  2. Byenia says:


    I appreciate your taking the time to read my thoughts on here.

    Please don’t mistake me as someone possessing great faith in humanity. lol Because I believe people do, on some level, comprehend that abuse and neglect is likely to produce dysfunctional kids, that doesn’t mean I think we’re all on the same wavelength in realizing how we tie into all of that. Nor do I think enough people are approaching this topic maturely and honestly introspectively, because most folks would rather escape reality than face it. Too painful, some say. That logic irritates me. What’s painful is being born into nonsense and major familial disputes and lacking what we need, and that should matter more, because babies are innocent. We all started out once upon a time as innocents, which may be why so many people easily relate to the feeling of victimhood. We know we didn’t ask for a lot of this bullshit, and the bullshit is stacked today, from families to politics to economics to gender relations to academia to religion confronted by science and all the fallout accompanying all of it.

    I look around my society and see us creating a spiritual wasteland, and by spiritual I’m talking about the life-affirming and productive. That which is conducive to allowing an honestly worthwhile existence. Life will always come with strife and pain, and I wouldn’t accept it being any other way, but we’ve created a lot of unnecessary drama for our own species. It happens, I get it, and I understand it takes time for people to rouse awake to looking at what life has become. But consciousness is rising here, I do believe, it just takes time. More time than my lifetime, undoubtedly. And perhaps we’ve already sealed our fate. Who can know for sure? *shrugs* Interesting as those questions are, I’ve come to believe that all we’ve got and can be responsible for is our own lives, our own time here, and what we ultimately decide to do with this opportunity. There’s no one right answer, just assorted attempts. Being able and willing to step outside of the rat race and take time to observe what all is going on is a blessing of sorts, but I think people tend to try to avoid doing so out of fear and discomfort. People tend to be uncomfortable sitting with uncertainty. Plus, people get caught up in the game where appearances and materialism matter most. But people are going to do what people are going to do. If enough will something to be so, it will one way or another come about. If not, it won’t. The choice is entirely up to us. If it were a gamble, I’d have to bet on things getting worse before they get better (assuming they ever do).

    But anyway, that’s enough rambling. These are deep subjects to ponder. Please feel free to share any other video clips of interest you’d like to pass along. 🙂

  3. Christoph Dollis says:

    I don’t know what your interests are, but I made a few additional recommendations mostly related to the topic we were talking about before on your video. One topic that interests me is science generally because I’m pretty obsessed with figuring out what is true. So perhaps we could talk about that … and good wines.

    “Please don’t mistake me as someone possessing great faith in humanity.”

    I did not.

  4. Christoph Dollis says:

    Here’s a good article to read. [Rajendra Pachauri is Chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change]

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