#053 Losing My Religion With Auguste Comte and AJ Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs and Monica McCarthy at Caveat

A.J. Jacobs and Monica McCarthy at Caveat

The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal.
— Auguste Comte

In this episode you’ll learn what the French philosopher and eccentric, Auguste Comte can teach us about the relationship between faith, humanity, and humility. You’ll also hear what the bestselling author A.J. Jacobs has learned about gratitude and luck via his many personal quests for knowledge and self-improvement. This episode is part two in a three part series on HUMILITY. #thehappierhour



AJ Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. His writing combines memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. He is the author of Thanks a Thousand, It’s All Relative, Drop Dead Healthy, and the New York Times bestsellers The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, and My Life as an Experiment. He is a contributor to NPR, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. He is also editor at large at Esquire magazine and a columnist for Mental Floss magazine. In 2015 AJ helped to build a family tree of the entire world and held the biggest family reunion ever.

If you were to start your own religion, what would be your motto or mantra?