The Ego of Social Darwinism Part 2

Last year I released part one of  The Ego of Social Darwinism. It was an interview with my childhood friend from 2015 and was my third most popular episode on the podcast. I decided to release part two to kick off the New Year. Paul Columbus shares deep insights surrounding life, art, and ego.

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"As long as I keep becoming the best version of myself, I'll be able to inspire and help more people by example." 

- Paul Columbus

"Change coolness, change ego, change the way we do things." -  Paul Columbus 

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About The Ego of Social Darwinism

This painting represents something we all can relate to; we are built inheritably to look out for ourselves. Social Darwinism is instinct for survival or natural selection. In modern day society, we are so focused on building our own “personal safety net for tomorrow, ” which is not guaranteed to anyone. We build this safety net with things like material possession and savings, mostly derived from the intention of greed. All the while, the world seemingly rest in the palm of our own hands, as we watch it suffer from various deadly but basic obstacles such as clean water, starvation, shelter. These obstacles that are the bare essentials in a first world country, and overall I feel as though we take them for granted. This affliction has no prejudice, it is not confined to one certain type of belief system or sexuality, it is completely universal. We all must tackle the breaking point of what we are willing to give to others versus the ego or perception of what we need for security.


  • The Ego of Social Darwinism (pictured above)
  • Lean Startup by Eric Reiss

Music credit:

LEVEL 3 by Griz

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