Incidentally, just yesterday, we returned to the river and lake in question for the first time since the incident took place six years ago. I made sure this time to leave my ring at home!
This clip was originally posted on my YouTube channel on May 11, 2018 as THE SAAD TRUTH_646: https://youtu.be/KOoChcW5RVA
It is based on my Psychology Today article published exactly six years ago today (August 13, 2014): https://bit.ly/2ryJrA0
Correction: At the 0:41 mark, I stated that the title of the talk in question was "On Persistence." I was going on memory. When I subsequently checked, I realized that the title of the talk was "On the Importance of Perseverance."
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Dr. Gad Saad is a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, and author who pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Saad is a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense. His fourth book The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense will be released on October 6, 2020. Pre-order your copy now.