The Strong Stoic Podcast

#162 - Joe Bakhmoutski: Cancer, Meaning, & Communication

March 24, 2022 Brandon Tumblin
The Strong Stoic Podcast
#162 - Joe Bakhmoutski: Cancer, Meaning, & Communication
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Joe Bakhoutski is a cancer survivor and the author of two books – finding hope in times of uncertainty and simplify cancer, as well as the host of the Simplify Cancer Podcast. In this episode we talk about what it’s like to be confronted with your mortality, how to find meaning in life despite the suffering, communicating what you need from people in your life, and much more. Please welcome Joe Bakhoutski.

Introduction
Cancer diagnosis; facing mortality
Gratitude, absolute vulnerability, & courage
Realizing there's no time left!!
Is death scary IF life is meaningless?
Should people read the news?
Lessons from a Ukrainian grandmother
People are good with the capacity for evil
Shared humanity: do we all want the same thing?
Losing friends and family after diagnosis
Is cancer a bad thing?