Season 5, Episode 41 – Dr Emily

We know, we know, we know. ‘Who Do You Desire? is a very click-baity title.

But we’re pretty confident that if you DO take the bait (come onnnn), you’ll be nicely rewarded.

In this episode, our resident psychologist Dr Emily talks with Hugh, Ryan and Josh about the concept of Mimetic Desire – the idea that whether we like it or not, pure originality is impossible.

All of us are being influenced by someone. The question is, are we proud of the someones currently influencing us, or does our influencer list need a shake up?

Once again, Dr Emily has the answers.

For book recommendation, ‘Wanting, Mimetic Desire: How to Avoid Chasing the Things You Don’t Want’, by Luke Burgis, follow this link:

The Imperfects is not a licensed mental health service and is not a substitute for professional mental health advice, treatment or assessment. The advice given in this episode is general in nature, but if you’re struggling, please see a healthcare professional, or call lifeline on 13 11 14.