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Can envy and jealousy lead to societal collapse? Comedian and deliverer of sharp political commentary Janeane Garofalo reflects on envy in her realm as a performer and in the wider socio-political environment of our day, and even as a dog-walker. Dr. Kevin Ochsner brings his research on emotion to recognize how we can become more self-aware, and less self-conscious.

“I envy someone’s youth sometimes, or just, great apartments.”

–Jeaneane Garofalo

This talk is part of the Rubin Museum’s 2022 “Brainwave: Emotions” program series. Based on the teachings of the Vairochana Mandala which inspired the Rubin Museum’s Mandala Lab, the “Brainwave: Emotions” talk series focuses on challenging emotions and how we might transform them.

Lead support for Brainwave is provided the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is provided by Cheryl Henson.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs