Today's episode from 6th October 2021. First this Wednesday: In recent months China has waged a campaign against capitalist excess, but are these power moves a sign that it's on the decline? We explore the fascinating history behind other superpowers on the descent and what it can tell us about the next big one. After that, how you can facilitate self actualization, grow self-confidence, bolster motivation and foster authenticity. We look at how unconditional positive regard can change our lives for the better. The United States needs to prepare for a major war, not because its rival is rising but because of its declining power. Authors Hal Brands and Michael Beckley reveal more in Foreign Policy. In the late 1950s, psychologist Carl Rogers first introduced the concept of empathy for invoking positive change. Over 60 years on, Nir Eyal explores the concept of unconditional positive regard and how it facilitates improved self-confidence to help us live out our values without fear of judgement. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.