What is it about Jon Snow and Don Draper that make us cherish them so much? How did tattoos become so popular? Why are we all terrified of public speaking? These are just a few of the burning questions posed and explored by Zale Mednick, host of Preconceived.
Born and raised in Toronto, Zale is a practicing ophthalmologist who enjoys embarking on as many of life’s adventures as possible. He has travelled extensively, worked as a professional actor and spent four seasons as part of the medical team on CBS hit show Survivor. After years of changing experiences, Zale has come to question the “why” of every major twist and turn. To this end, he launched Preconceived to challenge the status quo.
As a podcast, Preconceived exists to question the current state of affairs. Why are we groomed to accept norms as they are? Are we all destined to go to school, find a stable job, get married, have kids, then enjoy our retirement and older age? Do we hold certain beliefs because we value them, or because someone else told us to?
By challenging the paradigms that shape our world view, we discover what we want and why life is worth living. Yes, agency can be overwhelming. But when we simply ask the question “why”, we are free to take control and live our most authentic lives.
To understand our true path, we need to recognize preconceived notions as exactly what they are: Preconceived.