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Episode 4: Can you be yourself all the time?

Episode 4: Can you be yourself all the time?

Can you be your true and authentic self all the time? In this episode, we discuss why we have different identities online, at work, and with friends. We also explore the importance of friendship and the tyranny of holiday weekends.


Getting Things Done by David Allen

“When youth departs, may wisdom remain enough.” – Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

“These inner battles have prepared you for this moment. You are strong because you are imperfect. You are wise because you have doubts.” – Lady Churchill in Darkest Hour

“The challenges facing Churchill are of lethal seriousness, but the key to his effectiveness is his capacity for pleasure. He enjoys the push and pull of politics, the intellectual labor of problem-solving and the daily adventure of being himself.” – “Review: ‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History and Acting,” A.O. Scott,  The New York Times, November 21, 2017

“What more could one ask of a companion? To be forever new yet forever steady. To be strange and familiar all at once, with enough change to quicken my mind, with enough steadiness to give sanctuary to my heart. The books on my shelf never ask to come together. They would not trust or want to listen to one another. But each is a piece of a stained-glass whole without which I would not make sense to myself or to the world outside.” Source unknown, heard on 2013 on NPR

“Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?” Alex Williams, The New York Times, July 13, 2012

Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives” Colby Itkowitz, March 2, 2016

Featured Image: The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell, Winston Churchill (1932).


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