The Tyranny of the Real You: Authentic Is Not the Point

Stop attaching yourself so much to the person you think you are

“The heart is a double agent”

The heart is a double agent that usually takes its instructions from the dominant myths of the day.

“People like us do things like this”

We’re all just building pyramids

Now who are the imposters?

What feels like originality…

Think about that question for a minute

What following your heart can’t mean

The takeaway

Don’t ask “Who am I really, deep down?” Ask: “Who do I want to be?”

There’s more to that

PhD philosophy. Essays about why we believe what we do, how societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better (crazy times)

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