To "be yourself" in this world is no easy feat. We face constant social, cultural and economic pressures to conform to the status quo. In the west, we have freedom of speech, thought and expression, but who's in the driver's seat for capitalizing on those privileges? And why does this even matter?
In this episode, we explore what it means to "be ourselves." We look at individualism as a prevalent societal philosophy and postulate on the reasons for its contemporary popularity. Self-actualization is arguably the goal of individualism and personal development and we spend some time addressing the benefits of striving towards this ethereal yet principal goal. Lastly, we discuss the art of being yourself and practical ways to maximize your potential, fulfillment, and contribution to fellow kin.
Have an elevated week!