Our April topic of “Authenticity” was suggested a number of times, by guests who wanted to discuss conflicts between personal and work or relationship needs, standing up for something, finding “true self,” and the Imposter Syndrome (feeling like a fraud).
- What if we are different people in different contexts — at work or with different groups of friends?
- When is being inauthentic useful or better in some way?
- How does social media impact how we express our selves, perceive others, or shape our identity?
- What is the role of honesty, or expressing what we believe?
- What’s the purpose of authenticity? What do we intend to get or be by being authentic?
- ‘Being authentic’ and ‘being true to yourself’ are popular ideas — when do people “use” or “perform” authenticity?
Below are some of our questions and takeaways from the discussion! Use them as a jumping off point to ask your own questions or have your own insights — take what is interesting or useful to you, and don’t worry about the rest.
You may also be interested in our discussion blog posts about… Practical Mindfulness, Imposter Syndrome, Family Expectations, Unproductive Days, and Tough Conversations.READ MORE