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Episode 107: Scott Schimmel on Don't Lie to Yourself


The conversation explores the concept of the 'romantic lie' and how it influences our aspirations and career choices. It emphasizes the importance of examining our motivations and pursuing a life that aligns with our authentic selves.

  • We often pursue things because we perceive others wanting them, leading to the 'romantic lie' where we believe we autonomously choose our pursuits.
  • The influence of others, including family, peers, and society, can shape our aspirations and career choices.
  • By engaging in guided reflection and conversation, we can uncover the deeper motivations behind our pursuits.
  • Building an authentic life requires aligning our interests, values, and desires with our aspirations.

Do you know?

For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

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