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Stop Trying to Have an Authentic Self

Especially on social media

This is a perfect visual explanation of what I’m arguing, given the parameters of having to use a free image that I could find in five minutes. Illustration: Tommaso Meli / Flickr

When I first heard that you should bring your whole self to work a few years ago, I knew it was a terrible idea. Have you ever been in a live customer service chat where the hospital billing guy tries to tell you about his weekend?

No one should bring their whole self anywhere. I don’t even want my wife to bring her whole self to…




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