They tell you to “be yourself”, “listen to yourself”, “express yourself”…yet, what happens when you do? Do they scorn you? Do they attack you? Do they tell you that you’re acting strange or rude? Indeed, how can one be themselves in a world that wants you to lie–that wants you to be an actor? In this episode, Mynaa Miesnowan and I dive deep into the art of “absolving unto yourself”, where we revisit the central themes of Emerson’s “Self Reliance” in order to recap on our 8-part series on the essay all about “being yourself” in the most radical way possible.
Outro provided by Brock Tanya
Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”: https://math.dartmouth.edu/~doyle/docs/self/self.pdf
Express Yourself: https://youtu.be/u31FO_4d9TY