As someone who leads a radically authentic life there was a lot here to love and agree with. I have one beef.

Individuals can lead and inspire change but it takes collective action to have any true impact. No one person has really ever changed anything significant by themselves. This myth of rugged individualism causes more harm than good. I am perhaps one of the more unique and proudly independent people you might ever meet and I was suffering from isolation until I found a tribe of others who not only would listen to my story but could relate on some level. Humans are social creatures and we need tribe, even as we pursue radical authenticity. And nothing really gets done unless we do it together.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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