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Never Lie to Fit In | OnlySubs with James Lindsay, Ep. 68

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New Discourses Logo  fiber_manual_record  Nov 4th, 2021


As I travel around the country and talk to different audiences, I'm often put in front of rooms full of young people, which I find a little challenging because most of my work is so intensely theoretical. Of course, they always rise to the challenge, and I'm just being silly, but I'm always looking for something resonant to say to them. One of those messages that I think is so, so important, and core to authenticity and being based enough to avoid getting pulled off your values and into Wokeness, radicalism, or despair, is not telling lies to fit in. This is so important. Do not lie to fit in with a group because every time you do, you lose a little bit of yourself. Before you know it, you won't know yourself at all! This makes you unhappy, anxious, depressed, and manipulable, especially by the Woke, who use social circumstances to pressure people cruelly. Join me in this episode of my subscribers-only podcast, James Lindsay OnlySubs, to explore this idea with me further.

-James Lindsay

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