What does it mean to be me?

Sociologist Erving Goffman believed that all human interaction was a theatrical performance. In his most famous book The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life , Goffman called his analysis the study of  “Dramaturgy.” Dramaturgical analysis is the idea that we present an edited version of our selves when we meet others in person. All the internet’s […]

‘To be or not to be. That’s not really a question’

“To be or not to be. That’s not really a question,” quipped film director Jean-Luc Godard back to Shakespeare’s most famous line. To be is rather a false start. We think that success breeds confidence, but it’s actually the little lessons along the way that build up our future. Struggle makes us human Similarly, it […]

Thinking without thinking 🤔

Work is the practice of gathering string. But it is the empty mind that weaves experience, knowledge, and ideas altogether. The apple may have hit Newton’s head, but his insights into gravity were brewing all along. There is no such thing as Eureka, just the gradual harmonization of distilled moments that become apparent when we least expect […]