There are several clues that indicate where you and I fit on the smart scale, but none more indicative than the quality of the choices we make. Many of our activities and our associated choices are environmentally driven and under the control or influence of other people.
In this 2-part series, we’ll dig deeper into the reasons for being the individuals we are, explore why we aren’t always ourselves and identify some practical steps that we can take to start living more authentically. We’ll get some help from philosopher Martin Heidegger’s book, Being and Time, as he offers useful insights that can help us think through how to be the best version of ourselves.
As mentioned at the end of Part 1, there’s no precise formula or roadmap to authenticity. There are no easy steps, either. However, there are some things we can keep in mind to help us stay on the right path – our own paths.