Finding Oneself

“To succeed today, one must project an image, not be oneself.” 

The Internet and social media have made Rabbi Olan’s statement even more true today than it was when he said it.  And so the fundamental imperative with which Olan confronts us – “Know thyself” – is even more challenging today than it was in 1963.

Olan returns again and again to the question God asks Adam in the Bible: “Where art thou?”  And he explains that the true meaning of that eternal question is “Who are you?”

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*Written by Joshua Hisrch.*

(Rabbi Olan quotes Arthur Miller and William James.)