We All Contain Multitudes

“Maybe if we all gave each other the space to be complex people — not reduced to public perception, our professional bios, our LinkedIn profiles, others’ narratives of who we are — we might understand each other better and give ourselves the room to be messy but wondrous human beings.”

People are complex, but the way we think of each other (and ourselves) tends to be overly simplistic.

Chad Dickerson points to his own life as an example of this and explains why we’d be better served to recognize we all contain multitudes within us.

In his case, he’s just as much the kid barely removed from a trailer park with an illiterate grandfather as he is the Duke graduate and company CEO.

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