Eliza Schuyler finally tells her husband’s story in Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”. But we’ll never really know Hamilton’s story, because he isn’t around to tell it. And, really, did he even know his story? Do you know yours?
Here I argue that it is an important goal of human life to understand who we are and why we do things. To ‘know thyself’ by the time we die. No one else can know us as well as ourselves, and any ‘history’ or ‘her story’ told about us is necessarily inaccurate as it is filtered by someone else’s lens. Only one person can know the ‘truth’, and that’s you.
And, really, it’s not the knowing but the journey toward knowing. Making the decision to know yourself is how you learn. I wonder how many people care enough to make that effort?
Podcast audio (also available on iHeart radio, Stitcher, Apple podcasts, and Spotify: https://www.buzzsprout.com/530563/4847678-kew-episode-16-who-tells-your-story.mp3?blob_id=19308149&download=true
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/1brbEKZHUxk