Matthew Piepenburg, a contributor here at GMPM, is the founder of EmersonCircle.com and author of What Matters, “a collection of insights from over 3,000 years of daring thinking in world religion, literature, philosophy, and poetry.”
I think what I was trying to get to was accountability. I think that men in general—I mean all of us, but men specifically—tend to play a lot of roles in life. And I kind of wanted to write an article that talked about being completely authentic. I think that authenticity and humility usually come from making lots of mistakes, playing roles. And I certainly was doing that most of my adult life.
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