Here’s the notes for episode #28 of The Meaning of Everything show.

Ever get the advice to just “find yourself”? In this fascinating podcast Stefani chats with scholar Amod Lele about how Western society romanticizes individualism. Why are we obsessed with being unique, and are there more or less healthy ways to do it? To explore these ideas they dive deep into the relationship Being Yourself has with capitalism, with cultural appropriation, and with identity politics. Also discussed are transgender rights, the Budddhist notion of selfhood, Frozen, and Monty Python.

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