Hidden in Plain Sight
We don’t talk religion at work. We don’t talk politics with strangers in the grocery store. As we strive to stay socially “appropriate,” we spend our days sharing only slivers of ourselves, veiling who we are from the world.
But that social approval comes with a cost: missed opportunities to meaningfully connect with the people around us—a potential new friend at the laundromat, an unlikely love connection at the dog park, or a fellow tennis fanatic who lives just down the street.