THE FOLK concept of true selves is implicit in the everyday talk about “who you really are,” “being yourself,” and “finding yourself.”
These phrases imply the existence of a fundamental layer of a person’s identity that defines them as an individual.
In fact, we’re often bombarded with the adage to “be yourself.”
Adam Grant wrote¹ in the New York Times that “we are in the Age of Authenticity, where ‘be yourself’ is the defining advice in life, love, and career.” A study² from 2011 found that in college commencement speeches, one of the most common messages was “Be True to Yourself.”
Any loan which ceases giving a return to its lender for a specified period is known as a non-performing asset (NPA). Generally, that specified time is 90 days but may vary with countries and instruments. In the case of India also, NPAs are loans and advances where the borrower has stopped making interest or principal repayments for over 90 days.
According to projections by RBI, the gross NPA ratio for Indian commercial banks is likely to expand from 7.5 per cent in September 2020 to 13.5 per cent in September 2021. It seems to be a direct warning of a looming credit crisis.
Try remembering the last movie you saw; how much of it can you recall?
Could you sit back, close your eyes, and recall in perfect detail every scene, every dialog?
Of course not.
So why do you assume you can do the same for the movie of your life?
Our real-life is nothing but a huge collection of random memories.
And fortunately or unfortunately, this collection of memories is easily prone to innumerable modifications thanks to both internal and external influences.