CHAPTER 4

Self-Awareness

As you become clearer about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you—the first time around.

—Oprah Winfrey

I remember how naive I was and yet how clearly I saw my future that last year of high school. I see my [younger] self with dangling legs, sitting on a school bench and saying, I don’t know what I want to be, but I want to do something that has to do with international culture and administration—which is exactly what I ended up doing.

—WiSER Britta

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” Ah-h-h, this is a classic example of self-awareness—or is it? How self-aware are you? Sometimes, our sense of who we are isn’t necessarily shared by those ...

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