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The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society -- and shows why it's time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.
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By his late 20s, Casey Gerald seemed to be on top of the world: he’d earned degrees from Yale and Harvard, worked on Wall Street and in Washington, started a nonprofit. But he’d also hidden important parts of his life to fit in. Watch this moving talk to explore the bargains we often make to succeed -- and to see the amazing things that happen when we freely accept our full, whole lives.

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