Episode 31

Published on:

27th Sep 2019

Why We Need to Be Better At Being Authentic

Recently, I posted an update on Facebook about school picture days, and how they encourage false narratives when it comes to our kids.

The thinking was, we push back online when it comes to fake influencers and buying likes on social media, who try and sell us the perfect life that they lead, even when it's anything but.

Yet for our kids, when it comes to the annual picture day at school, we prettify our kids, and tell them they need to be their "best self", so to speak, otherwise the pictures will be ruined.

Is that truly the message and lesson we want to be giving?

In this week's episode, I talk about why we need to be better, and more consistent, when it comes to being authentic in life.

Topics on the menu include

  • How we're adding unnecessary pressure on our kids
  • How our disappointment over something little can be huge for our kids
  • Why we need to realize that smarter does not mean better
  • How strangers at a Gay Pride parade made kids feel loved again

Settle back for a discussion on whether the happiness we're seeking for our kids is actually for them or more about ourselves, and why we need to make sure it's for the right reasons.

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Life Through a Dram
Life Through a Dram sees Danny Brown's take on life, being a better person, and appreciating the here and now, all accompanied by a dram of fine single malt whisky.

With a relaxed take and an eye for the good and the inspiring, Danny shares stories and personal examples of people making a difference in the world, as well as how you can make that difference too.

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Danny Brown

I’m father to two amazing children who make me laugh, cry, hope, fear, anticipate, and cherish every single day. I’m husband to an awesome wife who supports me in more ways than she can ever know, and who I could never repay if I lived a thousand years.

When not podcasting, you can find me in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada, living a quiet life surrounded by trees, lakes, and wildlife, taking inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds us.