How To Be Human

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092 – Why Would I Pretend To Be Somebody Else? – Nikolay

092 – Why Would I Pretend To Be Somebody Else? – Nikolay

The older you get, the less you care about what people think. I think this is partly because of work. When we get older, we have to work, right? And when we work, our time also becomes a lot more valuable. We realise how important it is and to sit there for 3 hours...

089 – I Didn’t Know Who To Call – Jovana

089 – I Didn’t Know Who To Call – Jovana

"All my life I’ve been observing and trying to notice everything. I went to acting school for fourteen years. They teach you that if you want to imitate someone, if you want to be somebody else, you have to feel like them. I’m so used to feeling like other people that...

091 – Everybody Liked Me, But It Felt Superficial – Teja

091 – Everybody Liked Me, But It Felt Superficial – Teja

I used to always be this happy smiley kid all the time. But one day, I started feeling fake. I started to question if it was really even me at all. It felt shallow. Everyone liked me but it felt so superficial. I slowly figured out that I was running away from certain...

088 – In The Beginning It Was Really Tough – Jawad

088 – In The Beginning It Was Really Tough – Jawad

Last week I was in the gym. I’d just finished training and was about to change, and somebody came to me and started cursing at me. I felt really embarrassed. Everyone was looking at me. I didn’t understand what he was saying. This is normal for me.

090 – I Used To Cry Myself To Sleep – AJ

090 – I Used To Cry Myself To Sleep – AJ

"My school life was pretty bad. In India there's a lot of competition because 65% of the population is under 35. That means 750 million people are under 35. From sixth form onwards, a lot of parents won’t allow you to play games like cricket at all. And arts are...

087 – I Run Away From My Problems Towards Solutions – Ana

087 – I Run Away From My Problems Towards Solutions – Ana

"I find myself unable to relax. I think normal people stop and take some time off if they have nothing urgent to do, but not me. I'm always thinking of the things that need to be done. It’s most likely because of my parents and the environment I was...

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Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

"My recovery journey started about 5 years ago, when I was kinda thrown into therapy. When people ask me what my diagnosis was, I never know how to answer. At the beginning I really wanted that word, and I think a lot of people do when they first go into...

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