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I’m on a mission to speak to as many people as possible to discover what lies at the heart of being human. Let’s spend an hour in conversation about your experience of what it’s like to be you.

Here are some of the humans I've spoken to so far...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

086 – Finding The Power Within Myself – Ester

Rationally, I know that my professional life isn't so important. It’s just a means to get money so I can live, but I am kind of obsessed with the idea of finding my passion and working in something that really inspires me. That’s why, I started with...

085 Death Isn’t Scary To Me Anymore

When i grew up, I was alone. I had to be my own parent. I had to learn to trust my instincts. My father was there but he got into drinking. I have a brother but he was only 13 when my Mum died, so he was barely a teenager. He was in a really bad place himself so he...

084 I Was Bullied When I Was A Kid

When I was little I was the odd one out. I was always the bullied kid. I got called a lot of things. I got bullied for my blonde hair. I had really blonde hair - almost white - when I was younger. I wore glasses and was the only kid in my year with glasses. My first...

083 Every Disappointment Changes You

One of the biggest concerns I have right now is that my kid has both mother tongues; Slovene and Portuguese. Living here, with a Slovenian Mum, Slovene won’t be a problem, but with Portuguese I’m not sure. Having it as a mother tongue is different from learning it...

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