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Fake It Till You Make It?

I did an earlier video where I discussed some of the pitfalls of searching for authenticity in our daily lives. One alternative to a direction of authenticity is to pursue a practice of “faking it until you make it”. But is this a good idea? We’ll look at some directions from the early Buddhist texts for clues.

The idea for this video was suggested to me by a video by the loud and profane marketing phenom Gary Vaynerchuk. I can’t recommend his material in its entirety, and a little goes a long way, but here is his take on “faking it till you make it.”

Vinaya sections mentioned:

https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-bu-vb-pj4/en/brahmali
https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-bu-vb-pc8/en/brahmali
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/vin/sv/bhikkhu-pati.html

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