"I remember this old guy once telling me, “To thine own self be true.” And I was like: “Yeah, well, I’ve got some advice for you, pal: use real words that are actual words in our time right here, for starters.” And then he, red-faced, said: “O.K., well, so… be true to your own self.” The worst advice I’ve ever received was—well, it was that same advice. I tried being true to my own self for a few months but it was such a hassle. Honesty, self-disclosure, closely considering my own motivations? Ugh. I got absolutely nothing done. And once I started faking it again, everything got easy."