Wellness Series

September 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 8

Authenticity and Wellness

“Talk less. Smile more.” These are Aaron Burr’s first words of advice to Alexander Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton. Debuted in 2015, a filmed version was recently released online at a time when national awareness of identity has been honed laser sharp. Burr’s implication is that success, advantage, or survival may rest upon concealment of one’s real interests, or motives, or identity.