Rafael Chousal
Life Sciences Recruiter
San Diego

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What book changed the way you see and understand the world?
Lying by Sam Harris. It didn’t change the way I understand the world, instead, it changed how I interact with the people in it.

“We often behave in ways that are guaranteed to make us unhappy.” This is the second sentence in the book. Harris goes on to argue that telling the truth in all situations, even in those in which lying may seem virtuous (like telling someone you like a gift when you actually don’t), can make us happier and vastly improve our lives and the lives of others.

We’ve all struggled with being less than honest at times. This book provided me with a perspective that strengthened my moral compass. It has allowed me to be my most honest and genuine self, to the best of my ability (I’m only human after all), in all situations.

What quote speaks to you most?
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ― Viktor E. Frankl

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be?
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