What realities should we entertain for ourselves?
Join us this Sunday, June 25, for the last episode in this season of "Invisibilia." In this episode, one of humankind’s favorite questions to ask children: What do you want to be when you grow up? Many people have these visions of their future selves; fantasies of a smarter, better, richer, more successful version of the people they are today. In many ways these future selves motivate us, pushing us to improve ourselves as we seek to achieve our dreams. But they can also be dangerous, mocking us for everything we have failed to become.
This week’s stories take listeners into the life of a Syrian orphan who forged a new identity and life despite all odds. We’ll also go to North Port, Florida, where the principal of a high school did something unusual, and pretty extreme, to try and help his students reach their full potential, in an experiment that went horribly wrong. Then we travel to another world entirely; the dream world, where a woman is seeking answers from within.
Tune in on Sunday, June 25 at 10 a.m. for the last episode in "Invisibilia's" short season. You can hear all of the season thus far, and past seasons, online.