RadReads: Your guide to the examined life

👋 I’m Khe Hy it’s RAD to have you here. I worked on Wall Street for 15 years and seemingly had it all. Income. Status. A nice apartment. But deep inside, I felt comfortably numb and was afraid I’d spend the rest of my life going through the motions.

Socrates wrote, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” This blog is an examination into my own life; what is my relationship to money, status, work, and time? It turns out that seemingly pragmatic questions (should I change jobs, why do I fight with my spouse, have I made enough money) are gateways into our own souls. And what we find there is a bit scary, but mostly beautiful.


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Every Thursday, I interview a member of the community on the Rad Awakenings Podcast on how their commitment to self-exploration. Our guests have included entrepreneurs (Fred Ehrsam), authors (Jocelyn Glei), coaches (Kate Bednarski), investor (Venkatesh Rao), and professors (Mihir Desai).

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I’ve been publishing stories since 2015, so this only skims the surface. If you’re looking for a particular topic, don’t hesitate to email me: khe [at] radreads [dot] [co]. Also, check out my author page at QZ.com.

Money and personal finance

Behavioral science and decision-making

Productivity + Creativity

Toxic Masculinity

The unbundled career

Uncomfortable introspection

Love, relationships, and parenting