This too shall pass...four words worth bearing in mind as we greet and farewell each day of our lives I think, whether we be royalty, pop icons or paupers.
I haven't read Hari's book and don't intend to, I just liked his four minute talk.
All the world is a stage no matter WHO you are (or think you are) and those roles are transient and soon you've played your part in the play and the curtain falls.
But WHO just was that person?
It's probably better to ask that question before the curtain falls maybe?