Thank you for this post. I have been struggling with my need to be my true self in my writing, and this pushes me to listen to ME.
The following quote passed by me on my Facebook feed the other day and made me stop and think.
“…we have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate. We cannot derive a sense of absolute certitude from anything which has its roots in us. The most poignant sense of insecurity comes from standing alone and we are not alone when we imitate. It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.”
Our value is IN us – Not in others’ opinion OF us
We are social animals. We want and need the input and acceptance of others. We are hard-wired as humans to follow the crowd – to go along to get along. We look to others for our cues for behavior. Social proof and consensus are powerful psychological forces that direct…
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