As Winston Churchill said, "You have enemies? Good. It means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."And Dr. Maslow: "Become independent of the good opinion of others."
The only person who is going to give you security and the life you want is you.
Brigham Young agrees: "True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right." Beware of those who tell us how to live, who reckon they know better than we do how to live our lives.
The answer to "Who am I?" comes from the voice inside, but the expression of your heart, not so much the words spinning around in your mind.
Loneliness is an indicator of important needs that are going unmet. But being on your own doesn't necessarily mean your needs aren't being met. Indeed, it may be the best way to fulfill your needs for tranquility, independence, time to think, space and freedom.
Received wisdom may be right, but it might be very wrong. If our only reason for believing something important is that other people believe it, we could be in trouble. There are plenty of non-crucial circumstances where we might accept 'received wisdom' or 'group think' without having to question too hard. But when the issue in question has to do with our welfare, our financial, physical or mental health, say, then it really behoves us to be able to question what the crowd seem to think and not automatically go along with that. Continues...
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