- And who are you really?
- Mostly, we label whatever we can label because labeling helps us process whatever is going on around us without having to spend so much energy in the future.
“…society compels each of us to conform to certain narrow expectations in order to succeed in school, our career, and in life. We all strive to be like everyone else—or, even more accurately, we all strive to be like everyone else, only better.”
— The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness
- But should we really aspire to be like everyone else, only better? Or, should we decide to be our authentic selves? Like I have said at the beginning of this podcast, our authentic selves are based on “the interactions we choose to create and the changes we contribute.”
- You might have had a bad experience with expectations and labeling. And maybe, you think that you are where you are right now because of the scars they made. That your family’s expectation or your teacher’s labeling doused your confidence and hope to become better. But you know what, they will only have power over you if you will allow them to.
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