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School should not be the place where kids just learn and pass information, but a place where they learn about themselves.
1. Success comes from the approval of others.
2. Failure is a source of shame.
3. You depend on authority.
Our system is performance-based and not purpose-based. It teaches mimicry and not passion. And performance-based learning isn’t even efficient.
There’s a tendency for most of us to be scared of not having someone tell us what to do. It can feel safe because ultimately, you never feel entirely responsible for your fate.
Authority is not always harmful. But adherence to authority should never be compulsory, and it should never go unquestioned — whether they’re your preacher, your boss, your teacher or your b...
Failure helps us. It’s how we are learning. It is the path to growth. So being comfortable with it allows us to take more calculated risks and see opportunities where others aren’t looking.
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It's impossible to please everyone. And rejection is a way to figure out who’s compatible with whom: getting axed from a social group gives you space to find folks that are a little ...
When we get rejected, our brains register an emotional chemical response so strong, it can physically hurt.
We go through almost the same stages as if we were grieving (self-blame, trying to win back our rejecter because we hate being disliked, and feeling like a failure). These feelings are healthy and normal, so long as you don’t end up dwelling on them.
Rejection is personal, and it’s easy to start questioning your self-worth when someone makes it clear they don’t like you.
But for the most part, being disliked is a matter of mutual compatibility. Keep in mind that likability has a lot to do with what you bring to someone else’s table, whether or not you realize it.
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