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Outsiders do very well

Outsiders may suffer somewhat in the short term, but evidence shows that in the long run, being an outsider may be one of the best investments you will ever make, and you should embrace it, pain and all.

  • A 2018 study showed that outsiders grow to be happier and more resilient than their peers and are less prone to age-related cognitive decline.
  • A 2012 review found being raised in at least two cultures leads to greater psychological and emotional well-being and higher social competence.
  • Outsiders further develop a superpower; they develop multiple cultural identities that they can use flexibly,

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The world is full of outsiders: students at university far from home, immigrants to a new country. Many American workers became outsiders when they quit their jobs in the Great Resignation.

Many older theories of philosophy and psychiatry would predict difficult outcomes for outsiders and would recommend against being one if possible.

  • Being an outsider is a feature, not a bug. When you are new in a group, you might view your unfamiliarity as a cost of doing business, but it is making you stronger and more resilient.
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