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“Not all those who wander are lost."

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Rudyard Kipling
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
John F. Kennedy
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
Dr. Robert Anthony
“The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.”
Adlai Stevenson
“All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.” -
Rita Mae Brown
“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.”
James Baldwin
“It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.”
Voltaire
"Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road."
Claire Lehmann
“Only a very small number of people are truly evil. But a very large number of people are conformists. To prevent evil on a mass scale it’s more important for us to ward against our own instinct to conform with the crowd than it is to worry about anything else."

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Apocalyptic movies

Ever since 1950, movies dealing with topics such as climate change, asteroid impacts, nuclear holocausts, pandemic etc have greatly increased in number. Especially between 2010 and 2019, these kind of movies having as main focus apocalyptic subjects kept movie theaters full to their maximum.

One of the greatest such movies was 'Avengers: Infinity War', which immediately after its release became a worldwide blockbuster.

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  • Rather than saying "I can’t" or "I’m not able to" when you’re declining a request, focus on the positive
  • Instead try, “Here’s what I can do for you.” That way, you’ve set a boundary with your client or colleague about what you’re not able or willing to do, but you’ve also indicated that you’re willing to find a workable solution.

Nowadays everybody seems to be obsessed with the idea of early achievements: parents encourage their children to work for good marks in order to be able to attend and graduate a famous college, and therefore, have opportunities to find great jobs.

All good until here. However, the negative consequence of this behavious refers to the fact that we tend to marginalize people who are not good at conventional schooling and this might lead to them feeling unworthy.

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