Why You Don’t Need To Be Exceptional

Many of us walk the earth with a feeling that, in order to accept, we need to be something very special indeed. It could sound like ambition, but it's closer to neurosis – and a source of constant and unnecessary pain. Here are some tips to unwind the affliction.
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“It’s a rather simple question that quickly gets to the core of someone’s sense of well-being and legitimacy: did your childhood leave you feeling that you were – on balance – OK as you were? Or did you somewhere along the way derive an impression that you needed to be extraordinary in order to deserve a place on the earth? And, to raise an associated question: are you therefore now relaxed about your status in life? Or have you become either a manic overachiever or filled with shame at your so-called mediocrity?”


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