“Strugglers are often very social animals. They believe in a social reality, and they accept the opinions of others as truth. This forces them to live up to what are often the unreal expectations of others. They worry about what others think of them because they are not sure of themselves.
To go past this trap, all you have to do is to realize that your evolution through life is sacrosanct. You are the only one who can decide what is best for you. Only you have the answers. What society thinks of you is totally irrelevant, for others do not have all the facts. Remember, people will always try to manipulate you into their way of thinking. They will want you to act in a way that supports them. When you no longer feel the need to win their approval – because basically you have won your own approval – their manipulations of you become meaningless.”
Stuart Wilde, in “Life Was Never Meant to be a Struggle”
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