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No choice for the authentic self

We can just be who we are. Being authentic means being unique. On the assumption that we can be everything we want lies all suffering. I cannot be you and you cannot be me. If we want to be at peace with ourselves and life in general, we can just be who we are!

Powerlessness, empowerment and self-esteem

Whilst I was going reading through some texts material from my bachelor’s degree in social work, I came to across an interesting concept called powerlessness. It states that many people perceive themselves to be powerless in the face of different systems and institutions, the environments in which we engage on a daily basis, whilst accessing education or participating in religion and on a more immediate level, inside the family structure or peer group.