Others must treat me fairly and kindly and in the same way I want them to treat me. If they do not treat me this way, they are not good people.
You must give into the virtue of selfishness and put the oxygen mask on yourself before attempting to help anyone else with their mask.
As far as information goes, pain and sadness will teach you more than comfort and happiness ever will.
The strange thing is that if almost everyone in the group is normotic, the pathology is seen as normal and healthy, which makes the person in the group who isn’t subscribing to being normotic appear to be ab-normal, the one with the pathology.
The stories that we attach to and define ourselves with, can be detrimental to our well-being and success. Many people have gotten caught in a loop of drama, chaos, and suffering because they keep attaching to and retelling their story
We’re taught from early on that there is safety and security in assimilation, comfort in sticking to your place in the group. Discomfort and consequence in rocking the boat.
Offending people is healthy. It forces them to think. It forces them to question themselves, to stretch their tiny comfort zone, to think outside of their culturally conditioned box.