Aplomb

It's bizarre how one can fluctuate so easily between feeling assured and completely insecure. I'm assuming that it takes a lifetime to completely solidify the balance. While self-doubt makes life difficult, it's an opportunity for growth. In moments of struggle, we are able to discover valuable information about ourselves and the surrounding world. Although it can be … Continue reading Aplomb

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Ego

It's confusing living in a society that treasures confidence, yet doesn't specify how much is the correct amount to display. This becomes even more complicated as you dive into subcategories like gender, race, sexuality, etc. Conditions pertaining to distinct situations also influence expectations of our actions. As we age, it seems as though it should be more natural to have a … Continue reading Ego