They're all nine feet tall and men and I'm four feet and a child. We regard an interest in glory or perfection as a sign of mental unhealthiness, and have decided that high achievers, who are called overachievers, owe their surplus ambition to a defect in mothering (either too little or too much). The only ideals allowed are healthy ones -- those everyone may aspire to, or comfortably imagine oneself possessing.” ― Susan Sontag, tags: achievement, ambition, democracy, egalitarianism, equality, essence, glory, greatness, heroes, ideals, inferiority, intimidation, jealousy, mediocrity, overachievers, perfection, pettiness, success “Treating Abuse Today 3(4) pp. As a therapist working with survivors, I have been harassed by people who claim to be affiliated with the false memory movement.
I have had other parents and family members investigate me -- look into my professional background -- hoping to find something to discredit me to the patients I was seeing at the time because they disputed their memories.This isn't the kind of sober, scientific discourse you all claim you want.” ― David L.But unfortunately, a lot of people lose sight of these things and still feel the desperate need to be liked, admired, and wanted by everyone.If you’re one of those people who thinks that popularity is everything, then you need to continue reading.Nothing against the Queen Bees of the world, but here are 11 reasons why being popular is actually overrated: 1. You might start to think that you’re actually perfect.
You’ll have enemies who pretend to be your friends. Did you ever notice that extremely popular people have “fans? When you’re constantly surrounded by people who adore you (or so it seems), you start to get the idea that you are flawless and invincible. And by the real world I mean outside of high school. But what I also noticed was that being popular seemed like a huge hassle.I mean, who wants to be gossiped about all the time and showered with fake compliments?That’s why I talk about the dangers of living a fear-controlled life so often on this blog (like here, here and here for starters.)While that’s true, there’s one form of fear that I haven’t really addressed up until this point, and it actually might be the most common form of fear that exists. Or more specifically, Before I dive in, a quick disclaimer–I’m not a psychiatrist (obviously), so if you have a legitimate full-blown phobia of other people, then this blog post definitely isn’t for you.But for everyone else who sometimes feels scared or intimidated by other people for whatever reason, take a minute to fully absorb this quote: I’m a 42-year old man, and I’m not embarrassed to share that it took me close to 35 years of my life to get this lesson burned into my consciousness.The three shapeshifters stared at me, openmouthed.“That’s how you intimidate people. Get your asses to the car.” ― Ilona Andrews, “Whoever has experienced the power and the unrestrained ability to humiliate another human being automatically loses his own sensations.