Our experiences shape who we are, and how we see the world.
“Emotion and cognition, undefined and unexplored, drive every single decision you make. ” Brene Brown
I was listening to Tim Ferriss interview Brene Brown on his podcast yesterday, and what she says totally resonates.
My interactions with so many people in the past have led me to believe that this is true.
Most of the time.
Of course, I am talking about neurotypical people – not those with personality disorders or other conditions. It would take an expert with medical background to unravel the feelings and emotions experienced by those who suffers from disease that is invisible.
For the rest of us, our experiences shape who we are, and how we see the world. Trauma at a any age – neglect, abuse, of any kind, leaves a scar that colours everything the person experiences.
I believe these emotions are sometimes caused by deeper issues than we can observe on the surface:
– Inferiority complex
I am not a trained consultant or counselor; I am just an observer of human nature.
People who over-work to chase the next big account, the next promotion, the next bonus, are looking for something to fill a hole that hasn’t been articulated.
The person who is always looking for ways to please others, at their own expense, is probably looking for acceptance.
Those with a string of marriages and complex blended family life, are likely to be able to trace the reasons to incidents that happened in the past.
The only real way to dispel the shadows, is to bring them into the light. To talk about it, to explore, and to open up.
“When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.” Brene Brown