Identity Crises

Published on 8 October 2023 at 07:17

Many people focus too much on themselves and how others perceive them. This can create unrealistic and unhealthy expectations of their identity and self-worth. They may feel pressured to conform to social norms, to achieve certain goals, or to avoid criticism. This can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem.

A healthier way to approach identity is to accept oneself as a unique and valuable person, to appreciate one's strengths and weaknesses, and to pursue one's interests and passions without fear of judgment.

When we focus too much on ourselves, we tend to develop unrealistic expectations about who we are and how we should behave. We compare ourselves to others and feel dissatisfied with our own achievements, appearance, or personality. We may also feel pressured to conform to social norms and standards that do not reflect our true selves. These expectations can create a lot of stress and anxiety and make us unhappy with ourselves and our lives.

The crises we experience related to our self-perception of our identity are unnecessary because they are based on false assumptions and external influences.

We do not need to define ourselves by what others think of us or by what society expects from us. We can choose to accept ourselves as we are and recognize our strengths and weaknesses without judgment. We can also explore our interests and passions and discover what makes us unique and valuable. By doing so, we can develop a more authentic and positive sense of identity that is not dependent on external validation or comparison.

Like I already mentioned, many people suffer from a distorted sense of self, which makes them feel insecure, anxious, or unhappy. They are constantly seeking attention and validation from others, which creates unrealistic expectations and pressures on themselves. They also face frequent crises when their self-image does not match their reality or their desires. These problems are unnecessary and can be avoided by realizing that the self is not a fixed or permanent entity, but a construct of the mind. Meditation and other practices can help us detach from the ego and experience our true nature as pure consciousness, which is free from suffering and limitations. 


Let's discuss further about what identity crises you've struggled with.  Leave a comment for responses!

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